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New Student Checklist

Congratulations and Welcome to New York Tech!

We, your First-Year Advisors, in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) are here to help with your transition to New York Tech and college life in general. Below is a list of tasks that need to be completed, along with some information to help prepare you for the start of your college journey at New York Tech!

If you have any questions about your enrollment process or beyond, please email advising@nyit.edu or call 516-686-7575.


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All Students Must Complete the Following:


Financial Aid is available to answer any financial aid and scholarship questions. You can make an appointment here.


AWG Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance: Optional tuition coverage for qualifying medical or mental health reasons. Learn more and decide whether to keep the coverage or opt-out. If you opt-out, you will need to take action to opt back in.

AETNA's Health Insurance: You will be enrolled and charged for health insurance each semester. Domestic students with comparable health insurance may be eligible to waive the coverage. Visit Aetna's Enroll/Waive page for more details. If you have comparable health insurance, your current insurance may be impacted if you do not waive by the required deadline. Waivers are available from July 5, 2024 through September 30, 2024.


Proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, and a Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response are required by state law. Be sure your documents are stamped by a physician or issuing office and submit your immunization records here.


Proof of high school graduation is required for first-year and transfer students who have not previously earned an associate or bachelor's degree (speak with your high school to submit). If this is not submitted, your financial aid can be impacted.


If you’d like us to speak with anyone but yourself, you must complete the FERPA Student Release Form in your my.NYIT Portal to give us permission to speak with a parent, guardian, or 3rd party contact. Without that permission on file, we can only discuss your courses, grades, tuition, and financial aid (to name a few) with you!


Once you’re registered for classes, we can only communicate with your New York Tech email. Since we are not able to communicate with your personal email, we recommend that you add your New York Tech email to your cell phone for easy access. Plan to check it daily!


Attend our mandatory virtual convocation presentation. Register now.


Watch In-person:
Long Island: Harry Schure Hall


New York City: 16 W. 61st. ST., 11th-floor auditorium


Watch via Zoom:
Zoom information will be emailed to registrants prior to the event


You can submit a photo to request your New York Tech Student ID card 24 hours after you register for classes. Your Student ID card is required to enter campus buildings, purchase food on campus, and retrieve documents from printers.

Students on the Long Island campus can request a parking permit 24 hours after you register for classes. Parking permits are free of charge and are required to be displayed when parking on campus. There is only street parking on the New York City campus.


Tuition is due by January 1st for the Spring semester and August 1st for the Fall semester. There are payment plans available to help spread out tuition payments over a longer period of time. Questions about your tuition bill or payment? Contact the Bursar’s Office.


New York Tech believes in promoting a culture of inclusion, belonging, and safety. In order to ensure that community for all, we require all new undergraduate students complete the following on line trainings: Alcohol EDU and Sexual Assault Prevention . All new graduate students must complete the Sexual Assault Prevention training. The deadline to complete these trainings is February 29, 2024.


Get Familiar With These Resources


Check out the Academic Calendar and be sure to add important dates to your calendar so you don't miss out on upcoming advising, registration, and days off.


Check out the products (including Office 365) that are available for download.


New York Tech Bookstore is your go-to spot to view and order textbooks and New York Tech swag.


If you have/had an IEP or 504, received extra time or extra support in high school/college, or if you had a recent diagnosis. you may be entitled to receive accommodations during your time at New York Tech. Please connect with the Office of Accessibility Services for more information.


Use the following links to view and download maps of our New York Tech campuses:

  • Long Island
  • New York City

  • Do you need help making a quick schedule change or do you have a quick question? Visit the Virtual Advising Help Desk for assistance.


    Check out the Finding Success in Online Learning and the Passport to Canvas (student training) Canvas courses for more tips and tricks to stay on track with your online course!


    We understand that the transition to college level work can be challenging. Learn more about our free tutoring.


    Send these resources to your parents and family to keep them in the loop.


    Build your New York Tech Community


    Peer Success Guides are here to answer any questions you might have on a peer-level. Having recently walked in your shoes, they will connect your to campus resources and offer social support throughout your first year. You will hear from your PSG this summer to start to get to know each other!


    • New York Tech:@mynyit
    • New York Tech Advising:@nytech_advising
    • New York Tech Academic Success & Enrichment:@nyitenrichment

    Once enrolled, visit Campus Groups to check out active clubs, organizations, and upcoming events.


    Visit Handshake to view and apply for on-campus jobs to get experiences and build your resume.