Application Status

Did you receive my application?
A message from the Dean of Admissions

Since January 1, this has been our most-asked question – we’re hearing it by email, by phone, even on social media. Here are a few things to know if you’re feeling anxious about the status of your application:

  1. You should receive an application acknowledgement email with both your Net ID and University ID (N Number) within 10 business days of submission. You should use these IDs to activate your NYU account at start.nyu.edu, so that you can check the status of your application in NYU Albert.

    To check the status of your application, first make sure your pop-up blocker is off. Details on how to turn off your pop-up blocker are available here. Then follow these steps:
         1. Log into albert.nyu.edu
         2. Navigate to the Applicants section and click on the Application Status link

    Please note that there is a lag between when we receive your application documents, and when your status is updated in our system.

  2. You already know that we take our January 1st deadline very seriously. But, we also understand that the applicant isn’t the only one who needs to submit materials to us to complete your application. As long as you submitted your application through the Common Application website, you can rest assured that we will review your application. If we are missing any of your supporting documents, we will reach out to you about what we need, and when we need it – we won't count that against you, but you may only have a few days from when we contact you to get us the missing documents. So keep an eye on the email address that you provided in your Common Application, and check your spam folder periodically, just in case.

  3. Please be patient. It may not surprise you that we receive most of our applications in the day or so leading up to the deadline. That means we received over a million documents in just a few days. It takes a while to sort through all of those, so we do have delays in the weeks following our January 1st deadline.

We will begin giving status checks by phone after January 16th. Thank you again for your application, and for wanting to ensure that everything is just right – we’ll let you know if it isn’t.