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Newly Admitted REI Graduate Students

Next Steps

Congratulations on being admitted to the Fordham University School of Professional and Continuing Studies Real Estate Institute! The faculty, staff, executive advisory council and alumni are excited and honored to have you join our growing community.

We hope the information below helps you with your next steps.

Intent to Enroll
Please declare your intent to enroll (accept the offer of admission) via the Enrollment Response form and submit your $150 non-refundable deposit via check or money order payable to Fordham University. This fee will be applied to your first semester tuition bill as a credit.

Official Transcripts
If you submitted unofficial transcripts for an admissions decision, you are required to submit official college transcripts prior to your first semester of study. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to us from your prior academic institution or mailed to the following Fordham address:

Office of Admissions
Fordham University
School of Professional and Continuing Studies
113 West 60th Street, Room 301
New York, NY 10023

Financial Aid
Types of financial aid include loans and scholarships. If you are interested in applying for federal student loans to fund your studies, it is important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our code for the FAFSA is 002722. Once this form is submitted, Fordham University will be able to advise you on your eligibility for financial aid. Should you need help with completing the FAFSA or should you have any questions regarding the financial aid process, please call our Office of Financial Aid at 718-817-3800. If you would like to be considered for a PCS Dean's Scholarship, please email Debbie Lesperance, Director of PCS Admissions, at dlesperance@fordham.edu for further details.  We also encourage students to consider the many external scholarship opportunities from the industry.  

Immigration and Visas
If you are an international student, you should complete the Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) and email the completed form to oisnewstudent@fordham.edu at the Office for International Services to begin the processing of your I-20. 

Academic Advising
New students are contacted by the Real Estate Institute to discuss course selection and sequence. After your academic advisor completes your course registration, you may claim your my.fordham.edu account and obtain your Student ID.

Boot Camp: Real Estate Finance for Non-Finance Professionals (Optional)
New students who lack a background in finance, especially real estate finance, are encouraged to complete this 10-hour online pre-program boot camp which provides a primer on key finance, financial analysis, and financial modeling concepts and tools. Topics include property income and expense statements, time value of money, discounted cash flow analysis, and Excel financial modeling. Course schedule and registration details are available from an REI advisor. This is a non-graded, non-credit course.  Register for the boot camp. 

After You Are Registered

My.fordham.edu is the Fordham University portal for students, faculty, and staff.

  1. Go to my.fordham.edu and claim your AccessIT ID.
  2. Click the "Click Here to claim your AccessIT ID and set your password.” Follow the on-screen prompts. You will need the following information:
  3. Your legal first and last name (as was provided on your application)
  4. The last five (5) digits of your social security number.
  5. Date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  6. Postal/Zip Code

Student ID
Once you have claimed your AccessIT ID and logged in to my.fordham.edu.

  1. On the Home Page, Click on the Student Life Tab.
  2. In the right-hand column, scroll to “Photo ID Services” and click on PHOTO UPLOAD
  3. After you have successfully uploaded your photo, please send an email to confirm that you have done so to Sal Gulino sgulino@fordham.edu who will make arrangements with you to obtain your ID.
  4. You may also have your photo taken and obtain your ID onsite at ID Services Lowenstein Hall, 113 West 60th Street Room 128A. To confirm hours and availability contact ID Services 212-636-7765 idsercuceslc@fordham.edu.

Acknowledge the Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA)
A Financial Responsibility Agreement is a disclosure agreement between you and Fordham University that states that you agree to pay all charges that result from your registration and services you receive from the university. You will be asked to acknowledge that you understand that you are responsible to pay for all charges associated with your attendance and where applicable, residence costs at the university. You will only need to sign the agreement once as long as you maintain continuous enrollment with the university.

If you do not sign your agreement within one week of receipt, you will be prevented from registering for future courses. Please read and sign the Financial Responsibility Agreement after claiming your Fordham account at my.fordham.edu.

Health Info for New Students
Check the Fordham University Health Info for New Students webpage to determine if you need immunizations and health insurance.  

Fordham Real Estate Institute Student Association (FREISA)
Becoming a member of the graduate student club is an excellent way to maximize your student and industry connections, and experiential learning at the Fordham Real Estate Institute. We encourage you to join. The Fordham Real Estate Institute Student Association will reach out to you.

Mentorship
All Master's students have the option of requesting an industry mentor. Students seeking a mentor should contact the Real Estate Institute Program Office. Experienced industry professionals are available to help guide you in your pursuit of professional goals.