NYU is continuously monitoring developments around COVID-19 and adjusting University operations accordingly. We anticipate that summer programs will move forward as planned, however we will continue to provide updates should there be any changes.
If you belong to any of the following categories of students you are eligible to apply as a visiting student:
If you were denied admission as a first-year or transfer applicant to NYU, you must wait until the following term in order to apply as a visiting student. For example, if you were denied admission as a degree-seeking applicant for the Fall term, the earliest term you would be able to apply for as a visiting student is Spring.
Students currently on academic and/or disciplinary leave or probation at their current institution are not eligible to study at NYU. In certain cases, appeals to this policy may be reviewed when indicated on the application with appropriate documentation.
Students may take a personal leave for the semester(s) they are studying at NYU if such a leave is required by their home institution to maintain matriculation.
Please note: Visiting students may only apply to one NYU program at a time.
Step 1: Complete the application
Once available for your term of interest, fill out and submit the online application. Note that this is a two part process, as submission of the initial form will create login instructions to continue. Provide a valid e-mail address on the form, as all communication regarding your application will be sent via e-mail. Please note that there is a $25 application fee.
Step 2: Submit your transcript
Update for Summer 2020 Applicants (as of March 19th): We anticipate, and have experienced, disruptions in students being able to send us transcripts now that most schools are working remotely or closed. Beginning immediately, NYU will be accepting unofficial or official transcripts from applicants to complete their application.
Transcripts can be uploaded directly to the application on the Academic History page, uploaded after submission through the applicant portal, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send an official copy of your university transcript for your most recent college/university/institution attended.
A credential is considered official if it is emailed directly from a school administrator (with a valid school email address), arrives as a hard copy in a sealed envelope, or is transmitted directly from a transcript processing agency directly to NYU.
Official transcripts may be e-mailed to email@example.com by a school administrator, or mailed to:
NYU Office of University Programs
383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Please note that you must include an official English translation if any of the documents you are submitting are not in English.
Step 3: Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency [International Students Only]
If you have not completed at least 3 years of study where English is the sole language of instruction and English is not your native language you will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency. Please review NYU's English language testing options and exemption requirements.
The application for each term becomes available according to the table below. We require all domestic students apply by the listed deadline to ensure adequate time to enroll in courses and prepare for your arrival to NYU. International students must submit by the international student deadline in order to ensure ample time for visa processing.
|Fall||May 1||May 15||Aug 15|
|January||Oct 1||Oct 15||Dec 13|
|Spring||Oct 1||Nov 15||Jan 10|
|Summer||Feb 1||Mar 15||April 15 (First Sessions); June 1 (Second Sessions)|
Visiting student admission decisions are based on the strength of your academic work and life experiences. Our most competitive visiting student applicants have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher, but each year, candidates may be admitted with more modest academic records if they have compelling circumstances to share in the "Additional Information" section of our application.
Please be aware that visiting student admission is for one term only and is not guaranteed for consecutive terms.
We recognize that there are a myriad of circumstances that can affect a student’s ability to successfully complete the application process. For students and families affected by natural disasters, circumstances imposed by national governments, or any extreme extenuating circumstances, we want to be as accommodating as possible to avoid additional stress. We encourage any student in these situations to reach out to our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inform us of the situation so that we can provide you with a recommended course of action. Depending on your situation, you may also follow these recommendations if you intend on applying to NYU.