Registration Checklist

Summer Term 2020 registration INFORMATION

Registration for Summer 2020 began on Monday, February 10. Summer 2020 courses are viewable in the Albert Course Search as part of Academic Year 2019-2020.

Note about Federal Financial Aid for Summer Term:

Federal Direct Loans are available for 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. Once registered, it is important to email You may be 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 Fall and Spring terms only. Email if you have questions about your scholarship.

Fall 2020 Registration Checklist

Registration for Fall 2020 begins on Monday, April 20. Fall 2020 courses should be viewable in the Albert Course Search as of Wednesday, March 25 as part of Academic Year 2020-2021.


  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 15!)
  2. Check your Albert Student Center for any HOLDS and resolve them immediately. [See Note about PER below.]
  3. Check your Enrollment Appointment under "Enrollment Dates" on the home page of your Albert Student Center.
  4. Register for Faculty Group Advisement (via Zoom) on Thursday, April 16 at 5:00pm EDT for advisement with faculty from your program. [Your faculty advisor is listed in your Albert Student Center.]
  5. Review specialization requirements, as well as course and Capstone prerequisites, on your Program Requirement Checksheet.


  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, and courses on a new meeting pattern. 
  3. Review the Registrar's Student Training pages to refresh your memory about using Albert.
  4. Check Albert Public 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. Consider non-credit workshops and modules, such as Composing your Career.
  7. If considering pre-approved university-wide electives, read through the registration procedures and review the timelines for Fall 2020. Non-pre-approved courses must be approved before you can register for them and approvals can take 4-6 weeks, so start that process now!!


  1. Make an appointment with your Student Services Program Advisor if you have general registration and advisement questions. Reach out to 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-/part-time) next semester or need an equivalency, review the guidelines so your financial aid isn't impacted.
  3. Review the Tuition/Bursar Payment Schedule and familiarize yourself with the Add/Drop and refund schedules for Fall 2020. 

If you plan to begin Capstone in Fall 2020:

  1. Read the Capstone: Learning in Action material 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 Form between 9:00am EDT on Wednesday, April 1 and 5:00pm EDT on Monday, April 27.
  4. Register to attend a Capstone Information Session to learn more about the purpose of Capstone, how projects are chosen, and how teams are formed. 

    April 6, 2020 6:45-7:30pm EDT
    April 7, 2020 12:30-1:15pm EDT
    April 16, 2020 5:00-5:45pm EDT

Note about PER "holds":

All MPA-PNP, MPA-Health, and MUP students will see the "WPR-PER" service indicator under HOLDS to show what their PER status is (required, waived, or completed). Any PER indicators will not affect your ability to register. Visit the PER website for other details.

Registration Information

Wagner Courses

Weighted Lottery

Registering on Albert

Course Highlights


Course Waivers: Submit or RSVP before your second semester