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.

The NYU Precollege application for Summer 2021 will be available on February 1st.

Application Requirements

All Precollege applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  • Official High School Transcript
    • Update for Summer 2021 Applicants: We anticipate, and have experienced, disruptions in students being able to send us transcripts now that most schools are working remotely or closed. Beginning immediately, NYU will be accepting unofficial or official transcripts from applicants to complete their application. Transcripts can be uploaded directly to the application on the Academic History page, uploaded after submission through the applicant portal, or emailed to
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Personal Statement (Optional)
    • 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? 
  • Application Fee
    • After submitting your application, you will be directed to pay your $25 online application fee.

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 final application deadline.  

Application Deadlines

Spring 2021 Semester

Final Deadline - January 10th

Summer 2021 Term

Summer @ Stern Deadline - March 19th*

Scholarship Deadline - April 1st**

Final Deadline - June 24th

*To be considered for admission to the Summer @ Stern program, students must submit their application to NYU Precollege by Friday, February 26th. Admitted Precollege students must then submit the supplemental Summer @ Stern application by the deadline on Friday, March 19th at 9am ET.

**Students interested in applying for a scholarship must submit their NYU Precollege application no later than March 25th. The supplemental scholarship application must be submitted by the April 1st deadline.