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New Student Registration

Spring 2016

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.


November 20, 2015: New students will have full access to Albert.

November 23, 2015: Spring 2016 registration begins for new students. Check Albert for registration time.

January 25, 2016: Classes begin.

February 8, 2016: End of the Spring 2016 add/drop period.


  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. Note that 16 Month Program students are considered full-time students and are expected to schedule their courses on 2 full business days, leaving 3 full business days for Field Instruction.
    • You should still schedule classes on 2 business days even if you do not yet know your Field days. You can talk to your agency once you are placed to confirm your Field days based on its needs and your availability. If you need to change your schedule to accommodate your Field days, your academic advisor can assist you.
  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.

Please Note: While you will be able to register for your first semester, if we do not receive your final official transcript by Friday, February 5th, you will be blocked from registering for the following semester.  

Field Instruction: Spring 2016 First-Time Students

You must be registered for a Field Instruction section on Albert each semester. To enroll in Field Instruction I:

  1. Enroll in a section of Social Work Practice I MSWPF-GS 2001.
  2. Register for the corresponding section of Field Instruction I MSWFD-GS 2100. For example, if you are in section MSWPF-GS 2001.001 of Practice I, you should register for section MSWFD-GS 2100.001 of Field I.

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


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.