Congratulations! We are excited to welcome you to the NJIT family!
You are joining a top national university that offers a rigorous education that prepares you for success upon graduation. NJIT's reputation is outstanding, and our place as a leading polytechnic university provides you with an experience that is hard to match. We believe you will contribute to our community and look forward to your accomplishments with us.
Your To-Do List
Confirm your enrollment
Confirm your intent to enroll at NJIT with a $250 tuition deposit. You can submit the deposit online at tuitiondeposit.njit.edu.
Access Highlander Pipeline
- Create Your UCID - njit.edu/ucidaccount
- Access your Highlander Pipeline account - my.njit.edu. This is your campus portal for viewing financial aid, course registration, and other important services.
- Set-up your NJIT email account - Your NJIT email address will be the official method of communication for all correspondence from the university.
- Review the New Student Computing Guide - Learn about NJIT computer requirements as well as technology services and resources for students.
File the FAFSA
If you have not done so already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to list NJIT’s federal school code (002621). Financial Aid Awards are mailed to students who filed the FAFSA. Start your FAFSA - fafsa.ed.gov.
Register for the NJIT Placement Exam
All undergraduate students are required to take a placement exam. Additional information will be sent to you with available testing dates. Go to njit.edu/studentsuccess/test for more information.
Apply for Housing
NJIT offers a vibrant, engaging on-campus living environment. A wide array of living options including suites, semi-suites, private bedrooms plus study lounges, game rooms and kitchens are available. Submit online at njit.edu/reslife.
Complete the required Student Health Packet
All documents must be submitted to the Office of Health Services. All students are required to have health insurance. If you are already insured with a policy that meets specific requirements, you can request to waive NJIT's health insurance. Information is available at njit.edu/healthinsurance.
Select a Meal Plan
Meal plan options for both commuters and resident students can be found at njitdining.com.
Get Your NJIT Photo ID and Parking Permit
After you have registered for courses, visit the Security Systems, Photo Identification, and Parking Services Department in the Laurel Hall Extension (131 Summit Street) to get your NJIT Photo ID. If you plan to park on campus, complete the Student Parking Registration form. Go to njit.edu/parking to access the form and additional information.
Accept Your Financial Aid Awards
Financial aid awards are sent to all students who filed a FAFSA. Students must review and accept their awards through their Highlander Pipeline account.
Pay Your Tuition Bill
All invoices are available to you via your Highlander Pipeline account and statements are sent via email to your NJIT email address. Information about payment options can be found at njit.edu/bursar.
Submit your AP scores/college credits by ensuring you have selected NJIT to receive all of your Advanced Placement Scores including any tests taken prior to your senior year. College-level courses taken while in high school require submission of an official transcript.
Attend NJIT Experience Day
Don’t miss NJIT Experience Day, the accepted student event, on April 8. A special invitation along with registration information will be sent to you. If you can’t make this event, you can register for our Spring Open House on April 29. Campus tours are also available Monday – Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as select Saturdays at 10 a.m. Learn more and register.
Attend New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is a required interactive orientation program that takes place in June. During the program, you will meet current NJIT students, faculty and staff as well as explore the academic and social skills necessary to be successful at NJIT. You will receive detailed information after you have taken your placement exam. Learn more.
First Day of Classes
The semester begins on Tuesday, September 4. If you are living on-campus, you will receive information about room assignments and move-in day from the Office of Residence Life during the summer.
- February 15: Apply for Financial Aid
- April 9: Attend NJIT Experience Day
- May 1: Submit Tuition Deposit
- May 1: Submit Housing Application
- July: Freshman Orientation (Invitation to follow)
- July 15: Health Forms Due
- September 4: First Day of Classes
Submit your AP scores/college credits by making sure you have selected NJIT to receive all of your Advanced Placement Scores including any tests taken prior to your senior year. College-level courses taken while in high school require submission of an official transcript.
First Day of Classes
The semester begins on Tuesday, January 16. If you are living on-campus, you will receive information about room assignments and move-in day from the Office of Residence Life.
We are excited about your interest in transferring to NJIT! We know that a major concern for you is if and how your completed coursework will transfer.
Transfer Applicant Criteria
Completed at least 15 semester hours at a community college or other college/university, including:
Mathematics (pre-calculus is required for most majors)
Science (chemistry and/or physics required for some majors)
Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
Please note that you must report all your college coursework, even if you don't want it considered for transfer credit.