International Students: Applying to NYIT

International Students: Applying to NYIT

Thanks for your interest in NYIT! Take advantage of our career-oriented, technology-driven approach to education, along with services to help you transition to college life in America. You'll be joining a community where 19 percent of students come from more than 100 countries around the world.

Studying in a new country and learning about a new culture can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of your life. We congratulate you for starting this journey.

As you prepare to come to America, we are here to help you with your application, I-20, and the steps you must take to get your visa.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary by academic program.

Undergraduate Programs

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Graduate Programs

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College of Arts and Sciences

School of Architecture and Design

School of Education

School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

School of Health Professions

School of Management

Deadlines

Undergraduate

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Dec. 1 for the spring semester

July 1 for the fall semester. The following specific programs have separate deadlines:

  • Nursing, B.S. (Transfer Students Only): Oct. 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the fall semester
  • Combined Life Sciences, B.S. / Physical Therapy, D.P.T.: Jan. 16

Graduate

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Regular Admission: Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available. The following specific programs have separate deadlines:

  • Computer Graphics - Animation M.F.A.: Rolling admissions for spring; June 1 for fall  
  • Computer Graphics - Fine Arts & Technology, M.F.A.: Rolling admissions for spring; June 1 for fall   
  • Computer Graphics - Graphic Design, M.F.A.: Rolling admissions for spring; June 1 for fall   
  • Computer Science, M.S.: Nov. 1 for spring semester; June 1 for fall semester
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering, M.S.: Nov. 1 for spring semester; June 1 for fall semester
  • Energy Management, M.S.: Nov. 1 for spring semester; June 1 for fall semester
  • Information, Network & Computer Security, M.S.: Nov. 1 for spring semester; June 1 for fall semester
  • Occupational Therapy, M.S.: Oct. 31  (summer start)
  • Physical Therapy, D.P.T.: Aug. 15-Sept. 1 (Early Decision) or Oct. 17 (regular decision)  (summer start)
  • Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.: Oct. 1  (fall start)
  • Urban & Regional Design, M.S.: March 1  (fall start)

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete an Application

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Complete the NYIT Online Application. Undergraduate students may complete the Common Application. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee as part of your application submission.

Step 2: Submit Required Application Materials

First-Year Students
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  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses.
  • Mid-year and final grades will be required.
  • Proof of high school graduation.
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300-350 word essay on one of the following essay topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.
    • Explain your desire to work in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, or nursing. *required for these programs only.  
  • To be considered for an academic scholarship or if you are applying to Architecture, Engineering, or Nursing programs, submit SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832
  • If you or your agent are submitting documents by email or fax, then they are not considered official. Your application for admission will be considered for admission when we receive copies of these documents but official documents must be received in order for you to register for classes.
Transfer Students
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  • Copies of transcripts of all college coursework. (See below for details.)
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300-350 word essay on one of the following essay topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.
    • Explain your desire to work in the fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, or nursing. *required for these programs only.  
  • If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, submit your official high school transcript and your SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores.
    NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832
  • If you or your agent are submitting documents by email or fax, then they are not considered official. Your application for admission will be considered for admission when we receive copies of these documents but official documents must be received in order for you to register for classes.
Graduate Students
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  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree.
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores, if applicable to program requirements.
    NYIT GRE Code: 2561
    NYIT GMAT Codes
    Full time (9 or more credits): OQN-RL-35
    Part-time (less than 9 credits): OQN-RL-74
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores).
  • If you or your agent are submitting documents by email or fax, then they are not considered official. Your application for admission will be considered for admission when we receive copies of these documents but official documents must to be received in order for you to register for classes.  

Transcripts: Translation and Evaluation

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All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester. Final, official documents must come directly from the university, ETS (for GRE or TOEFL scores), Pearson Vue (for GMAT), or the British Council (IELTS).

If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit an official English translation through one of the following:

If you have attended college overseas, you need to have your educational credentials evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization. See approved agencies listed above.

Possible transfer credit will be determined upon admission to NYIT and receipt of the course-by-course evaluation.

Step 3: Demonstrate English Proficiency

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All undergraduate and graduate applicants are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If you graduated with a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited United States institution, then you do not need to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

Submit your scores using the following codes:

  • IELTS Code: 141059
  • TOEFL Code: 2561

English Requirements for Admission

  • You must receive a minimum score of 6.0 (IELTS) or 79 (TOEFL IBT) for full admission.
  • If you receive a score below 6.0 (5.0-5.5) on the IELTS or 61-78 (TOEFL IBT), you may be required to study English as a second language before you can be fully matriculated.
  • If you receive a score below 5.0 (IELTS) or 61 (TOEFL IBT), you will not be fully matriculated into your academic program of choice. You may apply to NYIT’s English Language Institute (ELI) for additional instruction in English. You may also retake the IELTS or TOEFL to get a higher score.
  • M.B.A. applicants must meet English proficiency requirements by providing a minimum score of 6.0 (IELTS) or 79 (TOEFL IBT). Successful completion of NYIT’s English Language Institute satisfies the English proficiency requirement to the M.B.A. program.

Step 4: How to get an I-20

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You may be admitted to NYIT before the Office of Admissions receives the below documents, but you need to submit each document in order to receive your acceptance package and your I-20, which is required for your visa appointment.

  • Complete an Affidavit of Support
    Submit an Affidavit of Support that is notarized (witnessed and signed by a notary who is licensed by the government to witness signatures on legal documents)
  • Submit a Bank Statement for Financial Support
    Submit a bank statement with bank seal from your or your sponsor's bank demonstrating financial support. Your bank statements needs to show the following amounts based on your academic status:
    • $55,000 if you are applying as an undergraduate student
    • $41,000 if you are applying as a graduate student
    • $28,000 if you are applying to NYIT’s English Language Institute
  • If you are planning to bring a spouse and/or children, you must provide evidence of additional financial support: a minimum of $5,000 for a spouse and $4,500 for each additional dependent for the first year.

If you are already in the United States:

  • If you are currently studying at another United States institution, you must submit copies of I-20 forms previously issued and a SEVIS I-20 Transfer Form completed by the international student advisor at the school you now attend.

  • If you are in the United States on a non-student visa, you must submit proof of the visa that you hold (A-1/A-2, B-1/B-2, M, etc.) and a visa waiver form if you are changing to an F-1 (student) visa. The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services requires that anyone who enters the United States on a B-1/B-2 (visitor) visa may not enroll or begin a course of study as a full-time student without first receiving a change of status to an F-1 visa or exiting the United States and applying for the F-1 visa from a home country. To obtain an I-20 form, contact the Office of Admissions.

Send your application and I-20 materials to:

Office of Admissions
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Email: international@nyit.edu
Fax: 516.686.1116

Additional Information

Check Your Application Status

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Throughout the admission process, you can check on the status of your application. We will communicate with you through the Application Portal and via email regarding missing documents required for your application. If you did not apply through NYIT’s Online Application, please register for an account to check to your status. If your status says “incomplete,” then we are not able to review your application for admission until all required documents are received. If you recently submitted these items, please allow 2-4 weeks for us to process these materials.

If you have attended NYIT in the past and are interested in re-enrolling:

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Depending on how long you have been away from NYIT, different requirements apply for readmission.

Former Undergraduate Students

Former Graduate Students