New Student Guide
For incoming students, you're going to receive a flurry of mail, both posted and electronic, from a variety of departments here. This list should help you navigate and know what to expect.
- Make sure you've filed the FAFSA. You should have your financial aid package BEFORE you deposit.
- Review your Statement of Transfer Credit. This is a preliminary evaluation, so if you have any questions at all, please contact us! The transfer of credits can definitely be confusing and unclear, so if you think that any of your credits are missing or misapplied, please let us know. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will indicate that your credits will be online, but due to the CCTOP transfer agreements, you'll receive an evaluation in the mail instead. Credits will be posted to the system when your evaluations are finalized after enrollment and your final official transcripts have arrived.
- Submit your Candidate Response Form online with the appropriate deposit ($500 for commuters, $800 for students requesting housing), to secure your spot. The deadline is typically three weeks from the date of the notification, but if you need additional time, particularly if you are waiting for your financial aid information, please let us know, and Admissions can arrange an extension.
- Important note here; you must pay the deposit in order to become active on the system. This allows you to register, which allows your financial aid to kick in.Your financial aid does not cover the deposit initially, but if your package covers the full cost of tuition for the semester, you can be reimbursed for it during the term. The deposit does count towards your bill, it is not an additional charge.
- Set up your NYUHome account. This needs to be active in order to register and receive NYU email.
- Register for New Student Orientation. We have transfer-specific orientations before each semester, with three in the summer and one in January. This is where you'll meet with your adviser, review your Statement of Transfer Credit, and register for classes, in addition to other important things like placement exams and of course, a CCTOP session.
- Make sure your final, official transcripts are on their way. You submitted official transcripts when you applied, but they likely had courses in progress. If you take any courses after applying (like summer classes), we need to know about those, too, so that we can award you credit for them. The system will think you're a freshman until we can post your credits, so the sooner we get this process done, the easier it will be.
- Make sure your financial aid is in order. Any student loans you might be taking have to be signed for electronically, so make sure everything is in place. Log in through the NetPartner link on the right side of the financial aid homepage to get started.
Once you're here, check to make sure your credits are posted, stay on top of your deadlines, also regularly posted on the Director's Blog, and most important – stop by and say hello. We want to make sure that your transition is a smooth one, so keep in touch! In fact, in your first term, you're required to meet with the director, just so that we can make sure that all is going well and you're on track moving forward.
Jacqueline McPhillips, Director
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor
Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP)