Graduate Tax Program

Other Academic Policies

The portion of our website relating to summer courses does not contain all academic policies applicable to summer students. Please refer to the the academic policy guide and general NYU policies.


Students with disabilities in need of accommodation should contact the Moses Center, 240 Greene Street, Fourth Floor, at (212) 998-4980. To preserve anonymity, students should not discuss accommodations with the course instructor.


There are a few different ways to identify required and optional textbooks:

•    Search the NYU Bookstore textbook database
•    Refer to the course syllabus
•    Check the NYU Brightspace course website (if it is published and you are registered for the course)
•    Contact the professor or the professor’s assistant (listed in the NYU Law directory)

In addition to specific course textbooks, you will likely need to buy (or borrow) a paper set of the full two-volume code and six-volume regulations. You may already have a set at work, or you can pick up a print copy of the most recent edition.  

CCH Tax Law is publishing the Winter 2022 version of the code (ISBN: 9780808053606) and the regulations (ISBN: 9780808053637) on 2/14/2022. If you want to wait to purchase the most recent version, you can use RIA checkpoint or another online source to get through the first few weeks of classes.

A few courses may also suggest an abridged version of the Code and Regs, which you are free to buy as well, though you will eventually need a full set of Code and Regs.

Many course exams do not allow access to the internet during the test, so e-books and internet-based versions of the code may not be accessible during exams. Apart from exams, you can use an e-book version of the code and regulations when preparing for class or in class, or you can use an internet-based version of the Code and Regs (e.g., RIA checkpoint which is accessible via our law library catalog)

You can buy your books via the NYU Bookstore or through other sources if it is cheaper or easier. Simply copy and search for the book online using the ISBN number. 

For Non-Degree Students

Obtaining Your Net ID 

Once you submit a registration form to the Graduate Tax Program, it may take up to 15 business days for your record/student account to be created/activated, at which point you will be officially registered for your courses. The Office of Records and Registration or the Graduate Tax Program will write to you at the email address provided on your registration form to let you know when you have been officially registered. We will provide you with a NetID and a University ID (called the “N number”, i.e., N12346789), along with additional information on NYU systems. Once you obtain your University ID from Liz, you can visit to create a NetID email account.

NYU Email Address


Course Selection 

Many of the online courses are in advanced topics intended for those who have previously studied tax with us or those who are working in tax law. We do offer some courses which, while still very challenging, are good starting points. Please contact John Stephens, Director of the Graduate Tax Program by emailing or calling (212) 998-6394 to discuss.


Most students take our courses for academic credit and earn a letter grade. However, it is also possible to audit a course. Auditing requires attending the class sessions and participating in class, or alternatively, watching a course online. However, auditors do not sit for the exam and don’t receive a grade or any academic credit. Auditing incurs the same cost as taking a class for credit. Auditors receive a transcript with a grade of “R.” 

Transfer Credit:

JD or LLM students from other law schools should contact their home school to determine its transfer credit policy, including whether an online course will be accepted for credit. A non-matriculated student has the option to take summer classes for a letter grade, and if the student receives a C or better, he or she may apply to have the credits earned count towards an NYU School of Law LLM degree or certificate, should the student be admitted into a degree or certificate program at a later date. (The first graduate tax course taken at NYU begins an admitted student’s five year period of study for an LLM degree.) A JD student at another school who takes an on campus course at NYU who is later admitted to a Tax LLM program at NYU may apply that credit towards their LLM program as advanced standing. However, the credit must fall within the five year period of study. (In other words, they would not be able to use that credit if they do not complete the remaining LLM credits within five years of taking that summer course.)

Required notices regarding distance learning classes taken by Texas residents who are not enrolled in a degree program:

  1. New York University School of Law is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code;
  2. NYU is approved and regulated by the New York State Department of Education, and the Law School is also regulated by the NY State Court of Appeals; and
  3. The New York State Department of Education can be contacted at: (518) 474-3852.  The Court of Appeals can be contacted at: (518) 455-7700.