All freshman candidates for undergraduate admission must submit the following:
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
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
Admitted students must accept or decline their offers of admission by the following dates:
Early Decision: January 7
Early Decision II: March 11
Regular Decision: May 1
Please note: Though our deadline for Early Decision I admission is November 1 and our deadline for Early Decision II and Regular Decision is January 1, we suggest that you submit your Common Application one month in advance for any program that requires an artistic review in the Tisch School of the Arts or the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Submitting your Common Application early will leave you more time to prepare your artistic review credentials (such as your portfolio) and if applicable, schedule an audition by our deadlines above. Be sure to consult our additional program requirements for more information.
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.