Variable Credit Enrollment & Policies
Undergraduate and graduate options, long-term engagement, elective credit policies
The VIP Program emphasizes long-term engagement on a VIP Team to promote students' disciplinary and professional growth, and support the sustainability of the VIP Teams.
All undergraduate students are expected to enroll on the same VIP Team for at least 3 consecutive semesters. The level of VIP credit earned per semester is determined by the workload and leadership position of each student.
1 Credit: All new students and most returning students enroll for 1 credit per semester, equivalent to approximately 4 hours per week.
2+ Credits: Students who grow into positions of leadership, management, and specialization may enroll for more credit, commensurate with increased workload and responsibilities. Pre-approval is required from the VIP Advisor.
Credit Limits: Undergraduate students can earn up to 6 VIP credits total. Students who have reached this VIP enrollment limit, or who have reached the 18-credit NYU enrollment overload limit, may enroll in a zero-credit course option. Contact email@example.com or your VIP Advisor for more information.
Enrollment Restrictions: A student can only enroll in one VIP Team at a time. Students on academic probation cannot enroll in VIP.
Elective Credit Policies
Several NYU Tandon departments have a policy to approve VIP credit towards undergraduate degree requirements (see table below). Where marked, departments recognize 3 credits on the same VIP Team as credit towards your degree.
|NYU Tandon Department||Free Elective||In-Major Elective||Capstone / Senior Design|
|Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering||x||x|
|Civil and Urban Engineering||x||x|
|Computer Science and Engineering||x||x||x|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||x||x||x|
|Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering||x||x|
|Technology, Culture and Society||x||x|
|Technology Management and Innovation||x|
If your school or department is not listed below, consult your departmental advisor to determine if you can apply VIP credit to your degree. Your advisor can approve on a provisional basis as your school or department determines its policy.
The VIP Program now has a graduate-level course option, VIP-GY 5001. Graduate students earn 1.5 VIP credits per semester and are expected to enroll on the same VIP Team for 2 consecutive semesters. Graduate students are encouraged to contact their advisor to discuss joining a VIP Team before applying, and to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The VIP Program strongly discourages student volunteers. All students participating on a VIP team should be receiving credit, either through VIP or through an affiliated course (e.g., senior design).