Welcome to SPS

Welcome to the NYU School of Professional Studies, a thriving community of diverse students and professionals actively engaged in turning their aspirations into realities. Each day offers opportunities to investigate, learn and grow.

New Undergraduate Students

Welcome to NYU SPS!

You are about to embark on a very exciting journey—one in which you will become deeply immersed in your studies, discover new interests, make new friends, and much more.  Be on the lookout for email communications from your academic department, the SPS Office of Student Affairs, and NYU Welcome.  All will provide important information that will keep you connected, informed and involved.

Ensure a smooth start to the new school year by taking the time to review all the information below.  Do you have a question not answered here?  Let us know by writing to sps.studentaffairs@nyu.edu

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Next Steps

What's Next?

We know you have questions about what to do now that you've been admitted. Follow the link below for simple instructions to keep you moving in the right direction.

New Student Orientation

Participate in New Student Orientation! Orientation and welcome events are held prior to the start of each fall and spring semester.  Follow the link below to review our orientation page. Get excited!

NYU Welcome

NYU's welcome events kick off both the fall and spring semesters and are designed to help you make a smooth transition to NYU and New York City. Learn more about NYU Welcome and the many events and activities that have been curated to bring you into the NYU SPS community. 

Register for Classes

Be sure to schedule a time to speak with your academic advisor.  Your advisor will guide you in selecting courses that meet your degree requirements while helping you to explore any additional interests you may have. Click the link below to get in touch with an advisor and view the invaluable registration checklist by visiting the Registrar's Office website.  

NYU Reads

Every year NYU Reads brings the NYU community together around a single common reading.  Learn more about this year's selection and how to access the book.  Get reading!

New Graduate Students

Congratulations and Welcome to NYUSPS!

We are happy to have you among our community and want to ensure that you have all the information you need as you embark on your academic journey. Review the steps below and be sure to return to this page as often as you need.

Take time to explore all of the admitted student activities and learn what makes NYU SPS a great place for learning and professional growth.

The NYU SPS Graduate Student Council is looking forward to connecting with you!

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Getting Started

Accept Your Offer of Admissions

You can accept your offer of admission by following the link in your letter of admission.

Please note: You have been accepted for the academic plan and the semester indicated in your acceptance message. You have been admitted for a particular semester and only for that semester.

Set up Your NYU Account

Your acceptance letter contains your NetID, a unique alphanumeric code assigned to you by NYU; i.e., xyz123.  Your NetID is different from your University ID number (an 8-digit number preceded by the letter N; for example, N12345678).

Your NetID provides access to authorized NYU online services and applications via desktop computers, laptops, and mobile devices, including end user devices such as laptops. Your NetID is also used to create your default NYU email address (i.e. aqe123@nyu.edu).

University offices, including Admissions, Financial Aid, the Bursar, Housing, and Student Affairs, will communicate with you ONLY via your NYU Email account. It is imperative that you check your NYU Email account on a regular basis. 

Financial Aid at NYU

If you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), NYU's Office of Financial Aid (OFA) will notify you when your offer is ready for viewing.  Financial aid cannot be accessed by you until the notice from the OFA has been received and you have accepted the terms.  Your financial aid offer will come with step-by-step instructions about how to proceed.

Attention International Students: 

International students are not eligible for federal financial assistance. International students are encouraged to learn about private and alternative loans. 

Make a Deposit to Secure your Spot

As noted on your acceptance message, the tuition deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to your first term's tuition when you enroll. Your acceptance is only final once we receive your non-refundable deposit. The preferred methods of payment are credit card or electronic check. 

If those options are not available to you, you may mail your tuition check or money order by your deposit deadline payable to  New York University at the following address:


383 Lafayette St

New York, NY 10003

ATTN: Tuition Deposit

The check or money order must be in US funds only; be sure to include your University ID number and Enrollment Term in the memo section.

Submit Final Official Transcript(s)

Final Official transcripts are required to complete your enrollment at NYUSPS as follows:

  • One final transcript showing conferral of your undergraduate degree (baccalaureate or equivalent). It must list the date the degree was awarded and the title of the degree.

  • One final transcript from any institution at which a degree was conferred (e.g., if you received a master's degree). 

  • One final transcript or degree certificate from any institution at which you did graduate-level work, even if a degree was not conferred.

The Office of Admissions accepts all official documents electronically. If your university provides official e-transcripts (eScripts, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.), please have it sent to spsdocuments@nyu.edu. As an alternative, a representative from your University may email the transcript on your behalf to spsdocuments@nyu.edu

If your university is unable to send official transcripts via email or electronic delivery service, please contact the Office of Admissions for further instructions.

Copies of your transcripts scanned and uploaded by you with your online application are not considered final or official.

Ready to enroll?

Prior to registering for classes you will want to speak with your academi advisor who will guide you through your academic experience.

Prior to registering for classes:

  1. your tuition deposit must have been received
  2. your official records must have been received
  3. have had a meeting or conversation with your academic advisor.

Obtaining Your NYU ID Card

Your NYU ID Card gives you access to NYU buildings including the libraries, fitness centers, and computer labs. Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYU Card, is now easier than ever.

You can upload your photo and pick up your NYU Card when you arrive on campus.  

New Student Orientation Programs

Orientation is a key component of the student exeperience and essential for a smooth transition. At orientation you'll have the opportunity to meet new and returning students, ask questions and mingle with faculty.  

NYU Welcome events open the door to learning about all the resources and opportunities available at NYU.

Fulfill Health and Immunization Requirements

New York State law and/or New York University makes it mandatory for all newly admitted students to comply with several health-related requirements.

To ensure you have the proper documentation on record with the university, be sure to visit NYU's Student Health Center website.

Health Insurance

All new students are automatically enrolled and charged for the NYU- Sponsored Comprehensive Insurance Plan. Be sure to review the plan policy and take note of the deadline to submit a waiver as well as the deadline to downgrade to the Basic Insurance Plan. You will remain enrolled in the Compreshensive Insurance plan unless you complete the online enrollment/waiver process before the semester deadline.


The NYU Center for Student Life provides students with general advice and resources regarding the apartment search process. While the Center for Student Life does not offer actual apartments, you will find links to housing search websites, a housing and roommate Registry exclusively viewable to the NYU Community, market information, a discount broker, tenant resources, and more. 

Grad Life Essentials

Explore resources and services available to support your success as a graduate student.

International Students

Essential information for international students is a click away.  Review and familiarize yourself with what to do next to obtain the necessary documentation you need to study at NYU SPS. Check out the NYU SPS International Student Support Center (ISSC) and learn more about academic support services and opportunities for engagement available to SPS students.