Admitted Students Your Next Steps

Congratulations on your admission to NYU CUSP! Once you submit your tuition deposit, you will secure your place in the Fall 2014 class.

Step 1
Activate your

You have been assigned a NetID, included in your admission letter, which is used to sign in to systems at NYU. If you have not already done so, you must activate your NYU NetID and create a password.

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, enter your date of birth and NYU University ID number (listed on your admissions letter).

Step 2
Confirm Enrollment

All admitted students should respond to our offer of admission. You must pay your $500 USD tuition deposit by the date indicated in your admissions offer. It will appear as a credit on your bursar bill once you register for classes. If you later decide not to enroll at NYU, you will forfeit your deposit. Go to the NYUHome and 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.

Step 3
Admitted Student Events

We invite you to attend one of our upcoming events for admitted students. Click here to rsvp and learn more.
We look forwarding to seeing you on campus!

Step 4
Proof of Original Documents

New York University requires all admitted students to present proof of undergraduate graduation prior to admission in a graduate program. Additionally CUSP requires all admitted students to submit an official copy of test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS) and transcripts prior to matriculation and registration in classes.

All admitted students must provide official copies of transcripts from any previously attended institution where credits were earned. Each transcript must be official to be considered acceptable for matriculation/registration.
Transcripts are deemed official if submitted in a signed and sealed envelope distributed to either (1) the student, or (2) CUSP directly by the Office of the Registrar from whence the admitted student previously enrolled. Scanned, photocopied, and/or uploaded copies of transcripts do not fulfill this requirement.

Test Scores
All admitted students must provide official copies of test scores. Test scores are deemed official if mailed to CUSP directly from ETS or if the student has an official copy in possession and submits it via mail/ in-person to CUSP. Scanned, photocopied, and/or uploaded copies of test scores do not fulfill this requirement.

Step 5
Immunization & Health Requirements

New York State Public Health and New York University require that all students taking six or more credits must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella and acknowledge receipt of information regarding meningococcal disease or provide proof of meningococcal vaccine. If you are not in full compliance, New York State requires that the University exclude you from attending classes 30 days after the first day of class for New York State residents and 45 days after the first day of class for out-of-state and international students.

Complete your health requirements. All incoming students must complete some health-related forms.
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Step 6
Domestic Students: File FAFSA

Domestics students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit the FAFSA website for the online application and instructions.

Students must include the NYU federal school code number 002785 in the school section of the FAFSA to ensure that their information is accurately transmitted to New York University from the federal processor.

If you have any questions about your financial aid award, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at (212) 998-4444 or by email at

You can check the status of your financial aid by visiting NYUHome.

Step 7
International Students: Request Student Visa

If you are an international student, you must complete an I-20/DS-2019 application. The Office of Global Services (OGS) needs approximately two weeks to create a new I-20 or DS-2019 upon receiving a completed I-20/DS-2019 application from you. Spring and summer is a busy time for OGS, so please submit your application as soon as you decide to attend NYU.

Visit OGS’ Pre-arrival webpage to find out what an I-20 and DS-2019 are and for detailed instructions on how to apply for an I-20 or DS-2019.

Send your completed application in one PDF to You will receive an automatic confirmation and can check the status of your application on the OGS Website. You can also check your I-20/DS-2019 Application Status here.

Step 8
New Student Profile

NYU CUSP wants to learn more about your background, academic and professional interests, and why you chose to study at CUSP.  Thus, we ask every student to complete the New Student Profile form no later than June 1, 2014. Information on here will be used to create the Fall 2014 Resume Book as well as begin the Urban Science Research program matching. Your profile will be shared with the CUSP community, city agencies, and company partners.

Click here to complete your new student form.