Step 4: Register via Albert

After completing the matriculation process with Admissions, but before you can register for your specialization's First-Semester Course Plan (see Step 3), you must learn how to use Albert, NYU's student information system. This involves several critical steps:

  1. Activate your NetID using your University ID (N#). The instructions, as well as your University ID number, were included in your acceptance message from Admissions.
  2. Update your contact information in Albert. Go to your Student Center and click "Personal Info." You are required to have a current "NYU Emergency Alert" cell phone number and a third-party emergency contact on file. You will not be allowed to register for classes without entering this information into Albert.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the contents of the Registering on Albert page on the NYU website. This page includes links to the How-To videos for all critical operations in Albert, including planning and validating, adding, dropping, and swapping classes. We recommend that you view all of the videos before proceeding. 

Once you have completed these steps, you will be prepared to register. You will be eligible to register at any time after the Enrollment Appointment time assigned to you under "Enrollment Dates" in your Student Center. We encourage you to register as soon as you are eligible; you can always make adjustments to your schedule after participating in a Registration Advisement Webinar.


The act of registering generates related tuition charges for which you are financially responsible. You must review the NYU Policy on Financial Responsibilities once you have registered for classes.

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