The New York University College Access Leadership Institute (NYU CALI) is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to demystify the often daunting college admissions process.

Summer 2021 Program Dates: July 12-16


NYU CALI is an intensive one-week program that takes place annually in July. Led by NYU Admissions counselors, interactive CALI workshops and seminars prepare students to apply for and succeed at college. Over the course of the program, students are equipped with information and tools that help them develop their college list, succeed at standardized testing, write their college essay, apply for financial aid, and much more.

CALI will be conducted exclusively online in Summer 2021. High school students currently in the 10th and 11th grade who live in the U.S. are eligible to apply.

Program graduates will be certified College Access Ambassadors and act as mentors and advisers in their respective high schools, conducting their very own college application workshop for their peers.  

NYU CALI is tuition-free, there are no costs associated with applying to or participating in the program.

The NYU CALI 2021 application is due April 5.

NYU Application Fee Waivers

All students who complete the NYU CALI program receive an NYU Application Fee Waiver, which they may use should they decide to apply to NYU for college in their senior year of high school.

Want to learn more?

Learn more about NYU CALI and other high school programs at NYU by attending a Virtual Information Session.  

Program Contact

Jimmy Suarez
College Access Leadership Institute
email: university.programs@nyu.edu