If you’ve been offered admission as a first-year student to NYU, you may request to defer your enrollment for one full year. If your request is approved, you do not have to file a new application and are guaranteed readmission for the following year.
Students admitted from the waitlist, as transfers, or as first-year students admitted to the Department of Dance in the Tisch School of the Arts, cannot defer their enrollment. If you cannot enroll for the upcoming semester, you will need to re-apply for admission. First-year Dance students will also need to re-audition.
In essence, if you are approved to defer your enrollment, you are committed to enrolling at NYU but are simply making that commitment a year in advance.
You must confirm your intention to enroll for the subsequent fall or spring (depending on the term for which you were offered admission) by submitting a second enrollment deposit when requested to do so. Also know that we will not allow you to enroll at NYU if we do not receive a final high school transcript from you showing proof that you have graduated.
All students who have been approved for deferred enrollment should understand the following regarding their financial aid.
Students approved to defer their enrollment for one year and who received a financial aid package with their original offer of admission can expect that the NYU portion of their package (i.e. NYU scholarships and grants) will also be deferred and received in full as originally offered as long as the following criteria are met:
Students who defer their enrollment for one year will not be re-evaluated for new NYU scholarships and grants, so if a student missed the original deadline for the CSS Profile during the year they were originally offered admission and were not offered any scholarship as a result, they will still be ineligible for NYU scholarships and grants.
All U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents admitted to NYU New York or NYU Shanghai will be reviewed for federal financial aid with the successful submission of a valid FAFSA.
If you are approved to defer your enrollment, you will be eligible for a space in one of our NYU residence halls for your new term of entry.