Accepting your Offer

We have created the following guide to help you in your transition from applicant to graduate student.  Follow the steps below to activate your enrollment and continue on your journey towards becoming an NYU Wagner student. Also find answers to commonly asked questions about this process.

1. Reply to your Offer of Admission

After you have viewed your acceptance letter on your Application Status page, reply to our offer of admission by completing the "Reply to Offer of Admission" form on your Forms checklist. 

2. Activate your NYU NetID

You must activate your NetID to access student resources and submit your enrollment deposit. 

Visit NYU Start and follow the prompts to activate your NYU NetID. Activating your NetID provides you access to a number of student resources and services. Your NetID is a unique alphanumeric code found in your acceptance letter. It is not your University ID. Your University ID, also known as your N number, is a 9-character ID number starting with a capital N.

For help, contact the NYU ITS Help Desk at 212.998.3333 or email askITS@nyu.edu

3. Submit your Enrollment Deposit in ALBERT

To accept our offer of admission, log into ALBERT and submit your U.S. $1000 non-refundable deposit using the following steps:

A. Log on to your NYU Home account with your NYU NetID and password you set in Step 1.

B. Select the "Academics" Tab.

C. Select the "Albert" login link and login using your NYU Net ID and password.

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 the "Accept Offer" button. 

H.  Pay the non-refundable deposit of U.S. $1000 via credit card.  If you cannot pay online, you can submit payment via check/money order or wire transfer. Alternative payment options are also available.

4. Submit your official, sealed transcripts

Admitted students 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.

Please login to your Application Status page to check whether we received your official, sealed transcripts with final degree conferral on your Forms checklist. If your Application Checklist indicates that an official copy of your transcript is required, please contact the appropriate college or university to request that they send a copy of your official, sealed transcripts to: 

NYU Wagner Admissions
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10012

Please note: Graduating seniors and BA-MPA/MUP dual-degree students should submit their transcripts by July 15, 2017.

Additional transcript information and instructions

5. SUBMIT I-20 APPLICATION TO THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL SERVICES (international students only)

International applicants may need a visa before beginning graduate work at NYU Wagner. The NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) cannot process your I-20 visa application if you have not accepted our offer of admission and submitted your $1000 USD non-refundable enrollment deposit. 

All new international students should review this pre-arrival information and email OGS at ogs@nyu.edu with any questions. You may also reach them by phone at 212.998.4720.

Instructions on how to start your I-20 application

 

 

How Do I.....

Apply for Financial Aid?

US citizens and permanent residents should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible at fafsa.ed.gov. List "New York University" as a recipient and include our federal school code number 002785 when completing your paperwork. Please call the NYU Office of Financial Aid at 212.998.4444 or visit their website with any questions. 

Set up NYU email?

You can do this 48 hours after you submit your enrollment deposit. Log back into NYU Home and follow the screen prompts to activate your email account. If you have questions, contact NYU ITS at askits@nyu.edu or 212.998.3333

Request a deferral?

Deferrals are rarely granted and are viewed on a case-by-case basis. You must email wagner.admissions@nyu.edu to receive a deferral request form. Please note that if granted a deferral, you will be required to submit a non-refundable $1000 USD deferral deposit as well as a $1000 USD enrollment deposit.

Request transfer credit?

Decisions regarding transfer credits are made after enrollment. A maximum of 12 graduate credits can be transferred toward the MPA and MUP degrees; a maximum of 6 transfer credits toward the EMPA for Public Service Leaders or EMPA for Nurse Leaders programs; no transfer credits are allowed for the EMPA for Global Policy Leaders program. PhD students may transfer up to 40 credits. 

Alternative Payment Instructions

If you cannot submit your enrollment deposit via credit card payment (strongly preferred), you have the following options:

Check/Money Order Payment 

Make your check/money order payable to "New York University" and mail it to: 

NYU Wagner Admissions
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10012

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

Electronic Payment  

Please visit the NYU Bursar Office's website for additional information about other electronic payment options. NOTE: if you submit an electronic payment, you must notify our Admissions Office at wagner.admissions@nyu.edu. Please make sure to include your full name, the date the payment was made, the payment amount, and the confirmation number in the email. 

If you have any questions about payment, please contact the Bursar's Office at bursar.studentaccounts@nyu.edu.