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First-Year Students: Your Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance! We look forward to welcoming you to the New York Tech community.

Mark your calendar for the first day of classes:
Fall 2024: September 4, 2024.

Your Admissions Portal
Check out the Admissions Portal to get content related to your major, campus, your next steps, how to register for classes, orientation, and much more. This is also where you will submit your tuition deposit to secure your spot in the class if you haven't already. You will be able to view a personalized list of your next steps in your Admissions Portal.

Submit Your Deposit


Submit your $200 nonrefundable tuition deposit today. Contact your personal admissions counselor if you have questions or concerns about your deposit.

Deposit Deadline for Fall: May 15
Deposit Deadline for Spring: December 1

Submit your deposit in your Admissions Portal.

Set Up Your my.NYIT Portal


Please set up your username and password in the my.NYIT Portal once you have submitted your deposit. It may take 24-48 hours after you submit your deposit to be able to create an account. Once you have set up your username and password, you will also have to enroll in Okta Single Sign-On (SSO). View instructions to set up your Okta account. This will enable you to create your New York Tech email account, which will be used for all official university notifications, and access the Student Service HUB—Your Home for University Business—to view, accept, or decline your scholarship and/or financial aid. You will need this portal activated to register for classes.

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Get Registered for Classes


Students in most majors will be required to take the Math Placement Exam before registering for classes. Find out about all required placement exams and next steps in your Admissions Portal.

Advising appointments are now available for Fall 2024. Once you complete your required exams, if any, you can schedule your advising appointment.

B.S./D.O. students are not required to take placement exams. Instead, they will register as a cohort.

HEOP students will be contacted to take placement exams on an individual basis.

Get Ready for Orientation


You are required to attend orientation as a new first-year student. We will be offering a virtual orientation program. We will contact you with more information. 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.

NOTE: All first-year and transfer students are required to login and complete Part 1 and Part 2 of AlcoholEdu and Part 1 and Part 2 of Sexual Assault Prevention online education programs. These programs will open prior to New Student Orientation. 

Important Reminders

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 FAFSA opens annually on December 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. If you have not provided New York Tech with your Social Security Number, you will need to do so before your financial assistance package can be created. Enter your Social Security Number in the Student Service HUB.

Our FAFSA school code is 002782. Our state TAP code is 2120. Complete your FAFSA online starting October 1.

Submit Immunization Documents


New York State requires all students to show proof of immunizations prior to the first day of classes and no later than the end of the first semester. Find out how to get your immunization documents and submit them online.

Plan for Housing


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

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Send Your Final, Official Documents


You need to submit final, official transcripts for any high school or college-level coursework, test scores (if applicable), proof of graduation, and all other required admission materials to the Office of Admissions prior to the start of classes but no later than the end of your first semester. Failure to provide these final documents will result in registration holds and may result in cancelation of financial aid.

We prefer to receive transcripts electronically. Submit your official transcripts through one of several electronic transcripts networks that New York Tech participates: National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment Exchange, Scoir, and eSCRIP-SAFE. If your prior institution does not participate with one of our networks, they may send an electronic transcript directly to admissions@nyit.edu.

Pay Your Tuition Bill


Accept or reject your financial aid and arrange a payment plan through the Student Service HUB. Learn how to pay your tuition bill.

View the financial checklist.