Before You Arrive and What to Bring

Before You Come to Campus

Accept your offer of admission and submit your Tuition Deposit, a $300 (US Dollars) nonrefundable deposit that reserves your place in the upcoming academic term and is credited to your first semester's tuition bill. Instructions on how to do so are here.

Fall 2015 Orientation Pre-Arrival Homework

What to Bring to New Graduate Student Orientation

You will need the following documents for orientation and the registration process:

International Students:

  • NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering admission letter
  • Passport with visa (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 / DS-2019) (all original copies) (if applicable)
  • I-94 (access online and print at i94.cbp.dhs.gov and print after arrival in U.S.)
  • Conditional Documents - only what is required by the conditions, if any, in your acceptance letter, which may include:
    • Proof of Degree, which may include:
      • Official final transcripts with a date of graduation on them
      • Official final transcripts without a date of graduation AND a diploma / degree certificate
      • If official final transcripts are not yet available, an official transcript that is as current as possible AND a provisional certificate may be shown; an official final transcript and diploma / degree certificate will be required to be shown later in order to register for your second semester.
    • Transcripts for any required prerequisite courses taken since you were admitted
       

Domestic Students:

  • NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering admission letter
  • Photo ID
  • Conditional Documents - only what is required by the conditions, if any, in your acceptance letter, which may include:
    • Proof of Degree, which may include:
      • Official final transcripts with a date of graduation on them
      • Official final transcripts without a date of graduation AND a diploma / degree certificate
      • If official final transcripts are not yet available, an official transcript that is as current as possible AND a provisional certificate may be shown; an official final transcript and diploma / degree certificate will be required to be shown later in order to register for your second semester.
    • Transcripts for any required prerequisite courses taken since you were admitted
    • Official transcripts and anything else required to satisfy a proof of documents condition should already have been submitted before or during admission and before your arrival at NYU.

Download a printable copy of the Pre-Arrival Homework

Transportation from the Airport to Accommodations

From: JFK
https://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html

The cheapest transportation option available is using public transportation. AirTrain ($7.75) is a service from JFK Airport to major transit centers. From there, buses and subway lines run throughout the city via the MTA NYC Transit ($2.75)

Taxi cab fares range from:
$59 - $64 to Downtown Brooklyn (Plus tolls and tip)
$52 Flat Fare to Manhattan (Does not include tolls, tip)
 

From: LaGuardia
https://www.panynj.gov/airports/lga-airport-connections.html

The cheapest and most efficient option when traveling from LaGuardia to Manhattan is the following bus route with subway connections:

  • M60 Select Bus Service - available to all terminals at LaGuardia to the East Side, West Side or Astoria (Queens). The M60 runs between 106 Street and Broadway in Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport 24 hours a day, seven days a week. North and South bound subway connections to Manhattan can be made at the Astoria Blvd station. If you pay your fare with MetroCard ($2.75), you can transfer between the subway and M60 bus for free.

Taxi cab fares range from:
$16 - $26 to Manhattan (Does not include bridge tolls which are an additional $3)
 

From: Newark
http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html

Public Transportation is the cheapest option available. AirTrain ($5.50), combined with NJ Transit buses or trains ($16 - $28) altogether costs $22 - $34.

Taxi cab fares range from:
$65 - $82 to New York City (Plus tolls and tip)

From Newark to Manhattan, Uber charges flat rates of:
$65 (UberX), $80 (UberXL), $100 (UberBLACK), $125 (UberSUV)