If you’ve been offered admission as a freshman to NYU, you may request to defer your enrollment for up to one 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 next fall semester.
Important things to be aware of:
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.
A new admission packet of materials, including a new offer of admission and Candidate Reply Form, will be mailed to you in December if you have been approved to defer your enrollment. You must confirm your intention to enroll for the subsequent fall by signing and returning the Candidate Reply Form by the deadline indicated in the new offer of admission. You won’t be required to submit a new deposit. We will not make a new offer of admission if we do not receive a final high school transcript from you.
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/Financial Aid 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. 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 you are approved to defer your enrollment, you will be offered a space in one of our NYU residence halls for the new term of entry. Housing is guaranteed for all of our freshmen 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 during January of the following year.