Summer Precollege

Apply Now for Precollege Summer Term!

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Experience life as an NYU college student!  

Through NYU Precollege, you can 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 an undergraduate, 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. Whether commuting or living on campus, Precollege students ARE NYU students, with full access to campus resources, including dining halls, the NYU library system, peer tutoring services, and more.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants must be rising 11th or 12th grade high school students in summer or current 11th or 12th grade students in the fall or spring semesters. Students must have 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 their time attending class. Courses are available in person and online, and campus housing is available to students in the summer.

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.

In the summer, 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 

Fall 2023 Class Dates September 5 - December 22
Fall 2023 Application Deadline August 15
Spring 2024 Class Dates
January 22 - May 14
Spring 2024 Application Deadline January 1
Summer 2024 Class Dates July 2 - August 15
Summer 2024 International Student Application  March 15
Summer 2024 Final Application Deadline June 12

Tuition & Charges

Tuition is charged by credit, and the cost of a student's courses would depend on their total credit worth. Students can take courses totally 0-8 credits for an estimated tuition fee charge of $700 to $14,000. For more on tuition and charges, visit the NYU Precollege website

Summer Housing and Dining

Students can elect to live in on-campus in one of NYU's residence halls in the summer only. Precollege students live together in the same hall 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.


Program Dates
Fall, Spring, and Summer


(See tuition & charges)


Application Deadlines

Summer Term (international students): March 15

Summer Term (domestic students): June 12