Am I eligible to be a visiting student?
If you belong to any of the following categories of students you are eligible to apply as a visiting student:
- High school graduates who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent
- Current undergraduates at a college/university who would like to study away for a semester
- Post-graduate students who already hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and wish to take undergraduate courses
- Returning visiting students may re-apply for up to three consecutive semesters.
If any of the following apply to you, you should not apply as a visiting student:
If you were denied admission as a first-year or transfer applicant to NYU, you may not submit a visiting student application for the same term in which you were denied. You may, however, submit an application for the following term.
Students currently on academic and/or disciplinary leave or probation at their current institution are not eligible to study at NYU. In certain cases, appeals to this policy may be reviewed when indicated on the application with appropriate documentation.
Students may take a personal leave for the semester(s) they are studying at NYU if such a leave is required by their home institution to maintain matriculation.
Please note: Visiting students may only apply to one NYU program at a time.
How do I apply to be a visiting student?
Step 1: Complete the application
Once available for your term of interest, fill out and submit the online application, which includes a $25 application fee. Provide a valid e-mail address on the form, as all communication regarding your application will be sent via e-mail.
Step 2: Submit your transcript
Send an official copy of your university transcript for your most recent college/university/institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be attached to the application on the Academic History page of the application, which will expedite processing time. Official transcripts may be e-mailed to email@example.com, or mailed to:
Attention: Visiting Students
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Step 3: Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency [International Students Only]
If you have not completed at least 3 years of study where English is the sole language of instruction and English is not your native language you will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency. Please review NYU's English language testing options and exemption requirements.
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When do I apply?
The application for each term becomes available according to the table below. We recommend all domestic students apply by the priority deadline to ensure adequate time to enroll in courses and prepare for your arrival to NYU. International students must submit by the international student deadline in order to ensure ample time for visa processing.
|Fall||May 1||May 15||Aug 15|
|January||Oct 1||Oct 15||Dec 15|
|Spring||Nov 1||Nov 15||Dec 15|
|Summer||Feb 1||Mar 15||April 15|
How are admission decisions made?
Visiting student admission decisions are based on the strength of your academic work and life experiences. Our most competitive visiting student applicants have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, but each year, candidates may be admitted with more modest academic records if they have compelling circumstances to share in the "Additional Information" section of our application.
Please be aware that visiting student admission is for one term only and is not guaranteed for consecutive terms.