New Grad Students Welcome Page

Congratulations on your acceptance to NYU Tisch School of the Arts!

This page has been designed to guide you through the process of becoming a Tisch graduate student and to answer any questions you may have along the way. Just click on any of the topics to get more information on that subject. 

1. Activate Your NetID and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

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

Included in your acceptance letter is your NetID, a unique alphanumeric code that NYU assigns to you (e.g. xyz,123). 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, and serves as a home base for all NYU community members. You can also set up multi-factor authenication (MFA). 

2. Check Your NYU Email Account

After students have activated their NetID, the system will process this activation, and, for those who are eligible, their NYU Email and Google Education Accounts will automatically become active. Please allow the system time to process the activation of your credentials.

Once your NYU email is active, you can access your account via NYUHome by clicking the "NYU Email" card or navigating directly to It is NYU policy that communications are sent via NYU email.  Students are advised to check NYU email often or configure their inbox to automatically forward emails to their personal account.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS LIVING IN CHINA: As Google is not available in China, we recommend using the NYU VPN to access email while out of the US. Please follow the instructions listed in the link below.

NYU Email / Calendar: Access from countries that censor the Internet

3. accept or decline our offer of admission and paying the $500 deposit

We hope you decide to join our incoming class! To confirm your place, we require a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit -- as requested in your acceptance letter -- that is applied as a credit to your student account. Please refer to your acceptance email for your tuition deposit deadline.

*International students that do not have a US checking account should scroll down for the Flywire method.*

If you accept our offer online, you must pay your non-refundable deposit by e-check. We highly recommend that you accept or decline our offer online. If you are an international student living abroad and do not have a US bank account, you can pay the deposit by Flywire. Instructions can be found below.


1. Log on to your NYUHome account

2. Select the "Academics" Tab

3. Select the "Albert" login link, select the "Applicants" tab (not the "Student" tab) *NOTE: If you are having issues finding the Albert tab, you can go directly to Albert at and follow the instructions below.

4. Go to the "Admissions" section and select the "Check Application Status" link

5. Click the "Admission Offer" button at the top of the page

6. Click the "Accept/Decline" link to accept or decline the Admission offer

7. Click either the "Accept Offer" or "Decline Offer" button

8. Follow the prompts until you confirm your final decision. If you accept our offer, please be prepared to pay the required non-refundable tuition deposit by e-checkNote: After you make your final decision, the "Admission Offer" button will no longer be available to you.

NOTE: If you are experiencing problems with the payment screen not appearing, please disable your browser's popup blockers.


NOTE: This method is for international students who do not have a U.S. bank account. Please Read and follow ALL the instructions.

1. Please go to, select "PAY YOUR STUDENT ACCOUNT BILL" and follow the instructions to make your $500 payment. *You may be asked to submit an invoice or tuition bill to finalize your payment. Please upload a copy of your acceptance letter to satisfy this requirement.*

2. Once you’ve made the payment, please fill out the CANDIDATE REPLY FORM HERE. When the payment is credited to your account we will send you a confirmation of receipt. Please note that payments made via Flywire may take up to 72 hours to appear in your NYU account. However, we will consider the date the payment was made as the deposit date.  

3. Note: after the payment has been credited to your account, your spot in the incoming class will be reserved and the offer of admission will be automatically accepted. After this, the "Admission Offer" button will no longer be available to you online. Also, please remember to submit the candidate reply form after making the payment as that is the only way we can track the tuition deposit.

4. Financial Aid, Tuition and Fees

If you are a US citizen or US permanent resident and filed the FAFSA, you will be notified via email by the Office of Financial Aid when your financial aid package is ready for viewing. Log on to your NYUHome account with your NetID and password and go to the Financial Aid section to view the financial aid information when it becomes available.  Information about financial aid can be found on our website.

International students are encouraged to visit the Tisch Financial Aid Page and NYU's Financial Aid page for international students to learn more regarding financial aid options.

More information on tuition, fees and other expenses can be found on our website. Please note that the figures listed on the site are per term (semester), not per year. There are two terms/semesters in one academic year.

6. International Students – Apply For VISA

Steps for our international students to apply for a visa are as follows:

View the Before You Arrive page for important information for newly admitted international students.

Once you have paid the deposit, please wait 24 hours then complete an Application for the I-20 or DS-2019. Go to the Get a US Visa page and follow the instructions to complete the application. This website provides instructions on how to obtain the I-20 or DS-2019, an important form needed to process the F1 or J1 student visa from the US Embassy or Consulate nearest you in your home country.

If you are currently studying in the US or you are on Optional Practical Training (OPT) it may not be necessary for you to return home before enrolling at NYU.  This is known as the transfer process whereby your College or University “releases” the I-20 to NYU. If you are in this situation your I-20 or DS-2019 needs to be updated by NYU before you can register for classes.

The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) will assist you in applying for the appropriate visa and help you make a smooth transition to life as a student at NYU. You should contact the OGS directly if you have any questions:

NYU Office of Global Services (OGS)
383 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
OGS Website - for students inbound to NYC

OGS has a few upcoming webinars that are applicable to incoming international students including:

  • Tips on the I-20/DS-2019 Process
  • The Student Visa Application and Interview: What to Expect
  • Tips on the I-20 Transfer Application Process (March 3)

Upcoming webinars are posted on our Programs and Events page where students can find links to sign up using their NYU email. We also have Recorded OGS Workshops in case students aren't able to attend the live webinar.


8. Housing

There are two housing options for graduate students at NYU.

On-Campus Housing

Information on on-campus housing can be found by visiting the NYU HOUSING WEBSITE. There you will find detailed information on the types of residences available and how to apply for housing. 

Please be aware that graduate on-campus housing space is limited and not guaranteed.

Off-Campus Living

The NYU Student Resource Center (SRC) provides students with general advice and resources in the apartment search process. Although the SRC 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 page.

Visit: 60 Washington Square South, Suite 210

Phone: 212-998-4411

9. New Student Orientation

For important dates and information, please visit the NYU Academic Calendar.

Sometime in July the Tisch Office of Student Affairs will send you more information on Orientation Week events and sessions that will provide you with an introduction to NYU and Tisch. In addition, your Department will reach out to you soon with more information on program-specific orientation.


As IMA Low Residency students begin classes in the summer, the above-mentioned orientation information does not pertain to them. The IMA Department will be reaching out to these students directly with more information on their orientation and registration. 

10. Registration and Advisement

You will be contacted by your Department with more information on registration and advisement. Each Graduate Department at Tisch has its own specific guidelines and timetable for class registration and advisement and they will assist you in these matters in a timely manner. Please note that the undergraduate registration period is not connected in any way to graduate level programs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your Department.

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, please contact us at or (212)998-1900 and we will be happy to assist.