Transfer applicants must complete the Common Application. Current NYU students only need to complete a transfer application within NYU Albert's Application Center. Regardless, applicants to artistic programs in the Steinhardt School and Tisch School of the Arts may need to audition or submit a portfolio. More specific program requirements are detailed below.
Admission to the College of Arts and Science is very competitive. Depending on space, we accept 10 to 30 percent of our transfer applicants. Our most competitive applicants have completed at least one full-time semester of college/university coursework at another accredited institution and earned A and B grades in their liberal arts and science/math courses. If you’re still in your first semester when you apply, our evaluation will focus heavily on mid-term grades and high school performance.
Here are some other things transfers should consider:
Transfer admission to Gallatin has become increasingly competitive in recent years, even for current NYU students, and especially for students from outside NYU. Students with the strongest academic credentials and compelling plans for individualized study will be the most competitive for admission.
Ideally, transfer students will enter Gallatin in their sophomore year, but no later than the beginning of their junior year. Students currently enrolled in their first semester of college are not eligible to apply to Gallatin for transfer admission.
Requirements differ slightly based on an applicant’s status, so please read the requirements below in detail.
The Concentration Planning Worksheet is a brief essay and a proposed course schedule that the Gallatin faculty will review to determine whether your plans are academically appropriate and can be feasibly completed in two years.
Current NYU students meeting any of the following statuses are required to complete the Concentration Planning Worksheet:
Visit the Gallatin School of Individualized Study website to learn more.
Global Liberal Studies accepts external transfers for the fall semester only. Internal transfers are eligible to apply to Global Liberal Studies for the spring semester.
Because you will be required to study at one of NYU’s global centers during your junior year, you should be able to show that you’re academically prepared to study abroad. Also, you must show appropriate progress toward additional degree requirements in the lab sciences and math.
Our top applicants have:
Note: You can expect to spend at least three years at NYU to complete your Global Liberal Studies degree, regardless of when you transfer here.
At this time, our program accepts only freshman applicants.
If you are a current NYU student:
If you already have a bachelor’s degree:
If you are a student at another college or university:
If you’ve taken more than 48 credits at another college or university, you may be asked to interview with one of our faculty members.
Our Music Composition program does not offer spring transfer admission to external transfers while our Music Business and Media, Culture, and Communication programs do not offer spring transfer admission to both internal or external transfers. Read on for specific requirements for each of our programs:
If you want to transfer or transition to the Media, Culture, and Communication major from another NYU program, you must have completed at least one of our core courses before applying, receiving a grade of B- or better. We also recommend that you have at least a B- (2.7) cumulative grade point average. See the Media, Culture, Communication department’s website for more information.
Auditions are required for all of our programs. Audition procedures and requirements are available on the Steinhardt Music & Performing Arts professions website. To expedite the scheduling of your audition, we recommend you apply by March 15.
To apply, you’re required to submit a portfolio with an artist statement directly to the Studio Art program. Detailed portfolio submission requirements are available on the Studio Art website.
Admission for external transfer students to Stern is extremely competitive. Nearly all of our available space is given to applicants who are already students at NYU. If space is not available, we would be happy to consider you for other business programs housed within these two NYU schools if you express interest on your application: The School of Professional Studies (Hotel & Tourism Management, Sports Management, Real Estate) and the Tandon School of Engineering (Business and Technology Management).
Admission for internal transfer students is restricted to students who were admitted to NYU through the first-year application process. Students who were admitted as external transfer applicants to one of NYU's other nine schools/colleges are not eligible for internal transfer admission to Stern.
To apply to Stern as a transfer, you must:
Note: If you’re an external transfer, the most coursework you can carry over to Stern is 64 credits.
If you wish to transfer into the sophomore year at Stern, you should have completed:
If you wish to transfer into the junior year at Stern, you should have completed:
Note: Completing the above prerequisites at your current institution does not guarantee transfer of credit. We will not transfer any AP credit your current school may have awarded you in AB Calculus, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics, or English Language. If admitted, do not plan on taking additional coursework the summer before you enter Stern. In addition:
For internal transfer applicants, you can review a detailed list of course equivalencies.
You may have greater flexibility with course selection after admission if you have already taken the following courses:
Note: Certain business courses will require passing a Stern proficiency exam after admission.
After admission, there is a separate application required for official admission into this program. If interested in applying, you must complete financial accounting before you transfer.
Here are few things to keep in mind if you’re applying as a transfer student to the Tandon School of Engineering:
NYU's Tisch School of the Arts requires an artistic review for all programs. Please visit their website to learn more about artistic requirements.
The following programs accept spring transfers:
The following programs accept fall transfers:
*All accepted transfer students to Film and Television must begin their studies over the summer.