You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
We’re a friendly and knowledgeable group — and we just love talking with future Violets and their families! We do ask that you look through our website first. You might find the answer to your question there. If not, here is the best way to reach us:
NYU Undergraduate Admissions
383 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 USA
When emailing us, please include your full name, the school or institution you currently attend, your city, and (if you are an applicant) your NYU ID or Common Application ID number in your email. We’ll try our best to get back with you in a timely manner. But during busy periods, responses may take a little longer.
For information about applying to one of NYU’s graduate programs, contact Graduate Admissions Consulting at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-212-992-GRAD (4723).
Are there any changes in the admission process because of the pandemic?
We understand that students may be concerned about the impact of academic and extracurricular disruptions on their college applications, or their ability to take standardized tests in preparation for applying. We remain committed to a holistic and contextual review process, which will take the current situation into account.
How will Covid-19 impact the audition process for Performing Arts majors?
We do not expect COVID-19 to impact the audition process at all. The majority of NYU's audition processes are held virtually. For those that do offer an in person component, there is always an option of auditioning virtually. Students who audition virtually are not held at a disadvantage in the admissions process.
Is testing required to apply for admission to NYU?
Feb 4,2021 Update: In recognition of continued challenges applicants have with standardized testing during COVID-19, NYU is extending its test-optional policy to students applying for first-year or transfer admission during the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.
Even though NYU has a flexible testing policy that allows students to submit alternatives to traditional submissions like SAT and ACT, in this year the flexibility of our testing policy may be insufficient to overcome impediments to testing caused by the coronavirus. Accordingly, while the University still welcomes those applying to be members of the Class of 2025 to submit test scores in line with our policy, we will not require it. If you do not submit test scores, you will not be disadvantaged during the application review process this year. We will equally consider students who submit standardized testing, those who are unable to sit for standardized testing this year, and those who submit their scores past our normal deadlines.
If I decide to send scores, will they be used in the review process?
Yes, any scores that are submitted will be used in the review process.
Is this policy different for international applicants?
No, the policy remains the same for international applicants. However, our policy regarding English Language Testing has not changed, though we do now accept both the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and Duolingo, both of which can be completed virtually.
Campus Visits & Events
When will NYU allow prospective students to tour campus in-person?
In keeping with New York State’s current guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have suspended all on-campus visits until further notice. Our Bonomi Family Admissions Center and most campus buildings are also currently closed. Once we are able to resume regular operations, we will be in touch. We look forward to welcoming you in the future.
In the meantime:
Will NYU counselors still host events in my city?
For the upcoming year, we anticipate that all recruitment will be virtual. This ensures that our staff would not be putting themselves or students and families they interact with at risk. We are hard at work on planning new (virtual) opportunities to connect with you over the coming months. Check the NYU Admissions Visit Us page to learn about the variety of ways you can learn more about NYU and our admissions processes.
How is NYU handling student safety in the fall?
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. You can find information and updates about the plan on the NYU Returns section of our website.
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