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. For everything you need to know, please review:

Coming to New York: Your Guide to Getting Started at New York Institute of Technology

    • Undergraduate Students: Confirm your enrollment and submit your $400 nonrefundable tuition deposit by the deadline, or within two weeks of your acceptance if after the deposit deadline.
      • Spring 2016 Deadline: December 1, 2015
      • Fall 2016 Deadline: May 1, 2016
    • Graduate Students: Confirm your enrollment and submit your nonrefundable tuition deposit within four weeks of receiving your acceptance package.
    • View Step 2 for information on how to access your portal to submit your deposit.
  • Please set up your MyNYIT Portal to create your NYIT email account and access NYITConnect to complete your next steps: confirm your enrollment, view, accept, or decline your NYIT scholarship and/or financial aid, if applicable, pay your tuition deposit, and more.

    • 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 MyNYIT Portal 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.
    • 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 spring 2016 semester begins on January 25, 2016. The fall 2016 semester begins on September 7, 2016. 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. 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 orientation.
    • 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. Register for this when you register for orientation.
    • Register for Placement Exams: View requirements for international undergraduate students to find out if you are required to take placement exams.
  • 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 January 25, 2016 for students starting in the spring 2016 semester. Classes begin on September 7, 2016 for students starting in the fall 2016 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 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 and SEVIS check-in, you will need to 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 Document 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, money order to the Office of Bursar.

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Matt Santamaria
Matt Santamaria Campus: Old Westbury
Major: Communication Arts
Class Of: 2017