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Frequently Asked Questions

The dates for Spring in New York are the same as for the NYU spring semester, which vary slightly by year. For exact start and end dates for future semesters, consult the official Academic Calendar on the NYU Registrar's website.

Students who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university and individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree but are interested in pursuing additional coursework at the undergraduate level may apply. Applicants must have at least completed high school or equivalent to apply.

NYU Spring in New York is a selective program. Students offered admission typically have above a 3.0 grade point average at their home institution. All students must be in good academic standing at their home institution.

Your application form must be submitted online. You will need to mail official copies of your college transcript(s) to the Office of University Programs.

All application credentials (including official transcripts) for priority registration should be recieved by November 15. The deadline for international applicants is November 1. You are encouraged to apply early as enrollment is limited.

There is a $70 application fee, payable online.


All Spring in New York courses are credit breaking. It is the responsibility of students enrolled in the program to provide their home institution with accurate records of the following in order to receive transfer credit:

  • Official NYU transcript (upon completion of the semester)
  • Spring in New York course descriptions and/or course syllabi

Spring in New York students are eligible to take advantage of the resources offered to all NYU students through the Wasserman Center for Career Development. Once on campus, students will have access to search hundreds of internships in the New York City area through use of the CareerNet database.

If your first choice course is full (or closed), we advise you to enroll in another course of your interest. In the case that students drop a class and space becomes available, you may swap courses. We encourage students to apply early so that they will have the widest selection of courses from which to choose.

Full-time students are students enrolled in 12-18 units/credits.

The academic departments at NYU review their fall semester course offerings each year and have selected those that are most appropriate for students in this program. We believe that these courses accommodate most student interests.

Tuition and registration fees are posted here: Tuition and Financial Aid.

Partial scholarships are available through the Office of University Programs. Students who indicate an interest in financial aid on their Spring in New York application will receive more information via e-mail.

Participants are encouraged to consult with their home institution regarding portable financial assistance such as Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and educational PLUS loans. Through a consortium agreement initiated by the student's home university, this assistance is allowed to travel with the student to be applied to the semester at NYU. Contact your home institution's financial aid office for more information.

No. Spring in New York is for one semester only. It is expected that students participating in the program will return to their home institution the following spring. For more information on how to apply for an undergraduate degree at NYU, visit admissions.nyu.edu.

Yes. to schedule an appointment, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 212-998-4500 or visit admissions.nyu.edu.

Call the Office of University Programs at 212-998-2292 or e-mail university.programs@nyu.edu.

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