NYU Precollege will be conducted exclusively online for Summer 2021. 

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 online 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.

Program Dates:

July 5 - August 13

Application Deadline: June 24

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1st*

*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.


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


Choose Your Courses

As a NYU Precollege student this summer, you will be able to choose from more than 100 online 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 2021 Precollege Course Search to learn more. 

Events and Activities

Summer Precollege students can connect with their classmates at a series of virtual events and activities hosted by NYU. Movie nights, trivia, and cooking classes are just a few of the ways you can unwind and engage with our NYU Precollege community.

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

Summer 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.

Special Summer Programs for Precollege Students

In addition to undergraduate courses, you can earn credits through academic programs tailored specifically for Precollege students. Explore these exclusive programs below.

*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.