First-Year GUIDE Program

First-Year GUIDE Program

At New York Tech, we are committed to helping our students find success. The First-Year Guide Program will pair you with a Peer Success Guide (PSG) who will provide you with social support and direct you to the many services and resources we have to offer. We recognize that transitioning to college can be difficult for many reasons and we are here to help!


Through this program, your Peer Success Guide will:

Give you support and Unlock your potential by Immersing you in the community, Directing you to resources to Enhance your experience.

What to expect as a New Student?

After you have enrolled for classes, you will be contacted by your Peer Success Guide (PSG) who will provide you with both social and academic support during your transition to New York Tech, throughout your entire first-year.

Your PSG will invite you to attend various events on campus, they will be available to meet with you and answer any questions you have, and will plan special activities which will be a great opportunity for you to interact with other students at New York Tech.

* Info for Architecture and Interior Design Students (click here)

You will receive Peer Mentoring through the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) organization on both the Long Island and New York City campuses. The AIAS Peer Mentoring program will support you in having a successful first year at New York Tech by connecting you with an upperclassman Peer Mentor in your major.

Click here to learn more and sign-up

Keep a lookout in your @nyit email for updates & more information, and follow them on Instagram:

* Info for B.S./D.O. Students (click here)

You will receive guidance through your program including monthly B.S./D.O. meetings and connecting with 3rd and 4th year B.S./D.O. students.

Learn more about B.S./D.O. Admissions

Have questions or need guidance? Contact Dr. Youssef at

Who are Peer Success Guides (PSGs)?

Peer Success Guides (PSGs) are New York Tech students in their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Having walked in the shoes of a first year student, they can relate to the transition and challenges that you may face. They will share valuable insight about the exciting successes they achieved and the tough lessons they learned along the way.

How do I know who my Peer Success Guide (PSG) will be?

Your PSG will contact you between July and September to introduce themselves. Feel free to say “Hi” back and ask them any questions that you have!

What’s expected of me?

We encourage you to participate at your comfort level! Your PSG will reach out to you throughout your first-year and will serve as a bridge to meeting other students, getting involved on campus, accessing resources, and supporting your personal success at New York Tech.


Share your feedback about your PSG!

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