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All freshman candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following:

  • The Common Application online, which includes a Writing Supplement, and nonrefundable $70.00 application fee
  • Official score reports to meet our standardized testing requirements, including English language testing if English is not your native language
  • The Common Application School Report and official high school transcript
  • One Teacher Evaluation (at least one, but no more than two)
  • Official transcripts of all college work for which academic credit has been earned
  • The Common Application Mid Year Report with updated transcript, showing first semester senior year grades, by March 1
  • The Common Application Final Report with final transcript, showing proof of graduation, by July 1 (admitted students only)

Some programs have additional requirements beyond those listed above. Make sure to refer to the Additional Program Requirements section in these instructions.

Please be certain to use your legal name exactly as it appears on your passport or birth certificate on all NYU applications and related documents and correspondence.

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Freshmen are considered for fall (September) entry only.
Early Decision: November 1
Early Decision II: January 1
Regular Decision: January 1

Financial Aid Deadlines:
Early Decision: November 15
Early Decision II: January 15
Regular Decision: February 15

Notification Dates:
We will notify you of our admission decision by the following dates:
Early Decision: December 15
Early Decision II: February 15
Regular Decision: April 1

Applicants to Tisch School of the Arts or Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development: We recommend submitting the Common Application one month in advance for any program that requires an artistic review. This will allow you more time to prepare your portfolio or schedule an audition by the application deadline.

Official Documents
All documents submitted for review must be originals or copies certified by authorized persons. A "certified" copy is one that bears either an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official or an original impression of the institution's seal. If any official documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by an official English translation, either issued by a school official or by a translation agency that is accredited in the country of the educational institution. Exceptions will only be made for documents in Mandarin Chinese that have been submitted by applicants to NYU Shanghai.

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