NEXT STEPS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS
Step 1: Activate Your NYU NetID
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 start.nyu.edu.
- 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).
NetID? University ID Number (N Number)? What’s the Difference? visit our FAQ page for more information.
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 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 Students Events
Attend the upcoming Admitted Students Luncheon and other events. Click here to RSVP and learn more. We look forwarding to seeing you on campus!
Did you miss our Admitted Students Webinar? Watch it here! During this webinar, the CUSP Education Team explains what to expect as a NYU CUSP graduate student, academics, research, and career opportunities. We also go over next steps, important deadlines, and pre-fall programs in Brooklyn.
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 submission of official test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS) and post-secondary transcripts prior to matriculation and registration in classes.
Please submit transcripts and test scores by July 15th, 2018.
Admitted students must provide official copies of transcripts from any previously attended post-secondary 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.
Send transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress
370 Jay Street, 12th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
All admitted students must provide official test scores. Test scores are deemed official if sent to CUSP directly from ETS, Pearson Vue, or IELTS, 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.
If you are unsure whether CUSP has your official test scores, or for instructions on requesting official submission, contact Kristin Feliz at email@example.com.
International Students: Please note that admitted international students and/or those who have completed their secondary education outside of the US will be required to submit an official WES or ECE transcript evaluation. This evaluation is mandatory for admission to the program and must be submitted to NYU CUSP by July 15th, 2018.
If you submit an official WES or ECE transcript evaluation, you do not have to provide an additional copy of your official transcripts to CUSP. The evaluation takes the place of your official transcript.
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. Learn more about the health requirement forms and deadlines here. For any questions regarding immunization and health requirements, please contact NYU Student Health directly at Health.Requirements@nyu.edu.
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.
You must include the NYU federal school code number 002785 in the school section of the FAFSA to ensure that your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Step 8: Get ready with pre-fall programs
If you are looking for a free online course to help augment your technical skills or prepare for the program, we suggest the following:
- Intro to Data Analysis
- Introduction to Descriptive Statistics
- Introduction to Inferential Statistics
- Introduction to Machine Learning
- Linear Algebra / Math
- Data Camp
- Udemy – Data Science Courses
- Udacity – Data Science Courses
- UC Berkeley – Foundations of Data Science (free to audit)
- Harvard – Algorithms for Big Data
- Caltech – Learning From Data: A Machine Learning Course
- MIT – Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python
City Challenge Week is the start of the MS in Applied Urban Science and Informatics program and CUSP’s new student orientation. The intensive four-day program includes a number of speakers, workshops, academic boot camps, and events that introduce students to CUSP, the field of urban informatics, and NYU resources. City Challenge Week will take place Monday August 27th through Thursday August 30th, 2018.
Our faculty also strongly recommend you begin working through the Urban Computing Skills Lab (UCSL). The UCSL covers some programming and analytical foundations you will need to succeed in your upcoming coursework. The UCSL challenges help you assess your understanding of this content, and tutorials are provided where needed.
Visit our Pre-Fall Programs page for more information on City Challenge Week and the UCSL!
Step 9: Get your NYU ID Card
Upload a photo today and have your NYU ID ready to pick up once you arrive at campus!
- Visit photoid.nyu.edu to upload a photo of yourself that meets the requirements listed online.
- Follow the steps on the website to submit your photo.
- Once your photo is approved, NYU will notify you via your NYU email account and let you know where to pick up your NYU ID card.