Contact Information
Academic & Student Services

AddressCUSP Education
1 Metrotech Center, 19th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201



Frequently Asked Questions

Orientation, or City Challenge Week, will run from Monday, August 25 through Thursday, August 28. It is a mandatory event for all incoming NYU CUSP students, which will include a number of speakers, workshops, academic boot camps, and events that will introduce you to CUSP, the field of urban informatics, NYU resources and prepare you to begin your academic career at CUSP.
All admitted students should respond to our offer of admission by either accepting or declining on the NYU Albert system. Specific directions are outlined in the Next Steps section. You must confirm your enrollment online by the date indicated in your admissions offer and pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 USD.
We would be happy to connect you with a NYU CUSP faculty member. Please visit to learn more about some of the faculty members. Once you have determined which professor you would like to speak with, please email and we will help organize a conversation between you and a professor.
The NYU CUSP Student Ambassadors’ Program provides prospective and accepted students an opportunity to speak with current graduate students about their experiences and as life as a NYU CUSP student. To connect with a CUSP Ambassador, please contact
There are many resources to find an off-campus apartment in NYC. NYU hosts an informative site that provides detailed information about apartment hunting. To start on your search, please click here.
The tuition and fees for the MS program (30 credits) is approximately $49,714. The Advanced Certificate program (12 credits) is approximately $21,000 not including the Student Health Insurance Program. For more information visit the tuition & fees section.
In order to register for classes, there are a few remaining steps that you must complete:

Activate your Net ID

  • Go to and follow the instructions. Your NetID is your login and username for your NYU e-mail account.

Log in to NYUHome

  • Go to and enter your NetID and password. Visit the various tabs to familiarize yourself with the layout and information available. Confirm that you have access to your e-mail account.

Log in to NYU Albert

  • Albert, NYU’s student information system, displays your schedule, classroom location and final grades. From the NYUHome Welcome screen, click on the tab labeled “Academics.” On the upper left side of the Academics page, click the box labeled “Albert Login.” You will now be at the Albert Welcome screen.

Check your NYU E-mail

  • Once you activate your NYUHome account you can check your NYU e-mail by logging in to NYUHome and clicking the “E-mail” link, or navigating directly to and using your NYUHome credentials. All NYU correspondence from this point on will be sent to your NYU e-mail address.

Enroll in Classes

  • Through the Student Center in Albert, click on the “Enroll” link on the left-hand side of the page and select classes to enter into your shopping cart. Be sure to use the search function on the right hand side of the course guide in order to narrow your search by subject, session or by open/closed status. Once your selected courses are in your shopping cart, confirm classes by clicking “Finish Enrolling.” If you are interested in enrolling in more than one class, select “Add another class” and repeat the process. Students are allowed to take up to 18 credits per fall session. If you are blocked from registering for a course for any reason, please submit an Enrollment Request Form with the Academic Resource Center. You must include your full name and NYU ID Number in all communications.

Review Your Schedule

  • In the student center, select “My Class Schedule” to find out the location, dates and times for the courses you selected.