Update: NYU Shanghai Textbook Website

The NYU Shanghai Textbook Website includes the required textbooks and course materials information for Spring 2017 semester.  Please read the following text carefully as it contains important information about how to order your textbooks and required materials for your classes. These details are also available on the Textbook Website for your future reference.

TEXTBOOKS POLICY

NYU Shanghai students are expected to purchase required course materials for all enrolled classes by the end of the second week Add/Drop deadline. Required textbook information has been posted on NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website. Please follow the instructions below carefully:

  1. Make sure to check this Website for detailed information of required textbooks as well as the format of each textbook for each of your enrolled courses (e.g. physical hard-copy or electronic).
  2. If the website shows that the textbook is required in physical hardcopy format, you must order it through the NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website. No verification of substitutions will be allowed (except the calculus and Chinese Books).
  3. If the website shows that the textbook is provided as an electronic version, you have two options:
  • Option #1: Order the e-textbook from the NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website. Students may not replace NYU Shanghai e-textbooks with e-versions purchased on their own. E-textbooks can be only purchased through NYU Shanghai.
  • Option #2: Purchase a physical hard copy from a legal source with the same ISBN number listed on the NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website and verify your copy with the textbook team during the textbook distribution sessions. Please following the Verifying Instructions.

If a student is enrolled in a class, but has not ordered course materials prior to the course add/drop deadline, the university will process an order for the necessary course materials for the student after Feb. 17th.

BILLING
The Bursar’s Office will pre-bill each student $500 for course materials before the semester starts. You will receive a refund, if your course materials end up costing less than $500. If they end up costing more than $500, you will be separately billed for the amount above $500.

HOW TO ORDER FROM THE TEXTBOOK WEBSITE
Orders are by course not book. Confirming an order is for all books in a course.

There are 4 deadlines for processing orders (see table below). Before each deadline, you may go back and modify or cancel your order without penalty. However, after that deadline has passed, all orders in the system up to that point will be processed and cannot be returned or exchanged. Thus, review your orders carefully!

If you place your order before 11:59 PM China time on this date… You can pick up your course materials on campus starting on this date…. (exact location will be announced later)
January 19th. February 3rd and February 5th Morning (10AM-12PM)
February 5th February 6th (first day of the classes)
February 12th February 13th
February 17th February 20th

After February 17th, if you have not ordered textbooks through the website or not had your own copies verified in-person at a designated Textbook Verification Session, the university will automatically order the textbooks for you and you will be charged. You may contact us at nyush.academic.associates@nyu.edu with any questions.

Reminder: Ebills Due January 5

If you have not yet paid your ebill, please take the necessary steps to do so by the January 5th deadline.  As a reminder, ebills were sent to your NYU email address ONLY.  You can also access your ebill as follows:

  • Log into NYU Home (home.nyu.edu)
  • Click on the Academics tab, then click on Albert Login
  • Click on the “Student Center”
  • Click on the “View Bursar Account” link located under the Finances menu
  • This should link to the secure eSuite website

*Visiting students, if financial aid money from your school is going to transfer to NYU and/or your school pays on your behalf, it is okay if these anticipated payments arrive after the bill becomes due. Only the portion of the bill that you are personally responsible for paying directly to NYU must arrive by the due date.

Visiting Students: NYU Email ONLY!

After today, December 1, we’ll be emailing all correspondence, including blog updates, to your NYU Email account ONLY. Please make sure you have activated it so you receive important communications such as your ebill and visa instructions!

It’s easy to do: see here for details, including how to set up mail forwarding so messages sent to your NYU Email address also go directly to the email address of your choice.

E-Bills Received

NYU’s Office of the Bursar has now sent out electronic bills (e-bills) to all registered students for the spring semester. As an NYU Shanghai student, you should also have your spring Shanghai housing placeholder charge posted – all students must pay this amount by the due date. Once the final housing placement has been made, the e-bill will be adjusted, resulting in either a credit or an additional charge. The final charge will appear on your e-bill within 2-3 weeks following the start of the program.

Bills are due by January 5th! If you have not received an e-bill (remember, this is only sent to your NYU email account), you can still access your e-bill as follows:

  • Log into NYU Home (home.nyu.edu)
  • Click on the Academics tab, then click on Albert Login
  • Click on the “Student Center”
  • Click on the “View Bursar Account” link located under the Finances menu
  • This should link to the secure eSuite website

Please note: Students currently living on campus with meal plans will automatically see a charge on your bursar bill for spring 2017. You can have this charge removed by logging in to the meal plan portal with your Net ID and password and cancelling it.

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap & Make-Up Quiz

For those who could not attend the in-person orientation, we missed you. There were some great questions and discussions with the Global Peer Mentors.  

While there is no way to replicate that experience, we are providing this version of the NYU Shanghai Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2017 presentation for those who could not attend. Please ensure to read through the presentation in its entirety and complete this mandatory quiz to test your knowledge and make sure you know the essential information! This must be completed by Monday, November 28. 

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • All students must arrive on Feb 2 and can check into the residence after 12 pm. On-site orientation is Mandatory on Feb 3.
  • Housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, Feb 2 – May 27!
  • All class attendance and course related field trips are mandatory.  Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Bring all the prescription drugs you will need for your entire stay. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for any medication you take regularly for the full 4 months. Do NOT ship medication overseas.
  • All students must take a Chinese language course. If you are unsure about your level, take the CAS Chinese Mandarin Placement Exam. If you think you should place out, email shanghai.chinese.program@nyu.edu before Feb 2, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns after you have read through the presentation, feel free to email me.  To be put in touch with an NYU Shanghai alum, email global-peer-mentors@nyu.edu.

E-Bills Coming Soon & Setting Up Direct Deposit

The NYU Bursar will send bills via email on November 29.  Please keep an eye on your NYU email account for your NYU Shanghai bill. You can also log directly into eSuite to view your billing statements.  These will be due in full by January 5.

Visiting students, if financial aid money from your school is going to transfer to NYU and/or your school pays on your behalf, it is okay if these anticipated payments arrive after the bill becomes due. Only the portion of the bill that you are personally responsible for paying directly to NYU must arrive by the due date.  

Additionally, if you anticipate receiving any portion of your bill in the form of a refund, we recommend setting up direct deposit with NYU.  Instructions on how to do so can be found on the Bursar’s website here.

Note: you can make your parents an “authorized user” of your e-bill account, if payments are typically made by them. For instructions on how to set this up, please see here. Questions about the e-billing process? View the Contact Us page on the Bursar’s website to reach out.

Textbook Purchasing and Verification

NYU Shanghai students are expected to purchase required course materials for all enrolled classes by the end of the second week add/drop deadline. Required textbook information will be announced to all students through NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website one month before the semester starts. Please follow the instructions below carefully:

-Make sure to check the NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website for the detailed information of required textbooks as well as the format of each textbook for your enrolled course(s) that NYU Shanghai can provide.

-If the format of a textbook shows on the NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website is a physical version, you can only order through NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website. No verification will be allowed.

-If the format of textbook shows on NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website is an electronic version, you have two options:

1)     Order the e-textbook from NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website. Students may not replace NYU Shanghai e-textbooks with e-versions purchased outside of NYU Shanghai’s textbook process. E-textbooks can be only purchased through NYU Shanghai.

2)     Or you can purchase a physical copy from a legal resource with the exact same ISBN number listed on NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website by yourself and verify your copy with the textbook team during the textbook distribution sessions.

Students can ONLY verify a self-purchased physical copy when a required textbook is available in electronic version on NYU Shanghai Textbooks Website. Please make sure you follow the verification guideline here.

The detailed dates, times, and locations of textbook distribution sessions will be announced to all students through email before the semester starts.

Updated Info: Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation

As mentioned previously, all students currently in the New York area are required to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation on Saturday, November 5.  The session for NYU Shanghai will be 9 am to 12 pm in Kimmel. More details to come!

If you are unable to attend because of religious observance, you must email me by October 21.  Alternate arrangements will be made for those students as well as students currently studying outside of New York.

Visiting Students: Set up NYU Email

Visiting students, if you have confirmed your place in the program, you are now eligible to activate your NYU email.  You should do so ASAP!

Activating your account will give you access to your NYU email, and, beginning October 25, will allow you to use the shopping cart functionality in Albert to prepare for course registration. Any student who confirms after that date will have access to the shopping cart within 24-48 hours.  

It’s important that you activate your NYU email account ASAP so that you can move forward with your study away plans. Additionally, using your NYU email is vital since we will begin sending the blog updates and other communications to this email only (don’t worry — we’ll give you a heads up before we do that). NYU’s Bursar’s Office will also send your eBill just to your NYU address at the end of November, and you don’t want to miss that!

If you have not activated your NYU netID yet (you were prompted to during the application process to be able to check if materials were received), you must first do this:

  • Activate your NYU NetID and create your password. Your NetID can be found in your original acceptance email (from global.admissions@nyu.edu), and is usually a combination of your initials and a few random numbers (for example, mine is: jps566).  To activate your NetID and set your password, go to the NYU Information Technology Services (ITS) “Start” page (http://start.nyu.edu).  Enter your NetID, click on the “Start” button and follow the online instructions.  To complete the process, you will also need your date of birth and the University ID number (also known as your N-number) assigned to you.  You N number can also be found in your acceptance email; it is the number that starts with an N at the top of the email (for example N12345678).

If you forgot your netID or N number and cannot locate the email that was sent to you with that information, please email me and I will help you. Please look for your admission email first.

To then activate your email simply:

  • Return to start.nyu.edu and enter your netID
  • On the next page, enter your NYUHome password.
  • On the next page, click on the “Activate NYU Google Account” option.
  • Presto, your NYU email account is created!

You can also set up mail forwarding. After signing into NYUHome, click on “Preferences” on the top of the page, then find the “Mail Forwarding” option under “Your Email”, and click “Edit”. From there, click on “Add a Forwarding Address” and enter the email where you would like the NYU email correspondence to forward.

NYU Study Away Funding Session

Did you know that studying abroad doesn’t necessarily cost more than studying in New York? The cost of housing, meals, and daily living abroad is comparable and in some cases less expensive than New York City. Remember that cost of living varies by student and by city! When preparing to go abroad, it’s important to think about what the actual costs are as well as how and when they need to be paid.

Every Friday throughout the semester, the Office of Global Programs hosts a Study Away Funding session to provide you with information about all the various ways to fund your semester abroad. Attend one of these info sessions to learn more about Global Programs Scholarships eligibility and application process as well as additional resources and tips.

When: Fridays, 1:30-2:30 pm

Where: ARC LL05, 18 Washington Place

To sign up, click here!