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Academic Advising

At Performance Studies, Professor Barbara Browning, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Laura Fortes, Assistant Director of Programs, serve as advisors to all Performance Studies undergraduate students.  Students should meet with their advisor at least once a semester to talk about ​their schedule, academic aspirations, degree requirements, career goals, or anything else regarding life at NYU. In addition, students may contact Laura Fortes with any administrative questions. ​

All advisors are located on the 6th Floor of 721 Broadway, Department of Performance Studies.

Advising Calendar

  • All students are required to complete a Registration Form during each registration-advising session​.
  • Students ​will not be able to register until ​they meet with their advisor or their schedule is approved​. Students MUST meet with Laura Fortes to submit their registration form.
  • Sign up to advise during office hours with Barbara Browning or Laura Fortes at the PS Front Desk.
Semester Courses in ALBERT Advising Period Registration Start
J-Term 2018 Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 Monday, Oct. 2 - Friday Oct. 13, 2017 Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Spring 2018 Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 Monday, Oct. 16 - Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 Monday, Nov. 13 2017
Summer 2018 Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 Monday, Jan. 15 - Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Fall 2018 March 2018 March - April, Dates TBA April 2018

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.