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NYU Precollege 2013 is from July 8 - August 17, 2013.

Students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the fall of 2013 are eligible to apply to NYU Precollege.

NYU Precollege is a highly selective program. Students are in class with college-aged students and are expected to work at the same pace. Students offered admission typically have a B+ average or higher.

Submit an application, a personal statement, and a current official high school transcript to the Office of University Programs. Visit the application page for more information.

March 1, 2013 for International and residential applicants. April 1, 2013 for Priority non-residential and scholarship applicants. April 15, 2013 for regular non-residential applicants. Applications received after April 15, 2013 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Over 75 courses in more than 30 academic areas. View the course options available through the course search in Albert.

Yes. All of the NYU Precollege courses award credit. You may take up to two courses. Students who plan to live on campus are required to take two courses. When applying to college, students should request a copy of their NYU transcript to transfer credit.

The link to your NYU email is located on the left-hand side of your NYUHome page. If you have trouble accessing your NYU email account, please refer to the instructions on the information for admitted students page of the Precollege website.

If your first choice course is full (or closed), we will try to enroll you in a similar course or help you find another course of interest. Courses are available at a first come, first served basis, so we encourage students to apply early.

As an NYU Student, you will be given an NYU ID card that enables access to all NYU resources and buildings during the program. Although the NYU ID card will be your primary ID while you are at NYU, you should bring another form of photo identification as well. Examples of photo identifications include:

Driver's Permit
Driver's License
State Identification
High School Identification
Passport

You will need a valid photo ID to get your NYU ID card, and it is a good idea to have a second ID on hand if your NYU ID card is lost or stolen and you need a back-up ID until you get a new card. Also remember to pack your health insurance card and to carry it with you while in the program! That way, you are covered in case of an emergency.

Yes. If you feel that you may need to miss one or more weeks of the program due to family, school, or other obligations, you should not to apply. Precollege courses condense 15 weeks of material into a six-week session. Missing even a few days can be detrimental to your understanding the material and your ability to contribute to class discussions.

There are two noncredit workshops from which students may choose. They are optional for commuter students. Residential students must enroll in one of the workshops. These courses are among our most popular in the program.

"It completely changed my perspective on how an essay should be written and how I was used to writing essays."

The scholarship application is automatically sent to students who indicate an interest in Financial Aid upon submission of their Precollege Application. A limited amount of financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from their schools, boards of education, or community organizations as additional sources of funding.

University housing is available for NYU Precollege participants.

Your bill is available through your Student Center in NYUHome. Instructions on how to view and pay your e-bill are available on the information for admitted students page of the Precollege website. Please note that you'll only receive a bill if you are enrolled in courses. Waitlisted courses are not included in your bill. If you have successfully enrolled in your courses but are still unable to access your bill, please contact the Bursar Office at 212-998-2800 or 212-998-2806.

Be sure to check out this example of a day at NYU Precollege for an idea of what a day in the life of a Precollege student may be like.

Successful completion of any advanced or college-level classes will add to your admission profile, but participation in the NYU Precollege program does not guarantee admission into NYU or any other university. For more information on how to apply for an undergraduate degree at NYU, visit Undergraduate Admissions.

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