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New Student Registration

Summer 2017 / Fall 2017

Congratulations on your acceptance to the New York University Silver School of Social Work. The information that follows is designed to make your registration process as simple as possible. Our registration system is online-only, so please familiarize yourself with it, as you will be using it every semester. If you have any questions after reading the information below, please contact the Social Work Enrollment Services Office at 212 998 5910.

Important Dates:  

February 13, 2017: Summer registration begins.

April 25, 2017: New Advanced Standing/Transfer student registration beings.

May 8, 2017: New Two-Year/Extended/32-Month/OYR Student registration begins.  

May 21, 2017: End of Summer add/drop period with 100% refund of tuition & fees.

August 29, 2017: International New Student Orientation.  

August 30 & 31, 2017: New Student Orientation.  

September 5, 2017: Fall classes begins.

September 18, 2017: End of Fall add/drop period with 100% refund of tuition & fees.  


  1. Activate your NYUHome account. First time users in Albert must update Emergency Contact Information before attempting to register. Once you have activated your account, you can return to this site to learn the registration process.
  2. Consult the curriculum guide [PDF] to find out which courses to take. Please contact your academic advisor if you wish to take a course out of sequence.
  3. Once you know which courses to take, arrange a schedule by looking up the times and days courses are offered on ALBERT, which is accessible through NYUHome.
  4. Use the CLASS NUMBER listed on the COURSE STATUS page to register on the Register screen. Familiarize yourself with Albert with this helpful video, Albert "How-to" Video.
    • You should have several alternative options prepared in case you are unable to enroll in your first-choice course(s). If you are closed out of your first-choice section of a course, the most important thing to do is to sign up for an open section immediately, and then add yourself to the waitlist for your first-choice section using the SWAP function in Albert. Note that students are responsible for using the SWAP function correctly.
  5. If you will complete a social work internship this semester, please find registration instructions below.
  6. Confirm your schedule using the STUDENT SCHEDULE option on ALBERT.


Field Instruction: Fall 2017 New Students

Two Year 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, eg: 

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

  • Both sections Social Work Practice III (MSWAC-GS 2002) and Field Instruction III (MSWFD-GS 2300) must coincide with each other.
  • Advanced Standing students must register for specific sections specialized for them.
  Social Work Practice III  
    Field Instruction III     
Section 001 - Class# 5323

Section 001 - Class# 5229

Section 010 - Class# 5331 Section 010 - Class# 5231
Section 030 - Class# 5499 Section 030 - Class# 5510 
Section 040 - Class# 5514 Section 040 - Class# 5525

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I cannot navigate Albert. Can someone register for classes on my behalf?

It is the student's responsibility to select and enroll in courses according to the appropriate curriculum guide. Please review the ALBERT tutorial for a step-by-step overview of the registration process and functions. After you review the tutorial, if you need further assistance, please contact Enrollment Services at 212 998 5910.

2. I didn't submit my final undergraduate transcript because I'm still in my Bachelor's program. Will I have a hold that prevents registration if this is my first time enrolling?

No, you will not have a transcript block if this is your first time enrolling. However, you must submit your transcript as soon as possible once your degree is conferred. You will not be able to register during future enrollment cycles without submitting your final transcript that shows your degree conferral.

3. I'm being asked for a permission code to register -- how do I enroll?

Please email with your name, UID (N#) as well as the course name, number, and section for which you wish to enroll.

4. Why can't I add all the courses I want?

Students can take a maximum of 18 credits. No first year student should be taking more than 17 credits. Please be sure to follow the curriculum guide.

5. What does "ASOS ONLY" mean?

For Social Work Practice III and IV, sections 001, 010, 020, 023 and 030 are reserved for Advanced Standing students (ASOS). Unless you are an Advanced Standing student, do not enroll in these sections. If you are an Advanced Standing student, then choose one of these three sections.

6. How do I know when a course is offered at the Westchester or Rockland campus?

Courses offered at the Westchester campus are designated with a "060" level section number. For example, MSWPF-GS.2001.060 or MSWPF-GS.2001.061.

Courses offered at the Rockland campus are designated with a "050" level section number. For example, MSWPF-GS.2001.050 or MSWPF-GS.2001.051.


Enrollment Services

Phone: 212.998.5910


Financial Aid

Phone: 212.998.5910


Global Learning

Phone: 212-998-5973


Registration Links

For more direct links into how to use Albert and other functions within Albert please view these links below: 

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

  • Watch this video presentation, to learn how activate you NYU NetID and use our online registration system.
  • There is also the PDF version of the video, Albert Registration help guide, that illustrates how students use the Student Center pages to register for courses.
  • PDF version of Swapping Classes. Note that students are responsible for using the SWAP function correctly.

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

Global Learning

As part of NYU's Global Network University, our Global Learning Office offers several opportunities to participate in global learning programs. Through immersion in local cultures and societies, students are able to experience social work as a global profession. Silver Faculty and Field instructors developed each program to examine social policy and practice, framed by the location’s social, political, and economic issues to give students a deeper understanding of diverse cultures. Click here to learn more.