Auditing a Foreign Language

Dear SPE Graduate Students,
 
All matriculated SPE graduate students who will still be matriculated/registered in their graduate program this fall, and/or who will be matriculated/registered in their graduate program this summer, are eligible to audit one full semester summer foreign language course for free. This is a perk offered to all graduate students outside of your program of study, and is not a requirement for your degree. Graduate students can register on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to class availability, after the undergraduate population has had a chance to register. The foreign language classes are offered through the SPE undergraduate curriculum, and service the entire university. Availability of language classes is not guaranteed. 
 
Registration for Summer 2018 foreign language audits for SPE graduate students will begin on Tuesday, May 1st.  Please do not send an email with your request prior to this date.
 
The process is as follows:
 
Send an email from your New School email address on or after May 1st to reichv@newschool.edu, with your name, program, ID#, the CRN# and the name of the class for which you would like to register. We recommend you provide three choices, in case your first choice is not available (you can check the current availability of each language class by viewing the class finder in MyNewSchool). You will receive a return email confirming receipt of your request. You should then check your MyNewSchool account within 48 hours after receiving the confirmation email to make sure your registration is complete. You will receive no other communication from me unless there is an issue with the course (ie: the course is full).
 
* if you register for a foreign language audit in the summer and are not registering for graduate classes, you will be charged the University Services fee of $180.  
 
Students who will graduate in May 2018 are not eligible for a summer foreign language couse audit.
 
**If you are unsure of your foreign language proficiency level, please contact the Foreign Languages office at (212) 229-5676 prior to sending me your request. 
 
Please be aware you can only register for a foreign language audit through the end of the add period (or by the start of the class if the class begins after the add period ends.) You will not be permitted to add a foreign language class after this time. You will also not be permitted to sit in on a foreign language class that you are not officially registered for. 
 
Graduate students auditing foreign language classes cannot be added to the wait list of a full class. If you choose to waitlist yourself and then register for the class as a non-credit student, you will need to then pay for the class. You cannot register as a non-credit student, and then later switch to audit status. 
 
Finally, language courses are taken by students from across the University. Though you won’t receive a grade or credit for the course, you are still expected to attend regularly, participate in all classroom activities including the purchase of necessary course materials and completion of assignments. Please consider your degree course workload and other commitments carefully when signing up for a foreign language course audit.
 
The Summer 2018 Foreign Language offerings are attached. 
Fall 2018 foreign language audit registration will begin on July 23rd. 
Additional information will be forthcoming.