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 meet on Fridays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Mulberry Conference Room (3rd floor, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street) in spring and fall. For the room location and workshop descriptions as well as to RSVP for the workshops, visit this link.

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.

Recommended: Wagner's Professional Writing Workshop (NONCR-GP 0907)
The Wagner School offers non-credit writing sessions in the spring and fall semesters. This workshop meets several times mid-semester and is taught by Wagner's writing tutor, Brooke Capps. The workshop covers the basic principles of 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.

Recommended: Memo Writing Bootcamp
Wagner's Writing Tutor, Brooke Capps, will lead a Memo Writing Bootcamp open to all Wagner students. The date will be set soon and you'll be hearing the details and how to RSVP through the instructors of the affiliated core course, CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy. 

Recommended: 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 Office of Global 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:

Online Math Refresher and Classroom Review Module
Wagner will send you information about an online math refresher. We encourage you to review these materials to determine how much review you may need to do before classes begin. In addition to the online refresher, Wagner also offers a preparatory in-class workshop before the start of the semester. Math Review (NONCR-GP 906) is a non-credit review module. This module will offer you the opportunity to ask questions in a classroom setting and will contextualize the quantitative review by giving examples of how the material will appear in your core courses. Regardless of the specialization you choose, three of the Core courses you will be required to take will involve quantitative skills. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the refresher materials and preparatory 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.