You and your family should be proud of your achievements and we can’t wait to welcome you into the NYU community. With your acceptance to NYU, however, there comes certain academic and personal expectations that will ensure you have a successful and rewarding academic career here at NYU.

Your Enrollment Commitment

When you confirm your intent to enroll at NYU, we reserve a space for you and, as a result, release other qualified candidates from our waitlist. If at any point after confirming your intent to enroll, you have second thoughts and decide to attend another college or university, please let us know immediately by submitting an email to This will enable us to consider a student from our wait list. Please remember that holding a space at two (or more) institutions is unethical and may be cause for both institutions to act unfavorably toward your enrollment status.

Academic Integrity

We expect all NYU students to adhere to the highest level of academic integrity through the completion of their studies and as a reminder, you were admitted on the documents you submitted during your application process. Allegations of plagiarism, cheating, and similar academic infractions may result in the revocation of admission.

Satisfactory Completion of Coursework

You are expected to complete your academic coursework at a level consistent with what you achieved to earn your admission. We understand that the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19 have created significant interruptions to many students' education, and prolonged school closures may result in a delay in final transcripts or examination results becoming available. At the end of the school year, when they are available, we will evaluate your final transcripts and/or exam results in the context of your school and the adjustments they made during this difficult time.

Placement Testing

NYU students can expect to take various placement tests to ensure that they are enrolling in the most appropriate courses. Placement testing may include examinations in math, science, languages, and writing.

Students in certain schools who have submitted English language test scores as part of their application will also be required to complete an online writing assessment in order to participate in registration for classes. This assessment is intended for students in the following schools: the College of Arts and Science; the Rory Meyers College of Nursing; the Silver School of Social Work; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; the Tandon School of Engineering; and the Tisch School of the Arts.

Student Conduct and NYU Community Standards

NYU is committed to bringing together students whose educational and personal development align with the mission of our university. Our holistic admissions review process allows us to select and enroll students who make personal choices that will positively enhance the vibrant academic community at NYU. Therefore, we reserve the right to rescind an admissions offer if we determine that a student has or will violate our community standards. We expect all students to comply with all applicable rules, policies, and procedures of NYU, including but not limited to, those set forth in the NYU Student Conduct Policy and Process.

Official Documents 

Incoming students admitted with unofficial transcripts and/or standardized test scores are expected to provide final, official copies before beginning their studies at NYU. You can find information about sending official final transcripts and proof of graduation here, and for sending official test scores from the appropriate testing agency here. If you have completed academic work outside the USA, you may be required to submit your official documents to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). You will be notified if you are required to complete this process.

Proof of Graduation

For incoming first-year students, we require all admitted students to present proof of high school graduation before enrolling at NYU. Admitted students must provide the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with their transcripts by July 15 of the year they plan to enroll.

New York State Mandated Immunization Requirements

For incoming students, we require students to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella and vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis A,C,W, and Y on or after your 16th birthday.

All members of the NYU community—students, faculty, administrators, staff, and campus visitors—are required to be fully vaccinated before arriving to campus, and are required to upload proof of their vaccination. For more information and instructions on how to upload your COVID-19 vaccination proof, visit our Vaccine Requirement webpage.

Admitted students must provide the Student Health Center with immunization documentation by July 1 for Fall, January 2 for Spring and May 15 for Summer of the semester they plan to enroll.

Social Media Responsibility

We expect all members of the NYU community to be good citizens online. Above all, this means ensuring that you treat other members of the NYU community with respect in your online activities.