Precollege is College

Spend your summer as an NYU student! For six weeks, you can earn college credits, connect with NYU faculty and classmates, and discover passions that can shape your life.

As a Precollege student, you will be an NYU student with access to the  resources, community, and global network that make NYU unique. If you already know what you want to major in, or if 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.

2023 Program Dates
July 5 - August 16


Students currently in their 10th or 11th grade year may apply to NYU Precollege for the summer term. International students are welcome to apply. 

Choose Your Courses

As a NYU Precollege student this summer, you will be able to choose from more than 100 online and in person undergraduate courses across all areas of academic study. Begin to master a foreign language, practice the art of journalism, explore engineering and design, or delve into business and finance.

Precollege students can earn up to 8 credits (two classes) during the six-week summer term. In addition to credit-bearing courses, students can enroll in the non-credit College Writing Workshop (see more information below).

Most Precollege courses are offered every summer, however course schedules and faculty may vary. View the Summer 2023 Precollege Course Search to learn more. 

Events and Activities

Precollege students can connect with their classmates at a series of evening and weekend events and activities hosted by NYU during the program. Movie nights, museum visits, trips around the city are just a few of the ways you can unwind and engage with our NYU Precollege community and the city.

Learn more about life on campus at NYU Precollege.

College 101

In addition to classes, Precollege students can participate in the College 101 workshop series, which offers training in essay writing, research, and other essential college skills. College 101 also prepares students for the college admissions process, providing guidance and tools to help them build a strong application.

Non-Credit Writing Workshop

Precollege students have the option of taking a non-credit College Writing Workshop, a five-week course taught by NYU’s writing faculty. The workshop introduces students to college-level reading and writing techniques and helps them hone their research and writing skills. Past students have found the course to be an excellent supplement to their credit-bearing NYU courses, and the skills they develop enhance their high school and undergraduate studies.

Several sections are offered, including sections designed for international or domestic students with English as their second language. The course is graded pass/fail.