New Student Orientation

Summer Checklist

I’ve been accepted to NJIT, now what?”

Enjoy! Celebrate! 

Let everyone know you're attending NJIT! We as an academic community are excited that you'll be joining us in Fall 2016!

Finances Matter

A Paid Deposit Opens the Door to NJIT

Your deposit ensures your acceptance is complete. For your convenience you may process this transaction online via

Fall Tuition and Fee Bill

Your tuition and fee statement will be posted to your Highlander Pipeline account in early August. You can log into your pipeline account here: If you are not paying your bill yourself, you are responsible for setting up “Authorized Payers.” See the NJIT Bursar's website for more information:

Financial Aid

Keep up-to-date on latest information about financial aid:

Academic Essentials                                                    

Course Placement   

Upon deposit, all first year students will need to take the Math placement test starting in March. You will then be placed in GUR (General University Requirement) courses based on SAT/ACT scores, high school academic performance, your math placement test score, and curriculum requirements for specific majors. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Course Credits

Make 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 during high school requires submission of an official transcript.

Change of Major

If you were admitted to NJIT with a major you no longer wish to pursue, you must send an email to by June 15 to have your request considered. 

Purchase or Rent Textbooks in Advance

Students can order their textbooks online from our bookstore and have the books wrapped and ready for pick-up in the fall at

New Student Orientation

Attend New Student Orientation

After taking your placement test or placement test exemption, you will be invited by email to New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO is a required interactive orientation program. During the program, you will meet current NJIT students, faculty and staff and explore the academic and social skills necessary to be successful at NJIT. For further information, click here.

Parent Orientation

Parents are invited to attend Parent Orientation

Parent Orientations are scheduled on the same days as Freshman Orientation. Parent Orientation is designed to educate parents on how to support your son/daughter during their first year study. More information on the parent program can be found here.

NJIT Parent Portal

An online tool for parents authorized by your student to view financial information and enter transactions on behalf of your son/daughter. This includes bursar office communications such as students schedule and bills will be sent through email to those authorized by the student. For further information please go to

Computing Services

Request a UCID: University Computing ID

You will need access to many different programs and systems while at NJIT. To access these systems you need to set up your UCID and create your password at

Check your NJIT Email

Once your UCID and password is active, check your NJIT email regularly at Your email address is your

Disability Support Services

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students seeking housing or academic accommodations (such as additional test-taking time) due to a physical or learning disability or medical condition need to provide documentation and schedule an interview with Disability Support Services. Information and forms are located here.

Health Services

Complete Immunization and Physical Examination Requirements

All students must comply with state and NJIT requirements prior to the beginning of the academic year. 

Provide Proof of Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. If you are already insured, you can waive NJIT’s Health Insurance. See website for waiver deadline. Detailed information is located at:

Campus Living

On-Campus Living

Information about campus housing and the online application. Applications received by May 1 are guaranteed housing.  

Consider a Meal Plan

Meal plan options for both commuter and resident students can be located at: request a Commuter Meal Plan contact Dave Arluna of Gourmet Dining Services ( or Residence Life at (

Commuter Assistance and Resources Services (CARS)

CARS is committed to enriching the commuter experience by providing services, programs, advocacy and outreach that will help commuter students benefit from NJITs entire educational experience.

Here you will find tips for commuters and learn about special commuter events and services. Visit

Obtain a Parking Permit

Register to park your car on campus at You must have an active UCID in order to register. 

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