Welcome! On this page, you'll find important information on actions required to confirm your enrollment and activate your student account.
First Do This:
1. Activate Your NetID and NYUHome Account
Your NetID is shared with you via email during your admission process. Go to the NYU Start Page and follow the instructions to activate your NetID and set a password. You can use your NetID and password to log into:
2. Respond to Your Offer of Admission
You must accept or decline your admission offer after receiving your admission letter. If you accept your offer, it will take 24 hours for your student status at NYU to activate. Once you are an active student, your NYU email will be activated and you can register for class.
- Log into NYU Albert
- Select “Applicants” tab
- Select “Application Status”
- Click “Application Decision” button and accept or decline your offer
3. Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication
To ensure online security, NYU asks all students to set-up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for their log-in. Students may select to receive a phone call or a push notification on a smartphone for their MFA. Information and instructions are available online here.
4. Check Your NYU Email
After students have activated their NetID, the system will process this activation, and, for those who are eligible, their NYU Email and Google Education Accounts will automatically become active. Please allow the system time to process the activation of your credentials.
Once your NYU email is active, you can access your account via NYUHome by clicking the "NYU Email" card or navigating directly to email.nyu.edu. It is NYU policy that communications are sent via NYU email. Students are advised to check NYU email often or configure their inbox to automatically forward emails to their personal account.
5. Apply for a Student Visa (International Students)
International visiting students will be sent an email with instructions for applying for their visa after they have accepted their spot in the program.
Please visit the Registering for Courses page for information related to registration requirements and credit minimums and maximums for the semester of your admission.
Please note that per the most recent immigration guidance from the US government, any incoming F-1 or J-1 student who was issued an I-20/DS-2019 after March 9, 2020 and wishes to enter the US to start or continue their program must be enrolled in at least one in-person, hybrid, or blended course. The US government has confirmed this COVID-19 guidance will remain in effect for the 2021-2022 Academic Year unless otherwise explicitly stated.
Then Do This:
2. Pay Account Balance
Students are not charged tuition or fees until after they register for class. Once they register, students can log-in to Albert and click on the “Finances” button to view their account balance and make payment. Additionally, an e-bill will be sent to their NYU email. The payment deadline will be listed in the student account. Information about methods of payment is online. Please contact the NYU Bursar Office with any questions.
Please note: Students who do not pay their balance by the deadline may be de-enrolled from courses, and they will not be able to be added back into classes if they are full. Therefore, students are encouraged to pay their account balances by the deadline. In addition, charges may be added to an account at different times, and students are encouraged to check their account balance regularly for any balance updates. Students who decide not to attend NYU before a term begins must notify firstname.lastname@example.org to be withdrawn and have charges removed from their accounts.
3. Get NYUCard
All students studying on campus must get a NYUCard, NYU's student ID for entry into campus buildings and other campus identification purposes. You cannot get your NYUCard until after you register for class. Once you are registered, submit an ID photo online and you can pick up your ID from the NYU Card Center at 7 Washington Place.
Students who are studying remotely are not required to get an NYUCard.
4. Submit Immunization Records
New York State law and NYU policy requires students studying on campus who are registering in 6 credits or more to submit immunization records for MMR and meningitis. Immunization forms and information is available on the NYU Student Health Center website. Please contact the Immunization Office with any questions at email@example.com or 212-443-1199.
Students who are studying remotely are not required to submit immunization records.
5. Buy Textbooks
NYU professors may order books for your class at the NYU Bookstore. You can search for course textbooks online. If no textbooks are listed, do not worry. Not all professors use the Bookstore, and it is common not to get a final list of books and readings until you receive the course syllabus the first day of class.
6. Locate Classes
If you are studying on campus, once your course registration and schedule are set, you can map your class locations. Course listings in Albert indicate whether a class is conducted on-campus, online, or in a "blended" format. The following information applies to in-person classes that take place on campus.
- Classes take place on NYU’s Washington Square campus and Brooklyn campus.
- Your schedule is listed in Albert.
- Each NYU building has an abbreviated code. Use the building code key to find the building and street address where your class will take place.
- Find your building on the NYU campus map.
- Directions to the Washington Square campus and Brooklyn campus are online.
7. Attend Orientation
Attending at at least one orientation is required for all new visiting students. For fall and spring semesters, visiting student advisors host multiple in person or live zoom orientations from which visiting students can choose to attend.
International Student Check-In
All international students who are studying on the NYC campus must report their arrival at the start of their semester. In addition, the NYU Office of Global Services offers a new student orientation at the start of each term. More information is available on the Office of Global Services website.