Courses at Other Schools
Wagner students may take courses offered by other divisions at New York University when such coursework is relevant to their program and enhances the students’ educational experience. Note: Undergraduate level and language courses cannot be applied to any degree offered by Wagner.
Instructions for Registering for University-Wide Electives
- 1. Select the course or courses of interest.
- 2. Read the syllabus. Please note that the syllabi from the Pre-Approved University-Wide Electives list might not be the most updated. These syllabi are provided as a reference for students. For the most up to date syllabi contact the concerned department.
- 3. Check the University course search. Note that Law School courses will be found at this link.
- 4. Check for prerequisites or other restrictions: students who are unsure about their eligibility to take a course should contact the appropriate school or department in which the course is taught.
- 5. If the course not on the pre-approved list amd is open to Wagner student and prerequisites have been met, students must forward the following to their program administrator. The items must be scanned into one PDF document: 1) your name, program and specialization 2) a short concise memo on the reason for requesting to take the course (how it fits with your academic and career goals) 3) the course syllabus 4) a list of the specific course prerequisites 5) your NYU Wagner transcript (unofficial copy downloaded from Albert) 6) NYU student ID # (N....). The course syllabus and request will then be reviewed by a faculty member to determine whether it is appropriate and relevant to the Wagner degree program and specialization.
- 6. Review and follow registration procedure for the relevant school (see links to the left).
Note: Regarding Non-Wagner courses and Grading
Wagner's grading scale applies for courses taken in other divisions of the University. Any grade lower than a "C-" (lowest grade before an "F") received for coursework in other divisions cannot be counted toward a Wagner degree.
Note: Regarding Non-Wagner courses and Credit Waivers
At graduation, Wagner will waive one credit for each three-credit course and one-half credit for each one and one-half credit course completed at an NYU graduate program that is on the three-credit system. At graduation time, Wagner Student and Program Services will automatically waive the credit(s). A notation will be made on the student's record, but will not appear on the student's transcript.