Pathways Open House

Find Your Path at NYU

NYU Pathways Virtual Open House: September 25th–26th

Your journey to the future you’re dreaming of isn’t one long road—it’s made up of many paths. NYU Pathways is your chance to discover how the resources, programs, and support at NYU can help you reach your goals. Join us for a weekend of fun and interactive (read: not boring!) virtual sessions with NYU’s admissions staff, current students, and financial aid representatives. You’ll get a virtual look at our "Campus Without Walls," dive deeper into your interests, and leave with all the tools you need to build a killer college application.

And the best part? You get to choose your own adventure. Pick and choose as many sessions as you’d like for a totally personalized experience tailored to your schedule and interests.

What Can I Expect at Pathways Open House?

Two weeks before the event, registered attendees will receive a link to their personal Pathways event portal, which will allow you to choose from more than 20 interactive sessions taking place throughout the weekend. Join for the full event or customize your Pathways experience. Here's what's in store: 

Dive Into YOUR Area of Interest 

World-class academics is the foundation of the NYU experience. Get a better look at our schools and colleges (and start to find your fit!) in one of five areas of academic interest:  

  • Humanities
  • Arts and Media
  • Business
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Education and Health-Related Fields

Conquer College Admissions

Members of our Admissions Staff will lead you through an in-depth look at the college admissions process, including: 

  • How to navigate the Common Application
  • What makes a strong application
  • How to apply for financial aid
  • Answering NYU’s essay question
  • Applying Undecided

Virtual Campus Tours

Join our student ambassadors as they show you around our Campus Without Walls. These student-led tours will virtually depart at the end of each day.

Learn About Life at NYU

Discover all the ways NYU supports students around the world. From studying away in our global network to helping students find their community and balancing rigorous course loads, these sessions give you a look at what it’s like to thrive at a large research university.

Your NYU Pathways Agenda

Saturday, September 25th

  • 9:00 AM–9:30 AM - Welcome to NYU Pathways
  • 9:30 AM–10:15 AM - How to Ace Your Application
  • 10:20 AM–11:00 AM - Breakout sessions: 
    • Why You? Why NYU?
    • Applying “Undecided” to NYU
    • High School Programs
  • 11:00 AM–11:50 AM - Financial Education: Understanding Your Investment In You
  • 11:50 AM–12:50 PM - Parent Panel: Supporting Your Student on Their College Journey
  • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM - Virtual Campus Tour

Sunday, September 26th

  • 12:00 PM–12:45 PM - NYU 101
  • 12:45 PM–1:30 PM - NYU Academics: Understanding Your Options
  • 1:30 PM–2:05 PM - Breakout Sessions: 
    • STEM
    • Arts & Media
    • Business
    • Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Health & Education-related fields
    • Pathways Abroad
  • 2:10 PM–2:55 PM- How NYU’s Helps Students Thrive
  • 2:55 PM–3:55 PM - Student Panel: Forging Your Path
  • 4:00 PM–4:10 PM - Closing Remarks
  • 4:15 PM–5:15 PM - Virtual Campus Tour