TAKING ADVANTAGE OF RESOURCES AT WAGNER

Does Wagner provide support on how to adjust to NY and Grad School?
What if I've never taken a course on U.S. government and history?
How can I improve my writing skills?
What math review resources does Wagner offer?

Does Wagner provide support on how to adjust to New York and Graduate School in the U.S.?

Wagner’s International Student Workshops are designed to help Wagner students from outside of the U.S. acclimate to NYU and to New York City. Each workshop will focus on a different facet of adapting to U.S. and New York culture, offering information but also encouraging interactive discussion among students. All sessions will meet on Fridays from 1pm – 2pm in the Rudin Conference Room (2nd floor, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street). For the room location and workshop descriptions as well as to RSVP for the workshops, visit this link.

  • (9/5) U.S. Slang and Social Media
  • (9/12) Academics and the U.S. Classroom
  • (9/19) Career Services and Work Authorization
  • (9/26) Networking and Socializing

There will also be a Registration Advisement Session with staff and second year students specifically for international students on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2:30pm - 3:30pm. RSVP will be available closer to the date.


What if I've never taken a course on U.S. government and history?

If you have never taken an American Government course or need to brush up on your knowledge of the basic design and functions of the governmental units in the United States prior to taking Introduction to Public Policy (CORE-GP 1022), consider taking the non-credit Introduction to Governance (NONCR-GP 989) module during Pre-Term. Students who are new to the U.S. Government system are strongly encouraged to take the module. The tuition for the module is $175.

How can I improve my writing skills?

The ability to write clearly and concisely is a critical skill for all successful public service professionals. NYU and Wagner provide several resources to support students who want to improve their writing skills.

Wagner's Professional Writing Workshop (NONCR-GP 0907)
The Wagner School offers non-credit writing sessions in the spring and fall semesters. This course meets for six class sessions beginning in the fifth week of the semester. The course covers the basic principles of memo and professional writing and a review of stylistic aspects of writing, such as writing concisely and clearly, avoiding clichés and redundancy, varying word choice, and outlining and organizing ideas. The scheduling of the course is designed to coincide with writing assignments in the school wide core courses (CORE-GP 1020 Managing Public Service Organizations and CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy). Students bring in papers they are writing and are guided through the editing process.

The fee for the course is $175. Check Albert for dates and times as well as to register for NONCR-GP 0907, Professional Writing.

Wagner Writing Tutor
Wagner provides a writing tutor free of charge to assist students, individually and in group sessions, with their writing assignments; this includes how to write concise and coherent memos. Writing tutors have office hours and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The tutoring schedule will be posted here before the first day of classes.   

NYU Writing Center
The Writing Center (411 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, 212-998-8866) provides free services to all NYU students to improve writing skills. The Center's staff works with students on specific writing assignments. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Writing Center’s walk-in hours. For more information, visit

Using the Library to research and write a paper
NYU's main library, the Bobst Library is used by Wagner students. To learn more about doing research at the library, click here.

English Converation Groups
English Conversation Group offered by NYU’s Office of Student Affairs. These are free workshops offered several times per week

English Connections offered by NYU’s Center for Spiritual Life

Explore New York, Explore the World offered by NYU’s Office of Student Affairs

What Math Review resources does Wagner offer?

The following opportunities exist for Wagner students to brush up on their math skills:

Math Review and Skills Self-Assessment
The Wagner Math Assessment is a test you can take on your own to get an idea of your strengths and weaknesses in mathematics. This will help prepare you for the core coursework in microeconomics, statistics, and financial management. Completing this assessment will help you decide if you should register for the Math Review workshop.   

Wagner's Math Review
The noncredit Math Review module NONCR-GP 0906 focuses on math skills that are essential to statistics, microeconomics, and financial management. Module tuition is $175.  For more information about Math Review and resources, click here.

Quantitative Tutoring
Every semester, Wagner provides tutors in microeconomics, statistics, and financial management at no charge to students. Tutoring hours and locations are also posted on the website here.