Welcome

Congratulations on your admission to NYU Wagner! We have created the following guide to help you in your transition from applicant to graduate student. Welcome to the NYU Wagner community.

First Steps

bullet1.pngActivate your NYU Net-ID.
After receiving your offer of admission, visit the NYU Start Page and follow the prompts to activate your NYU Net ID and set a password. Your Net ID must be activated to get access to a number of student resources and service. READ MORE

bullet2.pngSubmit your enrollment deposit.
To accept our offer of admission and confirm your place, please log into ALBERT, NYU's student information portal and submit your U.S. $1000 non-refundable enrollment deposit by e-check or credit card. Your tuition deposit will be applied as a credit to your student account. Acceptance of your offer of admission indicates your intent to attend the upcoming New Student Retreat on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 8am to 5pm.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to accept your offer of admission and submit your deposit. READ MORE

bullet3.pngSubmit your sealed, official transcripts.

Immediately, but no later than November 14, 2014
You will not be eligible to register for Spring 2015 courses until you submit your official, sealed transcripts with proof that your undergraduate and/or graduate degrees were conferred. All official academic transcripts must be original documents bearing the institutional seal and signature of the institution's registrar. They must be submitted in the original, sealed envelope from the institution.

Official transcripts should be mailed to: NYU Wagner Office of Admissions, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Click here for additional instructions on submitting your official transcripts.  READ MORE

bullet4.pngActivate your NYU email account.

Immediately, but no later than November 14, 2014 
Once you have accepted our offer of admission by paying your non-refundable enrollment deposit, within 48 hours you will be able to log back into the NYU Start Page and follow the screen prompts to activate your NYU email account. You can also activate your NYU email account by visiting home.nyu.eduREAD MORE

bullet5.pngApply for Federal Financial Aid (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only).

Immediately, but no later than November 14, 2014 
Complete your FAFSA to ensure NYU Financial Aid has time to prepare an aid package for you that will enable you to cover the costs of your education. READ MORE

bullet6.pngSubmit your I-20 application to OGS (international students only).

Immediately, but no later than November 28, 2014
International applicants may need a visa to be able to enter the U.S. as a graduate student at NYU. The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) cannot process your I-20 application if you have not submitted your U.S.$1000 non-refundable enrollment deposit.

Click here for instructions on how to start your I-20 application. READ MORE

 

Next Steps

bullet6.pngRead your Registration Guide.

If you submit both your nonrefundable enrollment deposit and your official academic transcripts by November 15, 2014, you will receive a Registration Guide from NYU Wagner Office of Student and Program Services on December 1, 2014. Applicants will not be allowed to matriculate and register for Spring 2015 courses until their official academic transcripts have been received by the NYU Wagner Office of Admissions. The Registration Guide will include information on:

  • what classes to register for as part of your first semester course plan
  • how to register for classes
  • how to sign up for the required online Registration Advisement Webinar and Policies and Resources Orientation Session
  • how to waive courses

After December 1, students who submit their enrollment deposit in a given week can expect to receive their enrollment guide the following week.

bullet6.pngSubmit your official, sealed transcripts.

NYU Wagner requires an official undergraduate transcript with proof that your bachelor's degree was conferred for you to begin classes. All official academic transcripts must be original documents bearing the institutional seal and signature of the institution's registrar. Incoming students must submit an official transcript in the original, sealed envelope from the degree-granting institution by November 14, 2014.  READ MORE

bullet6.pngParticipate in a required Registration Advisement Webinar

These web-based sessions are organized by program and will run for one hour including question and answer time with the administrator of your program. These sessions are held in December and January.

bullet6.pngAttend the required Policies & Resources Orientation Session.

The required Policies & Resources Orientation Session is designed to orient all incoming students to the policies, procedures, and resources at Wagner and NYU.  This will take place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6pm.

bullet6.pngAttend the International Student Orientation [International students only]

The International Student Orientation is a required session where international students learn critical information about their degree program and time at NYU.  This will take place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:30am.

 

bullet6.pngAttend the mandatory New Student Retreat.

All incoming masters students are required to attend the Dean's Reception on Thursday, January 22 6pm and the New Student Retreat on Friday, January 23, 2015 8am - 5pm, where they will begin to develop academic and professional skills that are critical to their success during their time at NYU Wagner and beyond. Students at the retreat also connect with students, faculty, and staff around a collective commitment to public service. By accepting your offer of admission, you have indicated your commitment to attend the retreat.

bullet6.pngSpring classes begin on January 26, 2015!

 
 

 

  • Activate your NYU Net ID
     
Visit the NYU Start Page and follow the prompts to activate your NYU Net ID and set a password.  Your Net ID must be activated to get access to a number of student resources and services.  For help completing this step, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 1-212-998-3333 or AskITS@nyu.edu.

Your NYU Net ID is a unique alphanumeric code (e.g. abc123) that forms the basis for you NYU student login and e-mail address. You will use your NYU Net ID and password to access your NYUHome account which is a customizable web interface that links you to your NYU e-mail account as well as other systems and tools, and serves as a home base for all NYU community members. Please remember that your NYU Net ID is not your University ID number. Your University ID number is a 9-character ID number starting with capital N (e.g. N12398765).

You will need to wait at least 24 hours from the date of your acceptance e-mail to activate your NYU Net ID.

 

  • Accept or Decline your offer of admission 
Please notify the NYU Wagner Admissions of your decision to either accept or decline your offer of admissions by logging into ALBERT and updating your status.  Please read on for detailed instructions on how to accept your offer of admission through ALBERT:

A. Log on to your NYUHomeaccount  
B. Select the "Academics"  Tab 
C. Select the "Albert" login link
D. Go to the "Admissions" section and select the "Application Status" link
E. Click the "Admission Offer" button at the top of the page
F. Click the "Accept/Decline" link to accept or decline the Admission offer
G. Click either the "Accept Offer" or "Decline Offer" button
H. Follow the prompts until you confirm your final decision.

If you accept our offer, please be prepared to pay the required non-refundable US$1,000 tuition deposit by e-check or by credit card.

Note: After you make your final decision, the "Admission Offer" button will no longer be available to you.

 
  • Submit your enrollment deposit

All incoming students are required to submit a US$1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit, which will be help in your student account and applied against tuition and fees during your first semester. CASH PAYMENT IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR YOUR TUITION DEPOSIT.

To submit your deposit online:

A. Log on to your NYUHomeaccount 
B. Select the "Academics" Tab
C. Select the "Albert" login link
D. Go to the "Admissions" section and select the "Application Status" link
E. Click the "Admission Offer" button at the top of the page
F. Click the "Accept/Decline" link to accept or decline the Admission offer
G. Click either the "Accept Offer" or "Decline Offer" button
H. Follow the prompts until you confirm your final decision. If you accept our offer, please be prepared to pay the required US$1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit by e-check or credit card. 

Note: After you make your final decision, the "Admission Offer" button will no longer be available to you.

To submit your enrollment deposit by mail:
Please send a check or money order payable to "New York University" to:

New York University
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
ATTN: Office of Admissions

The check or money order must be in U.S. funds only and include your University ID number in the memo section.

To submit your enrollment deposit by wire transfer:
When wiring funds, please have your wire made payable to New York University at:

JP Morgan Chase Bank
1 Chase Plaza
New York, NY 10005 Account No. 9102756906
ABA No. 021000021
SWIFT No. CHASUS33

Step 1: Arrange to wire the funds:
IMPORTANT: On the wire, you must instruct your bank to include the student's name and student ID number (N). If this information is not mentioned on your wire, NYU will not be able to identify the wire and deposit it to your account. Also, please mention “Wagner Tuition Deposit” on your wire. Please ensure that the amount received by our office totals $1,000, as processing fees may reduce the intended amount.

Step 2: Notify the NYU Bursar's Office:
Once you have wired funds, please contact the Bursar’s Office at bursar.wires@nyu.edu. It is very important that you contact the bursar’s email address so that they can acquire the proper information to help us trace your wire payment.

Step 3: Notify NYU Wagner Admissions:
Once your wire transfer confirmation is received, please e-mail wagner.admissions@nyu.edu so that we may verify your payment.  Please include your full name, the date your wire transfer was made, your transfer amount and your confirmation number in the email.

 IMPORTANT: Please be advised that the above wire instructions are for International wire transfers ONLY. This information may NOT be used for on-line banking or used to mail payments.
If you have any questions, please contact bursar.studentaccounts@nyu.edu.

 
  • Official Transcript Requirement

Admitted students entering NYU Wagner are required to hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or an equivalent degree from a foreign country.

As an admitted student, you are required to submit proof of degree conferral for all undergraduate and graduate degrees earned upon admission to NYU Wagner.  Proof of degree conferral must come in the form of official transcripts from each degree-granting institution.

Official transcripts and proof of degree conferral must be sent to the Office of Admissions and be received in the office by November 15, 2014.  Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by authorized English translations.  Please see the International Credentials section for more details.

Please note that all Dual Degree students must submit final transcripts to BOTH SCHOOLS admitted to at NYU.  In addition, all current and former NYU students must order official transcripts from the University Registrar’s Office and have them sent directly to NYU Wagner.

Official transcripts are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Transcripts must be original documents bearing the institutional seal and signature of the institution's registrar.
  • Transcripts must be submitted in an original, sealed envelope directly from the degree-granting institution.
  • Transcripts must contain a list of courses taken, grades or marks earned, and name of degree earned.
  • All transcripts must include or be accompanied by proof of degree conferral. The degree conferral must indicate the:
    • type of degree conferred (Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor, etc.)
    • date the degree program began and exact date degree was conferred
    • institution and location from which you received the degree
  • If degree conferral information is reflected on your transcript, then you do not need to provide additional degree conferral documentation.  In most cases, your official transcript provides proof of degree conferral, but you are required to confirm this with the institution attended prior to submitting documentation to NYU Wagner.
  • Please note that documents showing completion of courses that do not provide confirmation of degree conferral are not sufficient on a standalone basis.
  • If an institution cannot issue a transcript to you, you must submit a formal letter to NYU Wagner Graduate Admissions Committee in a sealed envelope from the institution stating its policy.
  • Original hard copy documents should be sent directly from your degree-granting institution to the NYU Wagner Office of Admissions. 
  • Original documents sent to you from your degree-granting institution are acceptable and considered official if they include a stamp, seal, and/or embossed marking, and are delivered to NYU Wagner Office of Admissions in the original sealed envelope bearing the institution’s stamp or seal.
  • If your degree-granting institution offers official electronic transcript submission, please have the document emailed to wagner.admissions.forms@nyu.edu.

 

International Credentials

  • If the original transcript and proof of degree conferral are not in English, the applicant is required to submit both the official record and an authorized English translation.  Both the official transcript and the translation should be submitted in one sealed envelope.
  • If the institution attended does not provide an English translation with the official transcript, a certified English translation through a translating service must be obtained and submitted in a sealed envelope, endorsed across the seal. All translations should be complete and literal renditions of the original record. Records should show the following information:
    • dates of enrollment
    • courses taken
    • units of credit or time allotted to each subject during each term or year
    • marks or ratings in each subject
    • degree earned and date awarded—if this is not listed on transcript, official degree certificate is also required
  • World Education Services International Credential Package –WES iCAP–and WES evaluation reports that include official documents sent directly by the institution are acceptable and do meet NYU Wagner’s proof of degree conferral policy.  Please note that WES evaluations used for the admissions process are acceptable ONLY IF they include all final grades and proof of degree conferral.
  • Records issued only once by institutions should be photocopied and certified as official copies either by school officials or legal authorities such as the embassy or consulate of the institution’s country.  These documents should be sent to us in a sealed (unopened), stamped envelope.  Please do not send the original of an academic record that cannot be replaced.
  • Original hard copy documents can be sent directly from your degree-granting institution to the NYU Wagner Office of Admissions.
  • Original documents sent to you from your degree-granting institution are acceptable and considered official if they include a stamp, seal, and/or embossed marking, and are delivered to NYU Wagner Office of Admissions in the original sealed envelope bearing the institution’s stamp or seal.

 

Students Earning Bachelor’s Degree After November 15, 2014

  • Students completing their final term of their undergraduate degree in Fall 2014 must submit a final transcript with proof of degree conferral immediately upon graduating and no later than December 15, 2014
  • Your student record will be activated upon receipt of your final transcript and proof of degree conferral.  Once your documents have been verified, you will be able to register for Spring 2015 courses. 
  • Without your final transcript and official proof of degree conferral, your student record will remain inactive and you will not be able to register for Spring 2015 courses.

 

Important Notes about Transcripts

  • Official transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions and be received in the office by November 15, 2014.  Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by authorized English translations.  Please see the International Credentials section for more details.
  • Official transcripts must be mailed to:

NYU Wagner Office of Admission

295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10012

  • If your degree-granting institution offers official electronic transcript submission, please have the document emailed to wagner.admissions.forms@nyu.edu.
  • Transcripts for courses taken outside of the institutions where you earned an undergraduate or graduate degree are NOT required.
  • NYU Wagner does not accept copies, opened or unsealed envelopes, unofficial printouts, or facsimiles.
  • All transcripts submitted are considered property of NYU Wagner.  They will not be returned to you, transferred, or forwarded to other institutions or other programs or schools at NYU.  Please do not submit an original copy of an academic transcript that cannot be replaced.
  • Your official and self-reported transcripts and degree conferrals will be verified. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission, at any time prior to or after enrolling, if there is any discrepancy between the scanned/self-reported transcript and the official transcript or if your documents are not submitted by the deadline.
  • Dual Degree students must submit official final transcripts to BOTH SCHOOLS admitted to at NYU.
  • All current and former NYU students must order official transcripts from the University Registrar’s Office and have them sent directly to NYU Wagner.
  • For questions relating to this requirement, please contact at the Office of Admissions at 212 998 7414 or wagner.admissions.forms@nyu.edu.

 

  • Submit your completed I-20 application to OGS - International Students Only
International applicants may need a visa to be able to enter the US as a graduate student at NYU. The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) cannot process your I-20 application if you have not accepted our offer of admission and submitted your US$1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit. You must submit your I-20 application as soon as possible, but no later than June 1 to ensure that you meet the priority deadline.

All new international students at NYU Wagner should review the information at NYU’s OGS website for important pre-arrival information regarding applying for a DS-2019 or I-20 form. You might also find this tutorial helpful. After you have reviewed the webpages, if you find you still have remaining questions about the application to apply for a student visa, you may email: ogs@nyu.edu. You can also contact OGS by phone at: (212) 998-4720.

Click here for instructions on how to start your I-20 application.

 

  • Set up your NYU Email Account
24-48 hours after your deposit has been received and processed, log back into start.nyu.edu and either follow screen prompts to activate your NYU e-mail account or go to http://home.nyu.edu. On the main login screen, enter your Net ID and the password you just created. This first login will activate your NYU e-mail account. From now on, you can access your NYU e-mail by going to email.nyu.edu

If problems continue to persist, please contact ITS at askits@nyu.edu or (212) 998-3333. Please have your Net ID available, as they will ask you for it.

 

  •  Apply for Federal Financial Aid - US Students Only
US Citizens and Permanent Residents should file the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. After you have submitted your FAFSA, you can check your financial aid status and view your awards online by logging into your student account through ALBERT. It generally takes two weeks for the NYU Office of Financial aid to process your award after receiving your FAFSA information.

Click here to begin and submit the FAFSA. You must list "New York University" as a recipient and include our federal school code number 002785 when completing your FAFSA.

For further questions about federal student aid, please call the NYU Office of Financial Aid at (212) 998-4444 to speak to a Financial Aid Advisor.

 


Additional Steps

 

Find Housing

New students are expected to re-locate to the New York Metro area in early January in order to maximize their orientation to the city and the university.  To help students get started with determining where to live, how to get around, and how to enjoy New York, we have created a “Living in New York City” website with many useful links and resources.

Because graduate housing at NYU is very limited and off-campus housing is generally more cost-effective, we strongly encourage you to investigate the services provided by NYU’s Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO).  OCHO has extensive resources to assist you with your search.  NYU’s Housing website includes information about residence halls as well as the housing application.

For more information about this step, please contact the NYU Off-Campus Housing Office at offcampus.housing@nyu.edu or (212) 998-4620.

 
Students may also find NY Habitat helpful for finding housing in homeshares or short term furished rentals www.nyhabitat.com

 

Prepare for the Immunization Requirement

New York State and NYU require that all students taking six or more credits in a degree-granting institution must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and acknowledge receipt of information regarding the disease meningitis/or provide proof of meningitis vaccination.  More information about this requirement is available on the Student Health Center’s (SHC) website.

For help completing this step, please contact the NYU Student Health Center’s Office of Immunization Record Services at (212) 443-1199 or health.requirements@nyu.edu.

 

Investigate Health Insurance Requirements

New York University students in degree-granting programs are required to maintain health insurance.  If you are covered by your own health insurance, you may waive the NYU student insurance by providing proof of insurance to NYU Insurance Services.  In general, international students studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa must enroll in the NYU student health insurance plan. You may begin to investigate the insurance requirements and options now.

For help completing this step, please contact the NYU Student Health Center’s Office of Student Health Insurance Services at (212) 443-1020 or health.insurance@nyu.edu.

 

Obtain Your NYU IDCard

The NYU ID Card is necessary for you to gain access to all NYU buildings including the libraries, computer labs, and fitness centers.  Once you have registered for classes, you may obtain your card from the NYU Card Center. Please note that the NYU ID Card is generally not activated until the first day of classes for the term you are enrolled.

For help completing this step, please contact the NYU Card Center at (212) 443-2273 or visit their office at 7 Washington Place.

 

Request a Deferral

NYU Wagner rarely grants deferrals of admission.  We grant deferral requests only in medical emergency situations or other acute family situations that are unavoidable and unanticipated.  While we will consider deferring admission, any merit funding you have been offered will be forfeited if you defer. 
 
If you would like to request a deferral of admission, please complete the form found here by the response deadline in your offer of admission letter and we will consider your request.  Requesting a deferral does not guarantee it will be granted.  We will notify you of the outcome of your request by email.