Admitted International Students

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Congratulations on your acceptance. Once you have submitted your financial documents, you will receive an official acceptance and scholarship letter with your I-20.

Secure Your Spot at NYIT

  • Undergraduate Students: Confirm your enrollment and submit your $400 nonrefundable tuition deposit by Dec. 1 for the Spring 2015 semester and 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 Spring 2015 or Fall 2015 semester.


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 your NYIT scholarship, if applicable.

  • 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

Track Your I-20

  • Submit your financial documents and Affidavit of Support if you have not already.
  • We will begin issuing I-20s in October for the Spring 2015 semester and in March for the Fall 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 nearest U.S. consulate from your place of residence: Then, schedule an appointment and apply for a student visa.

After Your Visa Has Been Issued

  • 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. Download an application (PDF). Explore housing options >>
  • 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 2015 semester begins on Jan. 20, 2015. The Fall 2015 semester begins on Sept. 8, 2015. Please plan your travel arrangements accordingly.
  • Register for Orientation: All new international students are required to attend orientation. Check in November for information on Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 Orientation.

Placement Exams and Registering for Classes

  • Freshmen who have no prior college credits need to take math and English placement exams in order to register for classes. 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. Check in November for information on placement exams.
  • Transfer students must contact the Office of Admissions for a preliminary transfer credit evaluation to find out if a placement exam is needed. All transfer students who have attended college overseas must submit a WES, GLOBE, or other agency evaluation report. If you are not required to take a placement exam, you will meet with your advisor to register for classes in person when you arrive to campus.
  • Graduate students whose TOEFL or IELTS scores fall below NYIT's required scores will be placed into English language courses prior to your arrival at NYIT. All other graduate students will meet with their advisor to register for classes in person upon arriving to campus.

If you are required to take a placement exam, you will be able to register at Dates will be available in November.

Before Classes Begin: Spring 2015 Semester on Jan. 20, 2015; Fall 2015 Semester on Sept. 8, 2015

  • 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: 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.

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Upon Arrival:

  • As part of orientation, 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.
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Ashna Mehra
Ashna Mehra Campus: Old Westbury
Major: B.S./D.O.
Class Of: 2017
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