Fall 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
- When does registration open for Fall 2021?
Registration for Fall 2021 opened May 24th for continuing students, and will open the second half of the week of June 14th for first-year and continuing students. Please refer to the First-year Student Registration Process and Transfer Student Advisement and Registration Process webpages for more information. We will also email you with additional information as registration approaches.
- If I am planning to be on campus, can I still choose how to attend my courses? For example, can I take some remotely and others in-person?
We expect that all students and faculty will be back on campus and in our classrooms and labs this fall, and courses are designed primarily for in-person learning. Know that we are taking appropriate precautions to ensure the health & safety of our community, including requiring vaccinations, mask-wearing mask-wearing while in NYU buildings and on outside property, and enforcing physical distancing in some settings where it makes sense, like during performances that involve dynamic activity. Students who can attend in-person should do so, and accommodations for remote access will be limited.
We do recognize that some students — in particular, international students — may not be able to make it to their home campus in September due to reasons beyond their control; please know if that’s the case for you, we will work with you during this transition time to provide remote and/or late arrival options that allow you to continue your studies. For the most part, though, all other students and faculty should plan to be on campus for in-person instruction, and all students should register for courses as you normally would.
- I saw the student vaccination requirement — how will NYU know I'm vaccinated? What if I can't get an approved vaccine by the July 19th proof-of-vaccination upload deadline?
You can upload your information via the student health center portal; please find instructions here. If at all possible, students are highly encouraged to upload proof of vaccination by July 19th to ensure verification in time for the start of the Fall semester.
International students who are unable to get vaccinated at all, who are unable to get vaccinated in time to upload proof by July 19th, or who have only had access to non-FDA and WHO-approved vaccines can find the latest guidance here. Student who need a medical or religious exemption can find information here.
- I am an international student who was vaccinated outside of the U.S. Will my vaccine be accepted for the on-campus requirement?
NYU is currently accepting vaccines that are authorized in the United States by the FDA (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines) or those authorized by the World Health Organization (e.g., AstraZeneca/Oxford and Sinopharm). You can find additional information and guidance here.
- I’m an international student, where can I get the latest information on visas, travel requirements, and CPT/OPT?
The NYU Office of Global Services website has extensive information and FAQs and the most up-to-date guidance.
- I’m an international student worried that I won’t be able to make it to campus in time for the start of the Fall 2021 semester. What are my options? If I am not able to get to NYC, should I register for in-person courses?
We are monitoring travel restrictions, visa issuance and backlogs. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to limit the impact on your academic progress due to circumstances outside of your control. You may be able to take class remotely if your specific circumstances require it.
If you are encountering issues with on-time arrival for Fall, please:
- Fill out or update this form as soon as possible
- Fill out the NYU Office of Global Services Entry Plan to declare your intention to start the Fall semester remotely, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify them of any changes to housing plans if appropriate
- Revisit your course registration to enroll in approved remote courses where possible; you can find a comprehensive list here
- Email your advisor to alert them of your change in plans and any issues with availability of remote courses you may need
- I'm a student at another NYU school who was approved for remote accommodation and want to take remote courses at Tandon. How can I do that?
To ensure the best remote learning experience, we have established a select list of courses that are offering remote access. Students should refer to this list (note there are 2 tabs, one for graduate and one for undergraduate) and choose courses accordingly.
- I was approved for remote accommodation at Tandon and want to take remote courses at another NYU school. How can I do that?
Students must get permission from course instructors at other schools before registering for any remote course exceptions. Students should work with their Tandon Advisors to request permission from individual faculty members as needed.
- I filled out the remote accommodation form but plans changed after August 9th — what do I do?
If you planned to arrive late but can now arrive on time
Please update this form as soon as possible. Make sure you use your nyu email, and select “I previously requested an accommodation but am now able to get to campus on time“ in the Current Plans for Fall section. You should also fill out the NYU Office of Global Services Entry Plan to alert them of any change in plans, and revisit your course registration to ensure you’re registered for in-person classes. Let your advisor know of any changes and any difficulties with registering for the courses you need.
If you planned to arrive within 30 days or by the add/drop but now think you will need to arrive later
Please update this form as soon as possible. Make sure you use your nyu email, and change your anticipated arrival timing in the "Current Plans for Fall" section. You should also fill out the NYU Office of Global Services Entry Plan to alert them of any change in plans, and revisit your course registration to ensure you’re registered for appropriate classes. Let your advisor know of any changes and any difficulties with registering for the courses you need.
If you planned to arrive after 10/1, but now need an accommodation for the entire semester
Please update this form as soon as possible. Make sure you use your nyu email, and select “Attend classes remotely for all of Fall 2021” in the "Current Plans for Fall" section. You should also fill out the NYU Office of Global Services Entry Plan to alert them of any change in plans, and revisit your course registration to ensure you’re registered for appropriate remote classes. Let your advisor know of any changes and any difficulties with registering for the courses you need.
- As an international student who may have to arrive on campus after the start of the semester due to visa and/or travel issues, what are the implications for CPT/OPT?
NYU's Office of Global Services (OGS) will work with students who are forced to arrive late due to challenges related to COVID-19 to attempt to mitigate the impact on their CPT and/or OPT eligibility. The NYU Office of Global Services website has extensive information and FAQs related to COVID-19 and its impact on visa and immigration status and employment for both new and continuing students on their website; please refer to their site for the most up-to-date information and procedures.
- I’m interested in study away or study abroad opportunities — what’s happening there?
Your options vary depending on whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, and your program. For undergraduate students, as of now we are planning for study away and international exchange as normal — contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Graduate students who are Chinese citizens or mainland entry permit holders of China have the opportunity to Start Local, Go Global at NYU Shanghai. Eligible graduate students enrolled in programs where courses would be offered were notified via email and asked to indicate interest by June 4th. If you believe you are eligible but did not receive this email, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.