Admitted Students

 

Getting Enrolled @ YU

Whether you were just admitted to YU, returning from studying in Israel or looking to restart your enrollment, this page will give you all the necessary steps to get you (re)started @ YU!

Newly admitted students

You are a newly admitted student if…
  • You were just accepted directly from high school, or
  • You were just accepted for the first time to YU and have not previously applied

 

Step 1: Submit Your Intent to Enroll

  • Visit apply.yu.edu to log back into your application account. Once you log in, click on ‘View' next to your application. Here, you can click ‘Respond’ to start your Intent to Enroll.
  • Your Intent to Enroll will ask you if you are accepting YU’s offer of admission, and if so, will you be studying in Israel or starting immediately at YU in New York.
  • You also have the option to request a deferral of your offer of admissions by sending a request to yuadmit@yu.edu
  • Both options require a $250 nonrefundable enrollment deposit paid online.

Step 2: Financial Aid

YU is more affordable than you think! Over 80% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance by way of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. If you have not done so already:

Step 3: Register for the S. Daniel Abraham Joint Israel Program

Many newly admitted students to YU choose to spend a gap year in Israel at one of our 40+ partner yeshivot or seminaries. Participants may be eligible to use their federal financial aid towards their tuition AND students can receive up to a year’s worth of credit towards their YU degree!

During your year in Israel, our dedicated Israel-based staff will be your connection to YU with unique programming and benefits specifically for YU students. Learn more about our SDA Israel Program.

  • When you complete Step 1, you will be asked to confirm your intention to study in Israel.
  • After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with your next steps, which will include:
    • Uploading a copy of your Acceptance Letter to Israeli school (not your YU acceptance letter)
    • Uploading a completed copy of your Israel Participation Agreement.

If you are starting your studies this fall at YU in New York, skip to step 4.

Step 4: Complete your Housing Application

All first-year students, including those returning from Israel are required to live on campus in one of our residential facilities. Students can take advantage of the many student activities we offer, including unique Shabbat programming. Students who plan to study in Israel this fall can skip this step.

  • Complete your Housing Application – starting in mid-March. Students will receive an email with the credentials to submit the housing application.

Step 5: Register for Orientation

For students who plan to begin their studies this fall at YU in New York, Orientation is when it all begins. New students will move into their dorms, learn more about our campuses, student life, Torah learning, Shabbat programming and everything else you need to get settled at YU.

  • Save the Date! Sunday August 23 – Tuesday, August 25
  • Look for an email in the spring to RSVP for Orientation

 

Other Important Information

  • Submit your Medical Form
  • Lookup your YU email and login information. Your YU email address is the University's official means of communication so check your email early and often!
  • All students studying in New York are required to have Health Insurance. If you have other health insurance, you will need to opt out of YU’s Health Insurance program to ensure you will not be charged. More information on the health insurance requirement and purchase options can be found here.
  • All students are required to submit a final copy of their high school transcript showing their graduation date. Please have your high school send an official copy to our Office of Admissions.
  • If you are an international student that will require a visa to study at YU, please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information on the I-20 process.

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For students who are currently in Israel and are ready to start their studies at YU in New York:

Welcome back! We are excited to welcome you back to YU in New York to start your studies on our thriving campus. Please complete the following steps to ensure a seamless start at YU this fall.

Step 1: Complete our Post Israel YU form

Confirm your place at YU this fall by indicating your enrollment intentions. Upon submission, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay your tuition deposit, which will be credited towards your first semester’s tuition.

Step 2: Financial Aid

YU is more affordable than you think! Over 80% of our students receive some sort of financial assistance by way of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. If you have not done so already:

Step 3: Fill out your Housing Application

All first-year students, including those returning from Israel are required to live on campus in one of our residential facilities. Students can take advantage of the many student activities we offer, including unique Shabbat programming.

  • Complete your Housing Application – starting in mid-March. Students will receive an email with the credentials to submit the housing application.

Step 4: Register for Orientation

For students who plan to begin their studies this fall at YU in New York, Orientation is when it all begins. New students will get to move into their dorms, learn more about our campuses, student life, Torah learning, Shabbat programming and everything else you need to get settled at YU.

  • Save the Date! Sunday August 23 – Tuesday, August 25
  • Look for an email in the spring to RSVP for Orientation

 

Other Important Information

  • Submit your Medical Form
  • Lookup your YU email and login information. Your YU email address is the University's official means of communication so check your email early and often!
  • All students studying in New York are required to have Health Insurance. If you have other health insurance, you will need to opt out of YU’s Health Insurance program to ensure you will not be charged. More information on the health insurance requirement and purchase options can be found here.
  • All students are required to submit a final copy of their high school transcript showing their graduation date. Please have your high school send an official copy to our Office of Admissions.
  • If you are an international student that will require a visa to study at YU, please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information on the I-20 process.