Now offering Precollege for Fall 2023! 

Students walk together through park

Experience life as an NYU undergraduate student!  

For six weeks during the summer or an entire semester in the fall, you can choose to earn college credits, connect with NYU faculty and classmates, and explore interests that will shape your academic future. Precollege offers rising 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to experience life as a college student, and take advantage of everything NYU has to offer. Whether you already know what you want to major in, or you want to try out a subject you've never studied before, NYU Precollege is the best way to develop your skills and prepare for college.

Gain first-hand experience in a college classroom and discover what it's like to live and learn at NYU's campus in New York City. Connect with students from around the world in and outside of class, at on-campus activities and on organized trips to iconic NYC destinations, like Broadway, Yankee Stadium, and the Met, just to name a few. Whether commuting or living on campus, Precollege students ARE NYU students for the summer, with full access to campus resources, including dining halls, the NYU library system, peer tutoring services, and more.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants will be high school students currently enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade with strong academic records (minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).

Please note that your application will not be considered complete or reviewed until all required materials are received. Admissions decisions are typically sent 2-3 weeks after receipt of a complete application and all required materials.

International students are required to provide proof of English language proficiency as part of their application.

View more information for international applicants.

Areas of Study

NYU Precollege students get to experience the dynamic, intellectually rigorous atmosphere of an NYU classroom. With dozens of courses to choose from, you can follow your curiosity as you discover new ideas and build practical skills. Get inspired by NYU's award-winning faculty, and benefit from NYU's unique access to leading New York institutions and professionals. 

Explore a selection of Precollege courses below.

Student Life

Precollege students are NYU students during the program.  For the 6-week summer program, students can elect to live on campus in residence halls or commute each day to classes, events, and activities.

As a Precollege student, you'll enroll in your own classes and study alongside NYU undergrads and fellow Precollege students from around the world. Precollege students can avail themselves of University resources, like the vast NYU Library system, peer tutoring, the Student Health Center, and much more.

Outside of class, students can participate in a full calendar of on-campus social acitivities and organized trips to Broadway shows, baseball games, museums, and much more.

Important Deadlines and Dates 

International Students March 17 
Priority Deadline for Summer Housing April 15
Scholarship Application
April 1
Final Application   June 15
Move-In Day July 5
First Day of Classes   July 6
Add/Drop Deadline
July 9
Last Day of Program August 16

Tuition & Fees

Credits Tuition Fees Total
-- $600 $600
1 1,630 $527 $2,157
2 $3,260 $600 $3,860
$4,890 $673 $5,563
4 $6,520 $746 $7,266
$8,150 $819 $8,969
6 $9,780 $892 $10,672
7 $11,410 $965 $12,375
$13,040 $1,038 $14,078

On-Campus Housing and Dining

Students can elect to live in on-campus in one of NYU's residence halls. Precollege students live together on the same floor and have the support of full-time residential staff who are on hand to help students access the resources they need and plan fun activities throughout the summer. Students enrolled in on-campus housing will be automatically enrolled in an on-campus meal plan they can use to access NYU dining halls.

Housing Meal Plan Total
$2,424 $1,194


Program Dates
Summer: July 5-August 16, 2023

Fall: September 5-December 22, 2023

$3,652+ (See tuition & fees)


Application Deadlines

International Students:
March 17

Scholarship Deadline:
April 1

Final Deadline:
June 15

Fall 2023 Application Opens June 15