Math Major Transfer Students


Welcome to the NYU Mathematics Department! Transfer students will find all of the information they need to help get started in a Math Major at NYU below:

Calculus Placement

Students who are new to mathematics and not sure where to begin their coursework should refer to the Calculus Information page. This page will help guide students into the appropriate calculus course. If needed, students can register for one of our Calculus Placement Exams.

Transfer Course Equivalencies

Once transfer students have matriculated at NYU, an initial Transfer Credit Report will be generated and can be accessed via NYU Albert, the electronic student system. All transfer credits will be listed as tentative until final High School and College transcripts are received by NYU.

Initially, all math courses will be equated to either CORE-UA credit or Elective Credit. In order to receive MATH-UA course credit, the Mathematics Department must determine if the course(s) students completed at their previous institution(s) are equivalent to our courses here at NYU. To check transfer course equivalencies, students should contact one of our advisement team and attach a copy of their unofficial transcript(s) with all previous math course grades:

Students whose last (family) name begins with letters AM should contact Dana Jaggi, Program Admnistrator, at djaggi@cims.nyu.edu

Students whose last (family) name begins with letters NZ, should contact Beth Markowitz, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, at beth@cims.nyu.edu

Our advisors will check to see if we have already reviewed your course(s) before, and will be able to let you know if they are equivalent. For any courses not previously reviewed, the advisor will ask for a copy of the course syllabus, which must show a list of textbooks used and a weekly breakdown of topics covered. They will then have math faculty review each syllabus for equivalency, and will advise on the MATH-UA course credit(s) to be received. Transfer courses that are to be counted toward major or optional minor requirements must be judged equivalent to courses currently offered by the mathematics department. With the exception of courses taught online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, credit cannot be transferred for courses in which a majority of the assessment is conducted in a distance-learning environment. 

The mathematics department can only evaluate mathematics courses for equivalency and transfer credit.  Transfer students should contact the corresponding departments for each non-math course to be evaluated.

Transfer Courses: Major Credit

No more than half of a major can be completed with transfer course credits, the remainder of the courses must be taken at NYU. For the Math Major which requires 13 courses, only 6 math courses can be completed with transfer credit. For the Joint Math and Economics Major which requires 9 math courses, only 6 math courses and a total of 9 courses for the entire joint major can be completed with transfer credit. For the Joint Math and Data Science Major which requires 9 math courses, only 6 math courses and a total of 9 courses for the entire joint major can be completed with transfer credit. For the Joint Math and Computer Science Major which requires 10 math courses, only 6 math courses and a total of 9 courses for the entire joint major can be completed with transfer credit.

If a student happens to have more than half of the major credits equivalent from transfer courses, they will still be able to use them for placement/prerequisite purposes and possibly towards their 128 graduation credits, but they will not be able to count towards their major requirements.

Major Requirements

For a complete list of all Math Major Requirements, Guidelines, and Math Major Checklists, please visit the Major and Minor Requirements page.

Students who are interested in the Math Major Honors Program should visit the Honors Program page.

For details on how to declare a Math Major, students should visit the Declaring a Major or Minor page.

Math Advising

For all matters concerning undergraduate advisement in mathematics, students should contact one of our advisement team.

Students whose last (family) name begins with letters AM should contact Dana Jaggi, Program Administrator, at djaggi@cims.nyu.edu

Students whose last (family) name begins with letters NZ, should contact Beth Markowitz, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs, at beth@cims.nyu.edu

All Math Major Transfer Students will receive an assigned Math Faculty Advisor a few weeks before registering for their second semester at NYU.

More information and links to useful resources can be found on our Advisement page.

Activities & Research

The Mathematics Department offers students many opportunities to get involved with math outside of the classroom. These opportunities include the Math Major Peer Mentor Program, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Math Competitions, The Math Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics NYU Chapter, and the Association for Women in Mathematics. Information on all of these great opportunities, and others, can be found on the Activities & Research page. We encourage all transfer students to get involved!

For more Transfer Student information, please visit the CAS New Student Center.