Congratulations on your acceptance. Once you have submitted your financial documents, you will receive an official acceptance and scholarship letter with your I-20. For everything you need to know, please review Getting Started: Your Quick Guide to Coming to New York Institute of Technology.
For more detailed information regarding your arrival to NYIT, you can review our complete arrival guide, Coming to New York. We've translated it into English, Arabic, Hindi, and Mandarin.
Before you come to New York, you need to complete the following eight tasks and learn more about what it's like at NYIT.
Step 1: Set Up Your NYIT Account Online
Please set up your NYIT account to access NYITConnect. Click on Create Password (First-Time Users) to set up your account.
Use NYITConnect to:
Pay your tuition deposit.
Pay your tuition bill.
Access your NYIT email.
Accept your NYIT scholarship (if applicable).
View your class schedule and transcripts.
Step 2: Pay Your Deposit
Undergraduate Students: Submit your $400 nonrefundable tuition deposit online by the deadline listed below, or within two weeks of your acceptance if after the deposit deadline. This lets us know your are coming to NYIT.
Spring 2016 Deadline: December 1, 2015
Fall 2016 Deadline: May 1, 2016
Graduate Students: Confirm your enrollment and submit your $500 nonrefundable tuition deposit within four weeks of receiving your acceptance package.
Students admitted to the Executive M.B.A. program are required to follow the steps to deposit in their acceptance letter. Students admitted to the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs are required to submit a $1,000 nonrefundable tuition deposit within two weeks of acceptance and then an additional $500 nonrefundable deposit by March 1. Students admitted to the Physician Assistant Studies program are required to submit a $1,500 nonrefundable tuition deposit within two weeks of acceptance.
Submit your deposit by logging into your NYIT account and accessing NYITConnect. Your deposit will be applied toward your tuition bill.
Step 3: Apply for Your Student Visa
If you have not yet received your I-20:
Submit your financial documents, Affidavit of Support, and IELTS or TOEFL score if you have not already.
We will begin issuing I-20s in October for the spring 2016 semester and in March for the fall 2016 semester. Please check your NYIT account to find out the tracking information for your I-20. You will receive an official acceptance and scholarship letter with your I-20.
If you have received your I-20:
Learn more about the visa application process and make an appointment with the nearest United States consulate to apply for your student visa.
If you have not yet been approved for your F-1 visa and have scheduled your interview, please review Visa Application Tips. Be sure to bring copies of all documentation to your visa appointment: passport, I-20, visa application, application fee payment receipt, photo, transcripts/diplomas, standardized test scores, and other other required items.
Step 4: Decide Where You Want to Live
Step 5: Sign Up for International Welcome Week
You must register for and attend International Welcome Week. This is where we will welcome you and get your visa information, including the SEVIS number on your I-20 form. You will learn about campus life at our new student orientation sessions. 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.
We will notify you by email when it is time to register for International Welcome Week.
Spring 2016: Held at the end of January
Fall 2016: Held at the end of August
Step 6: Send Us Proof of Immunizations
New York State requires all students to show proof of immunizations before attending classes. Please complete an immunization form, which shows that you received vaccines for specific diseases, prior to registering for classes. If you are under 18, your parent must sign it. Send it to NYIT's Office of Wellness Services, P.O. Box 8000, Old Westbury, NY 11568 USA.
The forms are also included in your acceptance package.
Step 7: Send Us Your Final, Official Documents
After your first semester, you can only enroll in NYIT classes once you have submitted final, official test scores, official transcripts for high school and/or college level coursework, and proof of graduation or degree. Please send your documents to the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 8000, Old Westbury, NY 11568 USA.
Step 8: Plan Your Trip to New York
As an international student with an I-20, you can only enter the United States 30 days or less before the first day of classes. The spring 2016 semester begins on January 25, 2016. The fall 2016 semester begins on September 7, 2016.
Make sure you arrive in time to attend SEVIS check-in during International Welcome Week. There, you will meet with your designated international student advisor in the Office of International Education and present him/her 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 check-in session to pick up an I-20 form, since it is not mailed within the United States.
If you are an international student who wants to transfer out to a new university, you need to meet with the Office of International Education to complete the transfer out process. An administrative fee of $2,500 will be charged to any new student who transfers prior to their initial registration or prior to the completion of their first semester at NYIT. This is not a fee to transfer the SEVIS record. Your SEVIS record will be transferred without payment. Please know that withholding payment will cause your account to be turned over to a collection agency. Payment can be made by credit card, check, or money order to the Office of Bursar.
Arriving in New York
Plan to arrive in New York before the semester starts so you can get to know your way around and feel at home before classes begin.
Traveling to NYIT
The fastest (though more expensive way) to get to NYIT's Manhattan or Old Westbury campus from New York area airports is by taxi. Follow the signs for taxis at the airport and make sure you take a licensed yellow taxi. Less expensive options include the train or subway.
In Case of An Emergency
If you are detained at a United States point of entry during regulat business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday), call NYIT's Office of International Education at 1.212.261.1514 (Manhattan) or 1.516.686.7585 (Old Westbury).
If you are in an emergency situtation and NYIT's Office of International Education is not available, call NYIT Security at 1.646.273.7789 (Manhattan) or 1.516.686.7789 (Old Westbury) and explain your situation.
Living in New York
We want to help you feel comfortable living and studying in New York. It takes time to adjust to life in a new culture, even if you have visited the United States before.
is located in the heart of New York City, one of the world's most international cities. The campus included five building 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.
is lcoated in a quiet setting on Long Island about 53 kilometers outside of New York City. Classroom building are connected by wooded and tree-lined walkways. NYIT offers Division I and II athletic teams at this campus, including baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
Choosing a Campus
You chose a primary campus when you applied—Old Westbury on Long Island or Manhattan in New York City. You can take classes and participate in activities at both campuses while you are at NYIT, but if you want to choose a different primary campus than the one you applied to, tell us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Studying at NYIT
NYIT offers lectures, labs, fieldwork, and studio courses.
Registering for Classes
You can register after you submit your final, official documents and complete SEVIS check-in, immunication clearance, and academic advising.
If your English proficiency scores are below NYIT requirements, you will need to meet with an English Language Institute (ELI) advisor when you come to campus. ELI will contact you to set up an advisement meeting.
All first-year students must take placement exams in English and math prior to registration.
Transfer students who have not recived credits for College Composition I and/or the first math course in their major must take placement exams in English and/or math.
Transfer students with credits for College Composition I and/or the first math course in their major do not need to take placement exams. You will register for classes with your first-semester advisor.
When you register for placement exams, make sure to pick a date when you will be on campus. You will register for classes after your exam. Find out more about placement exams.
Meet with a graduate advisor in your program when you arrive on campus. You will be advised on the courses you need for your first semester, and then you can register for them.
After you register for classes, you will need to pay your tuition bill and accept your scholarship, if applicable. If you wish to have a payment plan, enroll online through NYITConnect
View more information about tuition and fees and how to make payments.