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New Student Registration

Congratulations on your acceptance to the MSW Program. The following information is designed to make your registration process as simple as possible.


  • Activate your NYUHome account. Be sure to update Emergency Contact information. 
  • Review the curriculum guide to see which courses to take.
  • Arrange a schedule by looking up the times and days courses are offered on Albert, which is accessible through NYUHome. 
    • You should arrange several alternative schedules in case you are unable to enroll in your first-choice course(s). 
    • Students enrolling in Field Instruction must schedule all courses on 2 mid-week business days (ie., choose 2 days among Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). 
    • Full-time students will be in Field Instruction for 21 hours per week and are expected to make themselves available to complete all Field hours.
  • Registration is entirely online so familiarize yourself with Albert.


  • To search for and enroll in courses, click "Add Classes" beneath "Shopping Cart" on your Albert homepage.
  • If you are closed out of your first-choice section of a course when you register, use the SWAP function in Albert to sign up for an open section as soon as possible, and then add yourself to the waitlist for your first-choice section. Please note that students are responsible for using the SWAP function correctly in order to preserve your place on a waitlist. 


  • New students in the Two Year, Advanced Standing, and MSW/EMPA programs should register for Field Instruction (21 hours per week) in the fall semester. New students in the Extended, OYR, 32 Month, ISP, MSW/MPH, and MSW/JD programs should not register for Field Instruction in the fall semester. Review the curriculum guide to see when you should register in Field Instruction.


Field Instruction: Fall 2018 New Students

Students going into Social Work Practice I & Field Instruction I:

  • Both sections of Social Work Practice I (MSWPF-GS 2001) and Field Instruction I (MSWFD-GS 2100) must coincide with each other. For example: 


Advanced Standing students going into Social Work Practice III & Field Instruction III:

  • Advanced Standing Students must first register for one of the following Practice III sections: section 001, 010, 030, or 040. Then, students should enroll in the coresponding Field III section (ie., section 001 of Practice III with section 001 of Field III). 
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Fall 2018

  • September 3, 2018: Labor Day Holiday
  • September 4, 2018: First day of Fall classes
  • September 12, 2018: First day of field placements.
  • September 17, 2018: Last day of add/drop; waitlists purge.
  • September 17, 2018: Last day to drop without a W.
  • September 17, 2018: End of Fall add/drop period with 100% refund of tuition & fees. Leave of absence deadline (see Student Manual for details).
  • October 8, 2018: Fall recess - no classes
  • October 9, 2018: Monday class schedule
  • November 21-25, 2018: Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 22, 2018: Last day of classes.
  • December 22-January 1: Winter recess.
  • January 2, 2019: Field Instruction resumes

How to Use Albert

The Albert Student Center is a "one-stop shop" for a student's self-service needs in terms of academic records.

Before Albert Student Center is activated you can search for a list of courses offered each semester on Albert Course Search.  

Contact Us

Enrollment Services

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