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General Requirements

To be eligible for consideration to any Tandon MS or Ph.D. program, you must hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution, which includes a minimum of four years of full-time study. Bachelor of Engineering degrees (based on 180+ ECTS credits) may also be considered. Attention will be given to the programs accredited by ABET and programs accredited/approved by other various regional accrediting associations. Please be advised that admission to a program that is different from your undergraduate field of study may require the completion of prerequisite courses before you will be permitted to begin graduate-level coursework. Tandon School of Engineering reserves the right to investigate or disqualify educational credentials on a case-by-case basis.

The application for admission must be completed online and submitted electronically once you have answered all required questions. You may access your online application and change your answers as many times as you like with your username and password from any computer with Internet access (until you submit it).

Once you have completed all sections of the application, validate and submit it. After submission, you will not be able to make changes to your application information. Make copies of all submitted documents for your personal file, as we are unable to return applications and supporting documents. If you wish to submit updated documentation, you must mail it to our document processing center. Documents received from the student via email will not be accepted to be processed.


Application Requirements

To ensure the most efficient application processing, submit your application before sending documents or submitting test scores.

Mailing Address
(For all application documents - note that this is our document processing center in Massachusetts):
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021


The Office of Graduate Admissions requires all applicants to complete the online application and does not accept paper-based applications. If you have any issues with submitting an application via the online application system, please contact our office. The application must be completed and electronically submitted on or before the posted deadline for the term of entry. After you submit the online application, you will not have access to edit or change the information you have supplied. If you wish to submit updated documentation, you must mail it to our document processing center. Documents received from the student via email will not be accepted to processed.


The application fee is $75 and is payable in the online system by major credit card. If you are having problems submitting your payment via Credit Card, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions. If paying the application fee poses a financial hardship for you, we don’t want that to stop you from applying. You may request an application fee waiver by using the link on the first page of your application. Fill out a short form to receive the fee waiver code.


Typewritten, double-spaced, well-organized, one- to two-page statement explaining why you wish to pursue graduate study in your particular program at our particular school. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and to inform the department about your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to your intended academic pursuits. Please make sure to include your name (as it appears on your application), program and date. This document will be uploaded to your online application and need not be mailed.


A copy of your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae must be uploaded to the online application and need not be mailed.


Official transcripts are required and must be received before an application is reviewed. To complete your application, submit official transcripts and proof of your undergraduate degree (if completed) from all previously attended post-secondary institutions, even if you were not a matriculated student and/or did not complete an academic program. Failure to submit all academic records will delay the processing of your application, and failure to report all schools attended may result in admission rescission or withdrawal from consideration.

Official transcripts sent from the university's registrar office that are passcode protected should be sent to nyu424@nyu.edu.

We are also a Parchment institution.

Please see sections below for specific country requirements.


  • Official University-issued or attested copies of college transcripts or a consolidated statement of marks
  • If sending attested copies of your mark sheets, the attestation must be made by (and only by) the Comptroller of Examinations or Registrar from the degree-granting institution and received in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  • If a degree has been earned at the time of application, an attested copy of the official Degree Certificate must be submitted. If the Degree Certificate is not yet available, an attested copy of the official Provisional Degree will be accepted for admission purposes only.
  • Note that academic records that are not in English are subject to the guidelines below (“Transcripts not in English from any country”)

  • For any transcript that is not officially issued in English by the institution, an English-language translation is required. (Dual-language transcripts issued by the institution are acceptable and do not require translation.)
  • All translations must be:
    • Complete and literal (word-for-word and line-by-line), replicating the original as precisely as possible with no attempts at interpretation or evaluation
    • Prepared in the same format as the original document
    • Typed on organization or school letterhead/stationery
    • Signed or stamped by an approved translator (see below)
  • Official translations may be provided by one of the following:
    • The institution issuing the transcript
    • A consulate or embassy of the United States or of the institution’s country
    • A professional, certified and/or accredited translation agency
  • Translations will not be accepted from:
    • The applicant or members of his/her family
    • Individuals not affiliated with any of the organizations listed above.

Official transcripts must be received by us in a sealed envelope from the institution.


The Graduate Enrollment Management & Admissions office conducts an independent, external evaluation of credentials (at no additional cost to the student). As such, there is no need to submit additional course-by-course evaluations. Please submit only the official transcripts.


Find out if your program requires the GRE or GMAT here: GRE/GMAT Requirements. Your official test scores must be on file before your application will be reviewed.

  • GRE scores are valid for 5 years. The GRE must be taken again if your GRE scores are older than 5 years at the time of application submission.
  • All Ph.D. programs require the GRE.
  • The GRE requirement will be waived for undergraduate applicants coming from NYU who have a 3.0 GPA and are applying for the Computer Science MS with one of the following conditions: 1) Applicants who have successfully completed the Bridge to Tandon Program. 2) Applicants who have completed 9 credits of approved courses under the Visiting Student Registration Program (with an average grade of B+ or better). 3) Applicants who have a BA or BS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from NYU (with GPA of 3.0 in major courses).
  • The GRE requirement will be waived for undergraduate applicants to the Civil and Urban Engineering department who have a 3.0 GPA and have earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management from NYU.
  • The GRE requirement will be waived for undergraduate applicants to the Financial Engineering MS who have a 3.5 GPA and have earned a BS degree in Mathematics or Computer Science from NYU.
  • Applicants who are applying for full-time enrollment must submit official GRE scores electronically through ETS (the NYU Tandon School of Engineering ETS institution code is 2668). The MS in Integrated Digital Media is the only exception and does not require GRE scores for full-time applicants.
  • Applicants who are applying for part-time enrollment in the following programs must also submit official GRE scores for admission: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Financial Engineering, and Systems Engineering
  • GMAT scores may be substituted for the GRE only for applicants to the Management and Management of Technology programs. GMAT scores are valid for 5 years; the GMAT must be taken again if your GMAT scores are older than 5 years at the time of application submission. You must send GMAT scores electronically by searching for the name of the institution.
  • If the GRE is required for your application, an official GRE score report must be sent electronically to NYU Tandon School of Engineering via the ETS institution code 2668; a departmental code is not required. Visit the ETS website for more information about the exam.

All applicants to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering for graduate study must demonstrate excellent English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. Proficiency will be determined by the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)*IELTS (International English Language Testing System)CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), or Pearson PTE Academic exams. You must submit your English language proficiency scores electronically via the testing agency. The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions reserves the right to request proof of English competency from any applicant. At least one of these exams is required for:

  1. All International applicants (those who have or will request a visa)
  2. Applicants (including US citizens and US Permanent Residents) whose first language is not English and/or who have not completed a bachelor’s degree in the United States.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering requires that graduate applicants achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test, an overall band of 7.0 on IELTS, a 65 on the Pearson PTE Academics exam or a C1 on the Cambridge English: Advanced exam.

TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores are valid for 2 years. The test must be taken again if your score is older than 2 years at the time of application submission.

*The NYU Tandon School of Engineering TOEFL institution code is 2668.

*Please send IELTS scores under the previous name Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Applicants may request a waiver of English Language Proficiency Testing by submitting this form by March 1 for Fall applications and November 15 for Spring applications. The request will be reviewed only after transcripts have been received.


You are required to send two Letters of Recommendation. Recommendations should be provided by professors, employers, supervisors, or others who are able to comment on your academic achievements, research potential and your professional goals (no friends or relatives please). We ask that you register your recommenders or third-party recommendation service in our online application system. Once registered, your recommenders will be prompted to submit their letters electronically. This method allows you to efficiently monitor and follow up with your recommenders. If your recommenders are having difficulty with the submission form, please contact the office at engineering.gradinfo@nyu.edu


International students who will require a J-1 or F-1 visa to study at NYU will need to apply for a new I-20 or transfer by submitting financial documentation after admission. Do not submit financial documents (including bank statements and affidavits of support) with your application. Instructions for applying for a new I-20 or transfer will follow your letter of admission (if applicable).



Mailing Address for Application Materials

Mailing Address

(For all application documents - note that this is our document processing center in Massachusetts):
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021


Special Notes from the Office of Graduate Admissions

  • Applicants may request an English language Test waiver by submitting an online form to the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions for review. This form will be available on July 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 and Fall 2019. Please note that the eligibility to be granted a waiver is dependent upon if the applicant has obtained an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from an accredited US insitution or approved country at our discretion. Please keep in mind that you must first submit your application and official transcripts before a waiver request can be reviewed.
  • Admitted students should submit their deposit by the following dates: International admitted students - Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and Domestic admitted students - Friday, June 1, 2018.
  • Please note that all Financial Engineering MS students (international and domestic) must submit their deposit by May 1, 2018. 
  • Please check the online system to confirm that you have successfully submitted your application.
  • Admitted students who have previously attended Universities in China must submit verification of academic records and degrees through the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).  As CDGDC is closed for a period over the summer, applicants are encouraged to submit CDGDC verification as soon as possible. We have extended our deadline of this verification to October 1, 2018 for your convenience. However, if we do not receive the CDGDC verification by this deadline, you will not be eligible to enroll in Spring semester classes.
  • Due to the volume of applications and related materials received, the Office of Graduate Admissions will only contact you if your application was successfully submitted and is deemed INCOMPLETE because of missing required materials. Otherwise, you will hear from us when a decision has been rendered.
  • The following are acceptable document types for uploads to the online application system: PDF, JPEG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, Bitmap, DOC, DOCX, RTF and TXT.
  • After you submit your online application, you will not have access to edit any of the information you have supplied. If you wish to submit updated documentation, you must mail it to our document processing center. Documents received from the student via email will not be accepted to processed.
  • All graduate programs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering are considered STEM Programs based on the government classification and are available for the STEM OPT extension.  The STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to an F-1 student's program of study in an approved STEM field.  Eligible F-1 students with STEM degrees who finish their program of study and participate in an initial period of regular 12-month post-completion OPT have to option to apply for this extension for a total OPT period of 36 months.  More information on STEM OPT at NYU.

What Happens Next?

Once your application has been submitted and all required documents have been received, it will be reviewed by the department to which you applied. When a decision is reached, you will be notified and will be able to access the decision online. If you are admitted, a paper notification will follow, and you will receive information about how to accept/decline your admission.


Deferring an Offer of Admission

Applicants may request a one-time deferral of their admission only after paying the deposit. Students may request either the next available Fall or Spring terms. Deferral to Summer and/or multiple deferrals are not permitted. Deferrals are granted by individual programs at the discretion of the academic department. Deferral requests must be submitted in writing to engineering.gradinfo@nyu.edu by the deadlines listed below. Requests made past the deadline will not be honored.

Deferral Request Deadlines

Spring 2019: January 25, 2019
Fall 2018: August 31, 2018