A message from the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions regarding the status of the waitlist

May 21, 2019

Thank you, as always, for your patience with our waitlist process. You will receive a direct notification from our office if your waitlist status changes however, we wanted to provide this update about our waitlist activity so far.

To date, we have admitted just over 350 students off of the waitlist to begin at NYU in the fall. In addition to fall admission, we have admitted an additional cohort of students to begin in the spring semester in Liberal Studies, and at NYU’s Steinhardt and Tandon schools. We anticipate that these groups represent the majority of the waitlist offers that we will make this year, but we will continue to monitor available space over the coming weeks.

Regardless of your waitlist status or school/program of interest, we ask that you do not send any additional credentials, letters of recommendation, to our office. In our waitlist review process, we primarily consider the original application you presented, and additional materials will not increase your likelihood of admission.

We know that the uncertainty that comes with waitlist status can be stressful, so we will do our best to keep you updated on your status whenever possible. You can expect another update on the status of our waitlist in June.