Academic Advising

Make an advising appointment via NYU Connect (students can access NYU Connect through NYU Home).

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 Laura Fortes at least once a semester to discuss academic aspirations, degree requirements, career goals, or anything else regarding life at NYU. In addition, students must make an advising appointment with Laura to be cleared for Spring, Summer or Fall 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.

Spring 2020 Registration Advisement

Important Dates

  • October 11: Courses are available to view in Albert; PS Major course bulletin is available online.
  • October 14- November 6: Registration advisement begins by appointment (sign up for an appointment with Laura on NYU Connect)
  • November 11: Registration begins in Albert by appointment. Check your registration appointment day and time by signing into your Student Center on Albert and looking at the in "Enrollment Dates" section on the Home page. Appointment days and times are based on the Eastern Time zone. Appointments are prioritized by earned credit amount (excluding credits in-progress).

Undergraduate Advising To-Do List

  • Sign up! ​Make an advising appointment with Laura Fortes via NYU Connect (students can access NYU Connect through NYU Home).
  • 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
    • Students studying away who plan on substituting an outside course for major credit must also make an appointment with Malik Gaines to obtain approval. Approved substitutions are then submitted via Performance Studies Course Substitution and Waiver Form
  • Get advised! Meet with Laura, turn in any necessary registration forms, and get cleared for registration!

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.