Homeschooled Applicants

To apply to NYU as a homeschool applicant, you’ll follow the same steps to apply and standardized test requirements all NYU first-year applicants follow. You’ll also need to fulfill the requirements below. These consider the variety of settings in which homeschooling occurs.


Your transcripts should:

  • Include completed and in-progress coursework, with grades
  • Have a brief summary of course content

If you’ve taken courses at a secondary or post-secondary school, submit official transcripts from those institutions. Detailed performance evaluations and materials such as course bibliographies or syllabi are also helpful, but not required.


Provide at least two recommendations:

  • One from your primary instructor or the person who assesses your academic performance
  • One from an individual (not a parent or family member) who can attest to your readiness to begin studies at NYU

Proof of Graduation

You don’t have to present an equivalency diploma when you apply. But if you are admitted, you will need to present proof of graduation before your enroll. Proof can be:

  • A homeschool diploma
  • A certificate of completion considered the equivalent of a high school diploma in your home state
  • Results from a GED or high school diploma equivalency test