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
  • 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

Please note that due to restrictions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), NYU has suspended all on campus events through the summer.

You can watch our Admitted Students Webinar here.

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. If you require more time to submit your documents due to COVID-19, please email

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, 13th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Digital transcripts may be sent to

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.

Please use the following institution codes to electronically submit your official scores:

  • GRE: ETS Institution Code 0846
  • GMAT: Pearson Vue institution code 5TF-PN
  • TOEFL: ETS Institution Code 3345

If you are unsure whether CUSP has your official test scores, or for instructions on requesting official submission, contact

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.

Evaluations must show that your degree is equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s. We recommend a course-by-course transcript evaluation.

This evaluation is mandatory for admission to the program and must be submitted to NYU CUSP by July 15th.

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.

Send WES or ECE evaluations to:

Office of Admissions
NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress
370 Jay Street, 13th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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

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

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: Tell us when you will arrive on campus

Because a return to normality from COVID-19 can take some time, we are planning to offer several remote learning options for those who cannot join us on campus in September.

Review the options for starting your degree here.

Then, let us know when you intend to arrive on campus here. This form is mandatory for all incoming students and should be completed by July 6th.

Step 9: 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:

Tandon Summer Scholar Program: Take a free online class with CUSP this summer! This course will count towards one of your classes in the CUSP program (effectively a 10% discount on your total tuition) ONLY if you register for the Fall 2020 semester. The course, Urban Computing Skills Lab: Introduction to Programming for Solving City Challenges, is only available to admitted students. This online course encompasses our Urban Computing Skills Lab (UCSL), but includes a more vigorous learning experience to prepare you for CUSP.

Visit our Pre-Fall Programs page for more information!

Step 10: Get your NYU ID Card

Upload a photo today and have your NYU ID ready to pick up once you arrive at campus!

  1. Visit to upload a photo of yourself that meets the requirements listed online.
  2. Follow the steps on the website to submit your photo.
  3. 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.

Step 11: Connect with us on social media!