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Reach out to us if you have any concerns about securing your spot at NYU Steinhardt, and we’ll do everything we can to help.

Office of Graduate Admissions


Congratulations on your acceptance to the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development! You've been selected to join a diverse community of scholars embarking on a new stage in their professional lives.

Now that the hard part is over, it’s time to make your plans. Follow the steps below to review your offer and make your decision.

Accept or Decline Your Offer

Attending? What to Do Soon

Attending? What to Do Before Classes Begin


Step 1: Activate Your NetID

Note: You will need to wait at least 24 hours from the date of viewing your acceptance message to activate your NetID and follow the steps outlined below.    

Included in your acceptance message is your NetID, a unique alphanumeric code that NYU assigns to you (e.g., xyz123). Your NetID is not your University ID number (which is a 9-character ID number starting with a capital N).

You will use your NetID and password to access your NYUHome account, which is a customizable web interface that links you to your NYU email account as well as other systems and tools.

Visit the NYU Start Page and follow the prompts to activate your NYU NetID and set a password.


Step 2: View Your Financial Aid Award and Review Tuition and Fees

If you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or applied for Steinhardt scholarships, you will be notified via email by the Office of Financial Aid when your financial aid package is ready for viewing. You should expect to hear from them in late March for Summer/Fall enrollment or early December for Spring enrollment; if you are accepted after these windows, you will be notified approximately 2 weeks after receiving your official acceptance message.

You will not be able to access your financial aid until you receive an email notice from the Office of Financial Aid. When it becomes available you will be able to follow the instructions included in the email to view your package. Learn more about financial aid.

Tuition and fees are assessed on a per-credit basis each semester. Learn more about tuition and fees.

If you have questions about the status of your financial aid package, your FAFSA, student loans, or college work study, contact NYU's Office of Financial Aid at 212-998-4444 or


Step 3: Accept or Decline Your Offer

We hope you will join our incoming class! Whether you've decided to join the NYU Steinhardt community or you're choosing to decline our offer, please let us know your decision:

  1. Visit your status page
  2. In the forms section, select Reply to Offer of Admission and Learn How to Pay Deposit
  3. Follow the instructions to accept or decline our offer

Please note that to confirm your place, we require a non-refundable tuition deposit – as noted in your acceptance message – that we will apply as a credit to your student account. Refer to your acceptance message for your tuition deposit deadline. 

If you have questions or concerns about your start date or deposit deadline, please contact us at or 212-998-5030.


Step 4: If You're Accepting, Deposit to Secure Your Spot

Remember, your acceptance is only final when we receive your non-refundable tuition deposit. Refer to your acceptance message for your tuition deposit deadline. 

  1. Log on to Albert using your NYU NetID and password
  2. Select the Applicants tab (not the Student tab)
  3. Go to the Admissions section and select the View Application Status button
  4. Click the Admission Offer button at the top of the page
  5. Click the Accept/Decline button
  6. Click Accept Offer
  7. Follow the prompts until you confirm your final decision. Please be prepared to pay the required nonrefundable tuition deposit by e-check or credit card. After you make your final decision, the Admission Offer button will no longer be available to you.


  • If you are in the Albert system and experiencing issues, while using the following browser, Google Chrome, we recommend you try using a different browser, to complete these steps, before contacting our office. 
  • If you are experiencing problems with the credit card payment screen not appearing, please disable your browser's popup blockers.

We highly recommend that you accept our offer online. If you cannot, please reach out to us at or 212-998-5030 and we will discuss your options with you. 


Share Your Good News!

Congratulations on becoming part of the NYU Steinhardt community! Now take a moment to let everyone know you’re #NYUSteinhardtBound. Print out the #NYUSteinhardtBound JPG and take a photo with it. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram (@nyusteinhardt), and follow us there and on LinkedIn to hear about University news, upcoming school-wide events, or even IG takeovers where you can see what it's like to be an NYU Steinhardt graduate student. 

You can also share your good news and meet your new classmates on the #NYUSteinhardtBound page.


Check Your NYU Email Account Regularly

Once you have accepted our offer by paying your tuition deposit, we will activate your NYU email account in late October for Spring admission and early March for Summer/Fall admission. Most University offices, including Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, the Bursar, Housing, and Student Affairs, will communicate with you via your NYU email account exclusively. We will also send you invites to attend welcome events either in-person or virtually, so be sure to check it often! 

To access your NYU email account, log into NYUHome then search for the NYU Email card. If you're using a mobile device or desktop application, review our setup instructions.


International Students – Advisement, Registration, and Applying for a Visa

All new international graduate students at NYU Steinhardt must review our international students page for special instructions on obtaining your student visa, advisement, and registration.


Submit Final Official Transcript(s)

To enroll at NYU Steinhardt, you are required to send us your final official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions you have attended. If you have a degree from a non-US or non-Canadian institution, you're required to submit a course-by-course international credentials evaluation as noted below.

Final official documents must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions before your first semester of registration.

If You have US Credentials:

Your transcript is considered a final official transcript only when your transcript provides all of the following information:

  1. Must show the date of conferral. Your transcript from your undergraduate degree (baccalaureate or equivalent) and any graduate degree(s) must list the date your degree was awarded and the title of the degree awarded.
  2. Courses and grades. Your transcript(s) must include the courses taken in earning your degree(s) and the grades received for each course.
  3. Original and official. Your transcript(s) must be an original official transcript with the Registrar’s stamp or signature.

Final official transcripts must come directly from the institution where you earned your degree. Transcripts sent directly from you by email to the Office of Graduate Admissions are not considered official. Digital copies of your transcript(s) you uploaded to your online application are not considered final or official.

If you graduated from a US school, we encourage you to have your institution send your electronic transcript to We will not accept or process electronic transcripts sent to any other email address.

Physical or electronic versions of transcripts are not final official transcripts unless they come directly from your institution or transcript clearinghouse.

If you have ordered your transcripts as a physical copy and plan to mail or deliver the physical transcript yourself, the original envelope from your institution must not have been opened or tampered with prior to our receipt.

If your school only sends physical copies of transcripts, you can request they be mailed to our offices at:

     NYU Steinhardt    
     Office of Graduate Admissions    
     82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor    
     New York, NY 10003

Please note, there will be a delay in processing mailed transcripts. We appreciate your patience!

If You have non-US Credentials:

If you completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degrees at institutions outside of the US or Canada you are required to provide a course-by-course evaluation of your transcripts indicating your degree type, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral, even if you received one of your degrees in the US. One of the following agencies may be used:

If you already submitted an official evaluation at the time of application and the evaluation shows your degree as completed/awarded, you do not need to re-submit your transcripts for evaluation.

If your degree was in progress at the time of the initial evaluation, you will need to submit updated documents to WES or ECE and obtain a revised evaluation report that indicates your degree was awarded/conferred and its US equivalency. The updated evaluation report should be sent to NYU Steinhardt directly by WES or ECE. We cannot accept evaluations emailed to us by you as final official.


Seek Advisement and Register for Classes

Advisement is essential to your academic experience, and NYU Steinhardt faculty and professional advisors will work with you to develop your academic plan.

After you submit your tuition deposit you will hear more from your program about advisement. You won't be able register for classes until you submit your tuition deposit and receive advisement from your program.

Should you have any questions or concerns before making your enrollment decision, please contact Graduate Admissions or use the contact information noted in your acceptance message to connect with someone in your program office.


Obtain Your NYU ID Card

Your NYU ID Card gives you access to NYU buildings including the libraries, fitness centers, and computer labs. Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYU Card, is now easier than ever. Visit the NYU Card website for more information.

Insider tip: Avoid long and boring lines. Start the process before coming to campus. Upload a photo today to get your NYU Card.


Attend a New Student Orientation Session

Our Office of Student Affairs will reach out to you with more information on the New Graduate Student Welcome Session that will place at the beginning of your first semester. 

You can also visit our Graduate Orientation Portal, which offers important information on advisement and registration in your department. You'll receive an email with the portal link when it's ready for your cohort.

Feel free to reach out to Student Affairs with questions:

Office of Student Affairs    


Fulfill Health and Immunization Requirements

New York State law and/or New York University mandate that all newly admitted students complete several health-related requirements.

For complete information, visit NYU's Student Health Center website and the Health Requirements Section to make sure you have the proper documentation on record with the university.


Obtain Housing

Graduate housing space is limited and not guaranteed. The graduate housing application is available via the Housing Forms channel at NYUHome (search for "housing" if the channel doesn't immediately come up).

Learn more about applying for on-campus housing.

On-Campus Housing

Visit the NYU Housing website to find detailed information on the types of residences available.

Off-Campus Living

The NYU Center for Student Life provides students with general advice and resources in the apartment search process. Although the Center for Student Life does not provide actual apartments, links to housing search websites, a housing and roommate registry exclusively viewable to the NYU Community, market information, a discount broker, tenant resources, and other links are provided on the Off-Campus Living website.

Contact the NYU Center for Student Life at 212-998-4411.

Summer Housing

If you were accepted for summer or plan on taking summer courses and would like to explore the possibility of summer housing at NYU, please visit the NYU Summer Housing website.


Advanced Standing (also known as transfer credits)

Unless restricted by your program, master's and advanced certificate students may be eligible to receive up to 30 percent of their total program credit requirement as advanced standing credits (also known as transfer credits) provided they meet the 24-credit residency requirement. Credits may be considered if they:

  1. Carry graduate status and are from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or international equivalent
  2. Have not been used toward another completed degree
  3. Are approved by an academic advisor in your program
  4. Have been earned within the past 10 years with a letter grade of B or better

NYU Steinhardt does not allow doctoral students to receive advanced standing.

Useful Links


On behalf of the staff of the Office of Graduate Admissions, we welcome you! If you need assistance or do not know where to turn, reach us by email (, phone (212-998-5030), or request a Virtual Graduate Drop-In Meeting with a member of the Graduate Admissions team.