If you are certain that NYU is the right school for you, you may want to consider applying through early decision.
If you apply for early decision admission, and are admitted under the early decision notification, you are expected to enroll at NYU. In addition, you are expected to withdraw applications from other schools, and cannot submit new applications.
Early decision offers are binding, unless your financial aid package does not meet enough of your financial need to allow you to attend.
Unfortunately, you cannot.
There’s nothing you need to do differently. The instructions and required materials are the same.
Applying for financial aid and the way NYU determines aid are also the same for early decision.
Please keep in mind that you won’t be able to compare financial aid packages from other schools if you apply early decision. Do not feel pressure to apply early decision if finances are a concern.
Our admission standards for both early decision and regular decision are the same. The number of applicants and admit rates, however, may differ each year between our different rounds of admission. For the Class of 2021, our overall admit rate was roughly 28% while early decision candidates were admitted at a rate of roughly 38%.
|Early Decision I||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||January 1||February 15|
*The cut-off time for applications is 11:59 p.m EST.