First-year Student Registration Process | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

First-year Student Registration Process

Registering for classes is a multi-step process that takes many factors into consideration, and ultimately yields a combination of classes that reflect your intended major.

As a first-year student, you are responsible for registering for classes. You will complete this process in consultation with your academic adviser. Specific guidance on how to select and register for appropriate courses will be provided as you approach your start at the School of Engineering. Below is an overview of what you’ll need to complete in order to register. You can find additional resources and how-to guides here:

If you’ve been admitted into the Opportunity Programs or Spring into Tandon, you may have additional items to consider during the registration process and will receive supplemental information to guide your enrollment experience.

Questions? Contact the Academic Advisement Center (AAC):

Registration Steps

Submit Your Tuition Deposit

This is the first step of the registration process, which not only signals your intent to pursue postsecondary education at the School of Engineering but also allows us to officially matriculate you into your academic program. 

Take the English-language Writing Placement Survey

If you are required to take the English-language writing placement survey, an online assessment, then you will be made aware of your status by email during the months preceding the enrollment period. Upon completing the survey, you will be notified of your spring writing class. You must finish the assessment before you can enroll in your spring writing class. 

Take the Math Diagnostic Exam

You must complete the math diagnostic exam, or qualify for the exemption process, in order to determine the class you will take in your first semester. The math diagnostic exam is an on-site assessment and will take place on various dates before the beginning of the semester. You are encouraged to complete the exam before the beginning of the registration period, as this will allow you to register for your math class, during your initial enrollment activities. If you are not able to take the diagnostic before your enrollment date, then a math course marker can be used to reserve a space in your schedule for math. You’ll be able to go online after you complete the math exam to make a schedule adjustment, dropping the math course marker and adding the actual course. Review the math diagnostic schedule below.

Please note that if you are not eligible to receive transfer credit for your previous math coursework (Calculus I and higher), and want to demonstrate your competency in the subject matter, then you can pursue the Credit-by-Exam option available in the Mathematics department.

Submit AP and IB Scores and Transfer Credits

If you’ve earned credits as a result of an AP or IB exam and/or previous college experience, you may be exempt from certain first-year courses. Send such credit information to us by the deadline listed below. Request your AP score by contacting the College Board and sending your scores to NYU (CEEB code: 2562). Review AP credit chart. For IB scores, please speak with your high school or contact the International Baccalaureate service to send your scores to NYU. Review IB credit chart.

Complete the Community Standards Tutorial

As a member of the Tandon community, it is important for you to be aware of and understand the academic and behavioral expectations in place at NYU. The Community Standards module will cover the aforementioned topics, accessible online in NYU Classes. You must complete the module, in its entirety, as one of the preliminary steps in the registration clearance process.  Check the release date for this tutorial below.

Complete the Student Response System Tutorial

The Student Response System (SRS) tutorial is an instructional package that highlights the application faculty members use in their classrooms to engage students and, in some instances, check attendance. As a first-year student, you are required to complete the SRS tutorial and register your SRS subscription, before the first day of classes. Check the release date for this tutorial below.

Watch the Pre-registration Tutorial

You are required to complete an instructional package, where you’ll receive information on your first-year courses, how they are connected to your intended major, and how to select and enroll in the appropriate fall courses. A quiz will be a part of this instructional experience, designed to reinforce the critical elements of the enrollment process. Check the release date for this tutorial below.

Register Online

The start date for registration for the spring 2020 semester is Thursday, November 14. Once registration begins, you will register by appointment--check Albert to see when your enrollment window will begin. Open enrollment will immediately follow your scheduled appointment period, and will conclude at the end of the second week of the semester.  Specifics, e.g., URL to the registration site, will be provided as the start of registration nears. Review the full appointment period schedule below.

Important Dates

Your registration appointment date is informed by your major and is designed to make sure that you are able to enroll in all of your first semester courses without incident. Participate in enrollment activities, as soon as your registration period opens, for your best scheduling experience.

English-language Writing Placement Survey

If you are required to complete this survey, then you should make every effort to do so by October 18, a month before registration begins.

Math Diagnostic Exam

You should make every effort to complete the diagnostic exam by November 2, if you are in, or able to get to the NYC area. All exams will be administered at the Brooklyn location. Reservation is required to sit for the exam. Schedule your exam

  • Saturday, November 2 (1st attempt)
  • Friday, December 6 (1st attempt)
  • Tuesday, January 14 (1st attempt)
  • Thursday, January 16 (2nd attempt)
  • Wednesday, January 22 (1st or 2nd attempt)

Release Dates for Required Pre-registration Modules 

All the below modules must be completed before the start of your registration appointment period in order to be cleared for enrollment.

  • Tuesday, October 22        Community Standards Module
  • Tuesday, October 22        Student Response System Tutorial
  • Wednesday, October 30   Pre-registration Tutorial


Registration for first-year students will begin on Thursday, November 14. Check Albert to determine the exact time your registration window will open. Sunday, February 10, is the last day you will be able to add classes to your schedule for the spring semester.


AP and IB Scores and Transfer Credits

Please make sure you submit a request to have your AP or IB scores and/or transfer credits sent to the admissions office by Wednesday, October 30.
This will allow any awarded credits to be posted to your record, before the middle of November, and factored into the creation of your schedule.