www.admissions.nyu.edu • Office of Undergraduate Admissions • Phone: 212-998-4500
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, New York University, 665 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10012-2339.
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 Registrar 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
Freshman Applicants for Admission:
|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.
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 212-998-4524 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.
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:
- The SAT Reasoning Test; or
- The ACT (with Writing Test); 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 carry advanced standing credit (see details under "credit by examination" section, below):
- 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
- 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)
- 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: Παγκύπριες Εξετάσεις (Pancyprian Examinations)
- Czech Republic: Maturitní zkouška
- Denmark: Students may submit either of the following exams:
- Højere Forberedelseseksamen
- Estonia: Riigieksamitunnistus
- Ethiopia: Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination
- Europe: European Baccalaureate (EB)
- Finland: Ylioppilastutkintotodistus
- France: Baccalauréat
- Germany: Abitur
- Greece: Apolytirion
- 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
- Korea: College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)
- Lebanon: Lebanese Baccalaureate Certificate of Seconardy Education
- 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
- Montenegro: Maturski I strucni ispit-drzavna matura
- Nepal: Higher Secondary Education Board Examination (HSEBE)
- Netherlands: Staatsexamen voorbereidend wetenschappelik onderwijs (Staatsexamen vwo)
- New Zealand: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
- 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)
- Poland: Egzamin maturalny (exam), Świadectwo Dojrzałości (certificate)
- Puerto Rico: Prueba de Aptitude Academica (PAA)
- Romania: Baccalaureate
- Scotland: Advanced Highers (Highers meet minimum requirements, Advanced Highers is recommended)
- Senegal: Baccalauréat
- 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)
- United Kingdom (British Curriculum): GCE Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent combination of AS-Level and A-Level examinations; Pre U Examinations
- West Africa: West African Senior School Certificate Examination
- Zimbabwe: ZIMSEC ‘A' Level Examination
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|
and up||Foreign language|
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|
2Scores 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.
3Scores 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.
4A 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.
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
- Complete the Common Application and NYU Supplement online, and check either the Early Decision I or II option.
- 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 by your counselor.
- Submit all supporting materials, such as transcripts and standardized test scores, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline.
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. All transfer applicants are encouraged to submit scores from two SAT Subject Tests if previously taken while in high school.
TRANSFER APPLICANTS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
Students who wish to transfer from one school to another within the University must file an Internal Transfer Application available online prior to the application deadline (November 1 for the spring term and March 1 for the summer or fall term).
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.
SPECIAL (VISITING) STUDENTS
Undergraduate matriculated students who are currently attending other regionally accredited four-year colleges and maintaining good standing, both academic and disciplinary, may be admitted on certification from their own schools. Such students must be eligible to receive degree credit at their own schools for courses taken at the University. The approval as a special undergraduate student is for two terms only and cannot be extended. The Special Student Application Form for undergraduate students may be obtained 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.
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 Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study 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: email@example.com.
STUDENT VISAS AND ORIENTATION
Matters pertaining to student visas and new student orientation are administered by the Office of Global Services (OGS), 561 La Guardia Place, 1st Floor; 212-998-4720. In addition, the staff of this office endeavors to aid international students in taking full advantage of various social, cultural, and recreational opportunities offered by the University and the city. Specific information on programs and events can be found at www.nyu.edu/oiss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (Matura)
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)
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 also 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 likewise award no credit and have no bearing on placement.
|AP Examination||Score||Core Requirement Satisfied|
|Biology||4, 5||Natural Science I and II|
|Chemistry||4, 5||Natural Science I and II|
|Environmental Science||4, 5||Natural Science I|
|Mathematics AB||4, 5||Quantitative Reasoning|
|Mathematics BC||4, 5||Quantitative Reasoning|
|Physics 1 or Physics 2||4, 5||Natural Science I|
|Physics 1 and Physics 2||4, 5||Natural Science I and II|
|Physics B||4, 5||Natural Science I and II|
|Physics C—Mech. and Physics C—E&M||4, 5||Natural Science I and II|
|Physics C—Mech.||4, 5||Natural Science I|
|Physics C—E&M||4, 5||Natural Science I|
|Statistics||4, 5||Quantitative Reasoning|
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EQUIVALENCIES1
|AP Examination||Score||Points||Course Equivalent|
|Art History||4||4||No course equivalent1a|
|Art History||5||4||ARTH-UA 1 and ARTH-UA 22|
|Biology||4, 5||8||BIOL-UA 11, 123|
|Calculus AB||4, 5||4||MATH-UA 1214|
|Calculus BC||4||4||MATH-UA 1214|
|Calculus BC||5||8||MATH-UA 121, 1224|
|Chemistry||4, 5||8||CHEM-UA 125, 126 / CHEM-UA 127, 1285|
|Chinese Language and Culture||4, 5||4||EAST-UA 2046|
|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 equivalent7|
|European History||4, 5||4||No course equivalent16|
|French Language and Culture||4, 5||4||FREN-UA 30|
|German Language and Culture||4, 5||4||GERM-UA 48|
|Human Geography||-||-||No course equivalent|
|Italian Language and Culture||4, 5||4||ITAL-UA 12|
|Japanese Language and Culture||4, 5||4||EAST-UA 2506|
|Latin||4, 5||4||CLASS-UA 69|
|Macroeconomics||4, 5||4||ECON-UA 110|
|Microeconomics||4, 5||4||ECON-UA 210|
|Music Theory||-||-||No course equivalent|
|Physics 1||4, 5||4||No course equivalent11|
|Physics 2||4, 5||4||No course equivalent11|
|Physics B||5||10||No course equivalent11|
|Physics B||4||5||No course equivalent11|
|Physics C—Mech||4, 5||5 or 3||PHYS-UA 11 or PHYS-UA 9111|
|Physics C—E&M||4, 5||5 or 3||PHYS-UA 12 or PHYS-UA 9311|
|Politics (U.S. Gov't and Politics)||4, 5||4||No course equivalent|
|Politics (Comp. Gov't and Politics)||4, 5||4||No course equivalent|
|Psychology||4, 5||4||PSYCH-UA 1|
|Spanish Language and Culture||4, 5||4||SPAN-UA 411A|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||4||4||SPAN-UA 10012|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||5||4||SPAN-UA 100 or SPAN-UA 20013|
|Statistics||4, 5||4||PSYCH-UA 1014, 15|
|Studio Art||-||-||No course equivalent|
|U.S. History||4, 5||4||No course equivalent16|
|World History||4, 5||4||No course equivalent16|
1Students 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.
1aDoes not count towards the major or minor in art history or exempt students from either ARTH-UA 1 or 2.
2Students who major or minor in art history are exempt from both introductory Western art courses as listed above, but AP credit does not reduce the total number of courses required for the major or minor. Students receive 4 points total for a score of 5 on the AP Art History exam, even though the equivalent two-semester course sequence (ARTH-UA 1, 2) bears a total of 8 points.
3Prehealth students cannot use AP credits to place out of BIOL-UA 11, 12.
4Economics majors cannot use AP credit in calculus to skip over any or all of the Mathematics for Economics I, II, III sequence (MATH-UA 211, 212, 213). Also note that students wishing to enroll in Calculus II (MATH-UA 122) or Calculus III (MATH-UA 123) must meet one or more of the prerequisites detailed in the Mathematics section of the Bulletin.
5Students receive 8 points total for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam, even though the equivalent two-semester course sequence (CHEM-UA 125, 126/CHEM-UA 127, 128) bears a total of 10 points. AP credit will not count toward any majors or minors offered by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and it cannot serve as a co- or prerequisite to any course in either department. Prehealth students cannot use AP Chemistry to place out of CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128.
6AP 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. Also note that AP credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.
7Credit received for the Environmental Science exam does not count toward the major or minor in environmental studies.
8Credit received for the German Language exam does not reduce the number of courses required for the German major.
9Students wishing to go on in Latin must consult the classics department for proper placement. AP credit will not reduce the number of courses required for the major or minor.
10Students who major or minor in economics are exempt from the introductory principles courses as listed above and can apply the AP credit towards the total number of courses required for the major or minor.
11Students may not receive credit for both Physics B and Physics C, or for either or both of Physics 1, 2 and Physics C. Neither Physics B, nor Physics 1 and/or 2 (which replaced Physics B during the 2014-2015 academic year), can count toward any majors or minors offered by the Department of Physics. Potential majors and minors should discuss their Physics C credits with this department.
11AStudents who score a 4 or 5 on the Spanish Language exam are exempt from the College’s language requirement. If they wish to continue studying Spanish they register for Advanced Grammar and Composition (SPAN-UA 100), but on the first day of classes must take an in-class exam to finalize proper course placement. This may result in dropping to a lower level and losing the AP credit.
12Students who obtain a score of 4 on the Spanish Literature exam receive 4 credits for SPAN-UA 100 and satisfy the Core language requirement. If they wish to continue taking Spanish classes, they must take a special, advanced language placement exam at the Spanish department (not the online placement) and consult with the director of the Spanish language program.
13Students who obtain a score of 5 on the Spanish Literature exam receive 4 credits for SPAN-UA 100, or (with approval of the director of the Spanish language program) for SPAN-UA 200, and satisfy the Core language requirement. If they wish to continue taking Spanish classes, they must take a special, advanced language placement exam at the Spanish department (not the online placement) and consult with the director.
14Students who obtain a score of 5 and who major in psychology receive credit for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences and may count it toward the major. Those with a score of 4 are exempt from this course, but the AP credit does not count toward the ten courses required for the major.
15AP credit in statistics does not count toward the majors in economics and international relations or toward the minor in business studies.
16Credit can count as an elective toward the history major but not toward the history minor.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) EQUIVALENCIES1, 2
|IB Examination||Score||Points||Course (HL only) 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 equivalent17|
|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, B||6, 7||8||No course equivalent3|
|History||6, 7||8||No course equivalent10|
|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 equivalent11|
|Japanese B||6, 7||8||EAST-UA 249, 25011|
|Korean A||6, 7||8||No course equivalent12|
|Korean B||6, 7||8||EAST-UA 256, 25712|
|Latin||6, 7||8||CLASS-UA 5, 613|
|Mathematics||6, 7||8||MATH-UA 121 (for 4 of the points)14|
|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 equivalent15|
|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)16|
|Social and Cultural Anthropology||6, 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|
|Visual Arts||6, 7||8||No course equivalent|
1No credit is awarded for any Standard Level (SL) examinations. Students cannot earn credit for the same subject matter in any combination of AP, IB, A Level, and/or other international exams.
2Note on foreign languages: IB HL 6, 7 in any foreign language satisfies the College Core Curriculum requirement. This table lists some of the many IB language examinations offered. An IB language denoted as "B" is one 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 exam credits are at the intermediate level for purposes of Core exemption, whereas "A" language exam credits are post-intermediate. A student who presents "A" language credits and intends to register for the language at NYU must first take the CAS placement exam or consult with the department.
3Students who intend to register for this language at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the IB credits cannot be used for placement.
4Satisfies Natural Science I and II in the Core. Prehealth students cannot use IB credits to place out of BIOL-UA 11, 12.
5Satisfies Natural Science I and II in the Core. Students receive 8 points total even though the equivalent two-semester course sequence in CAS bears a total of 10 points. IB credit in chemistry will not count toward any majors or minors offered by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and it 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.
6Students who intend to register for Chinese at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the IB credits cannot be used for placement. Also note that IB credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.
7Students who intend to register for ancient Greek at NYU must consult the classics department for proper placement. IB credit in Classical Greek will not reduce the number of courses required for a classics major or minor.
8Students planning a major or minor in computer science must consult with that department about proper placement and possible counting of IB credits towards departmental requirements.
9IB credit can be counted towards the major or minor in economics.
10Students planning a major in history must consult with that department about possible counting of some IB credits towards the major. No IB credits may be used for the minor in history.
11Students who intend to register for Japanese at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the IB credits cannot be used for placement. Also note that IB credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.
12Students who intend to register for Korean at NYU must take the CAS placement examination; the IB credits cannot be used for placement. Also note that IB credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.
13Students who intend to register for Latin at NYU must consult the classics department for proper placement. IB credit in Latin will not reduce the number of courses required for a classics major or minor.
14Satisfies the Core Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Students majoring in economics cannot use these credits to skip over any of the following: Mathematics for Economics I, II, III (MATH-UA 211, 212, 213). For IB results in 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.
15Satisfies Natural Science I and II in the Core. Cannot count toward any major or minor offered by the Department of Physics.
16Majors 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 psychology major or minor requirements.
17No credit is awarded for English A: Language and Literature, or for any English B exam.
ADVANCED LEVEL ("A LEVEL") EQUIVALENCIES
(WITH PRE-U)1, 2, 3
|A Level Examination||Score||Points||Course Equivalent|
|Afrikaans||B or higher||8||No course equivalent|
|Arabic||B or higher||8||No course equivalent4|
|Art, History of||B or higher||8||See note5|
|Biology||B or higher||8||BIOL-UA 11, 126|
|Business||-||No course equivalent|
|Chemistry||B or higher||8||CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 1287|
|China Studies (English or Chinese)||-||No course equivalent22|
|Chinese||B or higher||8||EAST-UA 203, 2048|
|Classical Greek||B or higher||8||CLASS-UA 9, 109|
|Classical Studies||B or higher||8||No course equivalent10|
|Computing||B or higher||8||CSCI-UA 101, 10211|
|Economics||B or higher||8||ECON-UA 1, 212|
|English Literature||B or higher||8||No course equivalent21|
|French||B or higher||8||FREN-UA 11, 12|
|Geography||B or higher||8||No course equivalent|
|German||B or higher||8||GERM-UA 3, 4|
|Government and Politics||B or higher||8||No course equivalent13|
|Hindi||B or higher||8||No course equivalent4|
|History||B or higher||8||No course equivalent14|
|Italian||B or higher||8||ITAL-UA 11, 12|
|Latin||B or higher||8||CLASS-UA 5, 615|
|Marathi||B or higher||8||No course equivalent|
|Mathematics||B or higher||8||MATH-UA 121 (for 4 of the points)16|
|Physics||B or higher||8||No course equivalent17|
|Portuguese||B or higher||8||PORT-UA 3, 44|
|Psychology||B or higher||8||PSYCH-UA 1 (for 4 of the points)18|
|Religious Studies||B or higher||8||No course equivalent19|
|Sociology||B or higher||8||No course equivalent20|
|Spanish||B or higher||8||SPAN-UA 3, 4|
|Statistics||B or higher||8||No course equivalent16A|
|Tamil||B or higher||8||No course equivalent|
|Telugu||B or higher||8||No course equivalent|
|Urdu||B or higher||8||No course equivalent4|
1No credit is awarded for any Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level examinations. 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 Seminar and Research courses in the AP/Cambridge Capstone program. Note that in Singapore, A Level examinations must be designated as H2 or H3 to receive credit. H3 credit may be 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.
2CAS also 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.
3Note on foreign languages: 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.
4Students 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.
5A 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 reduce the total number of courses required for the major or minor.
6Satisfies Natural Science I and II in the Core. Prehealth students should not use A Level/Pre-U credits to place out of BIOL-UA 11, 12.
7Satisfies Natural Science I and II in the Core. Students receive 8 points total even though the equivalent two-semester course sequence in CAS bears a total of 10 points. A Level/Pre-U credit in chemistry will not count toward any majors or minors offered by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and it 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..
8Students 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. Also note that A Level/Pre-U credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.
9Students who intend to register for ancient Greek at NYU must consult the classics department for proper placement. A Level/Pre-U credits in Classical Greek will not reduce the number of courses required for a classics major or minor.
10Classical Studies is not a course in classical languages. Students interested in any majors or minors offered by the CAS Department of Classics must consult with the director of undergraduate studies about possible counting of A Level/Pre-U credits towards departmental requirements.
11Students 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.
12A Level/Pre-U credits can be counted towards the major or minor in economics.
13A Level/Pre-U credits do not apply to the politics major or minor or allow students to place out of introductory courses in that department.
14Students planning a major in history must consult with that department about possible counting of some A Level/Pre-U credits towards the major. No A Level/Pre-U credits may be used for the minor in history.
15Students who intend to register for Latin must consult the classics department for proper placement. A Level/Pre-U credits in Latin will not reduce the number of courses required for a classics major or minor.
16Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning in the Core. Students majoring in economics cannot use A Level/Pre-U credits to skip over some or all of the following: Mathematics for Economics I, II, III (MATH-UA 211, 212, 213). For A Level/Pre-U results in Further or Pure Mathematics (typically 8 points), students must consult with the Department of Mathematics for exact course equivalencies. Students who present creditable results in more than one mathematics exam (including statistics) cannot receive the full 8 credits for each exam.
16ASatisfies 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 creditable results in more than one A Level mathematics exam (including statistics) cannot receive the full 8 credits for each exam.
17Satisfies Natural Science I and II in the Core. Cannot count toward any major or minor offered by the Department of Physics.
18Majors and minors in psychology can use four of the A Level/Pre-U credits 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 psychology major or minor requirements.
19A Level/Pre-U credits cannot be counted towards the religious studies major or minor.
20Sociology majors may request departmental approval for counting four of the eight A Level/Pre-U credits toward the major as one of the three required SOC-UA electives. However, the credits never exempt students from any of the introductory courses in Sociology (SOC-UA 1, 2, 3).
21No credit is awarded for English Language.
22No credit is awarded for China Studies. Part of the final assessment/grade is an independent study/research paper; the College does not grant advanced standing or transfer credit for independent study.