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How to Apply: International First-Year Students

Thanks for your interest in NYIT! Take advantage of our career-oriented, technology-driven approach to education, along with services to help you transition to college life in America. You'll be joining a community where 19 percent of students come from more than 100 countries around the world.

Studying in a new country and learning about a new culture can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of your life. We congratulate you for starting this journey.

As you prepare to come to America, we are here to help you with your application, I-20, and the steps you must take to get your visa.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary by academic program and degree type.

Undergraduate Programs


To be considered for admission to New York Institute of Technology, you must have satisfactorily completed high school (secondary school) with at least a B average or a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale. There are specific minimum academic or examination requirements for citizens of many individual nations. Find details on the requirements for your country.

SAT/ACT scores are not required for international students. Please review our test-optional policy.

Some additional admission requirements may vary by academic program. Please see below for programs with specific admission requirements.

College of Arts & Sciences

School of Architecture & Design

College of Engineering & Computing Sciences

School of Health Professions



Dec. 1 for the spring semester

July 1 for the fall semester. The following specific programs have separate deadlines:

  • Nursing, B.S. (Transfer Students Only): Nov. 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the fall semester
  • Combined Life Sciences, B.S. / Physical Therapy, D.P.T.: Feb. 1
  • Architecture, B.Arch.: Feb. 15. The admissions committee will continue to review applications until the program reaches capacity.

Admitted Student Profile

Admitted Students Profile Test Scores

IPEDS Admissions Component, U.S. News & World Report

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete an Application


Complete the NYIT Online Application. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Undergraduate students may complete the Common Application.

Step 2: Submit Required Application Materials

NYIT prefers electronic submission of documents. Please submit your documents electronically to ensure efficient processing by NYIT. NYIT participates in several electronic transcripts networks: 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 official transcript directly to NYIT at If you recently submitted supporting documents, please allow the Office of Admissions at least 2-4 weeks to process your materials.

Application Materials for First-Year Students

  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses.
  • Mid-year and final grades will be required.
  • Proof of high school graduation.
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo English Test scores).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300-350 word essay on one of the following essay topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending New York Institute of Technology would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.
    • Explain your desire to work in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, or nursing. *required for these programs only.  
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required for international students. Please review our test-optional policy. If you do want to submit scores, NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832.
  • If you or your agent are submitting documents by email or fax, then they are not considered official. Your application for admission will be considered for admission when we receive copies of these documents but official documents must be received in order for you to register for classes.

Transcripts: Translation and Evaluation


All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester. Final, official documents must come directly from the university, ETS (for GRE or TOEFL scores), Pearson Vue (for GMAT), or the British Council (IELTS).

If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit an official English translation through one of the following:

If you have attended college overseas, you need to have your educational credentials evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization. See approved agencies listed above.

Possible transfer credit will be determined upon admission to NYIT and receipt of the course-by-course evaluation.

Step 3: Demonstrate English Proficiency


Applicants are required to submit the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), as administered by the Educational Testing Service, the Pearson PTE Academic Exam, the Duolingo English Test, or an examination deemed to be equivalent by the Office of Admissions. Submit your scores using the following codes:

  • IELTS Code: 141059
  • TOEFL Code: 2561
  • Pearson PTE scores must be submitted online.
  • Duolingo English Test: Submitted online.

English Requirements for Admission

  • Full Admission: The following minimum scores required for full admission to undergraduate and graduate programs are:
    • IELTS score: 6.0
    • TOEFL (iBT) score: 79
    • Pearson PTE score: 53
    • Duolingo English Test score: 105
  • Undergraduate or Graduate English as a Second Language (ESL) Pathway Admission: Students who do not meet the full admission English proficiency requirements can be admitted to an ESL pathway program. The following scores are required to be admitted to an Undergraduate or Graduate ESL pathway program: 
    • IELTS scores: below 6.0 (5.0-5.5)
    • TOEFL (iBT) scores: 41-78
    • Pearson PTE scores: 36-52
    • Duolingo English Test score: 70
    • Students with these lower scores will be required to take non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and will have the option to pursue credit-bearing academic courses alongside the required ESL program. Students whose registration does not include the required English course(s) may be deregistered from other courses.
    • Pathway admissions requirements are applicable to pathway eligible programs. Pathway program eligibility is program specific and determined by the individual academic departments.
  • Conditional Admission: Applicants who submit IELTS scores below 5.0, TOEFL (iBT) scores below 41, Pearson PTE scores below 36, or Duolingo English Test scores below 70 may be offered conditional admission to the academic program if all other academic requirements are met. Students who are offered conditional admission may enroll in the ESL Pathway Program upon completing level 2 in the English Language Institute. Completion of level 4 in the English Language Institute is required for full admission to the academic program.

English Proficiency Waivers: NYIT requires that all international students must show English proficiency by providing TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE test scores when they apply. This requirement is waived for students who live or were educated in one of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec/Montreal), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Greenland, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, and US Virgin Islands.

Step 4: How to get an I-20


You may be admitted to NYIT before the Office of Admissions receives the below documents, but you need to submit each document in order to receive your acceptance package and your I-20, which is required for your visa appointment.

  • Complete an Affidavit of Support
    Submit an Affidavit of Support that is notarized (witnessed and signed by a notary who is licensed by the government to witness signatures on legal documents)
  • Submit a Bank Statement for Financial Support
    Submit a bank statement with bank seal from your or your sponsor's bank demonstrating financial support. Your bank statements needs to show the following amounts based on your academic status:
    • $55,000 if you are applying as an undergraduate student
    • $41,000 if you are applying as a graduate student
    • $35,000 if you are admitted to a Pathway Program
    • $28,000 if you are applying to NYIT’s English Language Institute
  • If you are planning to bring a spouse and/or children, you must provide evidence of additional financial support: a minimum of $5,000 for a spouse and $4,500 for each additional dependent for the first year.

If you are already in the United States:

  • If you are currently studying at another United States institution, you must submit copies of I-20 forms previously issued and a SEVIS I-20 Transfer Form completed by the international student advisor at the school you now attend.

  • If you are in the United States on a non-student visa, you must submit proof of the visa that you hold (A-1/A-2, B-1/B-2, M, etc.) if you are changing to an F-1 (student) visa. Find information on which visas allow full time study. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires that anyone who enters the United States on a B-1/B-2 (visitor) visa may not enroll or begin a course of study as a full-time student without first receiving a change of status to an F-1 visa or exiting the United States and applying for the F-1 visa from a home country. Learn more about the process of requesting a Change of Status to F-1 visa. To obtain an I-20 form, contact the Office of Admissions.

Send your application and I-20 materials:

NYIT prefers electronic submission of documents. Submit your documents.

NYIT participates in several electronic transcripts networks: 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 official transcript directly to NYIT at

If required, you may email other documents or fax to 516.686.1116.

Our mailing address is:

Office of Admissions
New York Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

Additional Information

College Credit in High School

Check Your Application Status


Throughout the admission process, you can check on the status of your application. We will communicate with you via email regarding missing documents required for your application. If you recently submitted these items, please allow 2-4 weeks for us to process these materials.

If you have attended NYIT in the past and are interested in re-enrolling:


Depending on how long you have been away from NYIT, different requirements apply for readmission.

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