Expectations for Admitted Students

You and your family should be proud of your achievements and we can’t wait to welcome you into the NYU community. With your acceptance to NYU, however, there comes certain academic and personal expectations that will ensure you have a successful and rewarding academic career here at NYU.

Your Enrollment Commitment

When you confirm your intent to enroll at NYU, we reserve a space for you and, as a result, release other qualified candidates from our wait list. If at any point after confirming your intent to enroll, you have second thoughts and decide to attend another college or university, please let us know immediately by submitting an email to admissions.ops@nyu.edu. This will enable us to consider a student from our wait list. Please remember that holding a space at two (or more) institutions is unethical and may be cause for both institutions to revoke admission.




Academic Integrity

We expect all NYU students to adhere to the highest level of academic integrity through the completion of their studies. Allegations of plagiarism, cheating, and similar academic infractions may result in the revocation of admission.

Satisfactory Completion of Coursework

You are expected to complete your academic coursework at a level consistent with what you achieved to earn your admission. At the end of the school year, we will evaluate your final transcripts and/or exam results to determine whether or not you have continued to perform at a high level. Students that do not sustain their academic performance throughout their final year of school prior to matriculating to NYU, jeopardize their admissions status.

Placement Testing

NYU students can expect to take various placement tests to ensure that they are enrolling in the most appropriate courses. Placement testing may include examinations in math, science, languages, and writing.


 International students in certain schools who have been asked to submit English language test scores as part of their application will also be required to complete an online assessment in order to participate in registration for fall classes (which begins on June 1).

This assessment is mandatory for students in the following schools: the College of Arts and Science; the Rory Meyers College of Nursing; the Silver School of Social Work; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; the Stern School of Business; the Tandon School of Engineering; and the Tisch School of the Arts.

Student Conduct and NYU Community Standards

NYU is committed to bringing together students whose educational and personal development align with the mission of our university. Our holistic admissions review process allows us to select and enroll students who make personal choices that will positively enhance the vibrant academic community at NYU. Therefore, we reserve the right to rescind an admissions offer if we determine that a student has or will violate our community standards. We expect all students to comply with all applicable rules, policies, and procedures of NYU, including but not limited to, those set forth in the NYU Student Conduct Policy and Process.

Proof of Graduation

For incoming first-year students, we require all admitted students to present proof of high school graduation before enrolling at NYU. Admitted students must provide the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with their transcripts by July 1 of the year they plan to enroll.

Social Media Responsibility

We expect all members of the NYU community to be good citizens online. Above all, this means ensuring that you treat other members of the NYU community with respect in your online activities.