Fall 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
- When will you have more information about exactly what Fall 2021 will look like?
Good question. It is our hope to offer you a Fall 2021 that looks like a very typical in-person college experience. We are actively monitoring data and progress on several different fronts to inform fall planning, including vaccine rollouts, international visa and travel developments, and national, state, city & University health guidance, among others, to determine the best and safest way to do that. While we don't have a specific date when we can promise you a complete picture of the fall, we will continue to update this page regularly as soon as we have new information, and we will email you with major updates.
- 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 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. For graduate students, global study options and details are still being finalized and will be announced sometime in mid-April of 2021. Check back here and keep an eye on your email.
- I’m worried I won’t be able to make it to campus in time for the start of the Fall 2021 semester. What are my options?
We recognize getting to campus in time for the Fall start may be an issue for a select portion of students, namely international students who are having trouble obtaining a visa due to embassy closures and delays or other travel issues related to COVID-19. If you need accommodations, please reach out to your academic advisor.
You may be able to take class remotely if your specific circumstances require it. Remote classes in Fall 2021 may be entirely asynchronous so that we do not disrupt the delivery of in-person courses. Exactly how this will be handled is dependent on the nature of each course and will be determined by departments and professors.
Rest assured that we will do everything we can to limit the impact on your academic progress due to circumstances outside of your control.
Additionally, if you know you will arrive late but would like on-campus housing, make sure to follow the regular housing application and let NYU Housing (firstname.lastname@example.org) know that you will be arriving late and are planning to live in on-campus housing.
- When does registration open for Fall 2021?
Registration for Fall 2021 is expected to open May 24th for continuing students, and 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.