Registration Resources & Guides - Sy Syms School of Business

How to determine your class standing:

Your student status and registration time is based on PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED classes. It does not matter if you are taking 0 credits this semester, or 100, it will not impact your registration time. To see how many credits you have completed, please look at your academic transcript. You can find it by doing the following:

  • Login to My YU

  • Click on the student tab

  • Click on “student records”

  • Click on “academic transcript”


For Syms Men:

  • Select “undergraduate men” from drop down menu
  • Click “display transcript” button
  • Look towards the bottom of the page, right before the current semester info.
  • The number under “passed hours” is your total completed credits,

How to find the Syms or YC schedule online (you will want to see the YC schedule if you are looking for a humanities, social science, econ, or if you have a minor):

  • Go to http://www.yu.edu/schedules
  • Select the upcoming semester ‘Fall 2020’ and click ‘Submit’
  • Select College (part of term) – ‘UM Syms for Men’ or ‘UM Yeshiva College’
  • Click ‘Class Search’ at the bottom to view the schedule 

Registration Schedule- Wilf Campus 

  • Upper Seniors U8: 111 or more credits completed  Monday, May 4, 2:50 P.M.

  • Lower Seniors U7: 94-110.5 credits completed  Monday, May 4, 4:20 P.M.

  • Upper Juniors U6: 78-93.5 credits completed  Tuesday, May 5, 2:50 P.M.

  • Lower Juniors U5: 60-77.5 credits completed  Tuesday, May 5, 4:20 P.M.

  • Upper Sophomores U4: 45-59.5 credits completed  Wednesday, May 62:50 P.M.

  • Lower Sophomores U3: 27-44.5 credits completed  Wednesday, May 6, 4:20 P.M.

  • Upper Freshmen U2: 12-26.5 credits completed  Thursday, May 72:50 P.M.

  • Lower Freshmen U1: 0-11.5 credits completed  Thursday, May 7, 4:20 P.M

Beren Campus Registration Dates 

    • Upper Seniors (U8: 111 or more credits completed) May 7, Thursday, 8:30 A.M.
    • Lower Seniors (U7: 94-110 credits completed) - May 7, Thursday, 8:45 A.M.
    • Upper Juniors (U6: 78-93 credits completed) - May 8, Friday, 8:30 A.M.
    • Lower Juniors (U5: 60-77 credits completed) - May 8, Friday, 8:45 A.M.
    • Upper Sophomores (U4: 45-59 credits completed) - May 11, Monday, 8:30 A.M.
    • Lower Sophomores (U3: 27-44 credits completed) - May 11, Monday, 8:45 A.M.
    • Upper Freshmen (U2: 12-26 credits completed) - May 12, Tuesday, 8:30 A.M.
    • Lower Freshmen (U1: 0-11 credits completed) - May 12, Tuesday, 8:45 A.M.

Please note, all outstanding outside transfer credit requests (including Israel Seminary credits, AP credits, Jerusalem Exams, summer courses etc.) will not be processed during the registration period. To allow time for processing, please have all your transcripts submitted early. 

Summer Classes

  • Please note that macroeconomics will not fulfill the Syms economics requirement.  Macro, if it is approved, is a business elective.
  • To sign up for summer classes at YU: This is the list of Yeshiva University Summer classes: https://www.yu.edu/katz/programs/summer/courses. If you would like to take a business class it is highly recommended that you take at YU as it is challenging to get outside business elective classes approved and business core and quantitative classes CANNOT be taken at other schools.
  • To sign up for a pre-approved outside summer classes: If you would like to take a humanities, English literature, social science, economics or a general elective please see the following lists of pre-approved classes:https://www.yu.edu/sites/default/files/inline-files/Summer%202020%20-%20Pre-approved%20Courses.pdf and at https://www.yu.edu/sites/default/files/inline-files/Pre-Approved Course Listings %2802-27-20%29 BY SCHOOL.pdf.
    • If you plan to take one of these classes, men can fill out this form and women can fill out this form and send it to symsadvising@yu.edu.
  • To apply for approval for an outside summer class:
    • For a business elective: Check this list to make sure the school is AACSB accredited. Contact the school and get the syllabus. Send the name of the school, the dates for class, what requirement you want it to fulfil and the syllabus to melanie.zuckerman@yu.edu for approval.
    • For men who want to take a liberal arts class (humanities, social science, econ, general elective, class for YC minor): Send the name of the school, the dates for the class, what requirement you want it to fulfill, the syllabus and this form to Ms. Wood-Hill atwoodhill@yu.edu for approval.
    • For women who want to take a liberal arts class (humanities, English lit, social science, econ, general elective, class for Stern minor): Send the name of the school, the dates for the class, what requirement you want it to fulfill, the syllabus, and this form the relevant department chair. You can find the names of all of the department chairs on this page:https://www.yu.edu/stern/departments-programs

 

If you have any questions for Academic Advisement, please contact the appropriate advisor or schedule an appointment with Academic Advisement.

For  questions contact symsadvising@yu.edu.


Please visit yu.edu/registrar/registration for the most up to date information regarding registration for the upcoming semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I meet with an advisor?
  • When you have any academic questions or concerns.
  • When you want to develop an academic plan.
  • When you are uncertain about choosing a major/career or want to change your major/career.
  • When you want to make changes in your schedule.
  • When you are having difficulty in a class or adjusting to college.
  • When you have received a notice of academic warning.
  • When you are unsure of where to turn.
How do I choose a major?

You might be a student who enters college with a clear idea of academic and career goals and knowing which major is the right one for you. Perhaps you are having difficulty deciding on a major because you find so many subjects interesting and cannot decide which one to pursue.

At the Sy Syms school of Business, we have several resources to help you make this decision. All of the Academic Advisors are able to discuss these important issues with you. In addition, the staff of the Career Center can help you choose a major and understand its relationship to career choice. They offer individual counseling, vocational testing, a career library, guidance using internet research as well as internship development. For the Midtown Campus, you may visit the Career Center at 215 Lexington Avenue, 5th floor. At the Wilf campus, you may visit the Career Center in Furst Hall, suite 413.

The Academic Advisement Center and the Career Center have a variety of material designed to help you through the process of choosing a major. 

What are the requirements for the Sy Syms School of Business at the Midtown campus?

Navigate to the "Resources" tab and look under "Programs of Study". Each semester the course schedule is posted online. The course schedule indicates which requirement the course fulfills. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact an academic advisor.

What are the requirements for Sy Syms School of Business at the Wilf campus?

Navigate to the "Resources" tab and look under "Programs of Study". Each semester the course schedule is posted online. The course schedule indicates which requirement the course fulfills. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact an academic advisor.

May I take Summer School classes?

Yes. All summer school courses must be approved prior to the start of the course(s).You may take up to 9 credits over the entire summer session. 

To take a course at Yeshiva University, please fill out a registration form and bring it to an Academic Advisor for a signature. Once signed you will be able to bring it to student finance and the registrar’s office to formally register for the course. 

To take a summer course outside of Yeshiva University, the course must first be approved. Please contact symsadvising@yu.edu for instructions on course approval. 

Once approved, please fill out the Request for Outside Courses form, also known as the P-10 form, which is available in the Registrar's Office or can be downloaded from the Registrar's website. Please read the regulations and procedures carefully. 

What are the residency requirements?

In order to earn a degree from Yeshiva College, at least 60 percent of your major and minor, and at least 84 credits and 6 semesters must be completed at our New York campus. Transfer students and Midtown students who have studied in Israel for more than one academic year should meet with an Academic Advisor.

May I P/N a course?

Yes, you may select one course each semester to be graded Pass (P) or No Credit (N) subject to the following conditions:

  • No more than one course each semester may be selected
  • P/N grades do not count towards any requirement (Business Core, Business Electives, Communication Courses, Humanities, Jewish CORE, Jewish Studies, Quantitative, Social and Natural Science, MAJOR or MINOR classes)
  • Courses taken with a P/N grade do help fulfill the residency requirement and go towards the 128 credits needed to graduate

The appropriate form must be filed during the period specified in the Academic Calendar. Please read through the P/N form carefully so that you fully understand all of the terms and conditions.

May I audit a course?

Audits are permitted only after registration has been completed and only if there is space available in the course.  An audited course is not considered part of your workload. The regulations regarding auditing courses are on the Request to Audit a Course form.  Please read the regulations carefully, complete the form including the instructor's signature, and return the form to the Registrar's Office.

What is a junior/senior check?

The junior/senior check is your opportunity to meet with an Academic Advisor to review the requirements you have already completed and identify the requirements you have yet to complete. The Academic Advisor will review your complete transcript with you to ensure that you are on track to complete all graduation requirements. We recommend that you have a junior check in the spring of your junior year and a senior check in the fall of your senior year.

How do I drop a course? What does a 'W' mean?

You may drop a course online without permission and without a "W" on your transcript until the drop date noted on each semester's calendar. After that date you need permission from a Dean or an Academic Advisor and the withdrawal will be noted on your transcript with a "W."  Students may withdraw from classes with permission and with a "W", only until the last day of classes, prior to the final. The "W" notation will appear on your transcript and indicates withdrawal without penalty or prejudice, so it will not affect your GPA.

We recommend that you meet with an Academic Advisor before dropping a class.

How do I transfer credit to Yeshiva University?

Any outside courses taken while you are a student at Yeshiva College requires completion of the P-10. For courses taken before you were a YC student, have an official transcript sent to the Office of the Registrar from the school you attended. 

What is YU’s online course policy?

Students may count a maximum of 4 online courses towards their undergraduate degrees. A maximum two online courses may be applied toward the major and a maximum of two online courses may apply toward the General Education Requirements

How many credits should I take each semester at the Midtown Campus?

At the Midtown campus, full time students may take a maximum of 7 classes, including Jewish Studies Core. Students who take below 12 credits are at risk for academic probation, loss of scholarship and/or financial aid, student housing and university health insurance. For this reason it is extremely important to always meet with an academic advisor before dropping a class from your schedule.

How many credits should I take each semester at the Wilf Campus?

At the Wilf campus, in the afternoon program, full time students must take a minimum of 12 or a maximum of 17.5 credits. Students who take below 12 credits are at risk for academic probation, loss of scholarship and/or financial aid, student housing and university health insurance. For this reason it is extremely important to always meet with an academic advisor before dropping a class from your schedule. 

How many credits do I need to graduate?
  • You need 128 credits to graduate 
  • 84 out of the 128 must be taken on our New York campus (we call these residential credits).
  • All Business Core courses, as well as 60% of your major and minor, must be completed at Yeshiva University. 
What do the credits from my Israel Program fulfill?

The credits you received from your Israel Program count towards the 128 credits needed to graduate. They are simply viewed as elective credits, and do not fulfill any of your 84 residential credits. Midtown students who have completed more than one year of study in Israel should consult with an Academic Advisor. 

What does it mean to take, “Shiur for credit?”
  • When the cumulative index of your morning program are transferred to your college record/ afternoon transcript. 
  • They appear on your afternoon transcript as, “HES.”
  • These credits can only help fulfill the 84 residential credits, as well as the 128 needed to graduate