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Apply to NYU Precollege

We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible to NYU Precollege, as there is limited space in the program. NYU admits students to the program on a rolling basis.

1. Fill out and submit the online application.

  • The application requires a Personal Statement: Tell us about who you are, as a student and a person, in 250-500 words (approximately 1 page typed). You may select a topic of your choice, or answer the following question:
    Describe an experience that has impacted who you are as a person. What is special, unique, distinctive or impressive about you or your life story?
  • You are able to upload an unofficial transcript to your online application, on the Academic History page.  However, you will be required to submit an official transcript as outlined below.
  • Provide a valid e-mail address on the form, as all communication regarding your application will be sent via e-mail.

2. Send an official copy of your high school transcript.

  • Official copies can only be provided by your school office. Transcripts must be signed and stamped by your school office.
  • Make sure your transcript includes all coursework beginning with 9th grade. If you attended multiple institutions during high school, official copies must be obtained from all high schools attended.
  • Be sure to include current year grades (i.e. midyear grades) as part of your transcript or as a separate report. If your high school does not provide grades, you must supply written evaluations for all completed courses.
  • Official transcripts may be e-mailed to, or mailed to:

        Office of University Programs
        665 Broadway, 11th Floor
        New York, NY 10012

We will not review your application until ALL materials are received. Students may only apply to one NYU program at a time.

Please note: The NYU Precollege Application is only used for the Precollege admissions process. Admission to and/or participation in this program does not guarantee admission to any of NYU's schools or colleges. Students interested in applying to an undergraduate degree program must follow the application procedures set forth by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Dates and Deadlines

Applications submitted after the final deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Any supporting documents sent by mail must be postmarked by the deadlines listed below.

February 1, 2016
Online application available
February 16, 2016 Course registration begins
March 1, 2016 Residential priority deadline
March 15, 2016 International student application deadline
April 14, 2016 Commuter priority deadline
July 1, 2016 Final application deadline
July 3, 2016 Program orientation and move-in day
July 5, 2016 First day of classes
August 12, 2016 Last day of classes and move-out day
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