New Student Checklist

To prepare for your program, please read and complete the tasks on this checklist. Be sure to regularly check your NYU email account for important updates, deadlines, and next steps!

1. Complete Onboarding Essentials

NYUHome is an easy-to-use portal to many web-based services and tools, including e-mail, registering for classes, ALBERT, NYU Classes, web forums, free computer security software, NYU Libraries resources and more.

Students who wish to be considered for federal, state or private financial aid, including loans, should complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal school code number for NYU is 002785. You can learn more about the Silver School's scholarship opportunities on the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.

If you will enroll in a Field Instruction course during your first semester, please complete the First Year (Generalist Practice Web Form Questionnaire) on the Field Learning website. This does not apply to students, including most students in the Extended, Extended OYR, and 32 Month Programs, who will begin Field Instruction during a later semester.

You must submit immunization records to University Health Services or be vaccinated by the beginning of the semester. Learn more.

Students who wish to change their automatic insurance enrollment must complete the online selection/waiver process via the Student Health Insurance website. Eligible students can waive NYU-sponsored insurance entirely via the Waiver website.

NYU provides housing assistance for both on-campus and off-campus housing to undergraduate and graduate students through "Living at NYU."

Throughout the year you will receive important communications, including billing statements, department and program updates, deadline information, course updates, and much more. You can update your address on ALBERT, which you access through NYUHome web portal.


2. Register for Courses

If you have not already done so, please have your final official transcript from any school listed on your application that you have earned a degree, sent to the Admissions Office. It's a required part of your file and you will not be able to register for the second semester without it. For more details please view this pdf.

You can learn how to register for classes by viewing the ALBERT tutorial. After watching the tutorial, visit the New Student Registration page to find which courses to take, when to register, and other important information.

If you have taken a graduate-level social work course at another institution, you may be eligible to receive credit towards the Master of Social Work degree. Please consult this form for further details.

After your financial aid has been awarded, you will receive an electronic bill for the remaining tuition and fees. You can view your bill online.


3. Prepare for Orientation

An NYU Card serves as your student identification, your access to NYU buildings, your Campus Cash card, and also will get you a discount at many local businesses. In addition, you will find your student ID number and your NetID on the back of the card. For instructions on how to get a card, visit the NYU Card website.

You will be required to write all of your papers using APA style. It’s best to familiarize yourself with it sooner rather than later. You can find the current edition in the NYU Bookstore or at the library.

Visit the Orientation & Events page to learn about the Orientation events that will welcome you to the Silver School community! International students should plan to attend the International Student Orientation in addition to the New Student Orientation.