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 and you meet the requirements listed below, you do not have to file a new application and are guaranteed readmission for the following year.
Students admitted as transfers, as well 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 and re-audition for the following fall semester.
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.
Students may be approved to defer their enrollment for a second or third year. If approved, the student must pay a tuition deposit for each additional year of deferral. All deposits are applied to tuition, and all deposits are non-refundable.
A student approved for an additional year of deferred enrollment must reapply for all types of financial aid by February 15 prior to the fall semester of entry to be reviewed for current scholarship eligibility. The initial package offered upon their original admission will not be available.
The following applications for the upcoming academic year are required for scholarship consideration:
If any of the above applications are filed late, the student would not be reviewed for NYU scholarship or grant, but would be reviewed for federal aid eligibility with a valid FAFSA if they are a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident admitted to NYU New York or NYU Shanghai.
If you are approved to defer your enrollment, you will be offered a space in one of our NYU residence halls for your new term of entry. Housing is guaranteed for all of our first-year students who meet our deadlines and requirements.
While most enrollment deferrals are for a one year, you can be granted a deferral for a second and third year if you need to complete compulsory military service or missionary work. Approval of your second or third year of deferral, however, can’t be approved in advance. It must be done by January 9th of the following year.
If you are granted a second or third year deferral, you will be required to pay an additional $500 enrollment deposit when you re-confirm your enrollment by January 9th of next year. The payment will be credited toward your new start term.