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Experience NYU

NYU Precollege offers highschoolers the opportunity to experience life as an NYU student, earn college credits toward a future degree, and immerse themselves in the dynamic, global community that is New York University. 

Take undergraduate courses in a wide range of academic subjects taught by NYU's world class faculty. Explore a possible future major or discover a new academic interest, all while engaging with NYU classmates from around the world.


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. Your film class may be guest taught by a movie director, or your Art History class may take you on a guided tour of the Met.

No matter your area of academic interest, NYU Precollege offers opportunities to earn credits, enhance your skills, and broaden your perspective. You will learn alongside passionate and talented students like you from around the world and join NYU's unique community of scholars, artists, and changemakers.

View the Summer 2023 Precollege course listings to learn more. 

Precollege Online

NYU online Precollege offers immersive courses and workshops that allows students to learn new skills, engage with leading scholars and professionals, and collaborate with classmates from all over the world. Through online Precollege, students gain academic credit which may be applied to a future degree, and engage in interactive enrichment programming designed to prepare them for college.  

Choose from more than 30 programs that match your academic interests, schedule, and grade level. Learn more and apply to our online programs at the links below.

Academic Areas for Precollege Courses

Tap into the NYU Network

As a Precollege student, you will receive personal academic advising and be connected to NYU resources, events, and services. Develop your research skills using the NYU Library System, engage with your classmates through events and activities, and get the most out of your learning with NYU's learning resources.

In addition to credit-bearing classes, Precollege students can attend a series of free workshops geared toward preparing them for the college application process.