Accepted Applicants

My arrival date has changed since I was admitted. Can I change it?

June 6, 2023

I-House will begin charging room fees beginning on the check in date you submitted in your application. You are not allowed to change this arrival date unless it is permitted. This request must be done in writing to the Admissions Office at least 4 weeks prior to arrival to be considered. Changes are subject to approval by the Admissions Office.

When will I know my room number? 

March 15, 2023

We cannot confirm the exact room number before your arrival since room assignments are subject to change. We do guarantee the room type indicated in the acceptance letter.

How do you decide what room I get? 

March 15, 2023

We make every effort to accommodate your room preferences in the order indicated on your application based on availability on your arrival date and the rate you provided on your application. You will receive an e-mail confirmation within one week of receipt of the $600 Room Reservation Payment and your arrival date.

I was admitted for a room that was not my first choice. Why? Can I request a different room before checking in?

February 6, 2023

I-House receives many applications from applicants of all different backgrounds. If you were assigned a room that was not your first choice, it is likely because we do not have any of those room types available for the duration of your arrival and departure dates.

We do not accept room change requests prior to arrival; however, upon check-in, you may go to the Admissions Office and submit a room change request form. Room changes requested this way are reviewed in the order they are received, and only when a room becomes available due to resident departure will we be able to provide a room change. Residents can also swap rooms with other residents via the I-House app, eliminating the need to wait for a current resident to vacate their room.

Please note that room changes are never permitted during the summer term.

Are the rooms at I-House furnished?

June 6, 2023

Please view our Amenities and Rates page for details on what items each room type is furnished with. NO ADDITIONAL OUTSIDE FURNITURE MAY BE BROUGHT INTO I-HOUSE.

Do I-House North rooms come furnished with kitchen utensils (pots, pans, silverware, etc)?

March 15, 2023

No, I-House North rooms do not come furnished with kitchen utensils; these must be purchased by the resident.

What fees should I expect upon arrival?

June 6, 2023

Full Payment is due upon arrival. When you arrive, you will be required to pay the following:

  1. The balance of the refundable Security Deposit (equivalent to one month's room fees) which will be returned to you after your departure provided all outstanding charges have been paid and the room is left clean and in good condition.
  2. Room Fees from the date of your scheduled arrival through your scheduled departure date.
  3. Meal plan charges.

Do I need to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

June 6, 2023

As of June 2023, all residents are encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but it is no longer required for admission.

Are pets allowed? Service or Support Animals?

June 6, 2023

Pets are not permitted at International House.

For details on service or support animals at I-House, please view our Disability Accommodations Policy.

Is smoking permitted? 

June 6, 2023

International House is a 100% smoke-free facility. Please view our No Smoking Policy for more information.

How long are the I-House terms? 

March 15, 2023

The Summer Term begins May 13, 2023 and ends August 14, 2023. For incoming summer residents, we will try to accommodate arrivals before May 13th, however we are not obligated to do so. If summer residents wish to stay beyond August 14 2023, they may do so by requesting an Extension via the application portal. Requests to extend made in writing or in-person will not be processed.


The Academic Year begins September 1, 2023, and ends on May 17, 2024.

What happens if I have to cancel my room? 

March 15, 2023

You may cancel your room prior to arrival on the application portal using the Cancel My Application/Early Departure link under the menu tab. If you notify us prior to your cancel by date written in your admittance email, you will receive a full refund of the $600 room reservation payment. Less than 30 days notice and the full $600 is forfeited.  We will not process cancellations until the form on the application portal has been submitted. There will be no exceptions.

My departure date has changed since I was admitted. Can I change it?

June 6, 2023

Check-out dates are tentatively set for the last day of the Academic Year. If you plan to stay after the date listed, you will be able to apply to do so later in the Academic Year; if you plan to leave earlier than the date listed, please advise the Admissions Office as the Early Departure Policy applies.

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Get in Touch

The Admissions Office reviews applications for Residency at International House, makes room assignments, administers the financial aid programs, and verifies eligibility of every Resident each term.

Megan Amouzou

Vice President of Admissions

(212) 316-8436

Khaire Vaughan

Sr. Admissions Associate for Planning & Occupancy

(212) 316-8436

Roxanni Acevedo

Admissions Associate

(212) 316-8436

Anna Giordano

Admissions Associate for Recruitment

(212) 316-8436

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