For admission to NYU, all first year and transfer applicants must complete the Common Application online, which includes a Writing Supplement.
Both your Common Application and your Writing Supplement (as well as your application fee or fee waiver request) must be successfully submitted together in advance of the application deadline for you to be eligible for admission. It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to ensure that both your Common Application and Writing Supplement are submitted online successfully.
All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their applications within three weeks after our application deadlines. With your confirmation, we will provide you with instructions on how to track the status your application credentials online.
NYU does not offer on-campus interviews for any of our applicants under any circumstances. We do, however, sometimes invite candidates to interview with us via Skype or similar video technology. If you are invited to interview with us, we will contact you directly. Additionally, applicants who are competitive for admission to NYU Abu Dhabi and/or NYU Shanghai may be invited to participate in our Candidate Weekends/Days. Candidate Weekends/Days are programs where students are invited to visit campus and meet with current students, faculty, and administrators. Applicants cannot request interview or Candidate Weekend/Day invitations.
NYU is not responsible for returning any documents you provide in support of your application. Please do not submit diplomas or original copies of records that cannot be replaced.
DVDs, CDs, the Common Application Arts Supplement, or other samples of your artistic ability should not be submitted, and will not be considered by the admissions committee, unless you are applying to one of the programs that specifically requires an audition or portfolio. Do not submit any additional supplementary materials like books, pictures, newspaper articles, magazine articles, certificates, writing samples, etc.
If anything is missing from your application file, we will offer you a limited window in which to provide the outstanding information.
Once complete, each application is thoroughly reviewed by our admissions committee. We have no set "formulas" that we follow when we review applications, because we actively seek a mix of students who have a variety of interests, talents, and goals. If you are applying for admission to a program that requires an artistic review by our faculty, the results of that review will also be evaluated before an admissions decision is rendered.
Admissions officers review every application we receive—there are no cutoffs for admission, and every applicant is considered holistically.