In most cases, international students who want to enroll in NYU Precollege will need a student visa in order to attend. Please note that NYU advises against a B-1/B-2 visa or Visa Waiver (ESTA) for Precollege students. If you require NYU sponsorship for a visa, only F-1 or J-1 is advised. Please contact the NYU Office of Global Services (OGS) with specific visa related questions at email@example.com.
It is important to allow plenty of time between admission and the start of the program to ensure that all visa steps are completed. As such, all international students must submit their application in full, including language proficiency scores, by the March 15th application deadline.
|Application Available||February 1|
|International Application Deadline||
|I-20 Forms* due to OGS||April 1|
*I-20 Forms are sent after an admitted student has accepted their spot.
If English is not your native language, you may be asked to show your proficiency by taking one of the following tests (results must be from the last two years):
**Starting with applicants for the Summer 2020 semester, NYU will accept the Duolingo English Test to fulfill our English language proficiency requirement.
Exemption will be given in the following circumstances:
Even if you are exempt from taking the TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or PTE Academic, you may still submit your scores to demonstrate your English proficiency. These are the only examinations acceptable for proof of your English language proficiency regardless of any other English Language testing you’ve completed. Your TOEFL iBT/IELTS/PTE Academic/CAE/CPE score will be used in conjunction with, not in lieu of, other required admissions criteria.
We do not have any minimum test score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:
For the TOEFL iBT, use NYU's code 2562.
For the IELTS Academic, search for "New York University" and release results to Undergraduate Admissions as opposed to one of our school or colleges. Similarly, for the PTE Academic, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, select "New York University" as opposed to one of our specific NYU schools or colleges. Searching for "NYU" will not return any results; you must search using our official name.