Registration Checklist

Summer Term 2024 Registration Information

Registration for Summer 2024 began on Monday, February 12 at 9:00am ET. Summer 2024 courses are viewable in the Albert Course Search as part of Academic Year 2023-2024.

Note about MPA/MUP Course Load in Summer:

Because of the compressed summer schedule, the recommended part-time course load (for students working full-time) is three credits, and the recommended full-time course load is six credits. Taking more than six credits in the summer is not recommended.

Note about Federal Financial Aid for Summer Term:

Federal Direct Loans are available Summer Term enrollment. If you are interested in federal financial aid for the Summer Term, you must have a valid FAFSA on file and be otherwise eligible. You may eligible for equivalency, but you must submit a Request for Equivalency form once you've registered for classes.

Note about Wagner Scholarships for Summer Term:

Wagner scholarships are applied to the Fall and Spring Terms only. Email if you have questions about your scholarship.

Fall 2024 Registration Information

Registration for Fall 2024 begins on Monday, April 15 by appointment. Fall 2024 courses should be viewable in the Albert Course Search on March 11, 2024 as part of Academic Year 2024-2025.

In order to be prepared for the start of spring registration, please follow these steps:


  1. Verify your Expected Graduation Term in your Albert Student Center under the "Academics" tab. If the term listed is incorrect, please follow the easy instructions on the Registrar's website to update your record immediately. (And no later than April 5!)
  2. Check your Albert Student Center for any HOLDS, and resolve them immediately. Check your Enrollment Appointment under "Enrollment Dates" on the main landing page of your Albert Student Center.
  3. Schedule an appointment with your Student Services Program Advisor to discuss your academic plans.
  4. Review program/specialization requirements, as well as course and Capstone (if applicable) requirements, on your Program Requirement Checksheet.
  5. Attend the Faculty Advising Hour on Thursday, April 4, at 5:00-6:30pm! Faculty from across the MPA-PNP, MPA-Health, and MUP programs will be on hand to chat with students about various courses they teach.


  1. Read the instructions for the Weighted Course Lottery.
  2. Read the Course Highlights for information about new courses, new instructors, courses that require an application, intensive courses, courses without prerequisites, and courses on a new meeting pattern.
  3. Review the Registrar's Student Training pages to refresh your memory about using Albert.
  4. Check the Albert Course Search for the most up-to-date details on meeting dates, times, and classrooms. [Albert is subject to change so check for updates regularly!]
  5. Remember that you need to use the unique four- or five-digit Albert Class Number to register for a specific course section (not the digits of the course catalog number, e.g. not the "1011" of CORE-GP 1011).
  6. Prerequisites matter! Prerequisites MUST be taken prior to advanced courses. They are listed at the bottom of the course description for each course.
  7. Consider non-credit workshops and modules, such a Composing Your Career (NONCR-GP 108).
  8. If considering courses outside of Wagner, read through the policies and procedures for taking courses outside of Wagner. Courses not on the pre-approved electives list must be approved by the faculty well in advance of the opening of registration of April 15.


  1. Contact Student Services if you have general registration and advisement questions. Visit faculty for academic advisement to help shape your specialization and elective courses toward academic and professional goals.
  2. If you are changing your enrollment status (full-time/part-time) next semester or need an equivalency, review the procedures so your financial aid isn't impacted.
  3. Review the Tuition/Bursar Payment Schedule and familiarize yourself with the Add/Drop and refund schedules on the Fall 2024 Academic Calendar.




  1. Read the Capstone: Learning in Action materials and watch the "Capstone in an Academic Context" video to learn more about the purpose of Capstone, how projects are chosen, and how teams are formed.
  2. Read the Capstone Eligibility and Applying for Capstone pages to learn more about checking your eligibility and applying for Capstone.
  3. Submit your Capstone application no later than 5:00pm on Monday, April 22. The application form will be emailed to your NYU email address on Monday, March 25.