Academic Resources for International Students
As a reminder, here are some key tools and resources that you should be utilizing throughout your time at Wagner. We’ve consolidated them into one place for easy access. In this section we will:
- explore Albert (NYU course registration system);
- navigate Brightspace (NYU learning management system);
- use your Program Requirement Checksheet;
- discuss writing support;
- review quantitative resources; and
- learn about graduate student services at NYU Libraries
Albert is NYU's student information system. As a reminder, this system is where you register for courses, look up your grades and transcripts, review finances and bursar bills, see holds on your account, and apply for graduation. It is important to review how to access Albert and all that you can do within the system.
NAVIGATING ALBERT FOR REGISTRATION
- Course Search (within Albert Registration System)
- Public Course Search (we recommend using this site for planning classes)
- Validate Classes
- Add Classes (Enroll)
- Drop Classes
- Swap Classes
- Edit Swap (a way to ensure you get into your waitlisted class while you're enrolled in a backup class)
- Edit Enrollment
- Class Withdrawal (make sure to review the add/drop deadlines before pursuing this option as there may be academic and financial consequences)
NYU LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BRIGHTSPACE)
From accessing course materials, to collaborating online with classmates and instructors, NYU Learning Management System (or LMS) Brightspace, offers a ton of resources to meet your learning goals and needs.
For a refresher of navigating within the system, check out the student training information for Brightspace.
The specific Program Requirement Checksheet for your degree and specialization is probably the most important resource for planning your coursework and tracking your degree progress. We encourage you to review the Program Requirement Checksheet for your chosen specialization and think about your overall course plan for Wagner.
There are many writing resources for you at Wagner including free writing tutors through the Wagner Writing Center, free writing workshops, and resources for memo writing and citations on the Wagner Writing Support page. To sign up for writing tutors and access other resources, visit the Wagner Writing Center folder in Brightspace.
NYU's Division of Libraries provides guidance to Wagner students with regards to research methods, literature reviews, data qualitative and quantitative research software packages and more. For a directory and to sign up for free workshops offered at Bobst, visit the NYU Library Classes calendar.
Data Services provides consultation and instructional support for students, researchers, and instructors using quantitative, qualitative, survey design, and geospatial (GIS) software. We advise on projects across the entire research data lifecycle, including access, analysis, collection development, data management, and data preservation.
PROPER CITATION RESOURCES
As part of your graduate coursework, you will be doing quite a bit of research and therefore will need to ensure you are adhering to the Academic Code by maintaining proper citations of ideas, data, and published work of others. Make sure you review the citation resources available to you as a student.