Prerequisites & Enrollment Blocks

Visiting students do not have any academic history in the NYU Albert registration system as such they often encounter prerequisite or general enrollment blocks when attempting to register for classes in Albert.

However, visiting students can take undergraduate courses in any of the schools at NYU provided 1) there is space still available in the course, 2) the course is open to you (not restricted to “majors only” or similar), and 3) you meet any prerequisites.

If you feel you meet the prerequisites of a course or there is a block that prevents you from enrolling but no prerequisites listed then please submit a course enrollment request form and email us at with any supporting documentation (such as previous course syllabus, test scores, etc.). We then share your academic background information with the academic department hosting your requested course. If approved, we email you with a permission number you can use in Albert to register for the class.  Note: You must be logged into your NYU email to access the online form.