Precollege is College

Spend a term as an NYU student in the fall, spring, or summer, 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.

2023-2024 Program Dates
Fall 2023: September 5-December 22
Spring 2024: January 22-May 14
Summer 2024: July 2-August 15

Attendance Eligibility

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).

International students are welcome to apply to study online in the fall and spring or to join the program in person in summer. 

Because students enroll in NYU's undergraduate courses and final grades include attendance and participation, it is required for studnets to eb able to attend for the full duration of the program (see dates above). 

Choose Your Courses

As a NYU Precollege student, you will be able to choose from many 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 4 credits (one class) in the fall and spring term and up to 8 credits (two classes) during the summer term. In the summer, a non-credit College Writing Workshop course is also available to students. 

View the Precollege course lists for each term below to learn more. 

Fall 2023 Precollege Courses
Spring 2024 Precollege Courses 
Summer 2024 Precollege Courses


Events and Activities

Precollege students attending in the summer 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 online information sessions and training in skills and knowledge for college preparation and success such as understanding the admissions process, navigating financial aid, and writing stellar essays. 

Non-Credit Writing Workshop Course

Precollege students in the summer 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.