Welcome Graduate Students


We are excited to welcome you to the NJIT family! You are joining a university that offers excellent academic programs that will prepare you for success upon graduation. NJIT’s reputation is outstanding and our place as a leading public research university provides you with an experience that is hard to match. We believe that you will contribute to our community and look forward to your accomplishments with us.

Next Steps

  • Confirm Your Enrollment. Confirm your intent to enroll at NJIT with a $250 tuition deposit by June 1. You can submit the deposit online at tuitiondeposit.njit.edu
  • Access Highlander Pipeline:
    • Create Your UCID. Go to njit.edu/ucidaccount
    • Access your Highlander Pipeline Account. Go to 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.
  • Meet with Your Academic Advisor. Meet with your academic advisor to review your degree requirements, receive help with course selection and registration for the upcoming semester. Go to njit.edu/graduateadvisors to obtain contact information for your advisor. International students will meet with academic advisors during the International Student Orientation.

  • Register for Classes. Registration for the fall semester begins on Monday, April 4. Go to njit.edu/schedules to access the schedule of available courses. You may register for classes via your Highlander Pipeline account. International students will register for classes during the International Student Orientation.

  • Submit Your Official Transcripts. If you have not already done so, please submit your final official transcripts as proof of completion of a bachelor’s degree to the Office of University Admissions.

  • File the FAFSA.If you have not done so already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Be sure to list NJIT’s federal school code (002621). International students are not eligible. Start your FAFSA at fafsa.gov.

  • Submit Health Information. Complete the required Student Health Packet at njit.edu/healthpacket. All documents must be submitted to the Office of Health Services no later than August 1.

  • Submit Health Insurance Waiver. All students are required to have health insurance. For domestic students, if you are already insured, you may be permitted to waive NJIT’s Health Insurance. All international students must purchase NJIT Health Insurance (Anticipated Fall 2016). Information is available at njit.edu/healthinsurance.

  • NJIT Photo ID. After you have registered for courses, reach out to the Security Systems, Photo Identification and Parking Services Department in the Laurel Hall Extension (131 Summit Street) to get a Photo ID. For more information, visit njit.edu/parking

  • PermitsIf you plan to park on campus, complete the Student Parking Registration form at njit.edu/parking.


Once You Deposit, What's Next?

  • 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. Tuition payment for the Fall 2016 semester is due on Wednesday, August 31. Information about payment options can be found at njit.edu/bursar.
  • First Day of Classes. The semester begins on Tuesday, September 6. 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.

Information for International Students
As an international student, you must apply for a visa to come to NJIT. Here are your next steps:

  • Pay Your  SEVIS Fee. Go to www.fmjfee.com to pay the required USD 200 SEVIS fee (Form I-901 Fee). You can make the payment by credit card (online) or by check or money order (you will need to mail your payment). You will need to show the receipt to the consular officer at the time of your interview. You will have to provide your SEVIS number when you pay the fee; your number can be found on your I-20 (top left-hand corner and it starts with letter “N”) or DS-2019 (on top of the bar code on the right-hand corner and it starts with letter “N”).
  • Schedule an Appointment for Your VISA Interview. Contact the nearest American embassy or consulate to apply for your F-1 or J-1 visa. See enclosed information regarding the documentation you need to bring for your interview. Note that the list of required documents vary from country to country; check the nearest United States embassy or consulate’s website for more detailed information.
  • Prepare for Your VISA Interview. You should be ready to explain why you chose NJIT, what your objectives and goals are and what you plan to do after you earn your degree. Your interview will be conducted in English. See enclosed handout for additional tips on how to prepare for your interview.
  • Contact EDUCATIONUSA for Additional Support. If you would like to get additional support to help you prepare for your visa interview, contact the nearest EducationUSA office and schedule an appointment with a counselor. A list of offices can be found at at educationusa.info. EducationUSA offices provide FREE OF CHARGE services to students planning to study in the United States.
  • Attend the International Student Orientation. We highly recommend that you check our website njit.edu/global as it has important information for admitted students, such as pre-arrival information, international student orientation dates and airport pick-up request form, among other items. Orientation takes place in late August. Please check njit.edu/global for specific orientation dates and plan accordingly for your arrival.

Visit NJIT

Visit NJIT to learn more about our close-knit community!


Academic Success Center – 973-596-5598

Admissions Office – 973-596-3300

Athletics – 973-596-5730

Bookstore – 973-596-3200

Bursar (billing) – 973-596-2877

Career Development Services – 973-596-3227

Counseling and Psychological Services – 973-596-3414

Dean of Students – 973-596-3466

Education Opportunity Program – 973-596-3690

Financial Aid – 973-596-3479

Global Initiatives – 973-596-2451

Graduate Studies - 973-596-3462

Health Services – 973-596-3621

Housing and Residence Life – 973-596-3039

Murray Center for Women in Technology – 973-642-4671

Public Safety – 973-596-3111

The Learning Center – 973-596-2992


Albert Dorman Honors College – 973-642-4448

College of Architecture & Design – 973-596-3080

College of Computing Sciences – 973-596-5646

College of Science & Liberal Arts – 973-596-3677

Newark College of Engineering – 973-596-2314

School of Management – 973-596-8238