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Here’s a step-by-step guide to applying as a freshman to NYU.  

Step 1: Start and Complete the Common Application Online

You’ll need:

  • Contact information for the counselor or other school representative who will complete your Common Application School Report and submit your official high school transcript
  • Contact information for one teacher (or two, maximum) who will complete the Teacher Evaluation form
  • Nonrefundable $70.00 application fee. Students who are unable to pay the application fee can request a fee waiver.  

>> Are you ready? Start the application now

Step 2: Gather and Submit Necessary Documents

Depending on your educational background and the program you are applying to, you will need to provide the following:

  • Official score reports (see NYU’s standardized testing requirements)
  • English language testing if English is not your native language
  • Official transcripts of all college work that you have received academic credit for
  • Additional requirements that might be necessary for the program you’re applying to. Please note that if you need to submit an artistic review, it’s a good idea to complete your Common Application a month early.
  • The Common Application Mid Year Report with updated transcript. This should show your first semester senior year grades. Submit the report by March 1 through the Common Application.

Special Note About Documents

  • Submit originals or certified copies only. A certified copy has an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, or the institution's seal.
  • You must include an official English translation if the document isn’t in English. A school official or a translation agency accredited in the country of the educational institution can issue the translation. NYU will only make exceptions for documents in Mandarin Chinese submitted to NYU Shanghai.


Sending Documents

You can send documents you don’t submit through the Common Application:

by mail

New York University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
665 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10012

by email

Note: Transcripts and test scores must come from an official source to be processed.

Remember To ...

Use your name exactly as it appears on your passport or birth certificate on your application and supporting documents.

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