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.
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 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.
What is the Capstone Expo?
The Capstone Expo is an opportunity at the conclusion of the program in May for all Capstone teams to come together and share their processes and findings with clients, faculty, administration, other students, and members of the wider NYU community.
How do I find housing?
To help students get started with determining where to live, how to get around, and how to enjoy New York, Wagner created a neighborhood map of where most students live, a list of apartment search and housing resources, and several resource links recommended by other students.
How do I reserve a room to use for Capstone-related work?
How do I decide which section of Capstone I should enroll in?
Students are randomly assigned to a Capstone section based on their program and specialization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are students given any opportunities to work with professors?
Students may have the opportunity to work with faculty through research projects or as a graduate assistant.
How do I waive out of a course?
There are two ways you can waive a course:
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.
Is there a list of outside courses that are pre-approved by NYU Wagner?
How do I sign up for an Independent Study or Independent Reading?
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.
How to determine if a job or internship can be used to satisfy the Professional Experience Requirement (PER)
In order to fulfill the PER, a position must be directly relevant to a student’s degree program and/or specialization at Wagner.
Can I take more than five years to complete the program?
Wagner students are required to complete all degree requirements within the specified time of initial enrollment (masters students within five years; doctoral students within seven years).
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.
What are the prerequisites for Capstone registration?
How are individuals and groups graded in the Capstone Program?
Students are graded on both the products they deliver to their clients and evidence of progressive learning throughout the course. Grades account for students' participation in both class activities and team work and their ability to act on peer and faculty feedback.
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.