First-Year Students: Your Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance! We look forward to seeing you on campus. Mark your calendar for the first day of classes:

Fall 2018: September 5, 2018

Before you begin your studies here, here is a quick to-do list:

Step 1: Confirm Your Enrollment at NYIT


Submit your $400 nonrefundable tuition deposit by the deposit deadline, or within two weeks of your acceptance if after the deposit deadline.

Deposit Deadline for Fall 2018: May 1, 2018

Submit your deposit.
Get instructions on how to submit your tuition deposit.

We will contact you via email when you can submit your deposit through the admitted student portal.

Please set up your username and password in the my.NYIT Portal. You can set up your username and password by clicking on "create account/reset password." This will enable you to create your NYIT email account, which will be used for all official NYIT notifications, and access NYITConnect to view, accept, or decline your NYIT scholarship and/or financial aid.

Step 2: Submit Your FAFSA


To be eligible for merit-based, state, or federal assistance, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2018-2019 FAFSA opens on October 1. If you received a scholarship in your acceptance package, you do need to complete the FAFSA in order to receive this scholarship. By completing the FAFSA, you may be eligible for additional financial aid. Once we receive your FAFSA, we will send you a financial assistance package that will be inclusive of all awards you have received.

NYIT's FAFSA school code is 002782. NYIT's state TAP code is 2120. Complete your FAFSA online starting October 1.

Step 3: Visit NYIT


Join us for a visit at our Manhattan or Old Westbury campus. Schedule a campus tour or check out our calendar of admissions events.

Step 4: Register for Classes: Sign Up for a Placement Exam, Advisement Appointment, or B.S./D.O. Enrollment Day


You may be required to take a placement exam to register for courses.

  • Fall 2018 Students: Registration will open in June for the fall semester. We'll let you know when it's time to register.

B.S./D.O. students are not required to take placement exams. Instead, they are required to attend a B.S./D.O. Enrollment Day in the summer. HEOP students will be contacted to take placement exams on an individual basis.

Please note for all programs: Be sure to submit your final, official SAT/ACT scores prior to your exam and advisement date, as we will also use this to help you register for your first English course required for your major. You must have a completed Student Immunization Form before taking placement exams or registering for classes. See Step 5 for more information.

Step 5: Get Your Immunizations


New York State requires all students to show proof of immunizations before attending classes. NYIT requires all students to submit their immunization documents prior to registering for classes. Please complete the Student Immunization Form and fax or mail it to NYIT's Office of Wellness Services prior to your advising appointment or your placement exam. If you are under 18, you MUST have a parent sign the form or you will be unable to register for classes on the day you come in for your placement exam. For more information, please email the Office of Wellness Services at: or call 516.686.3705.

Step 6: Register for Orientation


You are required to attend an overnight orientation as a new first-year student. This will be your opportunity to learn about student services and campus life, get to know your future classmates, and get ready for college life. We will let you know when it is time to register for orientation.

Step 7: Make Your Housing Arrangements


Decide if you would like to live in one of NYIT's full-service residence halls, located a short bus or subway ride away from campus. To live in an NYIT residence hall, please complete a Residential Hall Application, submit a nonrefundable $345 housing deposit, and select your meal plan.

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Step 8: Send Your Final, Official Documents


You need to send final, official test scores, transcripts for any high school or college-level coursework, AP scores, and proof of graduation to the Office of Admissions prior to the start of the semester. Your exams and courses will be evaluated for credit. Your admission and scholarship, if applicable, are pending the receipt of these documents. NYIT prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Submit your official transcripts through one of several electronic transcripts networks that NYIT participates: National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment Exchange, and eSCRIP-SAFE. If your prior institution does not participate with one of our networks, they may send an electronic transcript directly to NYIT at

Step 9: Pay Your Tuition Bill


Accept or reject your financial aid and arrange a payment plan through NYITConnect. Learn how to pay your tuition bill.

NOTE: All first-year and transfer students are required to login and complete Part I of AlcoholEdu/Haven, our online alcohol education and sexual assault prevention programs. We will notify you about this.