FAQs for Graduate Students

FAQs for Graduate Students

What are the Admissions requirements?


Each program has different admission requirements, although all require you to submit a copy of your university transcripts and proof of degree. If you are an international student from a non-English speaking country, you will also need to submit the English Proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or DUOLINGO). You may also get an idea of what is required for the program by visiting the Graduate Students Admissions page and selecting the program or programs you are interested in from the “admissions requirements” list. This is updated frequently.

I have uploaded copies of my documents for review. Is that acceptable?


Yes, your application can be reviewed based on copies of documents you have submitted. Remember, any documents you submit are considered copies and once you are accepted, you must submit the final official documents.
For International students, visit the International Graduate Students page to learn more about country specific requirements.

How can I track my application?


All application statuses will be updated and released on your application in the Admissions Portal.

What are the Tuition and Fees for graduate students?


Graduate tuition at New York Tech for the 2023-2024 academic year will be $1540 per credit. You will pay tuition based on the number of credits you take each semester. There may be a slight increase in tuition of 4-6% every Fall. For discounted tuition programs and special tuition rates, please visit Graduate Tuition & Fees.

Learn more and use the graduate calculator tool for estimating graduate student charges, financial aid and out of pocket expenses.

Are there any scholarships available for graduate students?


The graduate scholar award (GSA) scholarship is available to students who have a combined GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale from all prior universities. Students are automatically considered for this scholarship and do not have to do anything additional to apply.

Learn more about private scholarships.

If you are accepted to the Pathway or BRIDGE program with 3.3 or higher CGPA, you are not eligible for the GSA scholarship until you complete the required Pathway or BRIDGE program with a 3.3 or higher CGPA. Graduate Admissions will determine if you are eligible to receive the GSA scholarship once you are fully matriculated to the academic program.

What are the next steps after acceptance? How can I get access to MyNYIT student account/HUB?


What documents do I need to submit after acceptance to complete my enrollment status?


Domestic students are required to send the Official Final Transcript with the Proof of Degree directly to the admissions office electronically or by postal mail. New York Tech participates in several electronic transcript networks: National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment Exchange, and eSCRIP-SAFE. New York Tech prefers to receive transcripts electronically. If your prior institution does not participate with one of our networks, they may send an electronic official transcript directly to NYIT at grad@nyit.edu.

International students are required to submit the Official Final Transcripts and Original Degree Certificate in the school sealed envelope to the admissions office in person, or request your prior university to send the official documents directly to the admissions office at grad@nyit.edu as PDF format, or by postal mail.

All test scores are required to be sent directly from the testing agency to the admissions office electronically.

School Test Codes


NYIT GRE code: 2561

NYIT GMAT codes:

  • Full Time (9 or more credits): OQN-RL-35
  • Part-time (less than 9 credits): OQN-RL-74

    MAT Code: 1487

    IELTS Code: 141059

    TOEFL Code: 2561

    Pearson PTE scores must be submitted online.

    Duolingo English Test: Submitted online.

  • When and how do I register for classes? Who is my academic advisor?


    Once you accept your admission and submit your $500 non-refundable deposit in your admissions portal, please reach out to your program advisor for registration advisement.

    When is orientation?


    Orientation Information

    Part I: Starting on July 1, you can begin to complete the virtual My Guide to Success Modules. The course will be available to everyone until September 1.

    Part II: Attend the New Student Academic Convocation, being held virtually on September 5. Register now.

    If you are an international student, you are required to attend a mandatory SEVIS check-in at either the New York City or Long Island campus.

    Questions about New Student Orientation? Email orientation@nyit.edu.

    When will my I-20 be issued?


    After you have received your acceptance to the graduate program, please check out the financial documents requirements on STEP 4 and upload the required documents to your Admissions Portal for I-20 process review.

    All issued I-20s will be uploaded to your Admissions Portal under the “Status Update” section. If you have any questions about the I-20 process, please contact the International Admissions Office at international@nyit.edu for assistance.

    How long is my program? My I-20 is valid for two years, but the website states it is a one-year program.


    Graduate I-20s are issued for 24 months. You can apply for an extension if the program requires additional semesters for completion. The duration of the graduate programs is flexible. It is based on your completion (time frame) of the required credits.

    All international students are required to enroll in 9 credits per semester except the last semester.

    I am already studying in the U.S. and want to transfer my I-20 to New York Tech. What should I do?


    You need to upload the required financial documents and the SEVIS I-20 Transfer form to your portal for I-20 process review.

    Please check out the financial documents requirements on STEP 4.

    Am I allowed to work on campus while I am a student, GA/TA/RA?


    If you are looking for an assistantship or a job on campus, we do have some opportunities available. Once you complete your first semester at NY Tech with at least a 3.25 GPA, you may apply. Please visit the Graduate Assistantshps page for more information about these and other opportunities.

    International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic semesters, and up to 35 hours per week during Intersession or Summer break.

    How do I apply for CPT and OPT?


    You are allowed to apply for CPT after completing 18 graduate credits.

    Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a temporary work authorization that must be directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study.

    Please contact the Office of International Education at oie@nyit.edu for assistance.

    I cannot attend the semester I was accepted for, how do I defer?


    Please email the Graduate Admissions Office at grad@nyit.edu for the deferral request. If you have already deposited, your deposit will be deferred with your new acceptance.

    All students are allowed to defer up to one academic year. If you have already deferred two times, you are required to submit a new online application, pay the $50 application fee, and submit updated admission documents for re-review.

    I am a previous New York Tech graduate student, and I would like to apply for readmission to continue my studies. What is the process?


    If you have been out for only one semester, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@nyit.edu for assistance.

    If you have been out for more than two semesters, please submit a new online application for readmission. . If you have attended any other university while you were out, please have those official transcripts sent to Graduate Admissions at grad@nyit.edu for review.

    I am an accepted BRIDGE student, what is that and how can I get it waived?


    With the 3-year Indian bachelor’s degree, you will be automatically placed into the Bridge program, which requires you to take an additional 30 credits on top of the required master’s program credits. Your academic advisor will assist you in determining the specific courses you select. These courses must be all undergraduate courses or a combination of undergraduate coursework along with your graduate prerequisites. Upon completion of these credits, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, the Bridge Program condition will be met. You are required to complete the Bridge portion of your program before you begin your master’s program.

    If you believe your 3-year degree is equivalent to a 4-year US bachelor’s degree (required at least 120 credits) or have earned more than 90 credits, we are highly recommending that you submit an official Course-by-Course Evaluation of the transcripts with all individual semester mark-sheets and the evaluation of the Degree from one of the NACES current members for review. We will re-review your admission condition after we receive the official Evaluation.

    Learn more about international student admission requirements.

    What is the tuition for the BRIDGE Program?


    BRIDGE program course tuition rate is based on what level courses your advisor assigned to you. If the courses are undergraduate level, you will be charged with undergraduate level tuition rate: $1,420 per credit (2023-2024 academic year). If the courses are graduate level, you will be charged with a graduate level tuition rate: $1,540 per credit (2023-2024 academic year). Please feel free to check out the 2023-2024 academic year tuition and fees. All BRIDGE students are charged the college fee as a graduate student.

    Learn more and use the graduate calculator tool for estimating graduate student charges, financial aid and out of pocket expenses.

    If you have any questions about the tuition and fees, please contact the Bursar Office at bursar@nyit.edu for assistance.

    I have questions that are not answered on this FAQ, who should I contact?


    If you have additional questions, please email us at Grad@nyit.edu Due to the volume of emails received, please allow 1–3 business days for a response.