The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) is delighted that you have been offered admission and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus. This resource page provides all of the information you need to respond to the offer of admission. Please check back often for updates to this information.
- Replying to the Offer of Admission
- Instructions for International Admitted Students
- Academic Transcript Instructions for New Enrolling Students
- New Student Checklist
- Housing for Master's Students
- Other Resources
- Updates to the Admitted Student Resource Page as of May 21, 2020
I. Replying to the Offer of Admission
|Your admission letter tells you the deadline date by which you must reply to the offer of admission. Please reply directly to GSAS, regardless of whether you are accepting the offer or turning it down. Reply to GSAS, even if you already informed your program.
Please read the Council of Graduate Schools resolution. The Graduate School would appreciate receiving your decision to accept or decline our offer of admission and financial aid award as soon as you are able to give us a reply, but no later than the deadline date specified in your offer of admission. In asking you for an early reply, please know that we are not asking you to relinquish any privilege, if it is felt necessary to wait until the deadline date specified in your offer letter. However, your early response would be helpful to us in planning for the coming year. Your award offer is valid until the deadline date specified in your offer letter unless declined at a prior time. If your reply is not received by the deadline date, the Graduate School may rescind the offer of admission and financial aid.
Accepting the Offer of Admission
We are very pleased that you have made the decision to join us. To officially accept the offer, you must:
- Log into your application.
- Look at your Application Status page.
Then, please follow the link on your status page. You must make your official reply by the deadline date stated in your offer of admission.
|If you know you will accept the offer but for an unusual reason you are not able to officially reply through your Application Status page, we still want to know your decision. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and tell us the problem. Please include your name, department, and NYU University ID number.
Declining the Offer of Admission
If you are turning down the offer of admission, we ask that you inform the Graduate School of this decision directly. Please follow the instructions in the bullets directly above. This is the preferred way for you to respond. By going back into your application to inform us of your decision, we record your reply immediately. This helps us know whether we are able to go to a wait list for other students who are waiting to hear from us with a decision.
As an alternative, if you are turning down the offer of admission, you may email email@example.com with your name, your NYU University ID Number and your decision. Please include the word DECLINE in the subject line of your message. This method is less preferred as it takes longer for us to record your response.
II. Instructions for International Admitted Students
New York University has one of the largest international student populations in the United States and we are proud to continue this tradition of a culturally diverse and international community. Obtaining your visa is a crucial part of your graduate school preparation. The following information will help you with this process.
The Office of Global Services (OGS) is operational even though the campus is closed due to COVID-19. International admitted students should follow the instructions in the links below to apply for their I-20 or DS-2019, and begin as soon as possible. While we expect longer processing times, OGS processing is on-going.
- Read our International Student Reference Guide.
- Read the instructions about completing the I-20 / DS-2019 application on the Office of Global Services website.
- All questions about the I-20 / DS-2019 should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are currently enrolled at another school in the U.S., be sure to read the instructions about how to transfer your immigration sponsorship to NYU.
- Read important immigration and resource information from the Office of Global Services.
III. Academic Transcript Instructions for New Enrolling Students
You must provide official transcript(s) showing conferral of all degree(s) and all graduate-level work (if applicable). Please see our full transcript policy at Academic Transcript Information for New Students Enrolling in GSAS.
Currently, NYU offices, including Graduate Enrollment Services are working remotely. As such, there will be a delay in our ability to process transcripts that are mailed to us.
IV. New Student Checklist
Getting acclimated to a new university is important for a successful start to your academic career. The Graduate School has put together a checklist to help you get started here at NYU: The New Student Checklist.
V. Housing for Master's Students
Read our description of housing options for master's students to learn about resources and tools that will help you locate a suitable apartment in New York City.
VI. Other Resources
We think you will find the following information useful.
VII. Updates to the Admitted Student Resource Page
May 21, 2020: Academic Transcript Instructions for New Enrolling Students has been updated.
March 18, 2020: Information regarding Instructions for International Admitted Students