NYIT student at orientation for first year students

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:
Spring 2020: January 21, 2020
Fall 2020: September 9, 2020

Your Admitted Student Portal
Check out the Admitted Student 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 Admitted Student Portal.

You can also view your next steps below.

Step 1: Confirm Your Enrollment


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

Deposit Deadline Extended for Fall: June 1
Deposit Deadline for Spring: December 1

Submit your deposit in your Admitted Student Portal.

Step 2: Set up your my.NYIT 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 New York Tech email account, which will be used for all official university notifications, and access NYITConnect to view, accept, or decline your scholarship and/or financial aid. You will need this portal activated to register for classes.

Step 3: 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 anually 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. If you have not provided NYIT 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 my.NYIT Portal under the NYITConnect tile.

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

Step 4: Visit NYIT


Join us for a visit at our Long Island (Old Westbury) or New York City (Manhattan) campus. Schedule a campus tour or check out our calendar of admissions events.

Step 5: Submit Immunization Documents


New York State requires all students to show proof of immunizations before attending classes. We require all students to submit their immunization documents prior to taking placements exams, attending advising appointments, and registering for classes. Find out how to get your immunization documents and submit them online.

Step 6: Sign Up for a Placement Exam, Advising Appointment, or B.S./D.O. Enrollment Day


Prior to registering for classes, you may be required to take a placement exams. Find out about placement exams and advisement or check your Admitted Student Portal to learn more.

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. Check your Admitted Student Portal to learn more.

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 submit your immunization documents before taking placement exams or registering for classes.

Step 7: Register for Orientation


You are required to attend 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. Check your Admitted Student Portal for dates and sign up information.

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. Learn more. 

Step 8: Make Your Housing Arrangements


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 $345 housing deposit, and select your meal plan.

Housing Application for new students only. Please use the same email you used to submit your admissions application to log in. Then, click to start a new housing application.

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Step 9: 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. We prefer to receive transcripts electronically. Submit your official transcripts through one of several electronic transcripts networks that NYIT 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.

Step 10: Pay Your Tuition Bill


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