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Admission to the College of Arts and Science at New York University is highly selective. Applicants are admitted as fresh­men and as transfer students. Candidates are accepted on the basis of predicted suc­cess in the specific programs in which they are interested. If the applicant meets formal course requirements, his or her capacity for successful undergraduate work is measured through careful consideration of secondary school and/or college records; recommenda­tions from guidance counselors, teachers, and others; scores on standardized tests; and the personal essay.

Each applicant is reviewed carefully to identify academic strength, potential for intellectual growth and creativity, and promise of fully utilizing the special offer­ings of the University and the city. Each applicant's record is considered objectively and evaluated for participation in extracur­ricular and community services, in addition to scholarly pursuits.

New York University actively seeks students who are varied in interests, talents, and goals, as well as in economic and social backgrounds. Particular attention is paid to the degree to which candidates have made the effective use of opportunities available to them, however great or limited those opportunities may have been. Evidence of character and maturity are regarded as essential in potential students who hope to benefit fully from the unique offerings of the University and its urban environment. Participation in meaningful school and community activities is an important factor.

Applicants who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents should refer to this sec­tion's heading "applicants with international credentials."

RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION

The quality of an applicant's secondary school record is more important than a prescribed

pattern of courses. Freshmen who are best prepared to succeed at NYU will have explored the following topics in their high schools: four years of English, with heavy emphasis on writing; three to four years of academic mathematics; three to four years of laboratory science; three to four years of social studies; and two to three years of foreign language. Students most competitive for admission will exceed these minimums. The admissions committee pays particular attention to the number of honors, AP, and IB courses the applicant has completed in high school. It is strongly recommended that all applicants take mathematics and language courses in the senior year of high school.

THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

All candidates for admission to the College must complete the Common Application and the NYU Member Questions and Writing Supplement on the Common Application. Applicants must apply online, as there is no paper version of the application available. Any materials that a student or high school official is unable to submit online may be sent to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 383 Lafayette Street, Second Floor, New York, NY  10003.

A complete application will include:

  • The Common Application and the NYU Member Questions 
  • Official high school transcripts and/ or college transcripts for courses for which academic credit has been earned (and General Educational Development test scores, if applicable). The Common Application School Report (for freshman applicants) or College Report (for transfer applicants). 
  • All required testing should be com­pleted and official results forwarded electronically by one testing agency to NYU. 
  • The NYU code for SAT and TOEFL scores is 2562; the code for ACT scores is 2838. 
  • At least one Teacher Evaluation. 
  • Personal statement/essay.

Candidates are urged to complete and file their applications as soon as possible, especially those seeking financial aid and/ or housing. (See below for application filing deadlines.) No admissions decision will be made without complete information. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to substitute or waive particular admissions requirements at the discretion of the admissions committee.

Applications submitted after the filing deadline are unlikely to be considered by the committee, except under special circumstances.

Freshman candidates may choose between Early Decision, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision admission for September admission. Depending on the notification plan, applicants will receive an admissions decision on December 15, February 15, or April 1. Transfer candidates for summer and September admission are notified beginning in early to mid-May. Transfer candidates for January admission are notified on a rolling basis, usually beginning on or around November 15.

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION FILING DEADLINES

Notification Plan Application Deadline Notification Date
Early Decision I November 1 December 15
Early Decision II January 1 February 15
Regular Decision January 1 April 1

For entrance in January (transfer applicants only), applications for admission, including all required supporting credentials, must be received by November 1.

For entrance in the summer sessions (transfer applicants only), applications should be received by April 1.

Applications for admission received after these dates are unlikely to be considered for admission except under special circumstances. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or call 212-998-4500 for information regarding program availability.

CAMPUS VISITS

All prospective students and their parents are invited to visit the New York University campus. Opportunities to tour the University, to meet students and faculty, and to attend classes are available to interested students.

Both high school and college students wishing to discuss the choice of a college, the transfer process, or academic programs are invited to attend an information session conducted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center located at 50 West Fourth Street. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions holds daily information sessions and conducts campus tours, Monday through Friday and many Saturdays, except during University holidays. Visit the undergraduate admissions website or call 212-998-4500 to make an appointment for an information session and tour.

Although interviews are not available, a visit to the campus is strongly recommended. It is suggested that reservations be made well in advance of your visit.

For information about booking accom­modations for your visit to NYU, please be sure to check the "visit us" section of the admissions website.

STANDARDIZED TESTS

NYU seeks talented students from every corner of the globe. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their talents and mastery of subject matter to support their applications and to marshal their best case for admission to NYU. As a result, NYU has one of the most flexible testing policies of any college or university.

To be eligible for admission, applicants are expected to submit results from one of the following testing options:

  • SAT Reasoning Test (writing test and optional essay not required); or 
  • ACT (writing test not required); or 
  • Three SAT Subject Test scores; or 
  • Three AP exam scores; or 
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma; or 
  • Three IB higher-level exam scores (if you are not an IB Diploma candidate); or 
  • Students may instead elect to submit results from a nationally accredited exam that is considered locally to signify the completion of secondary education and is administered inde­pendently of the student's school.

Note: SAT Subject Test, AP, or IB scores (for students not submitting an IB diploma) must be submitted in the form of: one in literature or the humanities; one in math or science; and one test of the student's choice in any subject.

The following country-specific exami­nations are all accepted as admission credentials; note, however, that only a few of them also award advanced standing credit (see details under "credit by examination" section, below):

  • Albania: Matura Shtetërore
  • Armenia: State Final Exams (levels A and B are required) or Unified State Exams (starting from 2012)
  • Australia: Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate, New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC), Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET), Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), Tasmanian
  • Certificate of Education (TCE), Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), or Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE); in addition to Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or Overall Position (OP) positioning
  • Bangladesh: Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Exams
  • Belarus: Belarussian Central Testing
  • Bhutan: Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate Examination (BHSEC)
  • Brazil: Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio + Vestibular (University Entrance Exam) or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio/ Middle Education National Examination (ENEM)
  • Bolivia: Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)
  • Brazil: Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio + Vestibular (University Entrance Exam) or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio/ Middle Education National Examination (ENEM)
  • Brunei: Brunei Matriculation Examination
  • Bulgaria: Matura
  • Caribbean: Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
  • Chile: Prueba De Seleccion Universitaria
  • China: Chinese National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)
  • Colombia: Examen de Estado para Ingreso a la Educacion Superior (Saber 11)
  • Costa Rica: Bachillera Nacional
  • Cote D'Ivoire: Baccalauréat
  • Croatia: Matura
  • Cyprus: £S£\£^£eύ£k£l£d£`ς £H£i£`£nά£m£`£dς (Pancyprian Examinations)
  • Czech Republic: Maturitní zkouška
  • Denmark: Students may submit either of the following exams:
  • Studentereksamen
  • Højere Forberedelseseksamen
  • Dominican Republic: Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)
  • Ecuador: Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)
  • El Salvador: Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)
  • Estonia: Riigieksamitunnistus
  • Ethiopia: Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination
  • Europe: European Baccalaureate (EB)
  • Fiji: Fiji Seventh Form Examination (FSFE)
  • Finland: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus
  • France: Baccalauréat
  • Gambia, The: West African Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Georgia: Unified National Examinations
  • Germany: Abitur
  • Ghana: West African Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Greece: Apolytirion
  • Guatemala: Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)
  • Honduras: Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)
  • Hong Kong: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Hungary: Érettsegi vizsga
  • India: Indian School Certificate (ISC), All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) or Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC). Other state examinations may be considered on request.
  • Indonesia: National Examination
  • Ireland: Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Israel: Teudat Bagrut
  • Italy: Diploma Di Esame Di Stato
  • Jordan: Tawjihi
  • Kazakhstan: Unified National Test
  • Korea: College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)
  • Kosovo: Testi i Maturës Shtetërore
  • Kyrgyzstan: National Scholarship Test (basic test and at least one subject test)
  • Lebanon: Lebanese Baccalaureate Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Liberia: West African Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Lithuania: Brandos Atestatas (national level Matura only)
  • Luxembourg: Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
  • Macedonia: Државна матура (Drzhavna matura)
  • Malaysia: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Maldives: General School Certificate Examination (G.C.E.)
  • Malta: Advanced Level Matriculation Certificate
  • Mexico: CENEVAL EXANI II
  • Moldova: National Baccalaureate Exam 
  • Montenegro: Maturski I strucni ispit-drzavna matura
  • Morocco: Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire
  • Nepal: Higher Secondary Education Board Examination (HSEBE)
  • Netherlands: Staatsexamen voorbere­idend wetenschappelik onderwijs (Staatsexamen vwo)
  • New Zealand: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
  • Nigeria: West African Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Pakistan: Students may submit one of the following exams:
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) II in Sciences (FSc)
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) II in Arts (FA)
  • Panama: Prueba de Aptitude Academica (PAA)
  • Poland: Egzamin maturalny (exam), Świadectwo Dojrzałości (certificate)
  • Portugal: Diploma de Ensino Secundário
  • Puerto Rico: Prueba de Aptitude Academica (PAA)
  • Romania: Baccalaureate
  • Russia: Unified State Exam
  • Scotland: Advanced Highers (Highers meet minimum require­ments, Advanced Highers is recommended)
  • Senegal: Baccalauréat
  • Sierra Leone: West African Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Singapore: Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Levels
  • Slovakia: Maturita
  • Slovenia: Matura
  • Spain: Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad (Selectividad)
  • Sri Lanka: General Certificate Exam Advanced Levels
  • Switzerland: Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate
  • Taiwan: General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)
  • Tanzania: Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Uganda: Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE or A-Level)
  • Ukraine: External Assessment Testing
  • United Arab Emirates: Common Educational Proficiency Assessment (CEPA)
  • United Kingdom (British Curriculum): GCE Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent com­bination of AS-Level and A-Level examinations; Pre U Examinations
  • Uruguay: Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA)
  • West Africa: West African Senior School Certificate Examination
  • Zimbabwe: ZIMSEC 'A' Level Examination

The list of examinations by country above is not an exhaustive one and will be updated as new examinations are approved. If you  have a question as to whether or not an examination offered in your country would meet our testing requirements, please send an email to admissions.ops@nyu.edu and we will confirm. You should not assume that any examinations will meet our testing requirements unless they are listed above.

Submitting Scores/ Examination Results

Test scores or examination results should be submitted by the appropriate application deadline. If final examination results are unavailable at the time of application, predicted results may be sent (except in the case of SAT, SAT Subject, ACT, or AP scores, which must be final when submitted). Predicted results, which may be subject to additional verification, may only be submitted by a school official, via one of the following methods:

  • Naviance/Common Application website;
  • Mailed on official school letterhead, in a sealed and signed envelope; or
  • E-mailed from a clearly identifiable school e-mail address.

If predicted results are submitted in place of final results, NYU reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission if final results are not within close range of the predicted results.

Students are welcome to submit evidence of national or international academic accomplishments that they feel may further support their application.

International students applying to our campus in New York should also review NYU's English language testing require­ments at the Admissions website.

Official test scores should be sent directly to NYU from the testing agencies. The NYU code for the College Board (SAT Reasoning Test, SAT I, SAT II Examinations/Subject Tests, and TOEFL) is 2562; the ACT code for NYU is 2838.

SAT SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS AND THE COLLEGE CORE CURRICULUM


SAT Subject Examination1 Score Core Requirement Satisfied
Chinese2 700 and up Foreign language
French3 650 and up Foreign language
German3 650 and up Foreign language
Hebrew (Modern) 2 700 and up Foreign language
Italian3 650 and up Foreign language
Japanese2 700 and up Foreign language
Korean2 700 and up Foreign language
Latin2 650 and up Foreign language
Mathematics Level 1 or 24 700 and up Quantitative Reasoning
Spanish3 660 and up Foreign language


1 No credit is awarded for any examination on this table. Some of the foreign language examinations are offered both with and without a listening component; Core exemption (and, if applicable, placement) scores are the same.
2
Scores in these languages may only be used for Core exemption, not for placement. Students who intend to register for any of these languages at NYU must take the CAS placement examination.
3
Scores in these languages may be used either for Core exemption or for placement in the proper level of study. Consult the website of the relevant CAS language department or the CAS Office of Academic Affairs, Silver 908; 212-998-8110.
4
A score of 650 or better on either mathematics subject examination (or on the mathematics section of the SAT general test) places students into Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) or Mathematics for Economics I (MATH-UA 211) if  they intend to register for these courses.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE CREDITS FOR FRESHMAN APPLICANTS

Credit may be awarded to students who have completed college courses while in high school, provided they received a grade of "B" or better in the courses, an official transcript from the college or university is received, and corresponding courses are offered at NYU. These courses must be taken on a college/university campus with other college/ university students, and must be taught by a college/university faculty member. NYU does not grant credit for college courses that are used to satisfy high school graduation requirements.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

After the admissions decision is made and the appropriate financial aid applications are submitted, a request for financial aid is considered.

All freshman students applying for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS PROFILE). We recom­mend that students apply electronically; see our NYU website. There is no fee charged to file the FAFSA but a fee is associated with the CSS PROFILE. When completing the CSS PROFILE, students will be made aware by the form whether they qualify for a fee waiver. Students must include the NYU federal school code number 002785 in the school section of the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE to ensure that their submitted information is transmitted by the processor to New York University. Transfer students applying for financial aid need only complete the FAFSA.

 New York State residents should also complete the separate application for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP); for information, visit www.nyu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/financial-aid. Students from other states may be required to complete separate applications for their state programs if their state grants can be used at New York University.

EARLY DECISION FOR ENTERING FRESHMEN

NYU offers two Early Decision application options for freshman applicants who are certain that NYU is their first-choice university. Students applying as Early Decision candidates will receive their admission decision after December 15th (Early Decision I) or after February 15th (Early Decision II).

An Outline of NYU's Early Decision Philosophy and Process

NYU's Early Decision programs are, in fact, binding agreements, whereby if an applicant is offered admission and provided with a financial aid package that enables the student to enroll, the student must withdraw any previously submitted applications and accept NYU's admission offer—roughly within two to three weeks of receiving an admission offer. Students are then restricted from filing any new applications and are expected to withdraw any active applications to other schools. Providing that a student has completed the CSS PROFILE online, the student will be provided with a financial aid estimate soon after the student is offered admission. Again, admitted students will have roughly two to three weeks to review their financial aid package before confirming their enrollment at NYU. The FAFSA becomes available on January 1st and should be completed by admitted Early Decision candidates after submitting an enrollment deposit.

We believe that part of our commitment to Early Decision applicants is indeed to provide an early decision; for that reason, we typically either admit or deny Early Decision candidates and do not waitlist them.

Early Decision and Financial Aid

NYU uses the same methodology in providing financial aid for Early Decision candidates as we do in providing financial aid for Regular Decision candidates. Students are not offered more or less financial aid based on when they apply for admission.

For Early Decision I candidates, we use information students share with us via the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE online to provide admitted students with an estimated financial aid package after December 15th. For Early Decision II candidates, we use this information to provide admitted students with an estimated financial aid package after February 15th. Students are then provided with their official financial aid award in late April, assuming students have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15th.

Students will only be released from the Early Decision agreement if they believe their estimated financial aid package does not enable them to attend. Students must be aware that applying Early Decision will not enable them to compare financial aid packages from other universities. If comparing financial aid packages will be necessary for a student, the student should apply under our Regular Decision program. NYU will still reserve the majority of our admission offers for students applying for Regular Decision, so students should not feel pressure to apply Early Decision if finances are of concern.

Early Decision Application Process

  1. Complete the Common Application and NYU Supplement online, and check either the Early Decision I or II option.
  2. Download and sign the Early Decision Agreement from the Common Application website. Secure the signature of your parent or guardian and your college adviser/guidance counselor. When you apply online, the Early Decision Agreement may be submitted along with your high school transcript.  Alternatively, it may be faxed to 212-995-4911 or emailed to admissions. docs@nyu.edu by your counselor.
  3. Submit all supporting materials, such as transcripts and standardized test scores, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

A student may be admitted by transfer from another college or university in September, January, or May. (See "the admission process," above.) Credit will be granted for most collegiate work completed with a grade of C or better within the last 10 years that satisfies degree requirements and that falls within the residency requirement, with the exception of certain courses of a vocational nature or courses not consistent with the educational objectives of the College. Within these provisions, applicants from regionally accredited colleges are eligible for admission.

Except when specifically noted, the general procedures described for entering freshmen apply to all applicants seeking to transfer from other two-year or four-year regionally accredited institutions. Transfer applicants must submit official credentials and transcripts from all institutions attended, including secondary school transcripts. Transfer applicants who took the SAT or ACT exams while in high school should submit their test results as part of their application. Transfer applicants who did not take these exams while in high school and have been in college less than one year must follow the testing requirements listed on the admissions website.

ADVANCED STANDING FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Credit may be awarded for satisfactory work completed at another accredited college or university. When a transfer applicant is admitted to the College, the applicant's official college transcript(s) is (are) examined carefully to determine how much, if any, advanced standing will be granted. Each individual course completed elsewhere is evaluated. In granting advanced standing, the following are considered: the content, complexity, and grading standards of courses taken elsewhere; individual grades and grade averages attained by the applicant; the suitability of courses taken elsewhere for the program of study chosen here; and the degree of preparation that completed courses provide for more advanced study here. Point credit toward the degree is given only for a grade of C or better and provided that the credit fits into the selected program of study and courses were completed within the past 10 years.

Quarter hours will be converted to semester hours to determine the number of credits transferable to NYU. Credits based on semester hours will be transferred at face value to NYU.

As with all other students, transfer students are required to fulfill the residency requirement. All degree candidates are subject to the following residency requirement: They must complete at least 64 consecutive points of course work in residence at the College immediately preceding the date of graduation and are permitted to transfer a maximum of 64 credits to NYU.

A tentative statement of advanced standing is provided to each transfer student upon notification of admission to the College. A final statement of advanced standing is provided during the student's first semester of matriculation. Requests for reevaluation of transfer credit must be made within the semester during which the final statement of advanced standing is received. Thereafter, a student's advanced standing credits may be changed only with the written permission of the Office of the Dean.

TRANSFER APPLICANTS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY

Students who wish to transfer from one available online prior to the application school to another within the University deadline (November 1 for the spring term must file an Internal Transfer Application and March 1 for the summer or fall term).

SPECIAL (VISITING) STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE)

Undergraduate matriculated students special undergraduate student is for two All special students must meet the who are currently attending other terms only and cannot be extended. The regulations of the Faculty Committee regionally accredited four-year colleges and Special Student Application Form for on Undergraduate Academic Standards maintaining good standing, both academic undergraduate students may be obtained regarding grades and program. and disciplinary, may be admitted on online. A $70 application fee is required. Deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1

All special students must meet the regulations of the Faculty Committee on Undergraduate Academic Standards regarding grades and program.

SPECIAL (POSTGRADUATE) STUDENTS

Graduates of accredited four-year colleges, including the College of Arts and Science and other schools of New York University, may register as special students in undergraduate courses for which they meet the prerequisites and that are still open after matriculated students have registered. Such a student should submit proof of his or her degree and an application for admission as a special postgraduate student. The application form can be obtained online. Deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1

Students interested in the post-baccalaureate premedical program should contact the Preprofessional Center, College of Arts and Science, New York University, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Room 901, New York, NY 10003-6688; 212-998-8160.

APPLICANTS WITH INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIALS

Applicants to New York University who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents of the United States must complete the Common Application available online. Please indicate on the application for admission your country of citizenship, and if you are currently residing in the United States, your current visa status.

Freshman applicants (those who are currently attending or who have previously completed secondary school only) seeking to begin studies in the fall (September) semester must submit applications and all required credentials on or before the applica­tion deadline that corresponds to their selected notification plan (November 1 for Early Decision I, and January 1 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision). Transfer applicants (those who are currently attending or who have previously attended university or tertiary school) must submit applications and all required credentials on or before April 1. Transfer candidates seeking admission for the spring (January) semester must submit their applications and credentials on or before November 1. Applications will not be processed until the Office of Undergraduate Admissions receives all supporting credentials.

All freshman applicants are required to submit official test results. Please visit the Admissions website to learn about the admissions requirements.

If the applicant's secondary education culminated in a maturity certificate examination, he or she is required to submit an official copy of the grades received in each subject. All documents submitted for review must be official; that is, they must be either originals or copies certified by authorized persons. A "certified" photocopy or other copy is one that bears either an original signature of the registrar or other designated school officials or an original impression of the institution's seal. Uncertified photocop­ies are not acceptable. If these official documents are in a foreign language, they must be accompanied by an official English translation.

In addition, every applicant whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). Information concerning these examinations may be obtained by visiting the website. Each student must request that his or her score on this examination be sent to the NYU Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center, code 2562.

Applicants residing in the New York area may elect to take the English proficiency test of the University's American Language Institute, located at 7 East 12th Street, Suite 821, New York, NY 10003. An appointment to take the test may be made by calling 212-998-7040.

Financial documentation is not required when filing an application. If the student is accepted, instructions for completing the Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) online will be included in the acceptance packet. Appropriate evidence of financial ability must be submitted with the AFCOE to the Office for International Students and Scholars in order for the appropriate visa document to be issued. If the applicant's studies are being financed by means of his or her own savings, parental support, outside private or government scholarships, or any combination of these, he or she must arrange to send official letters or similar certification as proof of such support.

New students may wish to view the multime­dia tutorial for new international students.

THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

The American Language Institute of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of New York University offers intensive courses in English for students with little or no proficiency in the language. It also offers the Advanced Workshop Program in English for students with substantial English proficiency but insufficient proficiency for undertaking a full-time academic program. Qualified students in this program can often combine English study with a part-time academic program. This combination may constitute a full-time program of study. The institute also offers specialized courses in accent reduction, grammar, and American business English.

Individuals who wish to obtain additional information about the American Language Institute are invited to visit the office of the American Language Institute weekdays throughout the year between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Fridays until 5 p.m.). They may also visit the website; contact The American Language Institute, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University, 7 East 12th Street, Suite 821, New York, NY 10003; telephone: 212-998-7040; fax: 212-995-4135; or e-mail: ali@nyu.edu.

NYU SPRING IN NEW YORK

NYU Spring in New York offers college students from other institutions an opportunity to earn college credit and to experience academic life at New York University. Spring in New York participants enroll in one of eight areas of study, in courses with NYU students and taught by NYU faculty.

In addition to classroom learning, NYU Spring in New York students have access to the same opportunities and benefits as NYU students: library access, sports center access, and program office events, including ticket discounts for Broadway shows, concerts, and sporting events. They are also encouraged to participate in planned excursions around the city.

The program is offered to students currently matriculated and in good standing at an accredited college or university (within the United States) with a competitive grade point average. Students must have at least sophomore standing in the academic year of participation.

Further information is available at www.nyu.edu/spring.in.ny.

NYU JANUARY TERM

New York University's January Term allows students more flexibility and new scheduling options. NYU students, visiting students, and international students have the opportunity to earn major/minor credit or explore a new interest. During this time, students can take advantage of intensive study at one of the foremost research and teaching universities in the United States, as well as have a chance to enjoy New York City during a bustling and exciting time of year.

Oftentimes, the fall and spring semesters can be overly hectic for students, considering a full-time course load, student club responsibilities, work, and internship commitments. This busy time doesn't always allow the freedom to explore a new academic interest or take advantage of the many cultural resources that originally drew them to New York City. January Term provides an array of courses enabling students to earn academic credit (major, minor, or elective) in courses that are in high demand, to accelerate degree completion, and to concentrate on personal interests.

Further information is available at www.nyu.edu/winter.

READMISSION OF FORMER STUDENTS

Any former student who has been out of attendance for more than two consecutive terms and who wishes to return to the College must apply for readmission. Applications for readmission are available online. (See admission application filing deadlines above.) Requests for readmission should be received by April 1 for the summer and fall terms and November 1 for the spring term, but will be considered after those deadlines on a space available basis.

Students who have attended another college or university since their last attendance at

New York University must complete the regular application for transfer admission and submit an official transcript.

THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS

To be enrolled, an admitted undergraduate candidate must do the following:

  • Accept the University's offer of admission and pay the required nonrefundable tuition deposit.
  • If applicable, pay the required nonrefundable housing deposit.
  • Have his or her high school and/or college forward a final transcript(s) to the Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center.
  • File a medical report.
  • Make an appointment with the individual school or division for academic advisement.
  • Pay balance of tuition and/or hous­ing fees by the stipulated deadlines.
  • Register for classes when notified.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION (INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL MATURITY EXAMS)

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program (College Entrance Examination Board), the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and the results of some foreign maturity certificate examinations enable undergraduate students to receive credit toward the bachelor's degree on the basis of performance in college-level examinations or proficiency examinations related to the College's degree requirements, subject to the approval of the College.

The maximum number of credits allowed toward the degree requirements of the College that are a result of any possible combination of nonresident special examination programs (plus previous coursework, if applicable and approved) shall not exceed a total of 32.

Students cannot earn credit for the same subject matter in any combination of AP, IB, A Level, and/or other international exams. Note that advanced standing credit (whether AP or international) may be awarded for examinations in the subject of "English literature," but is never awarded for any exam that is wholly or partly in the subject of "English language."

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The College recognizes, for advanced standing credit, higher-level examinations passed with grades of 6 or 7. No credit is granted for standard-level examinations. Official reports must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center for review. See the chart below concerning those IB test scores for which credit is given.

Maturity Certificate Examinations

The College will consider the results of certain foreign maturity certificate examinations for advanced standing credit. They are:

  • A Levels and Cambridge Pre-U
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
  • French Baccalauréat
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturità
  • Federal Swiss Maturity Certificate

CAS does not award credit for any other maturity certificate examinations.

Official reports must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center. These documents will be added to the student record, but advanced standing credit for all examinations other than AP and IB will be awarded by the College Advising Center, Silver 905; 212-998-8130.

See the chart below for details on those A Level and Cambridge Pre-U test scores for which credit is given. For the other maturity examinations, please note that not every subject is awarded credit by the College. Creditworthy results earn 8 points each (except for the Italian Maturità, which is 4 points).

Minimum scores for receiving credit are:

  • A Levels: B
  • Cambridge Pre-U: M2
  • CAPE: II (out of VII)
  • French Baccalauréat: 12 (out of 20) with coefficient of 5 or better
  • German Abitur: 10 (out of 15). Credit is only awarded for written exams (schr.), not for oral (mdl.)
  • Italian Maturità: 7 (out of 10)*
  • Swiss Matura: 4.5 (out of 6)

* Policy on the Italian Maturita`: Students must earn a 70 or higher on the final Maturita` exam to be considered for advanced standing credit. Part one (always a test of written Italian) can yield four credits of ITAL-UA elective (satisfies Core foreign language requirement), so long as grades in

this subject over the last two years of secondary education were always 7 or higher. Part two (one subject tested in depth, which rotates from year to year) can also can yield four credits (and possible Core Curriculum exemption), so long as grades in this subject over the last two years of secondary education were also always 7 or higher. The third part of the written test (a quiz of all secondary school subjects, except for the one tested in part two) and the oral portion are not awarded any advanced standing credit.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

The College participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Entrance Examination

Board. In accordance with New York University policy, students may receive college credit toward their degree for test results of 5 or 4, depending on the subject examination. Students receiving credit toward their degree may not take the corresponding college-level course for credit. If they do, they will lose the AP credit. See the chart below concerning those AP test scores for which credit is given. The chart also lists those tests for which College Core Curriculum equivalencies are granted.

For additional information, students should consult the Office of Undergraduate Admissions online or by telephone at 212-998-4500.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT AND THE COLLEGE CORE CURRICULUM

Note: a 4 or 5 on any foreign language AP satisfies the Core language requirement.

Note: the College accepts a score of 5 (not 4) on the Russian Language and Culture Prototype AP examination for exemption from the foreign language requirement, but no credit is awarded and the score cannot be used for placement; scores of 4 or lower award no credit and have no bearing on exemption or placement.

AP Examination Score Core Requirement Satisfied
Biology 4, 5 Physical Science and Life Science
Chemistry 4, 5 Physical Science and Life Science
Environmental Science 4, 5 Physical Science
Mathematics AB 4, 5 Quantitative Reasoning
Mathematics BC 4, 5 Quantitative Reasoning
Physics 1 or Physics 2 4, 5 Physical Science
Physics 1 and Physics 2 4, 5 Physical Science and Life Science
Physics B 4, 5 Physical Science and Life Science
Physics C—Mech. and Physics C—E&M     4, 5Physical Science and Life Science
Physics C—Mech. 4, 5 Physical Science
Physics C—E&M 4, 5 Physical Science
Statistics 4, 5 Quantitative Reasoning

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EQUIVALENCIES1

AP Examination Score Points Course Equivalent
Art History 4 4 No course equivalent2
Art History 5 4 ARTH-UA 1 and ARTH-UA 23
Biology 4, 5 8 BIOL-UA 11, 124
Calculus AB 4, 5 4 MATH-UA 1215
Calculus BC 4 4 MATH-UA 1215
Calculus BC 5 8 MATH-UA 121, 1225
Chemistry 4, 5 8 CHEM-UA 125, 126 / CHEM-UA 127, 1286
Chinese Language and Culture 4, 5 4 EAST-UA 2047
Computer Science A 4, 5 4 CSCI-UA 101
English Literature 4, 5 4 No course equivalent
English Language - - No course equivalent
Environmental Science 4, 5 4 No course equivalent8
European History    4, 5 4 No course equivalent9
French Language and Culture 4, 5 4 FREN-UA 30
German Language and Culture 4, 5 4 GERM-UA 410
Human Geography - - No course equivalent
Italian Language and Culture 4, 5 4 ITAL-UA 12
Japanese Language and Culture 4, 5 4 EAST-UA 2507
Latin 4, 5 4 CLASS-UA 611
Macroeconomics 4, 5 4 ECON-UA 112
Microeconomics 4, 5 4 ECON-UA 212
Music Theory - - No course equivalent
Physics 1 4, 5 4 No course equivalent13
Physics 2 4, 5 4 No course equivalent13
Physics B 5 10 No course equivalent13
Physics B 4 5 No course equivalent13
Physics C—Mech 4, 5 5 or 3 PHYS-UA 11 or PHYS-UA 9113
Physics C—E&M 4, 5 5 or 3 PHYS-UA 12 or PHYS-UA 9313
Politics (U.S. Gov't and Politics) 4, 5 4 No course equivalent14
Politics (Comp. Gov't and Politics) 4, 5 4 No course equivalent14
Psychology 4, 5 4 PSYCH-UA 1
Spanish Language and Culture 4, 5 4 SPAN-UA 415
Spanish Literature and Culture 4 4 SPAN-UA 10016
Spanish Literature and Culture 5 4 SPAN-UA 100 or SPAN-UA 20017
Statistics 4, 5 4 PSYCH-UA 1018, 19
Studio Art - - No course equivalent
U.S. History 4, 5 4 No course equivalent9
World History 4, 5 4 No course equivalent9

  1. Students cannot earn credit for the same subject matter in any combination of AP, IB, A Level, and/or other international exams. No credit is awarded for the AP Seminar and Research courses in the AP Capstone program.
  2. Does not count towards the major or minor in art history or exempt students from either ARTH-UA 1 or 2.
  3. Students who major or minor in art history are exempt from both ARTH-UA 1 and 2, but AP credit does not reduce the total number of courses required for the major or minor.
  4. Prehealth students cannot use AP credits to place out of BIOL-UA 11, 12. Students who are not prehealth can apply these credits towards majors and minors in the Department of Biology.
  5. Economics majors cannot use AP credit in calculus for any or all of the Mathematics for Economics I, II, III sequence (MATH-UA 211, 212, 213).
  6. Does not count toward any majors or minors in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and cannot serve as a co- or prerequisite to any course in either department. Prehealth students cannot use AP credits to place out of CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128.
  7. AP credits in Chinese and Japanese satisfy the Core requirement in foreign language but cannot be used for placement in the correct level of study. Students who plan to register for Chinese or Japanese at NYU must take the CAS placement exam. Credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.
  8. Credit does not count toward the major or minor in environmental studies.
  9. Credit can count as an elective toward the history major but not toward the history minor.
  10. Credit does not reduce the number of courses required for the German major.
  11. Students wishing to continue Latin must consult the classics department for proper placement. AP credit will not reduce the number of courses required for the major or minor.
  12. AP credit in economics satisfies the ECON-UA 1 and 2 requirements of: the major and minor in economics; the major in international relations; and the minor in business studies.
  13. Students cannot receive credit for both Physics B and Physics C, or for either or both of Physics 1, 2 and Physics C. Prehealth students cannot use AP credits to place out of PHYS-UA 11, 12. Physics B and Physics 1 and/or 2 do not count toward any majors or minors in the Department of Physics. Potential physics majors may discuss their Physics C credits with that department for possible placement out of PHYS-UA 91 and 93 (but not out of the associated labs PHYS-UA 71 and 72). Physics majors granted this exemption are required to take one or more additional advanced PHYS-UA electives. Students who are not prehealth may apply Physics C credits toward one or both semesters of the Department of Chemistry's General Physics I and II requirement.
  14. Credit may count toward the major in politics as an elective (but not the minor) with permission of the department.
  15. Students who intend to enroll in Spanish must register for Advanced Grammar and Composition (SPAN-UA100) and on the first day of classes take an in-class exam to finalize proper course placement. This may result in dropping to a lower level and losing the AP credit.
  16. Students who intend to enroll in Spanish must take an advanced language placement exam at the Spanish department (not the online placement) and consult with the director of the Spanish language program.
  17. Students may only receive credit for SPAN-UA 200 with approval of the director of the Spanish language program. Students who intend to enroll in Spanish must take an advanced language placement exam at the Spanish department (not the online placement) and consult with the director.
  18. Satisfies the first semester of the psychology major's statistics requirement and counts toward the major.
  19. Credit counts toward the major in sociology, but does not count toward the majors in economics and international relations or toward the minor in business studies.


INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EQUIVALENCIES

IB HL Examination Score Points Course Equivalent
Arabic A or B 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Biology 6, 7 8 BIOL-UA 11, 124
Business and Management - - No course equivalent
Chemistry 6, 7 8 CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 1285
Chinese A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent6
Chinese B 6, 7 8 EAST-UA 203, 2046
Classical Greek 6, 7 8 CLASS-UA 9, 107
Computer Science 6, 7 8 CSCI-UA 101, 1028
Dance - - No course equivalent
Design Technology - - No course equivalent
Economics 6, 7 8 ECON-UA 1, 29
English Literature A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent10
Environmental Systems and Societies 6, 7 8 No course equivalent
Film - - No course equivalent
French A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
French B 6, 7 8 FREN-UA 11, 12
Geography 6, 7 8 No course equivalent
German A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
German B 6, 7 8 GERM-UA 3, 4
Hebrew A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Hebrew B 6, 7 8 HBRJD-UA 3, 43
Hindi A or B 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
History 6, 7 8 No course equivalent11
Indonesian A or B 6, 7 8 No course equivalent
Information Technology in a Global Society- - No course equivalent
Italian A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Italian B 6, 7 8 ITAL-UA 11, 12
Japanese A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent6
Japanese B 6, 7 8 EAST-UA 249, 2506
Korean A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent6
Korean B 6, 7 8 EAST-UA 256, 2576
Latin 6, 7 8 CLASS-UA 5, 67
Mathematics 6, 7 8 MATH-UA 121 (for 4 of the points)12
Music - - No course equivalent
Persian A or B 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Philosophy 6, 7 8 No course equivalent
Physics 6, 7 8 No course equivalent13
Portuguese A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Portuguese B 6, 7 8 PORT-UA 3, 43
Psychology 6, 7 8 PSYCH-UA 1 (for 4 of the points)14
Social and Cultural Anthropology6, 7 8 ANTH-UA 1 (for 4 of the points)
Russian A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Russian B 6, 7 8 RUSSN-UA 3, 43
Spanish A 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Spanish B 6, 7 8 SPAN-UA 3, 4
Theater - - No course equivalent
Turkish A or B 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Urdu A or B 6, 7 8 No course equivalent3
Vietnamese A or B 6, 7 8 No course equivalent
Visual Arts - - No course equivalent

1 Credit is only awarded for High Level (HL) exams, never for Standard Level (SL). Students cannot earn credit for the same subject matter in any combination of AP, IB, A Level, and/or other international exams.

2 IB HL 6, 7 in any foreign language satisfies the College Core Curriculum requirement. A language denoted as "B" was studied as a second language; one denoted as "A" is one's native language, or a language in which one has near-native fluency. "B" language credits are intermediate level and "A" language credits are post-intermediate. Students with "A" language credits who intend to register for the language must first take the CAS placement exam or consult with the department.

3 Students who intend to register for this language at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the IB credits cannot be used for placement.

4 Satisfies Physical Science and Life Science in the Core. Prehealth students cannot use IB credits to place out of BIOL-UA 11, 12. Students who are not prehealth should consult the Department of Biology about possibly counting these credits towards majors and minors in that department.

5 Satisfies Physical Science and Life Science in the Core. IB credit in chemistry will not count toward any majors or minors in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and cannot serve as a co- or prerequisite to any course in either department. Prehealth students cannot use IB Chemistry to place out of CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128.

6 Students who intend to register for Chinese, Japanese, or Korean at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the IB credits cannot be used for placement. IB credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.

7 Students who intend to register for ancient Greek or Latin at NYU must consult the classics department for proper placement. IB credit will not reduce the number of courses required for a classics major or minor.

8 Students planning a major or minor in computer science must consult with the department about proper placement and possible counting of IB credits towards departmental requirements.

9 IB credit in economics satisfies the ECON-UA 1 and 2 requirements of: the major and minor in economics; the major in international relations; and the minor in business studies.

10 No credit is awarded for English A: Language and Literature, or for any English B exam.

11 Students planning a major in history must consult with the department about possible counting of some IB credits towards the major. No IB credits may be used for the minor in history.

12 Satisfies the Core Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Students majoring in economics cannot use credits for any or all of the Mathematics for Economics I, II, III sequence (MATH-UA 211, 212, 213). For Further Mathematics, students must consult with the Department of Mathematics for exact course equivalencies. Students who present creditable results in more than one IB mathematics exam cannot receive the full 8 credits for each exam.

13 Satisfies Physical Science and Life Science in the Core. Cannot count toward any major or minor in the Department of Physics or the Department of Chemistry.

14 Majors and minors in psychology can use four of the points to exempt from PSYCH-UA 1 and to count as one of the ten courses required for the major or as one of the four courses required for the minor. The other four points cannot be applied towards the major or minor.

ADVANCED LEVEL ("A LEVEL") EQUIVALENCIES (WITH PRE-U)1, 2, 3

A Level Examination Score Pts Course Equivalent
Afrikaans B or higher8 No course equivalent
Arabic B or higher8 No course equivalent4
Art, History of B or higher8 See note5
Biology B or higher8 BIOL-UA 11, 126
Business - - No course equivalent
Chemistry B or higher8 CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 1287
China Studies (English or Chinese) - - No course equivalent8
Chinese B or higher8 EAST-UA 203, 2049
Classical Greek B or higher8 CLASS-UA 9, 1010
Classical Studies B or higher8 No course equivalent11
Computing B or higher8 CSCI-UA 101, 10212
Economics B or higher8 ECON-UA 1, 213
English Literature B or higher8 No course equivalent14
French B or higher8 FREN-UA 11, 12
Geography B or higher8 No course equivalent
German B or higher8 GERM-UA 3, 4
Government and Politics B or higher8 No course equivalent15
Hindi B or higher8 No course equivalent4
History B or higher 8 No course equivalent16
Italian B or higher8 ITAL-UA 11, 12
Latin B or higher8 CLASS-UA 5, 610
Marathi B or higher8 No course equivalent
Mathematics B or higher8 MATH-UA 121 (for 4 of the points)17
Physics B or higher8 No course equivalent18
Portuguese B or higher8 PORT-UA 3, 44
Psychology B or higher8 PSYCH-UA 1 (for 4 of the points)19
Religious Studies B or higher8 No course equivalent20
Sociology B or higher8 No course equivalent21
Spanish B or higher8 SPAN-UA 3, 4
Statistics B or higher8 No course equivalent22
Tamil B or higher8 No course equivalent
Telugu B or higher8 No course equivalent
Urdu B or higher8 No course equivalent4

1 Students cannot earn credit for the same subject matter in any combination of AP, IB, A Level, and/or other international exams. No credit is awarded for Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level examinations or for the Seminar and Research courses in the AP/Cambridge Capstone program. In Singapore, only A Level examinations designated as H2 or H3 can receive credit. H3 credit is subject to review and is generally awarded only if student does not have H2 credit in same subject. No student may earn credit for H2 and H3 results in the same subject.

2 CAS awards 8 credits for many of the Cambridge Pre-U examinations in liberal arts and science subjects that parallel the A Level offerings. The range of acceptable scores (lowest to highest) is: M2, M1, D3, D2, D1.

3 An A Level score of B or higher, or a Pre-U score of M2 or higher, in any foreign language satisfies the College Core Curriculum requirement.

4 Students who intend to register for this language at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the A Level/ Pre-U credits cannot be used for placement.

5 A score of B on History of Art does not count towards the major or minor in art history or exempt students from either ARTH-UA 1 or 2. A score of A exempts students from ARTH-UA 1 and 2, but the credits do not count toward the major or minor.

6 Satisfies Physical Science and Life Science in the Core. Prehealth students cannot use A Level/Pre-U credits to place out of BIOL-UA 11, 12. Students who are not prehealth should consult the Department of Biology about possibly counting these credits towards majors and minors in that department.

7 Satisfies Physical Science and Life Science in the Core. A Level/Pre-U credit in chemistry will not count toward any majors or minors in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry and cannot serve as a co- or prerequisite to any course in either department. Prehealth students cannot use A Level/Pre-U Chemistry to place out of CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128.

8 No credit is awarded for China Studies, as part of the final assessment/grade is an independent study/research paper.

9 Students who intend to register for Chinese at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the A Level/Pre-U credits cannot be used for placement. Credits cannot be applied to the East Asian Studies major or minor.

10 Students who intend to register for ancient Greek or Latin at NYU must consult the classics department for proper placement. Credits cannot count toward a classics major or minor.

11 Not a course in classical languages. Students should consult with the director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Classics about possible counting of credits toward the major/minor.

12 Students planning a major or minor in computer science must consult with that department about proper placement and possible counting of A Level/Pre-U credits towards departmental requirements.

13 A Level credit in economics satisfies the ECON-UA 1 and 2 requirements of: the major and minor in economics; the major in international relations; and the minor in business studies.

14 No credit is awarded for English Language.

15 Credits do not apply to the politics major or minor or allow students to place out of introductory courses in that department.

16 Students planning a major in history must consult with that department about possible counting of some A Level/Pre-U credits towards the major. Cannot count toward the minor in history.

17 Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning in the Core. Students majoring in economics cannot use credits for all or part of the Mathematics for Economics I, II, III sequence (MATH-UA 211, 212, 213). For Further or Pure Mathematics, consult the Department of Mathematics for course equivalencies. Students who present creditable results in more than one mathematics exam (including statistics) cannot receive the full 8 credits for each exam.

18 Satisfies Physical Science and Life Science in the Core. Cannot count toward any major or minor in the Department of Physics or the Department of Chemistry.

19 Majors and minors in psychology can use four of the credits to exempt from PSYCH-UA 1 and to count toward the major or minor. The other four points cannot be applied to major or minor requirements.

20 A Level/Pre-U credits cannot be counted towards the religious studies major or minor.

21 Sociology majors need departmental approval to count four of the eight credits toward the major as an elective. The credits never exempt students from any of the introductory courses in Sociology (SOC-UA 1, 2, 3).

22 Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning in the Core. A Level credit in statistics does not count toward the majors in economics and international relations or toward the minor in business studies. Students may consult with the Departments of Mathematics and Psychology for possible course equivalency. Students who present results in more than one A Level mathematics exam (including statistics) cannot receive the full 8 credits for each exam.