Office of Graduate Academics
The Office of Graduate Academics provides administrative support to the faculty, staff, and students of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Our office works with students, department chairs, and academic advisers to assist students having academic difficulty, resolve unexpected administrative issues, and create departmental policies. As a member of the Graduate Curriculum and Standards Committee (GCSC), we help faculty develop new programs, create new courses, improve current courses, and establish guidelines to enrich the quality of education offered by NYU Tandon. In addition, our office assists faculty, staff, and students in interpreting and applying the policies and standards of NYU Tandon.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Academics
Racquel V. Cooper
Assistant Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs
Joseph Anderson, Jr.
Manager of Graduate Academics
Graduate Student Forms
Thesis, Project, Dissertation, and Internships
M.S. Thesis and Project Report Guidelines
Policies for Graduate Internships (CP-GY)
Request for Appointment or Reconstitution of Ph.D. Guidance Committee
Within six (6) months of passing the Ph.D. qualifying examination(s), Ph.D. students and their dissertation advisors must form or appoint a dissertation guidance committee. Use this form to identify the members of the committee. In addition, two (2) weeks prior to defending the final Ph.D. dissertation, Ph.D. students will be required to reconstitute the guidance committee. Submit this form to Prof. Jose Ulerio in 6 MetroTech Center/Rogers Hall, 4th floor, room 413.
Request to Schedule Dissertation Defense for the Ph.D. Degree
Ph.D. students will use this form to schedule their final Ph.D. dissertation defense. Submit it to Prof. Jose Ulerio (6 MetroTech Center/Rogers Hall, 4th floor, room 413) no later than two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled date. An electronic copy of the student's abstract must be included.
M.S. Conferral Request for Ph.D. Students
Oftentimes, Ph.D. students will coincidentally meet the requirements for the M.S. degree in the same field as their Ph.D. In such cases, Ph.D. students may be awarded an M.S. degree, while continuing to work towards their Ph.D. For Ph.D. students who want to receive an M.S. degree, discuss with your advisor the requirements of the corresponding M.S. degree, then complete this form and submit it to the Office of Graduate Academics.
Request to Change Major
After grades are in for the first term of study, certificate and M.S. students in good academic standing are eligible for major change consideration. No major changes are allowed during the first term of study. As well, major change requests must be submitted prior to the end of the add/drop period for the student's penultimate semester. No major changes are allowed during the final semester of study. Approval is required from the student's current department, the department of the new intended major, and the Office of Graduate Academics. Students are only permitted to change majors once. Please note that this form cannot be used to move up a degree level — for example, from an M.S. to a Ph.D. Ph.D. students may not use this form to change Ph.D. programs. Ph.D. students must submit another admissions application to switch from one Ph.D. program to another.
Request Time Extension to Complete Degree
The program for a graduate certificate must be completed within 3 years. The M.S. degree programs must be completed within 5 years. For Ph.D. students admitted in Spring 2019 and afterward: the degree must be completed within 6 years for full-time students transferring in 24 or more credits, 7 years for full-time students transferring in less than 24 credits, and 9 years for part-time students, counting from the start of admission into the Ph.D. program. For Ph.D. students admitted prior to Spring 2019: the Ph.D. program must be completed in 6 years for full-time students and 12 years for part-time students from the time of admission for graduate studies at NYU Tandon. Students may use this form to request an extension exceeding these time limits. For more information on time limits, please see the NYU Tandon Bulletin.
Academic Probation Plan
Students are placed on Academic Probation following the first semester their cumulative GPA drops below 3.0. All students on academic probation are required to meet with their academic advisor to discuss a plan to improve their academic progress, and to complete the Academic Probation Plan form. Once the form has been completed and signed by both the student and their advisor, the student must then submit the completed form to the Office of Graduate Academics.
Terminal Probation Plan
Students are placed on Terminal Probation (or 2nd academic probation) following the second semester their cumulative GPA drops below 3.0. All students on terminal probation are required to again meet with their academic advisor to discuss a plan to improve their academic status, and to complete the Terminal Probation Plan form. Once the form has been completed and signed by both the student and their advisor, the student must then submit the completed form to the Office of Graduate Academics. Tandon graduate students are only allotted two terms of academic probation: these are noted on the students' academic status on Albert as Probation and Terminal Probation. Any student whose cumulative GPA remains below 3.0 at the end of their terminal probation semester (when all grades are posted) will be academically disqualified and dismissed from NYU Tandon.
Note about the Summer Semester: Academic status is determined based on a student's cumulative GPA at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Although students may take courses to improve their grades in the summer term, this will not affect their academic status for the following fall semester. For example, if a student has a 2.9 cumulative GPA at the end of the spring term and raises their cumulative GPA to 3.0 in the summer term, the student will still be on academic (or terminal) probation in the fall term, because their academic status is based on their cumulative GPA at the end of the spring term. However, if a student was admitted in the summer term and the summer term is their first term as a graduate student at NYU Tandon, then their academic status for their following term will be based on their summer grades, since the summer term was their first term. Subsequent summer terms beyond their first term will not affect their academic status.
For more information on academic status, see the NYU Tandon Bulletin.
Acknowledgment of Disqualification and Successful Appeal
Students are academically disqualified from further study at NYU Tandon if their cumulative GPA is below 3.0 for more than two semesters (semesters do not have to be sequential). Students who have been disqualified may appeal to the Graduate Appeals Committee for one final semester of study. If the Committee approves, then the student must meet with his/her academic advisor and complete the Acknowledgment of Disqualification and Successful Appeal form. After the advisor and student have signed the form, the student will then give the form to the Office of Graduate Academics.
A YA3 hold will be placed on Albert for students who have been granted an extra semester. This hold blocks all registration activity on a date to be determined by Graduate Academics, normally before the start of the new semester. Students must make all registration changes before the YA3 hold takes effect. Students approved for post-disqualification terms are no longer eligible to receive a Leave of Absence.
Appeal of Academic Disqualification Form
This form is to be used by graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students who wish to appeal their academic disqualification from NYU Tandon.