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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.

Space in NYU CALI is limited, so please submit your application as soon as possible!

Both the online and paper versions of the NYU CALI application will be available here in mid-January. Check back soon!

For guidance in submitting the components of the online NYU CALI application, feel free to 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*

*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.

Students who are unable to submit the online application may contact the NYU Office of University Programs for assistance by emailing or calling 212-998-4282.

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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.

Contact Information

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

Phone: (212) 998-4554

Need help with your CALI application?

Join us on campus for in-person CALI application assistance, Wednesdays in the month of March from 4:30-6:30pm, at the NYU Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place. You can ask to speak with a University Programs advisor, use our computers to complete your application, and even check out the neighborhood while you're here.

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