Graduate Tax Program Summer Session


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Registration Dates

Monday, April 8, 2024 through Friday, May 31, 2024

Current NYU Law Students

Current NYU Law Students may register for summer tax courses by following the steps below during the summer session registration periodMonday, April 8, 2024 through Friday, May 31, 2024. You will not be bidding in COURSES. Please follow the instructions below.

1. Navigate to NYU Law COURSES.

2. From any screen in COURSES, click on the link for the Law Registrar's Service Desk.

3. Click on the link to "Add a Course."

4. Enter the requested information, including course section number. Your name will prepopulate the form.

5. Click "Create" to submit your registration request.

6. Repeat this process if you would like to register for additional summer tax courses.

Students Admitted for Fall 2025

Students admitted to the Graduate Tax Program for Fall 2025 may matriculate early and take summer courses, though we highly recommend you first speak with Director John Stephens at (212) 998-6394. Please email the Graduate Tax Program for additional information on how to register.

NYU Law Alumni

Please email the Graduate Tax Program for additional information on how to register.

Non-Degree Students

Please email the Graduate Tax Program for additional information on how to register.

How to Drop a Course

Once registered for a course, students may drop or withdraw from a course by emailing a written request to NYU Law students enrolled in degree programs may alternatively submit a course drop request through the Law Registrar's Service Desk.

The date of receipt by the Law School of the drop request, not the last date of attendance in class, is considered the official date of the student's withdrawal. It is this official date that serves as the basis for computing any refund granted to the student. Registration and services fees are non-refundable after a certain date, and tuition becomes non-refundable after a certain date, regardless of whether a student has viewed class videos. Online courses additionally have a limit on how many class videos can be launched before tuition and fees become non-refundable.

Refunds of Tuition

Please note that registering for a course incurs tuition and fee liability. When we use the term “refund” we are referring to a reduction in that liability, not just the situation where we return some portion of the money we have already received from you. Thus, if you register for a course and have not yet paid for the course, you are still liable for the cost of the course. Please do not register for a course without familiarizing yourself with the rules and deadlines regarding refunds, i.e., reducing tuition and fee liability. Carefully review the follow refund schedules to determine the appropriate refund for the course(s) in which you are registered.

Courses with insufficient enrollment will be canceled with a full refund of tuition and fees.

2024 Summer Session Refund Schedule

Prior to June 12

100% tuition and fee refund

June 12-June 18

100% tuition refund, no refund of fees

June 19-July 2

55% tuition refund, no refund of fees

July 3 and beyond

No refund

Registration Eligibility

Summer tax courses are open to:

- NYU School of Law students in LLM, MSL, and Advanced Professional Certificate programs;

- NYU Law alumni; and

- Attorneys who wish to take classes without being enrolled in a degree program. Many of the summer tax courses require a student to have completed a basic law school course in U.S. Federal Income Taxation, though some courses do not require this prerequisite. Please contact for more information eligibility and registration procedures.

Additional Restrictions

Typically, JD students may not register for online courses, as many law schools, the ABA, and state bar examiners have rules restricting online coursework. (Foreign-trained attorneys looking to use a Tax LLM to qualify to sit for the New York bar exam should contact John Stephens, as their requirements are complex. Non-tax LLM students should contact the Office of Graduate Affairs for academic advising.

Students living in the following locations may not register for online courses: Guam, Australia, Taiwan. Students from Maryland should contact us at (212) 992-8150 prior to enrolling for additional information.


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

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. We will require students to provide an email from a school official stating that they will accept credit for an online course, and students should also confirm that they understand any limitations on online coursework from a bar exam qualification perspective. 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 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.)

Credit Load

Credit Limit

Students may register for up to six credits, though realistically, most working students shouldn’t register for more than two or three credits during the summer session. The 2024 summer session is roughly ten weeks long, which is about three-quarters of the length of our fall or spring semesters. It may be possible to take more credits if you have a light workload (or no work/time off) over the summer.

Enrollment Status for Educational Loans

Degree candidates taking five credits are eligible to apply for federal educational loans, assuming other conditions are met. Students taking three to five credits in this abbreviated summer session may also call John Stephens at (212) 998-6394 to discuss eligibility for half-time enrollment status, which makes one eligible to apply for loans. Other conditions aside from half-time may also factor into loan eligibility. For other information on student loans, both federal and private, please visit Student Financial Services.