In 2008, an affiliation was forged with NYU, and this document will serve as an interim update as the Boards of NYU-Poly and NYU have agreed to move forward with the legal process that seeks to complete the affiliation within a two year window.
To formalize the merger, the institutions have been in the final stages of securing approvals from regulatory bodies. The final approval required, from the U.S. Department of Education, is expected in the second half of 2013.
The formal legal merger will be effective January 1, 2014, at which time the Institute will become the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.
The merger will provide students access to NYU resources and enable them to enjoy a diverse learning environment with students from a broad range of disciplines. Students will have access to an even greater usage of NYU facilities than they had before. They will also have access to benefits current NYU students enjoy, including NYU email addresses (available as of May 2013), access to Albert, the online student information and registration system, and NYU ID cards. This will facilitate a greater sense of community between NYU-Poly students and students at other schools of NYU.
As of August 1, 2013, all first-time students and transfer students are required to complete and submit NYU’s Common Application (which includes a Writing Supplement) to be considered for admission. For more information on the admissions process, visit admissions.nyu.edu/apply.
For the 2013-14 academic year, NYU-Poly undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and have completed their first year at NYU-Poly may elect to register for up to two (2) courses at NYU per semester. Students will need to work closely with their academic advisers to determine which courses at other NYU schools will be appropriate for, or applicable to, their degree program, as well as follow all regulations/timelines of cross-registration as laid out by the school sponsoring the course(s) for which they wish to register. Schools available for cross-registration include: College of Arts and Science, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development (non-major courses), Stern School of Business (open access courses), Tisch School of the Arts (open arts courses) and Wagner School of Public service (undergraduate courses).
In order to register for classes at another school of NYU, students must complete the NYU-Poly registration form no later than the last day of class of the fall semester for a spring course and no later than the end of the spring semester for a summer or fall course. For full details concerning cross-school registration, please refer to the NYU Cross-School Registration page, which can be found here: http://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/cross-registration.
Beginning with the summer 2014 term, NYU-Poly students will be able to register for courses at other schools of NYU via Albert, the online student information and registration system. Again, students will need to work closely with their academic advisers to determine which courses at other NYU schools will be appropriate for or applicable to their degree program
Students interested in pursuing a minor in a discipline at another school of NYU must complete an NYU-Poly “Declaration of Minor at NYU” form. Cross-school minors will be conferred only upon completion of the requisite coursework. For more information, please consult the Cross-School Minor page on poly.edu at the following link: http://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/cross-registration/minors. After January 1, 2014, NYU-Poly students will be able to apply for cross-school minors in the same manner as other NYU students, through NYU’s Albert system.
The 3+2 Program is a five year, dual degree program between NYU College of Arts & Science (CAS) and NYU-Poly. The Program in Science and Engineering is one of the largest at the College of Arts and Science, fulfilling students’ academic interests from a liberal arts standpoint and providing them with the technical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing society. For their first three years of study, students attend classes at NYU’s College of Arts and Science, completing a major in one of the sciences listed below. The last two years of study will be spent at NYU-Poly focusing on engineering coursework in a practical, research-oriented environment. At the conclusion of the fifth year, students receive two degrees: a Bachelor of Science from NYU and a Bachelor of Science from NYU-Poly. For further information about the dual-degree program, including how to apply, please visit NYU’s College of Arts and Science, which handles advising questions, application questions, and other questions you may have about the program. This program will remain intact following the Jan. 1, 2014 merger.
3+2 Science and Engineering Major Combinations
|New York University||Polytechnic Institute of NYU|
|Biology||Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
|Chemistry||Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
|Computer Science||Computer Engineering
Currently, tuition and fees for both graduate and undergraduate students are fairly comparable between NYU-Poly and NYU, with NYU’s only slightly higher. Following the merger, we expect that continuing NYU-Poly students will experience only small incremental increases, as we work to gradually align tuition and fee rates over the next few years.
Up-to-date and detailed information on tuition and fees, as well as announcements of cost changes, can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services before the start of each semester at the following link: engineering.nyu.edu/life/student-resources/financial.
Financial aid awards will not be changed due to the merger. Students will need to continue to meet specific criteria and remain in good-standing for need-based aid and to ensure eligibility for merit-based awards and other aid. All new, incoming undergraduates as of fall 2013 were required to complete two financial aid forms, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Common Application’s CSS Profile. NYU-Poly’s continuing students do not have to complete the CSS Profile.
NYU-Poly students, whether new or continuing, applying for fall 2014 financial aid will be required to apply under NYU’s institution code. For more information on applying for financial aid, visit: Finacial Aid page.
Yes. As part of a major research university, students will have access to a much broader range of academic and research programs, and will have the opportunity to be part of collaborative research and technology commercialization in such areas as urban sciences, medical science and health care delivery, and information technology. Increasingly, NYU-Poly faculty members have realized more opportunities for forming collaborative research partnerships with NYU colleagues. Both new and existing faculty members are receiving joint appointments with other divisions of NYU, such as NYU Langone Medical Center, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. With more than 30 cross-faculty appointments, students will be exposed to a greater pool of research opportunities from which to round out their academic careers.
Even now, many of NYU’s academic and research programs are open to NYU-Poly students. Select NYU students have been performing research under NYU-Poly faculty through the NYU-Poly Undergraduate Summer Research Program since 2009, and will continue to have the opportunity to do so along with all other NYU students post-merger. Although several of NYU’s academic and research programs are currently open to NYU-Poly students, NYU and NYU-Poly continue to seek out additional research opportunities for students. More information on the program can be found at http://engineering.nyu.edu/research/undergraduate.
Starting January 2014, graduates will receive diplomas that read “New York University” along with the school affiliation, “Polytechnic School of Engineering,” consistent with other schools of NYU. A timeline of name changes over NYU-Poly’s nearly 160-year history follows:
All newly admitted matriculating students already have been assigned NYU email addresses. As of May 2013, all NYU-Poly students enrolled in a degree granting program became eligible for NYU email addresses via Google Apps for Education (Gmail). During the summer, students are being encouraged to migrate their NYU-Poly Microsoft-based accounts to their new NYU Gmail accounts which assign @nyu.edu extensions.
The new email accounts offer students a 25GB mailbox for life, and access to rich features like:
To learn more about Gmail features, new users should visit the Google Apps Learning Center at http://learn.googleapps.com. Students in need of assistance with activating their new email accounts, or with migrating old account information to their new account, may contact the NYU-Poly Help Desk at: email@example.com or 646.997.3123. For more information about NYU IT Services visit the following link:
Since the time of the affiliation in 2008, NYU-Poly students have increasingly been granted access to services and facilities across NYU. For example, students may tap into programs and activities of the Wasserman Center for Career Development, the Kimmel Student Center, the Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Center and The Student Resource Center. Students may also access the NYU Libraries and academic support services.
Additionally, NYU-Poly students who are registered for at least 3 credit hours and are enrolled in a degree-granting program from NYU-Poly may enjoy access to the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center and the Palladium Athletic Facility by presenting an NYU-Poly student ID.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, NYU-Poly students will continue to compete as a member of the Skyline Athletic Conference and NYU teams will continue to compete as a member of the University Athletic Association. The two institutions requested and received a waiver from the NCAA to allow NYU-Poly to continue as an NCAA Division III active member in good standing for the entire 2013-2014 academic year.
Due to the NCAA waiver NYU-Poly petitioned for and received to continue separate Division III athletics so as to minimize disruption to NYU-Poly scholar-athletes as well as to other Skyline Conference member participants, NYU-Poly is maintaining its separate athletic programs for 2013-2014. As such, NYU-Poly students continue to be eligible to participate on NYU-Poly teams, but not on NYU teams.
Following the 2013-2014 academic and athletic year, a merger plan has been developed for the athletic departments that both maximizes the strong varsity, club, intramural, recreational, and free play structure and services at NYU, while significantly minimizing or effectively eliminating the potential for lost opportunities for student-athletes already in the NYU-Poly and NYU systems.
Once fully implemented, this plan expands the NYU varsity sports opportunities by offering baseball and softball. It also increases opportunities currently available to NYU-Poly students by adding the varsity sports of men’s and women’s fencing, swimming and diving, women’s track and field, and men’s wrestling. Additionally, a host of intercollegiate club sports that NYU-Poly does not currently offer will be available, and NYU students will benefit from the addition of Judo to its club intercollegiate offerings.
Yes, NYU-Poly students can utilize all NYU Student Health Center (SHC) services. On site at NYU-Poly, counseling and psychiatric medication services are available through the NYU Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) satellite office (232 Dibner). Additionally, NYU-Poly students can utilize all services offered at the NYU-Washington Square CWS location (726 Broadway, 4th floor) including counseling, psychiatric services, group counseling, toolkits and the 24-hour Wellness Exchange hotline (212-443-9999).
In terms of medical services, NYU-Poly students can access all health services available at the NYU Student Health Center (SHC). Examples of services offered at the NYU SHC include primary care, urgent care walk-in, women's and men's health, HIV testing and counseling, allergy, immunology and travel medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, diagnostic testing, case management, health promotions, nutrition, physical therapy, radiology, optometry, and dental care. A complete listing of medical services can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/student-health-center/services.html.
There is no cost for certain SHC services including counseling, groups and toolkits, 24-hour emergency response hotline, Health Promotion office programs and services and HIV testing and counseling. There is no co-pay for office visits including psychiatric medication services for students with NYU-Poly student health insurance. Co-pays will apply for specialty services and to students with other insurance plans. Students may be billed by SHC Patient Accounts for deductibles, co-insurance and/or fees, not covered by insurance. Students referred outside SHC for treatment and/or services may be billed separately by those outside providers.
All NYU-Poly students will continue to have the opportunity to join NYU All-Square clubs and associations, as well as attend social events offered at the Washington Square campus. In addition to NYU-Poly’s own 40+ organizations, students are able to participate in the 300+ All-Square student organizations that focus on interests related to cultural, social, religion, ethnic, art, politics and community service. Please visit the following link for more details: http://www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/resources-for-nyu-poly-students.html
Presently, NYU-Poly students are eligible to join fraternities and sororities based at NYU’s Washington Square campus, and will be eligible to participate in Athletic Collegiate Conference and Intramural and Club teams beginning September 2014. In the meantime, students are welcome to participate in club sports and intramurals offered by NYU-Poly. Also, students are able to attend events and programs offered in Washington Square, along with those held specifically for NYU-Poly students at our downtown Brooklyn location.
At this time, no dedicated, free transportation system is planned to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan locations. However, the New York City subway system, easily accessible from NYU-Poly, provides fast, convenient, and affordable service between locations. In fact, via the A/C/F trains the trip from NYU-Poly to Washington Square is a mere 20-30 minutes in duration. Going forward, a dedicated transportation system may be considered if demand warrants it.
NYU-Poly members have access to the NYU bus/trolley system in Manhattan by showing your NYU-Poly ID. Visit http://www.nyu.edu/public.safety/transportation/ for details.
Yes. For the past couple of years, NYU-Poly faculty and students have been welcome to shop at the NYU Bookstore. The NYU Bookstore, located at 726 Broadway near Astor place in Manhattan, offers textbooks for all NYU schools and colleges (including NYU-Poly), carries general trade books, study aids, magazines school supplies, stationary, and more. The store also stocks a full array of NYU-branded merchandise, as well as NYU-Poly mugs, t-shirts and caps. Convenient online shopping is available, too.
Additionally, the NYU Bookstore features an event space for author readings and community events, a Kid’s Corner for families and young readers, an enhanced clothing department which includes an expanded range of clothing and merchandise, and Think Café, a popular organic and Fair Trade coffee shop, to which all NYU-Poly faculty, staff, and students are welcome. NYU-Poly faculty, staff, and students also may take advantage of the NYU Computer Store, located at 242 Greene Street in Manhattan, which carries computer hardware, software, accessories and iPods at exclusive NYU discounts extended to NYU-Poly.