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School-wide Academic Policies and Procedures

Your studies at NYU-SCPS are governed by a variety of academic policies and procedures. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with, and to follow, the academic policies as outlined below. It is strongly recommended that you review these policies periodically to remain current. 

In addition, there are specific academic policies and procedures, which pertain to undergraduate and graduate NYU-SCPS degree students, as well as to those students enrolled in our noncredit programs.

Although the administration of NYU-SCPS does not supervise attendance of classes, students are expected to attend all classes. Please be aware that some programs take attendance into consideration in final grades. Students who, in the judgment of the instructor, have not substantially met the requirements of the course, or who have been excessively absent, may be considered to have withdrawn unofficially and may be given the final grade of "F." 

Students who miss class for medical reasons are required to notify their instructor of their absence and may be asked to produce a doctor’s documentation of treatment at the next class. Students who plan to miss classes for religious reasons are expected to inform instructors beforehand and be responsible for assignments given during their absence.

Students taking online courses through NYU-SCPS Online are required to maintain a high-speed internet account and have unhindered access NYU-SCPS Online for the duration of the semester. Unless otherwise directed by the instructor, students are expected to login to their courses every day.

New York University, as a nonsectarian institution, adheres to the general policy of including in its official calendar only certain legal holidays. However, it has also long been University policy that members of any religious group may, without penalty, absent themselves from classes when compliance with their religious obligations requires it. In 1988, the University Senate affirmed this policy and passed a resolution that elaborated on it as follows:

Students who anticipate being absent because of any religious observance should, whenever possible, notify faculty in advance of such anticipated absence. Whenever feasible, examinations and assignment deadlines should not be scheduled on religious holidays. Any student absent from class because of religious beliefs shall not be penalized for any class, examination, or assignment deadline missed on that day or days. If examinations or assignment deadlines are scheduled, any student who is unable to attend class because of religious beliefs shall be given the opportunity to make up that day or days. No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student who avails him/herself of the above provisions.

The final assessment in a course may take the form of an examination, project, paper, presentation, or other assignment. Students must pass the final assessment to receive credit for any course.

Students are required to be present at all scheduled exams. The syllabus for each course indicates the date of the final exam and students should make travel plans with these dates in mind. Early departure from the University at the end of the semester is not a valid excuse for missing a final examination. When final examinations are missed because of illness, a doctor’s note must be presented to the instructor, who may give--but is not required to give--a grade of "Incomplete."

A student who cannot take the final examination in a course at the regularly scheduled time may be given the grade of "Incomplete Passing" (IP) or "Incomplete Failing" (IF) if sufficient documentation for the absence is presented and the student requests an Incomplete. The student must discuss the reasons for missing the examination with the instructor. The instructor or department has the authority to accept or deny the request for the Incomplete. Incompletes are not awarded automatically. The instructor or the department sets the time and place of any makeup examinations.

Grade appeals are handled at the school level at New York University and will not be considered at the University level. It is the responsibility of the faculty to evaluate the student’s work in the classroom. The student should be able to objectively demonstrate that his/her grade is in error or that some documented extenuating circumstance was not taken into consideration.

Only final grades can be appealed. If you receive a final grade in a course that you wish to appeal, you must appeal the grade prior to the completion of the next semester in which the course was taken even if you are not in attendance; otherwise, the department will not consider the appeal. Once a student has graduated and has a degree awarded by New York University, a grade appeal will not be considered.

If a student believes he or she has received an inappropriate grade, he or she must consider the following items before beginning the process of grade appeal:

  1. Double-check the average of grades for the class based on the percentages each exam/project was worth as stated in the instructor’s syllabus.
  1. Objectively assess attendance record. As partners in learning, students are expected to attend class and contribute.
  1. Objectively assess the quality of class participation. If a student's grade appeal is based solely on a difference of opinion about class participation, which may have been listed on the instructor’s syllabus as being worth 10 percent, it will be virtually impossible to resolve this issue, as only the instructor will be able to evaluate this.
  1. Compare all of the above with the original class syllabus to determine whether all requirements have been fulfilled as stated by the instructor.
  1. Check that the work submitted by the student met the requirements enumerated by the instructor. For example, if a student submitted a well-written and well-researched paper on the life of Plato for "Issues in Philosophy," but the instructor specifically asked for a comparative study of the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates, the grade would not be reviewed since the student did not follow instructions as to what was required.

If after answering these questions, the student feels a grade appeal is needed the following levels of appeal should be taken within 60 days from the posting of the grade on the transcript:

Level 1: Faculty
Make every effort to contact the instructor and discuss concerns before beginning the official grade appeal process. Students can reach their instructor by e-mail or telephone number as given on his or her syllabus, or by leaving a note in the instructor’s departmental mailbox. If the instructor did not provide contact information on his or her syllabus AND if the instructor did not respond to any notes left in their mailbox within a reasonable amount of time, request that the department call the instructor. The department will leave word for the instructor to contact the student.

Level 2: Written Appeal to the Director of Your Program
If all attempts have been made to contact the instructor and failed, or the student has successfully contacted the instructor and the conversation did not resolve the dispute by clarifying the basis on which the grade was given, or the instructor clarified the basis on which the grade was given and the student still disagrees with the instructor’s assessment of overall performance, the student may begin the formal grade appeal process by writing a letter to the director of his or her program. The department will decide who will review the case. The Program designee may appoint a committee or consult with faculty. The program designee will read the appeal, investigate, and determine a final grade, which may be the same as that of the original instructor, higher, or even lower. A written decision will be rendered within a reasonable time from receipt of the complete appeal.

Level 3: Written Appeal to the Divisional Dean
If after receiving the decision in writing from the program, the student remains in disagreement, the final step is to submit an appeal in writing to the divisional dean. Appeals must include:

  1. A memo to the dean indicating why the decision rendered by the program is being appealed
  2. A copy of the decision letter received from the program
  3. A copy of the supporting materials submitted to the program

The final decision rendered by the Divisional Dean will be the grade that appears on the student's official New York University transcript. The student must be prepared for a final decision that keeps the original grade, is a higher grade, or lowers the original grade, since no further grade protests of the same course will be considered.

Requests for official transcripts require the signature of the student requesting the transcript. Currently, we are not accepting requests for a transcript by e-mail. A transcript may be requested in writing by either faxing (212) 995-4154 or sending a signed letter to:

Transcripts, Office of the University Registrar
New York University, P.O. Box 910
New York, NY 10276-0910. 

A request for transcript must include all of the following:

  • student ID number
  • current name and any name under which you attended NYU
  • current address
  • date of birth
  • school of the university attended and for which you are requesting the transcript
  • dates of attendance
  • date of graduation
  • full name and address of person or institution to which the transcript is to be sent

Please allow seven business days from the time the Registrar is in receipt of your request.

Please note: There is no charge for academic transcripts; the limit for official transcripts issued to the student is three.  A request for more than three requires the full name and address of the college, university, prospective or current employer, or scholarship agency to which the transcript will be sent.  You may have the transcript sent to your home address, but we still require the name and address of each institution. 

Once a final examination period has begun, no transcript will be forwarded for any student who is currently enrolled in courses until all the student's final grades have been received and recorded.  Please notify the Office of the University Registrar immediately of any change of address.  Students can access their grades at the end of each semester through ALBERT, NYU’s web-based, university-wide student information system.

How to request enrollment verification: Verification of enrollment or graduation may be requested by submitting a signed letter with the following information:

  • student ID number
  • current name and any name under which you attended NYU
  • current address
  • date of birth
  • school of the university attended
  • dates attended
  • date of graduation
  • full name and address of the person or institution to which the verification is to be sent

Please address your request to:

Office of the University Registrar, Enrollment Verification and Graduation
New York University, P.O. Box 910
New York, NY 10276-0910

Or fax your signed request to (212) 995-4154. Please allow seven business days form the time the Office of the University Registrar is in receipt of your request. Currently, we are not accepting requests for certification by e-mail.

The University reserves the right to deny registration and/or graduation and withhold all information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, loans, or other charges (including charges for housing, dining, or other activities or services) for as long as any arrears remain.

Diplomas of students in arrears will be held until their financial obligations to the University are fulfilled and they have been cleared by the Bursar. Graduates with a diploma hold may contact the Bursar's Office at (212) 998-2806 to clear arrears or to discuss their financial status at the University.

NYU-SCPS awards credit for courses, regardless of format or mode of delivery, in accordance with state and federal guidelines. Based on the Carnegie foundation definition, a credit hour is defined as one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out‐of‐class student work for 15 weeks—750 minutes of instruction and 1,500 minutes of supplementary work per credit awarded.

The approval of all courses includes review of the expected student learning outcomes and analysis to determine that the credit hour standards are met. Credit for courses is determined at the department level and is evaluated and reviewed during the course approval process, based upon achieving the following criteria:

  • Hours of direct, in-class instruction
  • Hours of supplementary assignments and student effort that take place outside the classroom, including but not limited to estimated time spent on reading, writing, laboratory or studio assignments, and preparation for examinations. Outside assignments should reflect a reasonable expectation of the time needed to meet the learning objectives of the course. 
  • Stated student learning outcomes as defined in the approved course syllabus. Stated objectives for student learning include but are not limited to the acquisition of content knowledge, key competencies (such as skill in oral or written communication), and analytic reasoning skills.

All course changes and new courses proposed are submitted to the Department of Academic Affairs for evaluation and must follow the requirements defined on the New Course/Course Change Request Form. Final approval is granted by the Dean.

Students are encouraged to visit faculty during posted office hours or by appointment. Students should prepare questions about course material, assignments, career information, and other relevant topics. At the beginning session of each class, faculty is required to distribute a class syllabus with their availability for appointments and the best means by which to contact them.

All students are expected to pursue and meet the highest standards of academic excellence by adhering to the norms of a serious intellectual community. This includes the proper citation of ideas, data, and published work of others. The following resources serve as a guide for students who are unclear about the rules and styles of citation. All are available at Bobst Library and the NYU Book Centers. Students should always check with the instructor or program to determine the appropriate requirements.

For more information, please visit the Bobst Library’s Research Assistance page that includes specific guidelines and references many of the resources listed below.

American Psychological Association, Publication Manual. 5th Edition
Washington: APA., 2001.

Chicago Manual of Style. 15th Edition
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
6th Edition. New York: MLA, 2003.

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 17th edition
Harvard Law Review Association, 2000.

Turabian, Kate. Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th Edition.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Quote, Unquote. The Harvard Style of Referencing Published Material, including electronic information. Leeds Metropolitan University, 1998.

All NYU-SCPS matriculated students working toward degrees are expected to familiarize themselves with, and to comply with, the rules of conduct, academic regulations, and the established policies and practices of the University and of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Undergraduate and graduate disciplinary matters are the jurisdiction of the Dean or his/her designee the Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life.

Students enrolled in any NYU-SCPS program of study that has specific requirements for progress toward graduation, including, without limitation, course selection and sequence, limits on transfer credits, and deadlines for selecting a concentration and submission (at the undergraduate level) of AP courses for advance standing or evidence of prerequisite qualifications must comply with all such program requirements. Students who fail to comply with program requirements and remain out of compliance for more than one semester will be notified that they are not in good academic standing. Such students may be dismissed if they fail in the subsequent semester to follow the approved program of study.

All students are expected to be honest and ethical in all academic work. This trust is shared among all members of the University community and is a core principle of American higher education. Any breaches of this trust shall be taken seriously. 

A hallmark of the educated student and good scholarship is the ability to acknowledge information derived from others. NYU-SCPS expects that a student will be scrupulous in crediting those sources that have contributed to the development of his or her ideas.

In the process of learning, students acquire ideas from many sources and exchange ideas and opinions with classmates, professors, and others. This development occurs in reading, writing, and discussion. Students are expected—often required—to build their own work on that of other people, just as professional researchers and writers do, and they must give credit for ideas, suggestions, and information that come from other sources.  Since the standard of good academic, creative, and scholarly work is to incorporate one’s own ideas, analysis, and synthesis along with the proper recognition of the work of others, students are expected to practice the skill of attribution in their writing. Students are expected to quote accurately and  identify the origin of citations from others, as well as to acknowledge when ideas are dependent upon concepts developed from other sources. This process of attribution and referencing allows each individual to demonstrate how her or his understanding and ideas relate to an existing body of knowledge—and add to them. It demonstrates the values of academic integrity, and systematic reflection and intellectual development. To do otherwise and not reveal sources constitutes plagiarism. And plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty.

Plagiarism involves borrowing or using information from other sources without proper and full credit.  Students are expected to demonstrate how what they have learned incorporates an understanding of the research and expertise of scholars and other appropriate experts; and thus recognizing others’ published work or teachings—whether that of authors, lecturers, or one’s peers—is a required practice in all academic projects.  Students’ own scholarly and creative work is strengthened when full and appropriate acknowledgement becomes routine.

Students must master the standard procedures for citations and using footnotes, endnotes, parenthetical references and/or bibliographies, as determined by the character of their assignments. It is an expectation that faculty members impress upon students that whenever their work is dependent upon the ideas, suggestions, phrasing and data found in sources, a failure to acknowledge them and reference their influence—whether intentional or not–may be considered evidence of academic dishonesty and/or plagiarism. NYU-SCPS does not tolerate such behavior; and substantiated cases of plagiarism can result in serious sanctions including dismissal.

Consequently it is essential for every student to develop the habits of identifying sources and learn and use the proper forms of citation, as specified in the recommended style sheets.

Any of the following acts constitutes an offense of plagiarism:

  • Using a phrase, sentence, or passage from another person's work without quotation marks and attribution of the source.
  • Paraphrasing words or ideas from another person’s work without attribution.
  • Reporting as your own research or knowledge any data or facts gathered or reported by another person.
  • Submitting in your own name papers, tests, examinations, or reports completed by another person.
  • Submitting creative works, including images or reproduction of the creative works, of another person without proper attribution.
  • Submitting oral or recorded reports of another without proper attribution.
  • Downloading documents in whole or part from the Internet and presenting them as one’s own.

Other offenses against academic integrity include the following:

  • Collaborating with other students on assignments without the express permission of the instructor.
  • Giving one’s work to another student who then submits it as his or her own.
  • Sharing or copying answers from other students
  • Copying material from any digital resource/website during examinations (unless expressly authorized).
  • Using notes or other sources to answer exam questions without the instructor's permission.
  • Secreting or destroying library or reference materials.
  • Submitting as one’s own work a paper or results of research purchased or acquired from a commercial firm or another person.
  • Submitting original work toward requirements in more than one class without the prior permission of the instructors.

Particular emphasis is placed on the use of papers and other materials to be found on the World Wide Web, whether purchased or freely available. Students should keep in mind that faculty members, in addition to having access to the same search engines as students, have at their disposal a number of special websites devoted to detecting plagiarism from the Web.

Students can assure the integrity of their work through:

  • Using quotation marks to set off words not their own.
  • Learning to use proper forms of attribution for source materials.
  • Doing their own original work in each course, without collaboration, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Crediting use of published sources, the work of others, or material from the Web.
  • Asking their instructors if they have questions about an assignment or the use of sources.

The NYU-SCPS Policy on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism prohibits the following actions, and students may be subject to disciplinary action. Disciplinary action shall not be limited to these offenses:

  • Cheating
  • Plagiarism
  • Forgery or unauthorized use of documents
  • False form of identification

The above academic integrity violations will be addressed within the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies by the faculty and Program Directors as the first step of the disciplinary process.

Faculty who suspect a violation of the Statement of Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy must notify the Program Director before a final resolution is agreed upon. A program designee must notify a student that it is believed the student has violated the NYU-SCPS Statement on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism. Students should be advised of the Informal Process and the Formal Process regarding Academic Integrity. Issuance of a grade does not preclude later investigation into academic honesty and subsequent revision of grade, if necessary.

Informal Process:
The faculty member or program designee must notify and present the reason for suspicion and the evidence to the student and ask the student to respond to the charge of violating the policy. If the student accepts responsibility and signs a statement saying such, the faculty member may do the following depending on the level of the violation:

  • Provide a warning to the student
  • Ask the student to redo the assignment
  • Issue a grade of 0 on the assignment
  • Issue a grade of F on the assignment
  • Issue a grade of F in the course
  • Recommend suspension or dismissal from program to program director

Students may not withdraw from a course once there has been an allegation of plagiarism.

Academic Integrity Process:
The only reason to go to the formal process is because the student has not accepted responsibility and the faculty member believes there is evidence otherwise. If it goes to formal process, it is not to argue the sanction, but to further investigate if the student violated policy. Sanctions cannot be appealed.

Formal Process:
If after the informal process has been utilized, however, the student does not accept responsibility for violating the policy, the student has the right to an investigation. The faculty member should not issue a grade on the assignment or issue a grade of Incomplete for the course until the case has been resolved.

The student can request an investigation within 20 days of being notified that they are suspected of violating the policy to be conducted by the program director. The program director will meet with the faculty member, gather all evidence, and meet with the student independently to determine if the case will be dismissed or if a sanction would be issued. The program director or divisional dean must be involved in the review of the case if the sanction is suspension or dismissal. In the case of a sanction of suspension or dismissal from the University, the student would be allowed to follow the same procedures for a hearing and a disciplinary panel as in student conduct.

The primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment rests with the faculty. Students who engage in any prohibited or unlawful behavior that results in disruption of a class may be directed by the faculty member to leave the class for the remainder of the class period. Longer suspensions from a class, or dismissal on disciplinary grounds, must be preceded by a student conduct procedure.

The NYU-SCPS Code of Conduct also prohibits the following behaviors outside of academics, and students may be subject to disciplinary action. The Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life acts as the Dean’s designee and has jurisdiction for implementing the NYU-SCPS Code of Conduct for NYU-SCPS undergraduate and graduate students. Disciplinary action shall not be limited to these offenses:

  • Deliberate destruction, theft, or unauthorized entry or use of laboratory data, research materials, computer lab resources, equipment, software, or University property
  • Interference or disruption of an academic event, program, or class
  • Actual or threatened violence
  • Sexual assault or nonconsensual sexual contact
  • Use, possession or storage of any weapon, dangerous chemical, fireworks, or explosive
  • Hazing
  • Refusal or failure to meet with University representative or present NYU ID upon request
  • Non-compliance with judicial sanctions
  • Knowingly providing false testimony or evidence
  • The use, possession, or distribution of alcohol, narcotics, or dangerous drugs on University property, if such is illegal, or the possession of a sufficiently large quantity as to indicate an intention to distribute illegally
  • Violation of any local, state, or federal laws where such violations have an adverse effect on the educational mission of the University
  • Harassment of any type

I. Procedures

A. Filing and Notice of Complaint. Any member of the faculty, administration, or staff or any student may file a written complaint against any NYU-SCPS student for any alleged violation of University or NYU-SCPS Policy. The complaint must set forth briefly the nature of the alleged disciplinary infraction and the nature of the evidence. Such letters of complaint, whether graduate or undergraduate, shall be filed with the NYU-SCPS Office of Graduate Student Life. The student has the right to see the written complaint and know the identity of the complainant. Notice of the filing of the complaint, the charge against the student, and a request for a preliminary investigation shall be mailed to the student within 48 hours of receipt of the letter of complaint. The student is not allowed to withdraw from any course or receive an official University transcript until the investigation of facts, hearing, or appeal is complete.

B. Interim Suspension. A student should not be summarily suspended either completely or for certain purposes, except for reasons relating to his/her physical or emotional safety and well-being, the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, or School property, the maintenance of public order, or the effective continuation of the education process.

The Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life or the Dean’s designee, depending on the nature of the infraction, may commence the disciplinary process and suspend a student pending consideration of his/her case. When this occurs, the student shall be afforded the opportunity to expedite disciplinary proceedings (as outlined below) so as to enable the determination of the appropriate sanction, if any, at the earliest possible time, preferably within 48 hours of the notification of interim suspension. No interim suspension may last longer than fourteen (14) school days without affording the student a hearing. If the student has been incapacitated or incarcerated the student must have a hearing prior to being allowed to return to NYU.

C. Commencement of Disciplinary Proceedings. Upon receipt of the letter of complaint, The Office of Graduate Student Life shall initiate disciplinary proceedings, by following these steps: (1) conduct an investigation of the complaint, (2) seek a response from the accused student to determine responsibility (3) attempt to reach a consensual resolution and issue a sanction OR (4) if no consensual resolution is reached, convene a disciplinary panel for a hearing.

D. Investigation; Resolution. The Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life shall meet with the respondent and with such other persons, as she shall deem appropriate for the purpose of ascertaining the facts and attempting to resolve the complaint. After completing the investigation, the investigator may dismiss the complaint if he/she determines that there has been no violation of the School’s written policies even if the facts alleged by the grievant were true. If the respondent admits responsibility for a violation of the University Policies of Student Conduct or written school policies, the investigator will obtain a written Acknowledgment of Responsibility or Statement of No Contest and issue a sanction. If a student fails to participate in the investigation, a sanction will be issued based upon the evidence presented by the Office of Graduate Student Life. If the respondent does not admit responsibility for a violation of the University Policies of Student Conduct or written school policies and the investigator believes there is evidence to support the complaint, he/she will convene a disciplinary panel. Should the student fail to appear for the investigation, the investigation may proceed and sanctions may be imposed in his/her absence.

E. Convening of Disciplinary Panel. Whenever a student discipline case has not been satisfactorily resolved, the Office of Graduate Student Life shall then convene an NYU-SCPS Disciplinary Panel, not to include the person who conducted the preliminary investigation, to conduct a disciplinary hearing. The student has the right to a fair and timely hearing in accordance with these rules. Each NYU-SCPS Disciplinary Panel shall be comprised of three persons. Panels shall be comprised of a full-time faculty member, a full-time student, and an administrator. The Panel shall be chaired by one member, who has been selected by the Panelists themselves to serve in this capacity. The School will use its discretion, including whether one hearing will be held if multiple students are involved in the same incident once written agreement is received from all respondents.

F. Notice of Hearing. The Office of Graduate Student Life shall send a written notice to the student to the current address as recorded by the University Registrar advising him/her of the date and time of the hearing. The hearing shall take place no earlier than seven (7) working days after the sending of such notice. Whenever practical, copies of any written evidence to be used in the hearing, including a copy of the letter of complaint about the student, shall be delivered to the student prior to the hearing. A list of all witnesses from both the complainant and the respondent, a one-sentence statement of what they will testify, and any additional written evidence must be submitted in writing to the Office of Graduate Student Life at least three (3) days prior to the hearing. It is within the assistant dean of graduate student life’s discretion to limit the number of witnesses appearing at the hearing to a reasonable number. It is the responsibility of the complainant and respondent to ensure the witnesses know when and where the hearing is held. Should the student fail to appear, the hearing may proceed and sanctions may be imposed in his/her absence.

G. Hearings. Disciplinary hearings are administrative hearings held for the purpose of seeking the truth of the situation. Such hearings are not governed by the formal rules of evidence and the procedures shall be determined by the hearing body and may be altered at any time. The charges must be proved or disproved using a level of evidence of "preponderance of evidence" to find someone responsible or not responsible. Disciplinary hearings are considered confidential matters, and as such are open only to the respondent, the complainant, advisors (including the assistant dean of graduate student life), witnesses, the panel, and a designated attorney from the University's Office of Legal Counsel, who serves as counsel to the Panel. The complainant must be present at the hearing. Written documents of evidence submitted to the assistant dean of graduate student life will be copied for the Hearing Panel and collected upon completion of the hearing. The respondent has the right, but not the obligation, to testify at the hearing. The respondent’s decision not to testify will not presume responsibility for the violation.

Each panel shall conduct the hearing as the panel members deem appropriate, but each hearing shall include the following provisions:

1. A tape recording shall be made of the hearing. Once complete, this recording shall be forwarded to and preserved by the Office of Graduate Student Life until the appeal period has elapsed or until all appellate procedures have been completed.

The chairperson shall conduct the hearing in an orderly manner. The chairperson shall call the hearing to order, state the charges, ask for the respondents plea of responsibility or non-responsibility, rule on the relevancy of matters discussed and of evidence presented, coordinate the questioning process, call witnesses, lead the questioning, and make final determination on all matters of procedure. The chairperson shall determine the manner in which the accused and complainant, or their respective advisors, may ask questions of one another. Typically, the chairperson will ask the complainant to present the complaint, the respondent to respond to the allegations, call all complainant witnesses allowing the respondent to cross-examine and then call all respondent witnesses allowing the complainant to cross-examine. The panel is allowed to ask questions at any time to find the facts of the case. Typically, the accused, the complainant, and their advisors pose all questions through the chairperson of the panel. The chair has the right to refuse to hear questions that are irrelevant or have been answered already.

The role of the panel is to reach a decision as to whether or not the student committed the violation with which he/she has been charged and to determine sanctions, as appropriate and necessary. The panel will deliberate and determine responsibility in a closed session immediately following the hearing. A majority decision with one vote from each member will constitute a valid decision. Everyone will reconvene to hear the decision of responsibility. At that time, the chair will ask the assistant dean of graduate student life if there have been any prior violations and sanctions. Prior violations or sanctions must be kept confidential until a decision of responsibility is made. If so, prior violations and sanctions will be stated. At that time, the panel will once again convene in a closed session to determine the appropriate sanction. At the end of a hearing, the chairperson shall prepare a final written report, stating the panel’s findings of fact and the reasons for its decision on both responsibility and sanction. This report shall be submitted to the assistant dean of graduate student life and to the accused student within seven (7) calendar days of the last hearing session.

2. The student shall have the right to be accompanied at the hearing by either one advisor or one lawyer. The role of the advisor is to assist the student in understanding the judicial process, preparing their response and witnesses, and supporting the student. The student or his/her advisor shall have the right to examine and cross-examine each witness either by putting questions directly to the witness or by asking questions through the chair of the panel, as determined by the panel.

3. Witnesses shall be present in the hearing room when giving testimony and when being questioned, but will be dismissed once testimony is complete, as determined by the panel. The panel may require that the witness remain available to answer further questions should additional information be required.

H. Appeals.

1. The accused student has the right to appeal the decision of the panel in any case on the grounds that the decision or the proceedings at the hearing were arbitrary or unfair or that there is compelling new or previously unavailable evidence. Should he/she wish to appeal the decision, either the issue of responsibility or the sanction or both he/she must do so within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date on which the final report was sent to him/her. The student must present a written appeal stating the grounds for the appeal to the Office of the Dean of NYU-SCPS.

2. In cases where the student is alleging that the decision or the proceedings at the hearing were arbitrary or unfair, the dean shall review the appeal.

3. The hearing body that has imposed a sanction may stay the sanction pending an appeal. The dean shall have the power to stay the sanction imposed by the hearing body but may not vacate the stay granted by the hearing body.

4. The appellate process shall not consist of a new hearing and shall be limited to a review of the report of and proceedings before the hearing body. The dean may accept the report without modification, accept the report but change the sanction imposed, dismiss one or more of the charges entirely, or remand the case for further proceedings. The dean’s decision of the appeal shall be deemed finally decided without further recourse as of right. If new information is heard by the original hearing board, that outcome is not able to be appealed.

5. In cases where the student wishes to have new or previously unavailable evidence considered in his/her defense and upon the discovery of such evidence, which might have had a substantial bearing on the decision rendered, the dean may choose to remand the proceeding to the original panel of the disciplinary hearing.

A. The decision of a hearing body, in all circumstances, shall be discretionary, shall include what entry shall be made on the record of the student, and may include any one or more of the following sanctions:

  • Warning - Notice to the student, orally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of the conduct found wrongful, or participation in similar conduct, within a period of time stated in the warning, shall be cause for disciplinary action.
  • Censure - Written reprimand for violation of specified regulation, including the possibility of more severe disciplinary sanction in the event of conviction for the violation of a School regulation within a period of time stated in the letter of reprimand.
  • Disciplinary Probation - Exclusion from participation in privileges or extracurricular School activities as set forth in the notice of disciplinary probation for a specified period of time.
  • Restitution - Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages.
  • Suspension - Exclusion from classes and other privileges or extracurricular activities as set forth in the notice of suspension for a definite period of time. Students may not make academic progress at another institution and then transfer those credits back to NYU during the term of suspension.
  • Dismissal - Termination of student status for an indefinite period. The conditions for readmission, if any are permitted, shall be stated by the panel in the order of dismissal. Students may not make academic progress at another institution and then transfer those credits back to NYU during the term of dismissal.

B. A student who has been suspended and who is not found to be responsible for the violation of school policy shall be allowed full opportunity to make up whatever work was missed due to the suspension.

C. No notation of the disciplinary proceeding shall be entered onto the student’s transcript unless this is mandated by the panel and a final disciplinary sanction is found to be warranted, as determined by the panel.

D. A student who is found responsible and sanctioned with a suspension or dismissal after all appeal deadlines are met will not be allowed to attend classes for the remainder of the term. The suspension or dismissal will be effective since the date of the offense. If no grade was affected, the student will be allowed at that point to withdraw from the term. If a sanction involves a particular grade, the student is not eligible to withdraw from that course(s).

A student may not withdraw from the university or a specific course if under disciplinary investigation, until the investigation and sanction has been completed.  If the student is found responsible for violating academic integrity or student discipline, the student may not change to a withdrawal.  If, after the investigation and the student is not found responsible, the student may withdraw from the university before the end of the term for which tuition has been paid, and a refund will be made according to the standard schedule for refunds.

New York University strictly prohibits the possession of all weapons, as described in local, state, and federal statutes, that includes, but is not limited to, firearms, knives, explosives, etc., in and/or around any and all University facilities—academic, residential, or other. This prohibition extends to all buildings—whether owned, leased, or controlled by the University, regardless of whether the bearer or possessor is licensed to carry that weapon. The possession of any weapon has the potential of creating a dangerous situation for the bearer and others.

The only exceptions to this policy are duly authorized law enforcement personnel who are performing official federal, state, or local business and instances in which the bearer of the weapon is licensed by an appropriate licensing authority and has received written permission from the executive vice president of the University.

New York University strictly prohibits simulated firearms in and/or around any and all University facilities—academic, residential, or other. This prohibition extends to all buildings—w hether owned, leased, or controlled by the University. The possession of a simulated firearm has the potential of creating a dangerous situation for the bearer and others.

The only exceptions to this policy are instances in which:

  • the bearer is in possession of written permission from a dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or department head, and
  • such possession or use of simulated firearms is directly connected to a University- or school-related event (e.g. play, film production).

Whenever an approved simulated firearm is transported from one location to another, it must be placed in a secure container in such a manner that it cannot be observed. Storage of approved simulated firearms shall be the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety in a location designated by the Vice President for Public Safety. Under no circumstances, other than at a public safety storage area, may approved simulated firearms be stored in any University owned, leased, or controlled facilities.

New York University strictly prohibits simulated firearms in and/or around any and all University facilities—academic, residential, or other. This prohibition extends to all buildings—w hether owned, leased, or controlled by the University. The possession of a simulated firearm has the potential of creating a dangerous situation for the bearer and others.

The only exceptions to this policy are instances in which:

  • the bearer is in possession of written permission from a dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or department head, and
  • such possession or use of simulated firearms is directly connected to a University- or school-related event (e.g. play, film production).

Whenever an approved simulated firearm is transported from one location to another, it must be placed in a secure container in such a manner that it cannot be observed. Storage of approved simulated firearms shall be the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety in a location designated by the Vice President for Public Safety. Under no circumstances, other than at a public safety storage area, may approved simulated firearms be stored in any University owned, leased, or controlled facilities.

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NYU-SCPS STUDENT GRIEVANCE POLICY AND PROCEDURES


These grievance procedures are available to any NYU-SCPS student to resolve any grievance involving an alleged violation directly affecting that student, by any member of the School community while acting in an official capacity, of any of the written policies of the School.

Students who have complaints that relate to academic or nonacademic matters should follow the procedures outlined below. If a student wishes to appeal a grade, there is a specific appeals process for grades, outlined in a separate procedure.

Informal Resolution
Students wishing to grieve an alleged violation of the School's policies shall first contact the person he/she believes to be responsible for the matter being grieved (the respondent). The grievant shall contact the respondent within twenty (20) working days of any occurrence giving rise to the grievance and shall attempt to resolve the grievance informally. For example, if the complaint involves the instructor of a course, the student should contact the instructor to attempt to resolve the issue. If the complaint is not resolved at this level, the students should schedule an appointment with the Program Director for the next level of review.

If, in the judgment of the student, there is no satisfactory resolution of the complaint at the program director level, the student may submit a written statement of the complaint to the attention of the divisional dean in which the student is enrolled. At the discretion of the divisional dean, a meeting shall be arranged between the parties. The divisional dean shall attend such meeting(s) in order to resolve the grievance. The divisional dean is responsible for administering the student complaint procedure and may, when appropriate, make recommendations for a resolution.

Formal Complaint
If the grievance is not resolved informally within fifteen (15) working days after the grievant and relevant parties have met with the divisional dean, a student may obtain additional review by submitting a written letter of complaint to the School. If the grievance arises from an academic matter, the letter of complaint shall be submitted to associate dean of the Office of Faculty and Academic Services. If the grievance arises from a non-academic matter, the letter of complaint shall be submitted to the assistant dean for the NYU-SCPS Office of Graduate Student Life.

The letter of complaint shall:

  • state the School, Division, or department policy that allegedly has been violated,
  • describe the facts and evidence supporting the alleged violation,
  • indicate what redress the grievant seeks, and
  • provide a brief history of the attempts to resolve the grievance.


Depending on the nature of the complaint, either the associate dean of Faculty and Academic Services, or the assistant dean of Graduate Student Life, or his/her delegated representatives shall send a letter to the grievant stating that further investigation of his/her complaint is being conducted. The associate dean for Faculty and Academic Services, or the assistant dean of Graduate Student Life, or his/her designated representatives shall then meet with the complainant and with such other persons as they shall deem appropriate for the purpose of ascertaining the facts and attempting to resolve the complaint.
After completing the investigation, the associate dean for Faculty and Academic Services or the assistant dean of Graduate Student Life or his/her designated representatives may dismiss the complaint if they determine that there has been no violation of the School's written policies even if the facts alleged by the grievant were true. Otherwise, the associate dean for Faculty and Academic Services or the assistant dean of Graduate Student Life or his/her designated representatives shall render a written decision regarding the grievance to the grievant and the respondent.

Record-keeping
The Office of the Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life shall retain a copy of the letter of complaint, any amended complaint, and the decision rendered, for five full calendar years following the year in which the grievance is resolved.

Appeal Process
The appeal officer, if the grievance arises out of a program or educational activity within a School, shall be the Dean of that School. If the student wishes to appeal the decision made regarding his or her complaint, the student shall submit a written request for appeal to the Office of the Dean including all material from the formal complaint.

New York University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment—an environment that supports, nurtures, and rewards career and educational advancement on the basis of ability and performance. Harassment based upon race, gender, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected basis is prohibited by law and undermines the character and purpose of the University. Such harassment is illegal and against University policy and will not be tolerated.

This policy covers all members of the University community and those who affect the University community such as vendors and visitors. The University encourages everyone to report all incidents of harassment regardless of who the offender may be.

I. Definitions of Prohibited Harassment
Prohibited harassment is conduct based on race, gender, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status when:

  • submission to or rejection of the conduct is either an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment; or
  • such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, academic, or residential environment; or
  • such conduct otherwise adversely affects employment or academic opportunities.

Examples of such prohibited conduct when based upon a legally protected status include, but are not limited to:

  • Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading, or ridiculing another person or group
  • Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets, or demands
  • Physical assault or stalking
  • Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning, or hostile materials
  • Unwillingness to train, evaluate, assist, or work with an employee, faculty member, or student.

Harassment is unacceptable in the workplace, classroom, student and faculty housing, sports, University facilities, and in other University-related settings, such as study abroad programs and University-sponsored social functions and events. This behavior violates University policy even when it may not be sufficiently severe or pervasive to constitute a violation of law.

II. Responsibilities to Report
All members of the University community should report incidents of harassment in order to support the University policy. In order to assure the University is free of prohibited harassment, University officers, deans, department heads, faculty members, directors, and supervisors are required to report all incidents of harassment that they may have witnessed or have been advised of.

The most appropriate recipients of reports are:

  • The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs or the appropriate school’s designee if the alleged harasser is a student;
  • The Human Resources Representative of the appropriate school or department or the Office of Employee Relations of the Human Resources Division if the alleged harasser is an employee, including a student employee;
  • The dean of the appropriate school or faculty or the dean’s designee if the alleged harasser is a faculty member; or
  • The Director of Equal Opportunity if the alleged harasser is a visitor, vendor, or other third party.

It is not always easy to interpret words or actions that may be ambiguous and one may think are inappropriate. Therefore, the offices noted above are available to discuss the circumstances and address matters before they become severe or pervasive. If the report is made to any of these offices, and that is not the appropriate office to receive the report, it becomes the responsibility of that office to forward the report to the appropriate office. If any of the persons at these offices is implicated in the harassment, or if a conflict of interest arises, the report should be made to the Director of Equal Opportunity. If that office is implicated, the report should be made to the Provost.

III. Reporting a Harassment Complaint
All individuals who believe they have been harassed should file a complaint with the appropriate individuals or offices cited above. Verbal complaints should be reduced to writing by either the complainant or the individual who receives the complaint in order to preserve an accurate record. The written complaint should identify the parties involved; describe the harassing behavior; when and where it occurred; and identify by name or description any witnesses.

Complaints should be promptly reported so that appropriate action may be taken in a timely manner. However, the late reporting of complaints may not prevent appropriate remedial action.

Any conduct that may be in violation of this policy will be investigated, regardless of whether a complaint is filed, and appropriate remedial action will be initiated. Effort shall be made to complete the investigation of a complaint within thirty (30) days of the report of the harassment. Extensions of the time frame may be necessary in some circumstances. The complainant and alleged harasser will be notified of the extension.

IV. Confidentiality
The University will maintain the confidentiality of the complaint to the greatest extent consistent with our goal of conducting a thorough and complete investigation. Effort will be made to safeguard the privacy and rights of all persons involved.

V. Investigation and Disposition of the Complaint
The investigator will conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation of the complaint in the manner he or she deems necessary. The parties to the complaint will each have an opportunity to be heard during the investigation. The parties will also be informed of the status of the investigation as deemed appropriate. The investigation process is strictly internal to NYU, so the presence of legal counsel or third parties is not permitted at any stage of the process unless otherwise required by law.

If it is determined that a violation of the University’s harassment policy has occurred, prompt remedial action shall be taken. The nature of the remedial action and the process for its implementation will depend upon the particular facts and circumstances. If remedial action involves the imposition of sanctions, appropriate disciplinary procedures will be used. Sanctions imposed may be appealed through the appropriate appeals process. The findings and intended actions shall be communicated to the complainant and the alleged harasser. If it is determined that no violation has occurred, such findings shall be communicated to the complainant and the alleged harasser.

If the results of the investigation show that the complainant knowingly filed false accusations of harassment, or that a witness gave false statements, such individuals will be subject to the appropriate disciplinary action.

VI. Retaliation
The University will take every step necessary to protect the complainant and any witnesses against retaliation for reporting the harassment or for participating in the investigation of a complaint.

Any employee, faculty member, or student who retaliates against an individual who complains of harassment, witnesses harassment, or participates in the investigation of a harassment complaint violates University policy and may be subject to sanctions. Complaints of retaliation should be reported as violations of this policy.

VII. Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is a sexual act against the will and without the consent of the victim or where the victim is incapable of giving consent. This includes conduct that would be considered criminal under the New York State Penal Code. Since the medical, emotional, and legal needs of a sexual assault complainant may differ from those of other harassment complaints, sexual assault victims should, in addition to filing a University complaint, report the assault to the police and pursue counseling and other services available at the University. Students should consult the publication New York University’s Policies and Procedures Concerning Sexual Assault for guidance on medical and counseling services. Faculty members and employees should consult New York University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program for medical and counseling service referrals.

VIII. Consensual Relationships
Sexual behavior that is welcome or consensual does not constitute sexual harassment under the law. However, romantic relationships in situations where one individual has greater power or authority over another frequently result in claims of harassment when the relationship ends and a perception of favoritism while the relationship continues. Such relationships are inappropriate. A "consensual" relationship between a professor and his or her student, a supervisor and a subordinate, or a coach and a team player are examples of inappropriate relationships. If a consensual relationship occurs, any situation of authority must be discontinued and appropriate action may be taken.

IX. Education
The University supports a complete program for the education of its community with respect to the meaning and implementation of this policy. Training will be scheduled accordingly.

This policy does not form a contract. The University reserves the right to change or modify this policy as it deems appropriate and without notice. Any comments or suggestions concerning this policy should be forwarded to Sharon Weinberg, Director of Equal Opportunity and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

For NYU-SCPS, the administrative contacts for reporting harassment are as follows:

  • If a student or faculty member is accused of harassing, contact Jean Morse, associate dean for academic affairs, (212) 998-7000
  • If an employee is accused of harassing, contact Kathleen Murray, senior director, Human Resources, (212) 998-7017

Annually, New York University informs students of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the regulations relating to FERPA promulgated by the Department of Education. Together, FERPA and the FERPA regulations provide that:

  • each student has a right to inspect and review his or her education records;
  • each student may request that any such record be amended if he or she believes that it is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of his or her privacy;
  • the University will obtain the student’s written consent prior to disclosing personally identifiable information about the student from his or her education records, unless such consent is not required by FERPA and the FERPA regulations;
  • each student has a right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office of the Department of Education if he or she feels the University has failed to comply with the requirements of FERPA and the FERPA regulations; and
  • each student may obtain a copy of the University’s Guidelines for Compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. These guidelines are available from the Office of Academic Program Review, 194 Mercer Street, Room 403F, and at www.nyu.edu/apr/ferpa.htm. Mr. Barnett W. Hamberger, Assistant Provost and Director of the Office of Academic Program Review, is responsible for administering FERPA at New York University. His telephone number is (212) 998-2310.

Access to Records
Except as noted below, requests to review records, for copies of the statute or its attendant regulations, or for additional information concerning FERPA should be directed to the Office of Academic Program Review.

Requests for record reviews at the Graduate Division of the Stern School of Business, the College of Dentistry, the School of Law, or the School of Medicine should be directed to the following persons:

STERN (Graduate Division only)
Beth Rubin, Director of Enrollment Management, Records, and Registration
44 West Fourth Street, Room 1080

DENTISTRY
Associate Dean Andrew I. Spielman
345 East 24th Street, Room 1032

LAW
Abby Gillette, Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Registration
Furman Hall, Room 474

MEDICINE
Maureen Doran, Director of Registration and Student Records
550 First Avenue, Room 4-44N

NYU students who wish to review their records must complete a record request form in the Office of Academic Program Review, 194 Mercer Street, Room 403F, or of the appropriate school record review officer listed above. The request should specify what records are to be inspected. Students will be notified when the records are available for inspection.

Amendment of Records
If a student believes that any of the education records relating to her or him contain information that is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of her or his rights of privacy, she or he may ask the University to correct or delete such information. The student may also ask that additional explanatory material be inserted in the record.

Requests for amendment of a record or the addition of explanatory material should be submitted at the conclusion of the record review on form PL 93-3803, available from the appropriate record review officer. The reasons for the request should be set forth on the form and should clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. There is no obligation on the part of the University to grant such a request. If the University declines to amend the records as requested by the student, it will so inform the student, and the student may request a hearing. The right to challenge the contents of an educational record may not be used to question substantive educational judgments that have been correctly recorded. For example, a hearing may not be requested to contest the assignment of a grade. Grades given in the course of study include written evaluations that reflect institutional judgment of the quality of a student’s academic performance. Information concerning hearing procedures is outlined in the University’s FERPA Guidelines.

Disclosure of Personally Indentifiable Information
Among other exceptions authorized by FERPA, prior consent of the student is not needed for disclosure of directory information (see next section) or for disclosure to school officials with a legitimate educational interest in access to the student’s educational record. School officials having a legitimate educational interest include any University employee acting within the scope of her or his University employment, and any duly appointed agent or representative of the University acting within the scope of his or her appointment.

In addition, the University may, at its sole discretion, forward education records to the officials of another institution

  1. in which a student seeks or intends to enroll if that institution requests such records, or
  2. if the student is enrolled in, or is receiving services from, that institution while she or he is attending NYU.

Other exceptions are listed in the University’s Guidelines for Compliance with FERPA.

Notice Designating Directory Information
Pursuant to FERPA and the FERPA regulations, New York University hereby designates the following student information as “directory information”: name, dates of attendance, NYU school or college, class, previous institution(s) attended, major field of study, full- or part-time status, degree(s) conferred (including dates), honors and awards (including dean’s list), and past and present participation in officially recognized activities (including positions held and official statistics related to such participation and performance).

Such information may be disclosed for any purpose, at the discretion of the University, except as provided below. Under federal law, address information, telephone listings, and date and place of birth are also considered directory information for military recruitment purposes. Address refers to “physical mailing address” but not e-mail address.

Currently enrolled students may refuse to permit disclosure of this information. To do so, a student enrolled in any school other than the College of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Law, or Stern School of Business—Graduate Division should complete a form requesting nondisclosure at the Office of the University Registrar, 25 West Fourth Street, and submit it to that office. A hold will be placed on the release of directory information filed with the University Registrar, which will remain in effect until the student files a written request to remove it. Students in the College of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, or Stern School of Business—Graduate Division should complete the nondisclosure form available in the Recording Office of the school in which he or she is enrolled. Students in these schools will be informed if they must file a new nondisclosure form each academic year.

If a student does not specifically request the withholding of directory information by filing the appropriate University form, as indicated above, the University assumes that he or she approves of the disclosure of such information. The University disclaims any and all liability for inadvertent disclosure of directory information designated to be withheld.

Complaints
A student who believes there has been a violation of the provisions of FERPA may file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S. W., Washington, DC 20202-5920. Complaints must contain specific allegations of fact giving reasonable cause to believe that a violation of FERPA has occurred.

Students offered opportunities to work with faculty are reminded that inventions arising from participation in such research and development are governed by the "University’s Statement of Policy on Patents," which may be found in the Faculty Handbook.

Degrees are conferred in September, January, and May. The formal conferring of degrees by the president of the University takes place annually at the commencement ceremony in May. Once a degree has been conferred, no further changes to the transcript can be made.

NYU reserves the right to hold or revoke a degree for academic or non-academic reasons due to non-compliance with academic integrity and conduct standards.

In order to graduate in a specific semester, you must apply for graduation within the application deadline period indicated on the Registrar’s website. It is recommended that you apply for graduation no later than the beginning of the semester in which you plan to complete all program requirements. Waiting to receive end-of-term final project results, before you apply for graduation, would result in a delay in your graduation date.

Students in the Paul McGhee Division must also submit an Application for Graduation to their program. The form may be obtained at the McGhee Division. After submitting the Application for Graduation, the Student Services Coordinators will review each student’s records for clearance for graduation. Students are notified in writing if there are outstanding requirements.

Meeting graduation requirements is the responsibility of each student. If you do not successfully complete all academic requirements by the end of the semester, you must reapply for graduation for the following cycle.

Incomplete grades must be removed from a student’s transcript and all University accounts must be paid in full in advance of graduation. The Registrar’s Office must have proper certification of high school graduation and official transcripts from any colleges attended other than New York University.

Students are advised to adhere to the following deadlines (these are not application deadlines to clear all outstanding issues with the Office of Academic Records):

  • March 15 for May graduation
  • July 15 for September graduation
  • November 15 for January graduation

Field Trips
Faculty, staff, or student clubs must hire a bus company approved by the University. Please consult the Purchasing Services Website for a list of bus companies with insurance policies approved by the University.

Domestic Travel
Travel releases are required for any overnight trips associated with NYU-SCPS. Please contact the office of the associate director for administration for a copy of this travel release for student use.

The security and well-being of all members of the University community are matters of fundamental importance.  NYU enjoys an exemplary reputation for public safety, in large measure because our largest buildings are staffed by attentive Public Safety Officers (PSOs) and hired guards who assure that those who are on our premises are authorized to be there—or are registered guests.

To maintain the security enjoyed by all  NYU students, faculty, and administrative staff, University policy requires that ID cards must be carried at all times, presented whenever we enter our buildings, and ready for use at designated turnstiles where indicated.

Our Public Safety Officers and guards in many cases come to recognize some of us.  But considering the hundreds (and in some locations, thousands) of individuals who pass their threshold daily, it is not reasonable to expect that the Officers will remember us all individually.  

For our safety, and to ensure that University facilities and resources are available only to those authorized to use them, the PSO's and guards must be vigilant throughout the year.  It is their job to require ID's for all students, faculty, and staff at all times—and each of us should anticipate that request, take no offense, and cooperate courteously.