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Information for 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!

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For students who are newly admitted or readmitted

Please follow these steps if…

  • You were just accepted directly from high school, or
  • You were just accepted as a transfer student, or
  • You were just accepted for the first time to YU and have not previously applied, or
  • You were just accepted after submitting a reapplication

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. If you are planning on joining the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program, you are accepting YU.  You are not Deferring.
  • You also have the option to request a deferral of your offer of admission. Simply follow the steps above and 'respond' to our offer of admission and follow the steps to request a deferral. For more information on deferring your offer of admission, click here.
  • Both options require a $550 nonrefundable enrollment deposit paid online.

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:
  • Submit your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) using Yeshiva University school code – 002903.
  • Need more information? Visit the Office of Student Aid
  • For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Finance.
  • International students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents can submit YU's International Student Financial Aid application via their portal at apply.yu.edu in supplemental items. 

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

Many newly admitted students to YU choose to spend a 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 deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with your next steps, which will include completing your Israel Participation Agreement in the Supplemental Items & Documents section of your online application.

In addition to the tuition charged by your yeshiva/seminary, Yeshiva University charges a $2,950 non-refundable SDA Program Fee. This fee covers the additional programming, events, priority registration, as well many other added benefits for participating on this important program. The fee is broken down as follows:

  • $550 non-refundable enrollment deposit is collected upon submission of your intent to enroll (as stated above)
  • $2,950 will be billed by the Office of Student Finance prior to beginning your studies in Israel.
  • Upon your return to New York to begin your full-time studies at YU, $2,500 (of your SDA Enrollment Fee) will be applied towards your first semester’s tuition charges.
 Enrollment Deposit – SDA Program   $550 
 SDA Program Fee   $3,500
 Credit towards first semester in NY  $2,500 

4. Complete your Housing Application
Look for an email from the Housing Department telling you that the application is available. Students who plan to study in Israel can skip this step.

5. Register for Orientation
For students who plan to begin their studies 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.

Look for an email to RSVP for Orientation.

Other Important Information


For students who are enrolled in our S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program, deferred admission to study in Israel or were on a Leave of Absence

Please follow these steps if...

  • You are on the S. Daniel Israel Program, or
  • You deferred your admission to study in Israel, or
  • You were on a Leave of Absence 
  1. Complete Your Enrollment Intentions Form

    • Visit apply.yu.edu  to log back into your application account. Once you log in, click on Apply Online and Enrollment Intentions Form.
    • Confirm your place at YU by indicating your enrollment intentions. Upon submission, you will receive an email with next steps.
    • If you previously deferred your admission and need more information about having any credits earned in Israel evaluated and transferred to YU, click here.
  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:

  3. Fill out your Housing Application - Look for an email from the Housing Department telling you that the application is available
  4. Register for Orientation
    For students who plan to begin their studies 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.

    Look for an email to RSVP for Orientation.

Other Important Information

Students who are deferring their admission

While we encourage all interested students to participate in the SDA program, we understand that it is not an option for all students. Yeshiva University is happy to invite students to defer their offer of admission for up to a year at a time for two consecutive years. Beyond that, students will be asked to reapply to the University.

  • Upon submission of the Intent to Enroll, students can select the option to defer their admission and pay a $550 non-refundable enrollment deposit to hold their seat at Yeshiva University. This enrollment deposit will be credited towards their first semester’s tuition charges when they begin their full-time studies at Yeshiva University in New York.
  • If a student subsequently requests to have credits transferred to Yeshiva University from study at a yeshiva or seminary in Israel, (and did not participate on the SDA program) a $4,000 non-refundable Israel Institution Evaluation fee will be assessed.
 Enrollment Deposit – Deferral  $550
 Israel Institution Evaluation Fee   $4,000 
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