Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I register for New Student Orientation (NSO)?
- Fill out the online registration form to register for Undergraduate New Student Orientation.
- What events will be happening during NSO?
- Check out the NSO schedule (coming soon).
- When does NSO officially begin and end?
- Tandon’s NSO will officially kick off on August 28 and end on August 30. Welcome Week will go through the entire week (August 28 – September 3).
- What’s the difference between Welcome Week and New Student Orientation (NSO)?
- Welcome Week is an all NYU welcome to the university which includes events every day of that week for students to meet other students, and learn more about the university. New Student Orientation, however, is a Tandon School of Engineering specific orientation, that is more catered towards information about the Engineering school. We HIGHLY urge you to attend as many Welcome Week events as you can ALONG with the mandatory NSO events.
- I’m coming from far away and I can’t pack everything, what do I do?
- There are many places near campus where you can purchase toiletries and other supplies you may need. In addition, during NSO there will be a shuttle to Bed Bath & Beyond close the Washington Square campus! Other places near the Brooklyn campus include Khim’s, Target, NYC Fresh Market, Dollar Store, Duane Reade, Trader Joes, Century 21, etc.
- When I first arrive at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering for orientation, where should I go?
- You will need to check in with the Office of Student Affairs. Please sign in with a photo ID at the security desk at 6 Metrotech Center where you will be directed to the check in rooms.
- What events are required during orientation?
- All new undergraduate students must attend orientation as they are imperative to your success as a student here at the Tandon School of Engineering. If you are an international student, you will also be required to attend the International Student Orientation hosted by the Office of Global Services.
- Get your NYU student ID card
- If you are an international student - attend the International Student Orientation.
- Submit your immunization forms if you did not submit them before your arrival. It is strongly encouraged that you submit all immunization documents prior to your arrival. See the Health Center's Immunization page for more details.
- Take any placement exams you are assigned to take and have not taken thus far.
- Please check this page for a complete checklist of things you must complete!
- Will there be anything for parents during NSO?
- Yes! All parents are invited to attend the Parents Welcome on Sunday, August 27th. For additional details about the event, as well as helpful information for parents, please visit the Parent Resources page.
- Will there be anyone to answer my questions during orientation week?
- The orientation leaders (OLs) are always available to help you. Your resident assistant (RA) or Commuter assistant (CA) will be another invaluable resource for you throughout orientation and the rest of the year.
- Where can I access the list of course offerings?
- The NYU class schedule is available on Albert, the portal to NYU’s student information system.
- Where do I purchase my books?
- You can purchase your books from the NYU Bookstore.
- What if I am not sure who my Academic Adviser is?
- Check out the Who is My Adviser page to find out.
- How do I set up an appointment with my Academic Adviser?
- You may send your adviser an e-mail directly from the contact information provided on the Who is My Adviser page.
- How do I register for classes?
- You will register online using NYU Albert after meeting (online or in person) with your adviser. For registration dates and details, view the Academic Calendar.
- What if I do not know my usernames and passwords for my NYU School of Engineering online accounts?
- For all online accounts, including NYU Home, Albert, Email, etc. contact the Information Systems Help Desk at
Office: 337 Rogers Hall; Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 24-Hour Phone Support: 646.997.3123
- How do I get my Student ID Card?
- You can request your NYU ID before you arrive on campus. Visit the ID Center website and follow the instructions to upload your photo. Pre-requested ID cards will be available for pickup on the Brooklyn campus during Orientation. If you do not request your card before you arrive, you will need a valid form of photo ID (passport, driver's license, etc.) and your NetID to take your photo and receive your card during Orientation.
- Do I need to get vaccinated before attending the NYU Tandon School of Engineering?
- Yes, and you need to have your doctor fill out the Immunization Form so that you can submit it to the NYU Student Health Center via the online portal. Information on where to submit your immunization documents can be found on the Health Requirements page.
- Do I still need to get vaccinated even if I am not living in on-campus housing? What if I am a part-time student?
- Yes, everyone enrolled at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, including part-time students, must get vaccinated and submit the Immunization Form, whether they are living on campus or not.
- Do I need a health exam before coming to NYU School of Engineering?
- It is highly recommended that in addition to getting vaccinated, you undergo a physical exam, though it is not required.
- What if I never received an Immunization Form?
- Information about how to obtain required forms is available on the Health Requirements page.
- What if I have more questions about the immunization requirement?
- Visit the Health Requirements page.
Student Health Insurance
- Is health insurance required to attend the NYU Tandon School of Engineering?
- Yes, every student must have health insurance.
- I’m an international student. Am I required to purchase health insurance from NYU and how much does it cost?
- All International students are automatically enrolled in the health insurance plan offered by NYU. For more information on costs, please see the Student Health Center's Tandon student insurance page. Please note, pricing may change from semester to semester.
- I’m a domestic student. Do I need to purchase NYU health insurance?
- All domestic students taking 9 or more units or who are considered a full-time student at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering must carry valid accident and sickness insurance that is comparable to the plan offered by NYU. HMO plans that do not have local coverage will not be considered adequate coverage. If you do not show proof of existing coverage through the WAIVER process, you will be automatically billed and enrolled in the school plan.
- Is it okay to use health insurance from my home country?
- Students with an F-1/J-1 visa who maintain other insurance coverage and wish to waive the NYU sponsored plan need to complete and sign the entire Student Acknowledgment and Insurance Carrier Certification Form before submitting it to the Student Health Insurance Department. This must be completed for each new academic year before the deadline. To determine if you are eligible for a waiver, please visit the Health Center's Tandon international student insurance information page.
- What if I have more questions about the health insurance plan?
- Read more about Tandon's Health Plan Details.
- How much is NYU Tandon School of Engineering's tuition?
- Tuition and fees change each semester. Visit Tuition and Fee Rates for more information.
- When is my tuition due?
- You must be prepared to pay the full amount of tuition and fees each semester. You can make a single payment at the beginning of the semester or you can arrange to pay it in installments throughout the semester.
- What methods of payment are accepted at NYU Tandon School of Engineering?
- Tuition and fees can be paid using a bank check, money order, or wire transfer. Cash is also accepted, but not suggested for those traveling internationally.
- Who should payments be addressed to?
- Bank checks, money orders, and traveler’s checks should be addressed to NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
- What if I have more questions about the financial aspects of attending NYU School of Engineering?
- Visit: the Office of the Bursar or Financial Aid.