How to Obtain Your Net ID (Accepted Students Only)

To access, admitted students need to have a NetID, a password, and a University ID number (applicants are assigned a University ID number at the time of application).

Obtaining your NetID:
  • To obtain your NetID log on to:
  • On the menu on the left, click on ”Need to activate your netID or NYU home account?” A new window will open and you will then be prompted to input your University ID number, date of birth and personal email address, if you have one.
  • After you have entered this information, click on “Continue” and you will be assigned a NetID.
After obtaining your NetID:
  • Once you have obtained your NetID go back to:
  • Toward the bottom of the page you will see a place to input your NetID and password.
  • Fill in your NetID and click “Start” (leave the password blank). This will prompt you to create a password, allowing you to log onto Passwords should be a mixture of letters and symbols, such as a combination of letters and punctuation.
Activating your NYU Google Apps account:
  • Once you have activated your NetID and created a password, please be sure to activate your NYU Google Apps account.
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions on
  • After you have obtained your NetID and password you are free to access the off-campus housing list.
  • Log on to and enter your NetID and password, and click on “go.”
Updated on 04/25/2012