Frequently Asked Questions

NYU CUSP is committed to safeguarding our community’s health and safety while also pursuing our academic and research mission during this unprecedented time. While we fully expect to restart on campus for the Fall 2020 semester as planned, we understand that we are facing very unique circumstances that will require flexibility in regards to registration, arrivals, course delivery, international student visas, and other logistics.

The safety of our community is our top priority, and because a return to normality can take some time, we are planning to offer several remote learning options for those who cannot join us on campus in September. These remote options will be available to help those who are delayed due to visa or travel restrictions to start their degree on time, protect at-risk faculty and students, and/or allow students to continue their studies while quarantining or self-isolating.

Remote options will also be available through the Spring and Summer 2021 terms to help meet social distancing requirements within classrooms, such as alternating in-person and online attendance in large lectures.

Please note that all CUSP coursework, exams, and evaluations will be adapted for online learning.

All admitted students should respond to our offer of admission by either accepting or declining in the NYU Albert System. Specific directions are outlined in the Next Steps section. You must confirm your enrollment online by the date indicated in your admissions offer and pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 USD.

If you would like to talk to a faculty member, current student, or alumni, please contact Sattik Deb at

For any questions regarding student services, academic advising, academic policies and procedures, or registering for classes, please email Sattik Deb at Please do not contact Sattik with questions regarding your offer of admission or scholarship (if applicable).

Yes! You can find the Facebook page for admitted students here.

Make sure to follow NYU CUSP on our other social media pages; like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or join us on LinkedIn.

While NYU CUSP does not guarantee graduate housing, there are many resources students can take advantage of to find housing both on- and off-campus.

Check out the housing section of CUSP’s guide to living in New York City to learn how you can apply to NYU’s general graduate housing or find an off-campus apartment.

New York University charges tuition and registration fees on a per-unit basis. The tuition rate for the 2020-2021 academic year is $1,947.00 per credit, plus registration and service fees, for a total tuition of $61,908.

* The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter tuition and fees. Tuition for the 2021-2022 year will be available in April 2021.

For more information visit the tuition & financial information section.

For the start of your graduate program at NYU CUSP, you will be sent an academic on-boarding packet via email that explains how to register for classes.

Please note: you will only be able to register for classes after submitting your tuition deposit.

See our Program & Curriculum page for more information!

Your University ID number (commonly called your “N number”) is the number you are given when your application is processed. You can find it in your acceptance letter or on your Albert account, under Student Center (your NetID needs to already be activated to access Albert). We strongly recommend that you memorize your N number because it will serve as your on-campus identification number. For example, you will need to provide your N number to schedule appointments at the Wasserman Student Career Center, the Health Center, or at the Student Services Center.

Your NetID is your username for all NYU online services, including your NYUHome account, Albert, NYU wi-fi, as well as off-campus access to the New York University Libraries resources. Your NetID is also the prefix for your NYU email address (example: Additionally, you can choose to use it as a username/login at centers on campus, like the Student Career Services and the Campus Writing Center, which have their individual username/password logins.

Once you get your NYU ID Card, you can find both your NetID and your N Number above the barcode on the back of your card.

Your NYU email address is your NetID (a combination of your initials and numbers)

To access your email, you must ensure that you have completed the following steps:

Activate your Net ID

  • Go to and follow the instructions. Your NetID is your login and username for your NYU email account.

Log in to NYUHome

  • Go to and enter your NetID and password. Visit the various tabs to familiarize yourself with the layout and information available. Confirm that you have access to your email account.

Check your NYU Email

  • Once you activate your NYUHome account you can check your NYU email by logging in to NYUHome and clicking the “Email” link. You can also navigate directly to and use your NYUHome credentials. All NYU correspondence from this point on will be sent to your NYU email address.

Your NYUHome account is your virtual NYU command center for all NYU academic and administrative resources. Make sure to familiarize yourself with NYUHome and Albert before classes start; feel free to click around on your own to see what resources are available to you. You can also watch online tutorials to learn how to use the NYU tools found on NYUHome. See examples below:

For additional training and help, sign up for trainings and workshops offered by ITS.

Please take the time to review, verify and update your contact information, which can be found under the “Personal Information” section of the Student Center on NYUHome (you must enter Albert to access your Student Center). Be sure to review and update both your permanent and local addresses.

Please note that all students will be required to have an “NYU Emergency Alert” cellular phone number and emergency contact information on record in order to be eligible to register for classes. In order to avoid a delay in registering, we suggest that you verify this information prior to the start of the registration period.

For more information, visit the Registrar’s page on registration guidelines.

Please review NYU’s Academic Calendar. This calendar includes important class registration deadlines, holidays, and exam testing periods.

Please note that NYU CUSP’s events and academic schedule may differ than the general NYU calendar. Important dates at NYU CUSP will be made known to you as soon as possible.

We send important information about beginning your journey at CUSP to your personal email account. If you are not currently receiving any emails from CUSP or you need to update your preferred email address, please let us know immediately at

Please make sure to add to your approved contacts list and check your spam folder for any emails you may have missed.