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Resources for Applying

An Update about our 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

As you may have already heard, our applicant pool grew an unprecedented 12% this year to more than 84,000 applications.

Of course, with this increase will come a more competitive admissions process. And to be more specific, over the past year, we have been shifting to a strategy that is common with other Universities; admitting a higher percentage of our first year class through our Early Decision applicants who have expressed that NYU is their first choice. The resulting impact on the Regular Decision process is that admission will be slightly more competitive than in previous years.

As always, your regional counselor is available as a resource to you, and we look forward to continuing our work with you over the coming months and years.

Preparing Applications

At NYU, we try to make the application process as straightforward as possible. But we recognize that applying to a university with multiple schools, colleges, and campuses can be complex. We want to provide you with all the resources you need to help your students navigate through applying to NYU, so below you will find links to specific information about our application, deadlines, financial aid, and more. 

We also encourage you to reach out to us directly via email at if you have questions. 

Submitting Documents

Submit original or certified copies only. A certified copy has an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, or the institution's seal. Include an official English translation if the document isn't in English. A school official or a translation agency accredited in the country of the educational institution can issue the translation. NYU will only make exceptions for documents in Mandarin Chinese submitted to NYU Shanghai.

Transcripts and test scores must come from an official source to be processed.

Documents not submitted through the Common Application can be mailed to:
New York University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Or sent via email to:

Events in NYC and Around the World

Events for High School Counselors

Attend a Counselor Event in Your City to learn about academics and student life at NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai. Dates and locations for 2019 will be available soon.

Every spring, we host a Counselor Open House in New York City for high school counselors who want to learn more about NYU. Our 2019 NYU Counselor Open House is Thursday, May 23.

Events for Prospective Students

We want your students to know what it's like to be part of the NYU community. And there’s no better way to get the inside scoop than visiting campus. We host on-campus events nearly every day of the year, but we also travel the world to make NYU more accessible for those who can't visit us.

Here are all the ways your students can meet us in person:

Contact Your Regional Representative

Our team of 40 admissions counselors cover every corner of the globe. If you would like to contact your regional admissions representative, find your state, county, or country on our Admissions Counselors page. 

When you email, your email will be routed to the correct admissions counselor, or you can call our office at 212-998-4500 and ask for your regional representative by name.