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Summer College Access Leadership Institute

July 12-17, 2015

The fourth annual New York University College Access Leadership Institute (NYU CALI) is designed to demystify the often daunting college admissions process.

This program will include workshops and small group sessions on a variety of topics:

  • college admissions
  • college entrance test preparation
  • essay and resume writing
  • interviewing and presentation skills
  • financial aid literacy

Program graduates will be certified College Access Ambassadors and will be required to act as mentors and advisers in their respective high schools by conducting their very own college application workshop.

Successful applicants to the NYU CALI program come from underrepresented communities and are academically strong high school students from the New York metro/tri-state area. They also demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities within their schools and communities. If selected, students are awarded a full scholarship to the institute, and they are only expected to cover travel expenses to and from the NYU campus.

Applying to NYU CALI

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 NYU CALI program. We hope you’ll consider joining us next summer. The application will be available February 1, 2016.

In order to expedite the application process, we strongly recommend you submit your application online. If your circumstances prohibit you from doing so, you can download the paper application here (PDF).

For guidance in submitting the components of the online NYU CALI application, refer to the chart below.

CALI Application MaterialsSubmission Method*
Application Online
Activities List/Resume Online (part of application)
Essays #1 and #2 Online (part of application)
Recommendation Letters (2) Online as part of application OR mailed by recommendor
Test Scores Varies by type of test score**

* If you choose to submit the paper application, all application materials must be mailed to: 

NYU - College Access Leadership Institute
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
665 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10012

** SAT or ACT scores should be submitted directly from the testing organization. (NYU Code for SAT: 2562; NYU Code for ACT: 2838.) PSAT scores should come directly from your guidance counselor or principal. You may also print PSAT scores directly from the College Board website and send them via postal mail to our address, on the right.

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Application Deadline for NYU CALI:
April 1, 2015

NYU Application Fee Waivers

All students who complete the NYU CALI program receive an NYU Application Fee Waiver, which they may use should they decide to apply to NYU for college in their senior year of high school.

Need help submitting your CALI application?

If you're having trouble accessing the application, it's always good to have a fresh start! Try following these instructions to clear your cache. If the problems persist, or if you have general questions about completing the application, you may contact the NYU Office of University programs for assistance by emailing or calling 212-998-4827. 

Program Contact

Crystal Artis
College Access Leadership Institute
Phone: (212) 998-4551

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