Congratulations on your admission to NYU Wagner! Here are some resources to help you navigate your next steps.

First Steps

Submit your U.S. $1000 non-refundable enrollment deposit via e-check or credit card by April             15

Submit your sealed, official transcripts by April 15

Set up your NYU Email.

Apply for Federal Student Aid (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only)

Submit your I-20 application to OGS before June 1(international students only)

Additional Information

Read your registration guide - once you submit both your non-refundable enrollment deposit and your offiical academic transcripts by April 15, you will receive your registration guide. NYU Wagner Office of Student and Program Services will send the guide out on May 1. The guide includes information on:

  1. how to register for classes
  2. what classes to register for your first semester
  3. how to sign up for the required online Registration Advisement Webinar and the Policies and Resources Orientation Session
  4. how to waive courses

Participate in a required Registration Advisement Webinar - more information will be available in your registration guide.

Attend the required Policies and Resources Orientation Session - designed to orient all incoming students to Wagner and NYU policies, procedures, and resources.These will take place the week of August 17. 

Attend the International Student Orientation [INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY] - a required session where international students learn about their degree program. This will take place on August 20.

Before you arrive:

  • Find HousingREAD MORE

    Starting graduate school in New York City is a unique experience.  When you first arrive, navigating it all can be a challenge.  New students are expected to re-locate to the New York Metro area in early August 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. Contact the NYU Off-Campus Housing Office at or (212) 998-4620.

  • Prepare for the Immunization RequirementREAD MORE

    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.

  • Investigate Health Insurance RequirementsREAD MORE

    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 at the NYU Student Health Center’s Office of Student Health Insurance Services at (212) 443-1020 or

  • Obtain Your NYU ID CardREAD MORE

    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. Contact the NYU Card Center at (212) 443-2273 or visit their office at 7 Washington Place.

Securing your visa