Academic Advising

At Performance Studies, Laura Fortes, Assistant Director of Programs, serves as academic advisor to all Performance Studies undergraduate students.  Students may also meet with Associate Professor Malik Gaines, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at any time during the semester to discuss major and minor progress. Students should meet with their academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss academic aspirations, degree requirements, career goals, or anything else regarding life at NYU. In addition, students must meet with their advisor to be cleared for Spring or Fall registration. ​

Sign up to for advising by using the Office Hours binder located at the front desk of the Department of Performance Studies. Students can also call the department at (212) 998-1620 to make an appointment.

Spring 2019 Registration Advisement

Important Dates

  • October 12: Courses are available to view in Albert; PS Major course bulletin is available online.
  • October 15- November 7: Registration advisement begins by appointment
  • November 12: Registration begins in Albert by appointment

Undergraduate Advising To-Do List

  • Sign up! Make an appointment using the office hours binder at the PS Front Desk or by calling the department at (212) 998-1620. Registration advising appointments are 15 minute appointments. If you cannot make Laura's office hours, email to make an appointment. 
  • Plan ahead! 
    • All students are required to bring a completed Registration Form with them to their appointment. If students have not filled out this form before their appointment, they may be asked to make another appointment. Changes can be made during advising, but you must do the work of putting together a general plan ahead of your session. 
    • Students should utilize the Academic Planner feature in Albert to develop their schedules.
      • Make sure you are making degree progress in the areas listed below. Students can view detailed degree requirements here.
        • General Education (College Core), including the foreign language requirement
        • Major Requirements 
        • Related Field Minor or Second Major
    • First-year students must register for Writing the Essay: The World Through Art (ASPP- UT 2, 4 units).
    • Students studying away who plan on substituting an outside course for major credit must also bring a completed Course Substitution Form
    • Students enrolling in Capstone Project (PERF-UT 400, 4 units) may not enroll in a course that conflicts with the Capstone schedule. Please see the PS Bulletin for schedule details. 
  • Get advised! Meet with Laura, turn in any necessary registration forms, and get cleared for registration. 

Incoming Students

All of the information you need to know in order to register for the fall is contained in your departmental registration handbook, which you can download here. The new student registration handbooks detail registration information, degree requirements, course information, and more. Please read through the handbook and plan your fall schedule using the registration worksheet in the middle of the book. If you have questions, contact Laura Fortes.

You will register for courses by using the NYU registration system, Albert, through your NYUHome account. To do this, you first need to activate your NetID.


Policies on Advanced Standing

For students admitted as freshmen, Advanced Standing, meaning college credit to be applied toward the degree, may be granted based on examination results and the evaluation of college courses taken while in high school. The total number of advanced standing units granted cannot exceed 32. Advanced Standing credit received by NYU is evaluated and posted early in the first semester of enrollment. Freshmen expecting to receive advanced standing credit should check the transcript on Albert to ensure expected credit is posted by mid-October.

​For detailed information about credit for coursework, credit by examination, or Advanced Placement (AP) equivalencies, see the Department of Performance Studies Freshman Handbook.

Transfer Students

All transfer students should schedule a meeting with their advisor early in their first semester of study at NYU if they wish to have their transfer credit report reevaluated. 

Advanced Standing and final transfer credit is evaluated and posted early in the first semester of enrollment. All transfers should receive a preliminary notice of transfer credit evaluation at the time of admission. This document should provide enough information to select courses for the first semester. The final transfer credit evaluation should be completed by the end of September of the first semester of enrollment. For detailed information, please see the Department of Performance Studies Transfer Registration Handbook.

Declaring Your Second Major/Minor

  • After at least one year of study, to declare an internal double major, complete and bring this form to your advisor. 
  • After at least one year of study, to declare an external double major or minor at CAS or a minor at Tisch, complete and bring this form to your advisor.
  • To declare a minor in a non-Tisch, non-CAS department, please use the online Cross-School Minor form accessible through Albert. Instructions can be found here.