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Critical Instructions for Early Decision I Students

To confirm your enrollment at NYU, you will need to visit the NYUHome website and use your NYU NetID and password to accept your admission offer. In addition, if you applied for financial aid, your financial aid estimate will be available through the NYUAlbert student information system.

  1. Activate your NYU NetID and create your password.
    If you have not already done so, you must activate your NYU NetID and create a password. If you have already activated your NYU NetID and created a password, you can skip to step 2. If not, follow this step first:

    You have been assigned a NetID, included in your admission letter. Your NetID is used to sign in to systems at NYU. To activate this NetID and set your password, go to the NYU Information Technology Services (ITS) Start page at Enter your NetID, click "start," and follow the online instructions. To complete the process, you will also need your date of birth and your NYU University ID number. Your NYU University ID is also in your admission letter.

  2. Sign in to NYUHome.
    NYUHome is a portal of entry to access NYU services online. Your username is your NetID, and your password is the one you have just created. NYUHome can be accessed at

  3. View your financial aid estimate.
    If you did not apply for financial aid, you may skip to step 4.

    If you did apply for financial aid, you may view your estimated award in NYUAlbert, the university’s online student information system. From the main page of NYUHome, click the “Academics” tab, then click on “Applicant Login”, followed by “Accept/Decline Financial Aid”. You may then select “2016” to view your financial aid estimate and related award messages. Please read the award messages carefully.

    You will have access to your financial aid estimate provided you filed a CSS/Financial Aid Profile by the November 15 deadline, a Noncustodial Profile (if applicable) by the November 20 deadline, and are otherwise eligible. If you are a US citizen or US Permanent Resident attending our New York campus, you must file a 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 but no later than February 15, in order to secure any offered Early Decision financial aid award. It is very important that you complete the process by February 15. Please make a note to file on time to ensure your eligibility! If you are an international student receiving financial aid, you do not need to complete the FAFSA since you are not eligible to do so.

    We recognize that NYU is an investment in your education and requires a significant financial commitment, therefore it is important that you take the time to review information regarding financial aid. You are encouraged to consider the cost over your entire undergraduate career at NYU and become familiar with the criteria for renewing scholarship each year, including adhering to future award deadlines and meeting satisfactory academic progress standards. Essential information can be found in the NYU Financial Aid Guide. Please pay attention to the “Scholarship and Grant” section where the scholarship renewal criteria is outlined in detail.

    We also encourage you to become knowledgeable about responsibilities associated with any federal loans you pursue, including such details as interest rates and repayment expectations, as well as information about other options which may assist you in financing your education, such as payment plans.

    While exact costs for 2015-2016 will not be available until late spring 2015, current academic year costs are available for your reference on the Office of Financial Aid website.

    If you have any questions about your financial aid award, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at +1 212-998-4444 or by email at

  4. Respond to your offer of admission and confirm your enrollment.
    All admitted students should respond to our offer of admission by either accepting or declining. You must accept our offer and confirm your enrollment online within 25 days of the date on your admission letter. To do so, click on “Applicant Login” within NYUAlbert, followed by “Application Status.” Please then follow the online candidate reply process by clicking on the “ADMISSIONS OFFER” link, which appears in the upper right hand corner of your Application Status page.

    You can also respond to our offer on your mobile device through Albert Mobile by clicking "Albert Mobile Login" then "Admissions" then "Accept/Decline Decision."

    Remember that you must both confirm your enrollment at NYU and withdraw any other applications you have submitted to other colleges. You must submit your enrollment deposit by credit card or electronic check if confirming your enrollment online. Enrollment deposits are nonrefundable.

    To respond to your offer of admission by postal mail:
    If you cannot respond to your admission offer online, you may respond by downloading a Candidate Reply Form (pdf). Your Candidate Reply Form and check or money order for $500, made payable to New York University, must be postmarked within 25 days of the date on your admission letter. Please do not send cash. Enrollment deposits are nonrefundable.

    Your NYU Email address:
    You will be assigned an NYU email address and will receive instructions on how to create your email account after our enrollment confirmation/deposit deadline has passed. Admitted Early Decision I students will receive instructions by the end of January. It is then important to remember to check your NYU email account regularly, as critical information about your enrollment process will be sent there.

    You should contact NYU's IT Service Desk at after you receive our initial instructions on how to create your account if you have any remaining questions. (Note: If you experience trouble accessing your NYU email, you may use the NYU VPN service. Contact the email address above for details.)

  5. If you are an international student, you must complete an I-20/DS-2019 application.
    The Office of Global Services needs approximately two weeks to create a new I-20 or DS-2019 upon receiving a completed I-20/DS-2019 application from you. Submit your application as soon as you decide to attend NYU by following the instructions for pre-arrival. 

    1. International students should submit their I-20/DS-2019 application as soon as they decide to attend NYU. It is advised to allow three months lead time from the date of application to the date they wish to enter the US in F1 or J1 status.
    2. Send the application in one PDF to You will receive an automatic confirmation. Please be sure to submit a complete application. Incomplete applications will take additional processing time.
    3. The online application, along with instructions, is available at You must use your NYU NetID, as noted on the previous page. A helpful multimedia tutorial is available at
    4. Freshman students beginning at NYU in London, Paris, or Florence should not submit the application and should not have their SEVIS record transferred to NYU.
    5. Submit supporting financial documents in English or accompanied by official English translations. Bank statements must be dated within six months. You must show funding for the first year in liquid assets.
  6. If planning to live on campus, apply for University housing.
    When you accept the offer of admission and submit your enrollment deposit as indicated above, you will also have the opportunity to submit the required housing reservation payment as part of the same transaction. The $1,000 housing reservation payment can be paid by credit card or electronic check. You will then be prompted to complete the online housing application. In order to secure guaranteed housing for the 2015-2016 academic year, the reservation payment and online housing application must be received by May 1.

  7. Connect with your future classmates.
    Explore the official NYU Class of 2019 Facebook page. Meet your future NYU classmates, view photos and videos, and get invited to on and off campus programs for admitted students. Please also visit the Admitted Students section of our website for important updates just for you.

  8. Send your final transcripts to NYU.
    Send your final transcript to NYU by July 1 to meet our proof of graduation policy. You will not be allowed to register for fall courses and you will be dropped from courses for which you have preregistered if we do not have your final transcript. An extension will be granted to students outside the United States whose secondary schools operate on a different schedule.

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