COVID-19 Information for Admitted Students
Our lives continue to be impacted in unprecedented ways across the globe due to COVID-19. As we adjust to the changes around us, the NYU Admissions team is here to guide and support you through this important time in your life as you decide where to attend college. We’ve created virtual experiences and opportunities to participate in live online events to ensure you connect with our community. We will also offer in-person opportunities to explore our NYC campus and connect with other newly-admitted students this spring, pending potential changes to University COVID-19 safety protocols. Stay tuned for more information!
We created this FAQ page to help answer some of your pressing questions as a newly admitted student. There may be items not covered here, and there may even be items that we don’t have clear answers to at this time, but we are here to support you, ensure you can make the right choice for your college career, and help you navigate this time as best we can.
We recommend you refer back to this page often as more questions emerge and answers become available, and also recommend you keep an eye on the University’s COVID-19 response page for more information. If you do not find the information you need through these resources, please don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Office by phone at +1-212-998-4500 or email email@example.com.
Final Examinations and Proof of Graduation
I’m a graduating senior and I’m not sure if I will be able to take my final high school exams because of the disruption to my schooling. What should I do?
We understand that students in their final year may be unable, or underprepared, to take final high school examinations. Please rest assured that we will work with you to find solutions to allow our matriculating students to join us as planned this fall. We continue to assess the situation and think critically about how best to support our students. We will ensure any changes to policy are communicated swiftly and clearly.
I’m a student applying with predicted IB scores and IB exams have been cancelled. What should I do?
Please rest assured that we will accept the final qualifications submitted to us from the IBO as proof of graduation. We will work to allow our matriculating students to join us as planned this fall. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay engaged and work hard to complete your remaining coursework this year.
I’m a student applying with A-levels and they have been cancelled. What should I do?
Please rest assured that we will accept the final qualifications submitted to us from your A-level exam board as proof of graduation. We will work to allow our matriculating students to join us as planned this fall. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay engaged and work hard to complete your remaining coursework this year.
Admitted Student Events
Are NYU events in my city/region still happening?
We have cancelled in person events until further notice. However, please check our admissions events page regularly for updates and for information regarding virtual experiences available online.
Are there any events happening for admitted students?
Yes! Our office has been working hard to create several virtual events to welcome the Class of 2026, as well as opportunities to celebrate with us on campus. We will be hosting events for our admitted students throughout the month of April. Stay tuned for more details. You can learn about up-coming events on your Home Base admitted student portal.
Can I still tour campus?
Guided, in-person tours of our New York City campus are now available for registered guests. Guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to participate. Visit our website for more information and to sign up for a tour. Visitors can also take a self-guided tour of campus with our mobile NYU Campus guidebook app. Check it out!
Can’t make it to NYC? Tour our facilities from home via our Virtual Campus Experience.
Your Offer of Admission
Will you extend response deadline for first-year students?
Early Decision admits will need to respond by the deadline offered in their decision letter. We will communicate any change in our response deadline should that happen. You can also contact our office with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 212.998.4500.
Will admit packets be sent when the Admissions Office reopens?
Our ability to mail admit packets may be delayed. However, all information in the admit packet is available online and via the admitted student portal, including a printable version of the acceptance letter.
Getting Ready for Fall
How will newly admitted first-years starting at sites with the exception of New York City be impacted?
We anticipate that students will be able to begin their fall semester studies on time and at the campus to which they have been admitted. Of course, the safety of our students is of utmost priority and, should the need arise, we are prepared to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that the Class of 2026 can begin earning their degrees this fall, and that no student will be disadvantaged because they are starting outside of New York City.
Will I be eligible to receive credit for scores achieved on exams that were cancelled or adjusted for 2021, including AP, IB and A-levels?
We will be granting credit as normal for AP, IB, & A-Level exams taken in spring 2022.
Where can I find more information on housing?
Students are welcome to contact housing at email@example.com or give them a call at (212)998-4600 if they have any questions when they are ready to apply for housing. You can also visit their website for more information.
Will I still be able to participate in activities outside of class?
Extracurricular activities at NYU have resumed in-person, with participants adhering to University, and New York State COVID-19 regulations.
What are some safety precautions being taken in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Over the past two years, NYU has demonstrated a unique ability to keep our community safe and positivity rates low while maintaining the continuity of the education experience for our students. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the University has developed a multilayered health and safety plan to keep our community safe while maintaining the continuity of the academic experience for our students. For more detailed information and updates, visit our COVID-19 website.
Will vaccinations be required for students?
Barring any medical or religious exemptions, vaccinations are required for all NYU students who plan to return to campus in New York City and other U.S. sites for the fall semester.