Application Instructions

  1. To start your application, fill out the Precollege Application Account Creation Form. On this form, you will be asked to provide some basic information such as name, date of birth, and email, in order to create your account in our application system.
  2. Upon submission of the Application Account Creation Form, you will receive an email containing a temporary PIN and instructions for finalizing your account setup. Please follow these steps carefully. 
  3. To resume your application, log into the Application Management page and proceed through the application. Please pay close attention to the information on the Instructions page for guidelines regarding submission of the application and any required supplemental documents.
  4. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Within a few days, you will receive a second email containing your NYU credentials and instructions for accessing your applicant portal, where you can check the status of your application and any missing documents.
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.

Please note: The NYU Precollege Application is only used for the Precollege admissions process. Admission to and/or participation in this program does not guarantee admission to any of NYU's schools or colleges. Students interested in applying to an undergraduate degree program must follow the application procedures set forth by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Application Requirements

All Precollege applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  • Personal Statement
    • Tell us about who you are, as a student and a person, in 250-500 words (approximately 1 page typed). You may select a topic of your choice, or answer the following question: Describe an experience that has impacted who you are as a person. What is special, unique, distinctive, or impressive about you or your life story?
  • Official High School Transcript
    • To be considered official, documents should be sent from a school official to admissions.docs@nyu.edu, sent directly from a transcript processing agency, or mailed on official letterhead, in a sealed and signed envelope to:

      NYU Admissions: Non-Degree Programs
      383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
      New York, NY 10003

    • You may upload an unofficial transcript to your online application, but your application will not be reviewed until an official transcript is received.
    • Your transcript should include all coursework beginning with 9th grade. If you attended multiple institutions during high school, official copies must be obtained from all high schools attended.
    • Please include an official translation for any documents that are not in English.

If you are an international student in need of visa sponsorship from NYU, you will also need to submit the following:

  • English language testing
    • More information about this requirement, possible exemptions, and accepted tests can be found on our International Students page. You may self-report your scores on the application, but please note that your application will not be reviewed until we have received official scores directly from the testing agency.

Dates and Deadlines

We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible to NYU Precollege, as there is limited space in the program. NYU admits students to the program on a rolling basis.

Applications submitted after the final deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Any supporting documents sent by mail must be postmarked by the deadlines listed below.

February 1
Online application available
February 12 Course registration begins
March 1 Residential priority deadline
March 15 International student application deadline
April 14 Commuter priority deadline
June 24 Final application deadline