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Critical Instructions for Early Decision II Students

To accept your offer of admission to NYU, you need to log in to the NYUHome website with your NetID and password. Your NetID can be found in your offer of admission letter.

Still waiting for your admissions decision? Follow these instructions after 5pm on February 15 to receive your decision online.

If you applied for financial aid by all stated deadlines*, you may view your estimated award in our online student information system, NYUAlbert, accessible from the main page of our NYUHome website:

  1. Select the “Academics” tab
  2. Next, select “Applicant Login” 
  3. Next, select “Accept/Decline Financial Aid” 
  4. Finally, select “2017” to view your financial aid estimate and related award messages.
  5. Please read the award messages carefully.

Information about Scholarships and Grants:

  1. If you received a scholarship or grant we assume that you will want these awards and accept them on your behalf.
  2. Please review the criteria for renewing your scholarship each year.
  3. In order to maintain your scholarship you must adhere to future award deadlines and meeting satisfactory academic progress standards as found in the NYU Financial Aid Guide.
  4. NYU Scholarships renew at the same amount each year as long as the renewal criteria is met.

Information about Loans:

  1. Any loans you see in your package will be activated in mid-May when your award is finalized with all updated information. At that time you will be asked to accept your loans.
  2. We encourage you to become knowledgeable about responsibilities associated with any federal loans you pursue. This includes interest rates, repayment expectations and information about other options that may assist you in financing your education, such as payment plans.

Information about Tuition, Fees, Room and Board Costs:
While exact costs for 2016-2017 will not be available until late spring 2016, current academic year costs are available for your reference on the Office of Financial Aid website. Early Decision awards are based on the prior year cost of attendance. Direct expenses, like tuition and fees, can change from year to year, generally between 2% to 5%.

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

*You will have access to your financial aid estimate provided you filed a CSS/Financial Aid Profile by the January 15 deadline and, if applicable, a Noncustodial Profile by the January 24 deadline (or Noncustodial Waiver Request by January 20). If you are a US citizen or US Permanent Resident attending our New York campus, you must file a 2016-2017 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.

All admitted students should respond to our offer of admission online by either accepting or declining no later than March 11, 2016. You must also withdraw any applications you have submitted to other colleges or universities.

Log in to our online student information system NYUAlbert, accessible from the main page of our NYUHome website, and click the “Admissions Decision” button in the upper right hand corner of your Application Status page, or from Albert Mobile click "Albert Mobile Login" then "Admissions" then "Accept/Decline Decision."

You can submit your non-refundable enrollment deposit by credit card or electronic check.

To respond to your offer of admission by postal mail:
If you cannot respond to your admission offer online, you may mail a completed Candidate Reply Form (pdf) and your nonrefundable $500 check or money order for made payable to New York University. The envelope must be postmarked by March 11, 2016. Please do not send cash.

You will be assigned an NYU email address and will receive instructions on how to create your email account in mid-March. Critical information about your enrollment process will be sent to your NYU email account, so check your it regularly.

If you have questions, contact NYU's IT Service Desk at after you receive our initial instructions on how to create your account.

Submit your I-20/DS-2019 application by following the instructions for pre-arrival. 
The Office of Global Services needs approximately two weeks to create a new I-20 or DS-2019 upon receiving a completed application from you.

  1. Submit your I-20/DS-2019 application as soon as you decide to attend NYU, and no less than 3 months before you plan to enter the U.S.
  2. The online application and instructions are available here. We’ve also put together a helpful multimedia tutorial. You must use your NYU NetID to access the application.
  3. First-year students beginning at NYU in London, Paris, or Florence should not submit the application and should not have their SEVIS record transferred to NYU.

If you plan to live on campus, you will be prompted to submit your required $1,000 housing reservation and online housing application once you accept your offer of admission and submit your enrollment deposit. In order to secure guaranteed housing for the 2016-2017 academic year, the payment and application must be received by May 1.

Meet your future NYU Class of 2020 classmates, view photos and videos, and get invited to on- and off- campus programs for admitted students.

To meet our proof of graduation policy, final transcripts must be received by July 1. You will not be allowed to register for fall courses and you will be dropped from courses for which you have pre-registered if we do not have your final transcript at that time. An extension will be granted to students outside the United States whose secondary schools operate on a different schedule.

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