Preparing for Your Arrival | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Preparing for Your Arrival


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What to Bring to New Graduate Student Orientation

You will need the documents listed below for orientation and the registration process.


International Students

  • NYU Tandon 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 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
  • Please note: We recommend that you bring your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 record (or a copy of each) with you to the orientation session. We won't collect them, but we will discuss each of these documents, and you'll find it useful to have them in hand as we go through the session.

Domestic Students

  • NYU Tandon 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 document's condition should already have been submitted before or during admission and before your arrival at NYU.

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).

Taxicab fares range from:
$59–$64 to Downtown Brooklyn (Plus tolls and tip)
$52 Flat fare to Manhattan (Does not include tolls or 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 a 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) costs $22–$34 in total.

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)