GSAS Application Page 1 Instructions
These are specific instructions for questions on Page 1 of the GSAS application. Answer all questions (if applicable) on Page 1 before going to any other part of the application.
Printing a Copy of Page 1When you have completed Page 1 of the online application, click the "Preview" button in the upper right-hand corner of the page and print or save a copy of the PDF for your records.
U.S. Social Security NumberIf you have a U.S. social security number, provide it. Otherwise, leave this item blank. Do not report Canadian social security numbers or passport numbers.
Other Names that may appear on your records or credentialsIf you previously applied to the Graduate School under a different name, or your academic credentials (e.g., school transcripts, test score reports, or any other supporting materials) show a different name, please report it. Please report any differences from your current name—for example, if the hyphenation is different, if you had a maiden name, if there is an alternative spelling of your name.
Check your GRE and/or TOEFL score reports. If the name on your score reports differs in any way from the name you entered in the "Personal Information" section, be sure to include it here.
Be sure to enter both a first and last name in the Other Name section, even if only one of them is different.
Filing StatusIf you wish to change your Department, Field of Study, or Degree Objective, click the "Update my answers" link at the upper right-hand corner of the page.
Click the "Choose Term" link to select from the allowable terms to begin enrollment for your program.
Be sure to answer
- Do you have an advanced degree (any degree beyond your bachelor's or undergraduate degree, such as a master's or doctorate)?
Permanent and Mailing AddressesYour permanent address is required. We will use this for all mailed correspondence unless you provide an alternative mailing address. If you provide a different mailing address, you must indicate the period of time for which it is to be used.
If you need to reset your answer to the "used always / used until" question, click the "Reset Radio Buttons" link at the bottom of the page.
Other Information--E-mail AddressesThe primary e-mail address you provide on the application is the e-mail address the Graduate School will use to communicate important information during the application process. Alternate e-mail addresses will be used if we cannot contact you via your primary e-mail address. When sending e-mail to the Graduate School, you should write to us from your primary e-mail address.
A Note on Spam Filters--During the application process, you will be receiving e-mail messages from Embark, and potentially from New York University as well. To make sure that important e-mail messages about your application can reach you, you should do one or more of the following:
- Adjust your spam filters to ignore messages from the "embark.com" and "nyu.edu" domains. Check adjusting spam filters in GMail and adjusting spam filters in Outlook for examples.
- Create an e-mail filter that looks for mail from the "embark.com" and "nyu.edu" domains and moves it to a dedicated folder. Check creating filters in Yahoo mail for an example.
- Routinely check your spam folder for any mail from the "embark.com" and "nyu.edu" domains that may have ended up there.
Other Information--Ethnicity and RaceDeclaring your ethnicity and race is optional. The Graduate School provides statistical information about enrollment patterns to the University and to selected outside organizations in developing research on how better to serve underrepresented populations. The questions, format, and definitions used are specified by the U.S. government. Although providing your ethnicity and race is optional, it is important information and we appreciate your willingness to indicate it where requested.
Citizenship / Immigration or Visa Status
Non-U.S. Citizens--You will see this section displayed at the bottom of the page. Please answer the three questions in this section. If you do not yet know the type of visa you will seek, you may leave the "Immigration Status" question blank.
If you do not see this section at the bottom of the page, click the "Update my answers" link at the upper right-hand corner of the page, change your answer to question 2 ("Which of the following describes your current citizenship status?"), then click "Save and Continue."
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents--You will not see this section displayed.
If this section is displayed, click the "Update my answers" link at the upper right-hand corner of the page, change your answer to question 2 ("Which of the following describes your current citizenship status?"), then click "Save and Continue."