To apply as a homeschool applicant, follow the same steps to apply as all NYU first-year applicants. You’ll also need to fulfill the requirements below. 


Your transcripts should:

  • Include completed and in-progress coursework, with grades
  • Have a brief summary of course content

If you’ve taken courses at a secondary or post-secondary school, submit official transcripts from those institutions. Detailed performance evaluations and materials such as course bibliographies or syllabi are also helpful, but not required.

Test Scores

The admissions committee strongly advises home schooled applicants and applicants applying from schools with narrative evaluations to submit testing to increase their competitiveness for admission.

Home schooled applicants wishing to submit predicted examination scores in order to satisfy NYU's standardized testing requirement are advised to contact our office directly before applying. 


Provide a letter of recommendation:

  • One from your primary instructor or the person who assesses your academic performance

Proof of Graduation

You don’t have to present an equivalency diploma when you apply. But if you are admitted, you will need to present proof of graduation before your enroll. Proof can be:

  • A homeschool diploma
  • A certificate of completion considered the equivalent of a high school diploma in your home state
  • Results from a GED or high school diploma equivalency test