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New Undergraduate Student Checklist
Once you have been accepted, use this checklist to ensure a smooth transition to the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering:
- E-mail address: You will be assigned an NYU ID number at the time of your acceptance to the school. Please keep this number, printed on your acceptance letter, in a safe place as you will need it during the various stages of the student enrollment process. You will also be provided an NYU email address which will be your official point of contact with the institute once the school year begins.
- Activate your NYU Net ID: In order to take advantage of services available through NYU, an activated NetID is needed. Your NetID is not active however until you access the NYU Start page and activate it. You can activate your NetID at any time, from any Internet-connected computer, if you need assistance, please call the IT Service Desk at 212-998-3333.
- ID Card: Click here to upload a photo of yourself that meets the requirements listed online. Follow the steps on the website to send your photo to our team for approval. Once your photo is approved, we’ll notify you via your NYU email account and let you know where to pick up your NYU student ID card.
- Buying books: Once your schedule is set, you can find the books the professors have selected for your courses and purchase the required and suggested texts via the NYU Main Bookstore. Please note that not all classes will have texts for sale via the NYU Bookstore - in this case, you will learn what text(s) are needed the first day of class.
Now that you are a part of the NYU School of Engineering community, start here to learn more about your new home!
- Campus Safety: Get some safety tips and familiarize yourself with the safety measures in place on campus and in the community.
- On-Campus Housing: Information regarding the NYU School of Engineering's residence halls and residence life.
Registration and Scheduling
As an NYU School of Engineering undergraduate student, you will be responsible for scheduling yourself online via Albert, our student information system. Webinars will be held over the summer to guide you through the process for the first time. Please refer to the official Registration Webpage for first-year students for further information.
- Academic Advisement Center: The Academic Advisement Center (AAC) will help you with all your advising questions in your first year at the NYU School of Engineering.
- Academic Departments: After your first year, or beginning immediately if you are a transfer student, a department-specific adviser will help you along the way with all your registration and academic needs.
- Bills: After your initial the NYU School of Engineering bill which is sent to your home, all subsequent bills will be electronic. NYU School of Engineering does not send paper bills. Familiarize yourself with the payment timeline and financial process on the Student Financial Services site.
- Catalog: Familiarize yourself with the different entities within the NYU School of Engineering as well as academic policies, procedures and other guidelines to help you succeed.
- Financial Aid: At the NYU School of Engineering we make every effort to assist you as you apply for the wide variety of financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans available to undergraduate and graduate students. We offer a range of scholarships, work-study, and graduate assistantship programs that reduce education costs for students of need and merit.
- NYU Classes: NYU Classes online learning system enables NYU faculty to use the Web to enhance classroom instruction. Instructors can use NYU Classes to create full-featured, online course environments for the members of their class to provide content sharing, collaborative capabilities, assignment and other assessment tools, as well as Gradebook functionality. Students can use NYU Classes to connect with their peers and stay on track with assignments and due dates with a aggregated calendar for all of their courses.
- Registrar: The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining the academic records of all current and former students at the NYU School of Engineering.