Admitted International Students

Congratulations on your acceptance. Once you have submitted your financial documents, you will receive an official acceptance and scholarship letter with your I-20. Please review the information in the pre-arrival booklet included in your acceptance package, as well as Frequently Asked Questions.

    • Undergraduate Students: Confirm your enrollment and submit your $400 nonrefundable tuition deposit by May 1 for the Fall 2015 semester.
    • Graduate Students: Confirm your enrollment and submit your nonrefundable tuition deposit within four weeks of receiving your acceptance package for the Fall 2015 semester.
    • View Step 2 for information on how to access your portal to submit your deposit.
  • Please set up your account to access NYITConnect to confirm your enrollment, pay your tuition deposit, find out tracking details for your I-20, and accept or decline your NYIT scholarship, if applicable. View a tutorial to set up your account.

    • Go to
    • Enter your NYIT ID number and last name exactly as they appear on your acceptance email or letter.
    • Copy the security code exactly as it appears and submit.
    • Provide your date of birth to establish your secret security question and answer.
    • Create a security question and answer. The answer needs to be between six and 20 characters.
    • Create a new password. Please read the password instructions carefully to create a secure password containing required characters.
    • You have successfully created your NYITConnect account and email address. You may access it online at
    • Submit your financial documents, Affidavit of Support, and IELTS or TOEFL score if you have not already.
    • We will begin issuing I-20s in March for the Fall 2015 semester and in October for the Spring 2015 semester. Please check to find out the tracking information for your I-20. You will receive an official acceptance and scholarship letter with your I-20.
    • Once you receive your I-20, locate the United States consulate nearest to your place of residence at Then, schedule an appointment and apply for a student visa.
    • If you have not yet been approved for your F-1 visa and have scheduled your interview, please review Visa Application Tips.
    • Decide if you will live at NYIT: Each NYIT campus offers full-service residential facilities near the Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses. To live in on-campus residence halls, please complete a Residential Hall Application and submit a nonrefundable $315 deposit.
    • Make Your Travel Arrangements: As an international student with an I-20, you can only enter the United States 30 days before the first day of classes. The Fall 2015 semester begins on Sept. 8, 2015. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.
    • Register for Orientation: All new first-year students are required to attend orientation. You will learn about campus life at our new student orientation sessions. Check back for Fall 2015 orientation dates. We will discuss topics, including maintaining legal immigration status while in the United States, on- and off-campus employment, health care and insurance, cultural adjustment, and safety.
    • Register for a SEVIS Document Check-In Session: In addition to orientation, you are also required to attend a SEVIS Document Check-In Session to activate your F-1 status after you enter the country. Bring your passport, I-20, I-94, local address, and local phone number. Spring 2015 students need to go to the Office of International Education. Fall 2015 students will receive information soon.
    • Register for Placement Exams: View requirements for international undergraduate and graduate students to find out if you are required to take placement exams. Fall 2015 dates will be available in April 2015.
  • Take a virtual tour of the campus you want to visitNYIT-Manhattan is located in the heart of New York City. The campus is comprised of five buildings and is within walking distance of Lincoln Center and Central Park, easily accessible via subway and bus, and close to the city's best concert halls, theaters, museums, libraries, and restaurants.

    NYIT-Old Westbury is nestled among wooded and landscaped areas, offering a quiet rural setting about 53 kilometers outside of New York City. Classroom buildings are connected by walkways through woods and meadows. NYIT offers Division I and II athletic teams at this campus.

    If you are changing your campus from what is stated in your acceptance package, please email or you will be able to do so when you meet with your international advisor. You will also need to attend orientation at the campus in which you will be taking classes.

  • Classes begin on September 8, 2015 for students starting in the Fall 2015 semester.

    • Pay your tuition bill: Accept your scholarship, if applicable, and arrange a payment plan through NYITConnect. View information about tuition and fees and find out how to make your payments. For more personalized attention regarding your tuition and fees, please contact the Office of the Bursar at Please include your student ID, semester you plan on attending, your student status, whether or not you will live in residence halls, and which campus you plan on attending.
    • Submit your high school diploma, or your final, official high school or college transcripts: Since your admission to NYIT is contingent upon successful completion of coursework in progress, you must submit final, official transcripts to the Office of Admissions before the start of the semester.
    • Immunizations: NY 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 or email
    • As part of orientation, you will need to meet with your designated international student advisor 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 attend a SEVIS Document Check-In Session to pick up an I-20 form, since it is not mailed within the United States.
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Janine Lee
Janine Lee Campus: Old Westbury
Major: Computer Science
Class Of: 2017