Category Archives: Advisement & Registration

Master’s College Fall Soiree

Master’s College Fall Soiree: Join the GSAS Master’s College, the Master’s College Program Board, and the Master’s College Alumni Association as we kick off the academic year with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, September 18, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. To RSVP, email with your name and the name of this event.

Spring 2015 Draper Academic Advisement

Spring 2015 Academic Advisement is now up on Draper’s News and Events page, and below.

All students wishing to register for spring 2015 courses must have an advisement appointment.

Students may call Draper’s main line – 212-998-8070 – beginning at 9:00am on Monday, November 3, to schedule advisement appointments. If unable to call, please email draper.program[at] as soon as the scheduling period opens and someone will reply as soon as possible. Advisement can be done over the phone if needed, please specify when making your appointment.

Appointments will take place the following dates:

  • November 17-20
  • November 24
  • December 2-3
  • January 21-22

The spring 2015 course schedule will be available through the main page of the Draper site starting in November.

University-wide registration opens on Albert on November 17. Per usual, if you are interested in non-Draper courses, you are free to contact the originating department and register at that time. For all Draper courses (anything with the DRAP-GA heading), you’ll need permission numbers given at your advisement appointment.

Any student *not* registering for credit-bearing courses in spring 2015 must register for Maintenance of Matriculation as soon as it is available on Albert.

See more registration and Maintenance information on our Registration FAQs!


Students planning to graduate in fall 2014 must hand their theses and related paperwork in to the Draper office — hard copy and original signature required –by December 16, 2014, 5:00pm.

Students planning to graduate in spring 2015 must have their Thesis Topic Approval Forms to Draper by December 16, 2014 (email is fine). You must also register for graduation on Albert by January 6, 2015.

Also see:

Thesis guidelines, forms, and paperwork checklist

Thesis FAQs

Permission Code Reminder

Hello Draperites,

Happy first day of classes! We hope that you are all refreshed and ready to start the semester.
Two reminders about permission codes:
1. If you have a permission code that you plan to use but have not used yet, please register ASAP.
2. If you have a permission code that you do not plan to use, please let us know as soon as you can. In many cases this will allow a waitlisted student to register, which they will not be able to do until we clear your spot.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

Fall 2014 African American History Seminar

Professor Jeffrey T. Sammons has opened his African American History Seminar to Draper students!

Tuesdays, 4:55 – 7:40
KJCC 607
Jeffrey Sammons: ks11[at]

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to afford participants the opportunity to produce an original research paper on any aspect, in any period, of the history of African Americans broadly construed. The course is designed so as to introduce new material and new ways of looking at familiar material for more senior students and to provide foundational support to those with no or limited graduate level exposure to African American History and/or training in historical research methods and theory as related to the subject material. Much of both sets of supports will be found through classic and cutting-edge scholarly products rather than through explicitly instructional sources. The objective is to help you ask the right kinds of questions of the material, as any subject is only as important as the questions asked of it. The finished product, of twenty-five to thirty pages, will satisfy the seminar requirement for the Masters degree if the grade is B or higher.

During the first five weeks of the course we will discuss common readings. All participants will be expected to read all assigned materials and contribute meaningfully to class discussions. During that period, those students without a project in mind should be seriously exploring and developing a topic. I expect that during these early weeks that all of you will consult with me on the basis of need. Those who have a firm topic should inform me immediately for an assessment of viability and acceptability.

Fall 2014 Advisement and Course Schedule

Greetings Draperites,

We hope that you are enjoying your summer so far!

You can begin scheduling advisement appointments Wednesday, July 30, at 9:00 am. If you call in and the line is busy, please do not leave a message – just try again in a few minutes!

Fall 2014 Academic Advisement

Draper’s fall 2014 academic advisement session will run from Wednesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 28.

Students may call the Draper main line at 212.998.8070, starting at 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 30 to make an advisement appointment. These dates will be available at any time on our News and Events page.

If you are unable to call in, you are also welcome to email us ( to set up an appointment. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please note that advising does not have to be done in person, you are welcome to have an appointment by phone – just let us know when you schedule it.

All students who are registering for credit-bearing courses in the fall 2014 semester must have an advising appointment.

Registering for Outside Classes

Students wishing to register for non-Draper courses may do so, but should still plan on scheduling an advisement appointment. In this case, it is important to first contact the originating department to find out what their protocol is for registering outside students, as it can vary by department.

Working on Your Thesis

Students who plan to work only on their thesis in the fall, and not take other courses, must register for Maintenance of Matriculation (Course number MAINT-GA 4747, Class #4441). No permission codes are needed to register for maintenance, nor is it required that you have an advisement appointment.

Draper Fall 2014 Courses

A preliminary fall 2014 course schedule is now available on Draper’s website:

We should be adding a few more crosslists, course descriptions, and additional course information, so be sure to check back as the semester approaches.

As always, feel free to be in touch with any questions: 212.998.8070 or