Welcome to NYU’s Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Studies Program! The information below will help you navigate through our various resources and academic policies in order to make your postbaccalaureate experience most rewarding.
Once you have been admitted to the program, it is very important that you immediately schedule an appointment with an advisor, whether or not you are sure you will accept the offer. Our advisors will answer any specific questions you have and walk you through the steps for registration as well as help you figure out an academic plan to complete your coursework. This appointment will enable you to have a clearer picture of the program, which could assist you in your decision, and will also ensure that you are prepared to register as soon as you are able to do so. Even if you are undecided, we recommend you schedule an appointment with one of our postbacc advisors to learn more about the program and help you finalize your decision.
Once you choose to attend NYU, please complete the following 7 steps:
- Make sure you have your NYU Campus ID (N#) and your Net ID is activated (Note: your Net ID will also serve as your email prefix, ex. email@example.com)
- Register for classes
- Arrange payment through the Bursar’s Office
- Get your NYU ID Card
- Purchase textbooks through the NYU Bookstore
- Contact the Student Health Center to provide immunization records and receive health insurance information
- Begin exploring clinical and/or research opportunities to strengthen your prehealth portfolio.
- Attend the postbacc new student orientation and begin classes!
You will need to obtain an NYU identification card from the I.D. Photo Center at 7 Washington Place, on the corner of Mercer Street, (212) 443-2273. You should bring a current photo-I.D. with you to obtain your NYU Card, and instructions are at http://www.nyu.edu/nyucard/about/how.obtain.nyucard.html. With your NYU Card, you will have access to all NYU facilities.
You will be given two ID numbers, both of which will appear on your NYU ID Card (see below).
- Your University ID number (also referred to as your Student ID number or N-number) is a 9-digit identification number beginning with an N. Whenever you are scheduling an appointment or are requesting assistance with registration or other related matters, you should provide us with this number.
- Your NetID number is your initials plus a random number. It also becomes your NYU email address. You will use your Net ID to log in to your NYU Home account.
***Go to start.nyu.edu to activate your NYU NetID which can be used to log into a variety of NYU online resources.
On-campus housing is not available to postbaccalaureate students; however, once admitted to the program, you may use the services of the Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO). Under the auspices of the Office of Housing and Residence Life, OCHO was created to assist NYU students who are looking for housing in private off-campus apartment rentals in and around New York City. Contact OCHO at 4 Washington Square Village (NW corner of Mercer and Bleecker Sts.), East Lobby, first floor, (212) 998-4620, or see http://www.nyu.edu/housing/offcampus for more information on the following services:
- Computerized listing of locations available for rent
- List of brokers who have reduced their fees for NYU students
- How-to’s for living in the city, finding a roommate, and working with landlords
- Maps and guides to NYU and New York City
- List of local hotels and hostels
- Online roommate-matching board for NYU community members
New York State Law requires that all students provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella and acknowledge receipt of information regarding the disease meningitis/or provide proof of meningitis vaccine.
Your doctor can provide you with this information and/or the immunization. Contact the Student Health Center by calling (212) 443-1199 when you have obtained the necessary health records. Alternatively, they also can provide you with the immunization for a fee, if that is more convenient for you. More information about immunization requirements and compliance is available here.
If you are not in full compliance, New York State requires that the University exclude you from attending classes 30 days after the first day of class for New York State residents and 45 days after the first day of class for out-of-state and international students.
All postbacc students are eligible for health insurance and can elect coverage by going to the Student Health Center, 726 Broadway, Suite 346, (212) 443-1020. For more information, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/shc/about/insurance.html.
Students in our program are generally enrolled in fewer than 12 credits (or “points”) per semester, and are considered “part-time” students for purposes of tuition. Part-time students are charged on a per-credit basis. If, in any given semester, you enroll in twelve or more credits, you will be charged the flat-rate covering 12 to 18 credits. For current rates for College of Arts & Science undergraduate courses, see the Bursar's website http://www.nyu.edu/bursar/tuition.fees/. NYU considers registration and payment of tuition to be two parts of the registration process. You reserve your position in a class by registering, and you secure that position when you pay your tuition. Payment information and procedures can be found here: http://www.nyu.edu/bursar/payment.info/. When you register for the first time, you should pay immediately. The Bursar’s Office is located at 25 West Fourth Street. For subsequent registrations, you may register early but you must pay your tuition by the deadline which is before the beginning of the semester. If you do not pay by this deadline, your early registration is voided and you will have to start the registration process from the beginning.
Financing a postbaccalaureate program can be difficult, and is done largely through loans. For information on filing your FAFSA form and other financial aid questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 25 West Fourth Street, tel. 212-998-4444, fax 212-995-4661 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They also have an extensive website at http://www.nyu.edu/financial.aid. Regulations are subject to change, so please inquire about these loans at the Financial Aid Office. Please note that admissions decisions are made without regard to financial status or loan availability. It is your responsibility to determine the feasibility of your payment plans.