How do I get off a course waitlist?
Courses occasionally have waitlists. If you place yourself on a waitlist, remember that the next eligible person on waitlist is automatically enrolled when a space opens up in the course.
Is it possible to switch from part-time to full-time enrollment?
Yes! You may change your enrollment status from full-time to part-time, or vice versa, without notifying the University.
I am in my final year. Can I get full-time equivalency?
The University defines "full-time" as taking 12 or more credits in one semester and "half-time" as taking six or more credits in one semester.
Is it possible to go from a full-time student to a part-time student?
Part-time vs. full-time status is determined by the number of credits you register for each semester. There isn't anything special you need to do to go from one status to another - taking 12 or more credits is considered full-time, taking fewer than 12 credits is considered part-time.
How do I maintain matriculation?
A degree can only be awarded to a student who has been continuously matriculated for each fall and spring term since entering the program.
How do I reserve a room to use for Capstone-related work?
How do I qualify for half-time equivalency and what is the process for having it added to my record?
The University defines "full time" as taking 12 or more credits in one semester and "half time" as taking 6 or more credits in one semester. A student's enrollment status has potential implications for financial aid, particularly as it pertains to Federal student loans.
What is the timeline for the Capstone registration process?
Wagner provides information for students to request Capstone registration in late March/early April. Once you have followed these directions, and assuming you have met all of the Capstone prerequisites, you will be registered for Capstone by July 1.
Are financial resources available to Capstone groups?
Each Capstone team will be reimbursed up to $500 for expenses such as reproduction, binding, local travel, and/or preparation of Capstone documents and display materials.
What is SWAP?
To avoid problems with waitlists, students should use the SWAP function in Albert.
Are there ever research assistant opportunities with Wagner faculty?
Yes, many Wagner faculty are involved with large research and program evaluation projects. Many of these include positions for full- or part-time research assistants, and Wagner students are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.
How are teams selected in a Capstone program and how many people are there on a team?
Several factors play a role in team composition: interest in various projects, skill sets needed for a given project, diversity of skill sets and experience on each team, and team size. The specific team selection details vary depending on the individual Capstone instructors.
How do I waive out of a course?
There are two ways you can waive a course:
What is the Ellen Schall Experience Fund and what are the eligibility requirements?
Each year, NYU Wagner awards a quarter million dollars - in the form of $5,000 stipends - to 50 students who have taken on degree relevant and career advancing unpaid summer internships!
I missed the Capstone Information Session. What do I do now?
Check with your program administrator for details on how to request registration for Capstone.
How can I check my progress toward graduation?
How do I decide if I should enroll in the Research Capstone? How are topics for the Research Capstone selected?
The Research Capstone is designed for students who know they want to pursue a career in quantitative research, most of whom expect to go on to pursue a Ph.D.
How do I change my specialization?
MPA and MUP students are required to choose their specialization during the semester in which they complete their 12th credit. For full-time students, this is their first semester and for part-time students, it is usually their second semester.
How and when to register a Professional Experience Requirement (PER) position?
Once you have secured a position that matches the above requirements, you must submit it for approval in the Career Directory by following these steps:
How are Capstone projects selected? How are Capstone projects assigned?
Prospective Capstone clients respond to a request for proposals (RFP) in the spring by submitting their applications through our online portal. All proposals are vetted by Wagner administration and viable projects are offered to Capstone faculty for comment and selection.
How do I sign up for an Independent Study or Independent Reading?
How do I take a leave of absence?
Matriculated students in good standing who need to take a leave of absence from school for one or more semesters for national service or serious illness are required to submit a written leave of absence request to the administrator of their program along with supporting documentation.
As an international student, can you provide me with authorization for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) so that I may work off-campus and be paid?
Wagner Student and Program Services can sign a CPT form.