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Critical Instructions for Regular Decision

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 February 15 deadline and are otherwise eligible. In addition to filing the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by our deadline, US citizens or US Permanent Residents attending NYU New York must have also filed a 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 but no later than February 15. If you do not have access to a financial aid estimate and believe that you filed all relevant applications on time, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

    2015-2016 academic year costs are available for your reference on the Office of Financial Aid website.

    It is important that you take the time to review information regarding financial aid. We recognize that NYU is an investment in your education and requires a significant financial commitment. Please read the NYU Financial Aid Guide

    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 2 weeks of the date of your decision 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, you must both confirm your enrollment and withdraw any other applications you have submitted. 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 by two weeks from the date of your decision letter. Please do not send cash. Enrollment deposits are nonrefundable.

    Your NYU Email address:
    Soon after you confirm your enrollment at NYU, you will be assigned an NYU email address and will receive instructions on how to create your email account. It is important to remember to check your NYU email account regularly from the point it is activated, as critical information about your enrollment process will be sent there.

    If you have any questions after you receive instructions from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions about setting up your NYU email address, you can contact NYU’s global IT Service Desk at (Note: If you experience trouble accessing your NYU email, you may use the NYU VPN service. Contact the email address above for details, but only after you receive instructions from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.)

  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. 

    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. Instructions on how to apply for an I-20 or DS-2019 form. You must use your NYU NetID and NYUHome password to log into the application. Watch our YouTube video on Coming to the U.S. to see an overview of the process..
    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 you are planning to live on campus, apply for 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. The credit card payment option is only available when you initially accept the offer of admission and confirm your enrollment. You will then be prompted to complete the online housing application. You may also access the Housing application at a later date through the Housing Forms Channel at NYUHome. In order to secure guaranteed housing for the 2015-2016 academic year, the reservation payment and online housing application must be received by the accept deadline stated in your admission letter.

  7. Connect with your future classmates.
    Explore the official NYU Class of 2019 Facebook page at 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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