Admitted International Students

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Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to NYIT!

Take a Virtual Tour of NYITWhen planning your arrival to NYIT, please review the information provided in the pre-arrival packet that NYIT sent with your I-20. There is a checklist that details information on traveling to the United States, transportation once you arrive, tuition and payments, orientation, placement exams, housing, and insurance, as well as details about applying for an F-1 student visa.

If you have not yet received an I-20 form from NYIT, please contact the Office of Admissions. The submission of your financial affidavit of support and bank statement may be pending, you may need to demonstrate additional funding, or the release of your I-20 SEVIS record (if you are currently in the United States) may still be pending from another school.

We look forward to seeing you on campus. Before you begin your undergraduate studies, here is a quick to-do list:


  • Secure Your Place in the Fall 2014 Class: Return the completed Enrollment Reply Form (PDF) along with the tuition deposit.  Look for the form and details in your acceptance package

  • Decide if You Will Live at NYIT:  Each NYIT campus offers full-service residential facilities. To live on campus, you must complete a Residential Hall Application and submit a nonrefundable $315 deposit. Download an application (PDF).

  • Submit financial documents along with an affidavit of support for your I-20 form unless you have already done it.

When you receive your I-20 form

  • Locate the nearest U.S. consulate from your place of residence:

  • Schedule an appointment and apply for a student visa.

After your visa has been issued

Orientation Register

  • Attend NYIT Orientation. Register for orientation at

  • Make your travel arrangements.

Placement Exams and Registering for Courses

Placement Exams RegisterFreshmen who have no prior college credits need to take math and English placement exams prior to registration. Freshmen will also be responsible for submitting any pending documents, such as proof of high school completion and final high school transcripts, to the Office of Admissions. Register for placement exams at

Transfer students must contact the Office of Admissions for a preliminary transfer credit evaluation to find out if a placement exam is needed. All undergraduate transfer students who have attended college overseas must submit a WESGLOBE or other agency evaluation report.

Graduate students whose TOEFL scores fall between 500 and 550 (written), 173 to 213 (computerized), or 61 to 80 (Internet based), or whose IELTS score falls between 5 and 5.5 must take the English Proficiency Exam

If you need to take a placement exam, you will be able to register at Additional dates will able available over the summer.  

Before Classes Start Sept. 3, 2014

  • Activate Your NYITConnect Account: Once you are admitted to NYIT, you can activate your username and create a password for your NYIT email and NYITConnect account, which allows you to conduct academic and financial business with NYIT. Both are accessible through the student portal MyNYITFor directions on how to log in to MyNYIT for the first time, please follow five simple steps

  • Submit Your High School Diploma/ final official high school or college transcripts: Since your admission to NYIT is contingent upon successful completion of course work in progress, you must ensure final official transcripts are filed with the Office of Admissions.

  • Immunizations: New York State requires all students to show proof of immunizations before attending classes. Please complete the Student Immunization Form (PDF) prior to registering for classes and fax or mail it to NYIT's Office of Wellness Services. For more information, please call 516.686.3705 (Manhattan), 516.686.7606 (Old Westbury), or email You may also visit Counseling and Wellness Services for more information.

  • Get Your Family Connected - Parent and Family Newsletter: Subscribe to NYIT's parent and family e-newsletter by emailing

Upon Arrival

You must meet with your designated international student advisor at their campus location and present them with your I-20, your visa, and I-94 card.

If you are an international student who is transferring to NYIT from another school in the United States, you will need to report to your NYIT international advisor to pick up an I-20 form, since it is not mailed within the United States.

Please note: all international students must attend international orientation, developed to assist you with your unique needs and programs.

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Anthony McMahon
Anthony McMahon Campus: Old Westbury
Major: Communication Arts, B.F.A.
Class Of: 2016
Sep 27, 2014

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