Registration Checklist

January 2023 Registration Information

Registration for January Term 2023 begins on Monday, October 17. January 2023 courses should be viewable in the Albert Course Search on September 19 as part of Academic Year 2022-2023.

Given the intensive nature of January courses, the maximum credit load for January is three (3) credits.

Note about Federal Financial Aid for January Term:

Federal Direct Loans are available for January term enrollment. Credits for eligibility are based on the combined total credits between the January Term and the spring term: you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits between the two terms to be eligible. If you are enrollment in the January 2023 term but not the Spring 2023 term, you should email for advisement. If you are interested in federal financial aid for the January Term, you must have a valid FAFSA on file and be otherwise eligible. Once registered, it it important to email

Note about Wagner Scholarships for January Term:

As stated in your scholarship letter, Wagner scholarships do not apply to the January term.

Spring 2023 registration INFORMATION

Registration for Spring 2023 begins on Monday, November 14. Spring 2023 courses should be viewable in the Albert Course Search as part of Academic Year 2022-2023 on Monday, October 17.

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 is incorrect, please follow the easy instructions on the Registrar's website to update your record immediately. (And no later than November 11)
  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. Reach out to your Student Services Program Advisor now for an appointment to discuss your academic plans.
  4. MPA/MUP students: Register for the Faculty Advisement Session on Thursday, November 10 at 5:00pm for advisement with faculty from your program.
  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, courses on a new meeting pattern, and courses without prerequisites.
  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. 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 free non-credit workshops and modules, such as Math Review.
  8. If considering courses outside Wagner, read through the policies and cross-registration instructions now. If the course you are interested in isn't on the pre-approved elective list, you must obtain course approval from the faculty well in advance of registering!


  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 eligibility isn't impacted.
  3. Review the Tuition/Bursar Payment Schedule and familiarize yourself with the add/drop and refund dates on the Spring 2023 Academic Calendar.


  1. If you are currently in Capstone, you will be manually registered for the Spring section of Capstone by December 1.
  2. Review the Capstone prerequisites for your specialization on your Program Requirement Checksheet.
  3. If you are planning on starting Capstone in Fall 2023, be certain to register for the prerequisites that you will need to be eligible!