Records and Registration

2015-2016 Registration Calendar

Please note these important dates and deadlines for accomplishing registration-related tasks. Use ABRA, the Law School's web-based registration system.

Date Event
June 9 Deadline to clear all previous arrears, including summer housing. All arrears must be cleared no later than June 9 in order to participate in the registration bidding system (ABRA) for 2015-2016.
June 10 by 10:00 am Blocks will be added for arrears not cleared.
June 18 at 1:30 pm ABRA available to register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Bidding Cycle #1.
July 1 by 5:00 pm Deadline to submit permissions or waivers (including waivers of prerequisites taken at other law schools) for Fall and Spring. Bids for applicable courses will not be accepted without waiver, permission or satisfied pre/corequisite.
TUESDAY MORNING, July 7 at 9:30 am Last day to register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Bidding Cycle #1.
TUESDAY MORNING, July 7 at 9:30 am Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Bidding Cycle #1 is run.
July 10 at 1:30 pm Results of Bidding Cycle #1 are available on ABRA.
July 10 at 1:30 pm Register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Bidding Cycle #2 via ABRA.
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
July 15 at 9:30 am

Last day to register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Bidding Cycle #2.
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
July 15 at 9:30 am

Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Bidding Cycle #2 is run.
July 17 at 1:30 pm Results of Bidding Cycle #2 are available on ABRA.
July 17 at 1:30 pm Register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Add/Drop Cycle #1 via ABRA.
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
July 22 at 9:30 am

Last day to register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Add/Drop Cycle #1.
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
July 22 at 9:30 am

Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Add/Drop Cycle #1 is run.
July 24 at 1:30 pm Results of Add/Drop Cycle #1 are available on ABRA. 
July 24 at 1:30 pm Register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Add/Drop Cycle #2 via ABRA
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
July 29 at 9:30 am

Last day to register requests for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Add/Drop Cycle #2
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
July 29 at 9:30 am

Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Add/Drop Cycle #2 is run.
July 31 Corequisites and prerequisites are checked for fall and spring courses won to date. Students not in compliance are dropped. 
July 31 at 1:30 pm - August 3 at 11:59 am Results of Add/Drop #2 are available on ABRA. (Students can see results in ABRA until August 3rd at 11:59 am.)
August 3 at noon - August 10 at 1:29 pm ABRA is closed to all students.
August 10 at 1:30 pm Transfer students only: Deadline to submit permissions or waivers (including waivers of prerequisites taken at other law schools) for Fall and Spring. Bids for applicable courses will not be accepted without waiver, permission or satisfied pre/corequisite.
August 10 at 1:30 pm - August 12 at 9:30 am Transfer students only: ABRA available to register requests for Fall & Spring Transfer Bidding Cycle.
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
August 12 at 9:30 am

Transfer Student Bidding Cycle is run.
August 12  at 6:00 pm Results of Transfer Bidding Cycle are on ABRA.
August 12 at 6:00 pm - August 14 at 9:30 am
Transfer students only: ABRA available to register requests for Fall & Spring Transfer Add/Drop#1.
FRIDAY MORNING, August 14 at 9:30 am Transfer Student Add/Drop #1 is run.
August 17 at 1:30 pm Results of Transfer Add/Drop #1 are now available on ABRA.
August 17 at 1:30 pm - August 18 at 9:30 am
Transfer students only: ABRA available to register requests for Fall & Spring Transfer Add/Drop #2.
TUESDAY MORNING, August 18 at 9:30 am Transfer Student Add/Drop #2 is run.
August 18 at 6:00 pm - August 20 at 9:29 am
Results of Transfer Add/Drop #2 are available on ABRA. (Students can see results in ABRA until August 20th at 9:29 am.)
August 20 at 9:30 am - August 21 at 1:29 pm
ABRA is closed to all students.
August 21 at 1:30 pm - September 3 at 9:30 am DAILY add/drop cycles for fall & spring. The Daily Cycles are not live. Each day during the daily cycle, students may enter add/drop bids from 1:30 pm through 9:30 am the next day. The results from the bids processed at 9:30 am will be posted each day at 1:30 pm.
August 28 - September 3 Corequisites and prerequisites are checked daily for fall and spring courses. Students not in compliance are dropped.
September 1 Last day to submit work from prior semesters for students graduating in September 2015.
September 2 Last day to add a Stern Fall 2015 day course.
September 2 at 1:30 pm - September 3 at 9:30 am
Last day to add/drop courses on ABRA for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
September 4 at 10:00 am - December 4 at 11:59 pm
Credit/Fail Option available for Fall 2015 via Albert (JD students only).
September 9 Last day to add a Fall 2015 graduate-level non-Law course (except for Stern courses).
September 9 Last day to submit requests for Fall 2015 (College of Arts and Science) language course.
September 10 Last day to add an online course (LL.M only).
September 16 Last day to add a Stern Fall 2015 evening course.
September 30 Last day to add Directed Research and Writing Credit for Fall 2015.
October 2 Deadline to apply for January 2016 graduation via Albert.
October 21 at 1:30 pm - October  28 at 9:30 am JD 1L student registration period for Spring 2016 elective courses via ABRA.
October 21 at 1:30 pm - October 23 at 9:30 am JD 1L Bidding Cycle: ABRA available to register requests for Spring 2016 electives.
FRIDAY MORNING, October 23 at 9:30 am JD 1L Bidding Cycle is run.
 October 26 at 1:30 pm Results of JD 1L Bidding Cycle are now available on ABRA.
October 26 at 1:30 pm - October 28 at 9:30 am JD 1L Daily Add/Drop cycles. The Daily Cycles are not live. Each day during the daily cycle, students may enter add/drop bids from 1:30 pm through 9:30 am the next day. The results from the bids processed at 9:30 am will be posted each day at 1:30 pm.
October 29 - October 30 at 1:29 pm ABRA closed to all students.
October 30 Last day to pay arrears.
October 30 at 1:30 pm - November 4 at 9:30 am Spring 2016 November Add/Drop #1. Add/drop is available for a six-day period. Requests will be processed on November 4 at 9:30 am. (ABRA available to all eligible students, including JD 1Ls.)
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
November 4 at 9:30 am

November Add/Drop #1 is run.
November 6 at 1:30 pm Results of November Add/Drop #1 published.
November 6 at 1:30 pm - November 11 at 9:30 am Spring 2016 November Add/Drop #2. Add/drop is available for a six-day period. Requests will be processed on November 11 at 9:30 am. (ABRA available to all eligible students, including JD 1Ls.)
WEDNESDAY MORNING, November 11 at 9:30 am
November Add/Drop #2 is run.
November 13 at 1:30 pm Results of November Add/Drop #2 published..
November 13 at 1:30 pm - December 1 at 9:30 am Spring 2016 November Add/Drop #3. Add/drop is available for a nineteen-day period. Requests will be processed on December 1 at 9:30 am. (ABRA available to all eligible students, including JD 1Ls.)
November TBD Requests for Spring 2016 (College of Arts and Science) language course accepted.
November TBD Requests for Spring 2016 non-Law graduate level courses accepted (except for Stern courses).
TUESDAY MORNING, December 1 at 9:30 am
November Add/Drop #3 is run.
December 3 at 1:30 pm Results of November Add/Drop #3 published.
December 3 at 1:30 pm  - January 5 at 9:30 am Spring 2016 December Add/Drop #4. Add/drop is available for a month. Requests will be processed on January 5 at 9:30 am.  (ABRA available to all eligible students, including JD 1Ls.)
December TBA Requests for Spring 2016 law courses by non-law students accepted.
December 4 Last day to drop Fall 2015 courses.
Last day of Fall 2015 classes.
 
January 5 Last day to submit work from prior semesters for students graduating in January 2016.
 
TUESDAY MORNING, January 5 at 1:30 pm December Add/Drop #4 is run.
January 8 at 1:30 pm Results of December Add/Drop #4 published.
January 8 at 1:30 pm - January 27 at 9:30 am Daily add/drop cycles for Spring 2016 classes. The Daily Cycles are not live. Each day during the daily cycle, students may enter add/drop bids from 1:30 pm through 9:30 am the next day. The results from the bids processed at 9:30 am will be posted each day at 1:30 pm.
WEDNESDAY MORNING,
January 27 at 9:30 am

Last day to add/drop courses on ABRA for Spring 2016.
January 28 - May 3 Credit/Fail Option available for Spring 2016 via Albert (JD students only).
February TBD Last day to add a Stern Spring 2016 day course.
February TBD Last day to apply for May 2016 graduation via Albert.
February TBD Last day to add a Spring 2016 graduate-level non-law course (except for Stern course).
February TBD Last day to submit requests for Spring 2016 (College of Arts and Science) language course.
https://www.nyu.edu/registrar/calendars/registration-calendar.html

NOTE: The deadlines posted are the dates by which the University Registrar must receive the registration request. Stduents should build in 2-4 business dates to submit the form to the Office of Academic Services.
February TBD Last day to add a Stern Spring 2016 evening course.
February 9 Last day to add Directed Research and Writing Credit for Spring 2016.
February 11 Last day to add a Spring 2016 online course (LLMs only).
February TBD January graduating students must satisfy all financial obligations to the law school in order to graduate and be certified to sit for the bar exam by this date.
March 15 Deadline for GRADUATING STUDENTS WITH EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES to add a Directed Research with the permission of their program office. After this date, permission of the Vice Dean is required. (This date is not applicable to continuing students.)
May 1 Last day to submit work from prior semesters for students graduating in May 2016.
May 3 Last day to drop Spring 2016 courses.
Last day of Spring 2016 classses.
May 16 Last day to submit work for Spring 2016 semester.
June TBD May graduating students must satisfy all financial obligations to the Law School in order to graduate and be certified to sit for the bar exam by this date.