Admission

www.admissions.nyu.edu• Office of Undergraduate Admissions • Phone: 212-998-4500


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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. The minimum requirements for consideration include 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 Supplement to the Common Application. Applicants are strongly advised to apply online. 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 Supplement to the Common Application
  • Non-refundable $70.00 application fee (or request a fee waiver)
  • Official high school transcripts and/or college records for courses for which academic credit has been earned (and General Educational Development test scores, if applicable).
  • 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 will be considered in the order received as long as space is available.

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 September admission are notified beginning in early to mid-May. Transfer candidates for January admission are notified on a rolling basis, usually within a month after their applications are received, but not before November 15. Transfer candidates for summer admission are notified beginning in late April.


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 will be considered only if space remains in the program desired. 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, 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.


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:

  • 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 accepted:

  • 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
  • Brazil: Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio + Vestibular (University Entrance Exam) or Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio/Middle Education National Examination (ENEM)
  • Bulgaria: Matura
  • Caribbean: Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
  • Chile: Prueba De Seleccion Universitaria 
  • China: Chinese National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gao Kao)
  • Croatia: Matura
  • France: Baccalauréat
  • Germany: Abitur
  • Greece: Apolytirion
  • 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
  • Korea: College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)
  • Mexico: CENEVAL EXANI II
  • New Zealand: National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
  • Puerto Rico: Prueba de Aptitude Academica (PAA)
  • Romania: Baccalaureate
  • Scotland: Advanced Highers (Highers meet minimum requirements, Advanced Highers is recommended)
  • Spain: Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad (Selectividad)
  • Switzerland: Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate
  • Taiwan: General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)
  • 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

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

 

1Some of the foreign language examinations are offered both with and without a listening component; Core exemption (and, if applicable, placement) scores are the same.

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.


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 students applying for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the only application students must complete to be considered for most student aid programs. We recommend that students apply electronically; see our NYU website. There is no fee charged to file the FAFSA. Students must include the NYU federal school code number 002785 in the school section of the FAFSA to ensure that their submitted information is transmitted by the processor to New York University.

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, whereas 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, as well. Providing that a student has completed the Early Decision Financial Aid application 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.

We believe that part of our commitment to Early Decision applicants is to provide an early "decision", and as a result, 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

  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. If you apply online, the Early Decision Agreement may be submitted along with your high school transcript. If you apply using the paper version of the Common Application, the Early Decision Agreement should be submitted with your application.
  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 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 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).


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 $55 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). Information concerning this examination may be obtained by writing to TOEFL-ETS, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541, U.S.A., or by visiting the website. Each student must request that his or her score on this examination be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center, code 2562.

In lieu of the TOEFL, acceptable results on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination administered by the British Council will be considered. For information on this test, visit www.ielts.org.

Applicants residing in the New York area may elect to take the English proficiency test of the University's American Language Institute, located at 48 Cooper Square, Room 200, New York, NY 10003-7154, U.S.A. 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, 48 Cooper Square, Room 200, New York, NY 10003-7154; telephone: 212-998-7040; fax: 212-995-4135; or e-mail: ali@nyu.edu.


Student Visas and Orientation

Matters pertaining to student visas and new student orientation are administered by the Office for International Students and Scholars, 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 the following dates: April 1 for the Summer and Fall terms, and November 1 for the Spring term.

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 or from the Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center, New York University, 665 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10012-2339.

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 904, 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, internship commitments, and social obligations. This busy time forces students to focus mainly on their academic progress, which doesn't always allow the freedom to explore a new 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

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 records 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 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

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 shall not exceed a total of 32.


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, i.e., British "A" levels and Cambridge Pre-U, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), French Baccalauréat, German Abitur, Italian Maturità, or the Federal Swiss Maturity Certificate (Matura). Official reports must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center. For information regarding the possibility of advanced standing credit for other maturity certificates, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

See the chart below concerning those A Level and Cambridge Pre-U test scores for which credit is given.

For the other 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:

  • 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 Morse Academic Plan (MAP) equivalencies are granted.

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


Advanced Placement Equivalencies

AP Examination

Score

Points

Course Equivalent

Art History

4

4

No course equivalent1

Art History

5

4

ARTH-UA 1 and ARTH-UA 22

Biology

4, 5

8

BIOL-UA 11, 12 / BIOL-UA 13, 14

Calculus AB

4, 5

4

MATH-UA 1213

Calculus BC

4

4

MATH-UA 1213

Calculus BC

5

8

MATH-UA 121, 1223

Chemistry

4, 5

8

CHEM-UA 125, 126 / CHEM-UA 127, 1284

Chinese Language and Culture

4, 5

4

EAST-UA 2045

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 equivalent6

European History

4, 5

4

No course equivalent15

French Language and Culture

4, 5

4

FREN-UA 30

German Language and Culture

4, 5

4

GERM-UA 47

Human Geography

-

-

No course equivalent

Italian Language and Culture

4, 5

4

ITAL-UA 12

Japanese Language and Culture

4, 5

4

EAST-UA 2505

Latin

4, 5

4

CLASS-UA 68

Macroeconomics

4, 5

4

ECON-UA 19

Microeconomics

4, 5

4

ECON-UA 29

Music Theory

-

-

No course equivalent

Physics B

5

10

PHYS-UA 11, 1210

Physics B

4

5

No course equivalent10

Physics C—Mech

4, 5

5 or 3

PHYS-UA 11 or PHYS-UA 9110

Physics C—E&M

4, 5

5 or 3

PHYS-UA 12 or PHYS-UA 9310

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 4

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

4

SPAN-UA 10011

Spanish Literature and Culture

5

4

SPAN-UA 100 or SPAN-UA 20012

Statistics

4, 5

4

PSYCH-UA 1013, 14

Studio Art

-

-

No course equivalent

U.S. History

4, 5

4

No course equivalent15

World History

4, 5

4

No course equivalent15

  1. Does not count towards the major or minor in art history or exempt students from either ARTH-UA 1 or 2.
  2. Students 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.
  3. Economics 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.
  4. Students 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 the majors in chemistry and biochemistry.
  5. 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. Also note that AP credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.
  6. Credit received for the Environmental Science exam does not count toward the major or minor in environmental studies.
  7. Credit received for the German Language exam does not reduce the number of courses required for the German major.
  8. Students 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.
  9. Students 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.
  10. Students may not receive credit for both Physics B and Physics C.
  11. Students 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 language placement exam and consult with the director of the Spanish Language Program.
  12. Students who obtain a score of 5 on the Spanish Literature exam receive 4 credits for SPAN-UA 100 and satisfy the Core language requirement. They must consult with the director of the Spanish Language Program if they wish to continue taking Spanish classes, or if they wish to receive credit for SPAN-UA 200, instead of for SPAN-UA 100.
  13. Students 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.
  14. AP credit in Statistics does not count toward the majors in economics and international relations or toward the minor in business studies.
  15. Credit can count as an elective toward the history major but not toward the history minor.

Advanced Placement Credit and The College Core Curriculum

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 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


INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) EQUIVALENCIES[1], [2]

IB Examination (HL only)

Score

Points

Course Equivalent

Arabic A or B

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

Biology

6, 7

8

BIOL-UA 11, 12[4]

Business and Management

-

-

No course equivalent

Chemistry

6, 7

8

CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128[5]

Chinese A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[6]

Chinese B

6, 7

8

EAST-UA 203, 204[6]

Classical Greek

6, 7

8

CLASS-UA 9,10[7]

Computer Science

6, 7

8

CSCI-UA 101, 102[8]

Dance

-

-

No course equivalent

Design Technology

-

-

No course equivalent

Economics

6, 7

8

ECON-UA 1, 2[9]

English A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent

Environmental Systems and Societies

6, 7

8

No course equivalent

Film

-

-

No course equivalent

French A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

French B

6, 7

8

FREN-UA 11, 12

Geography

6, 7

8

No course equivalent

German A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

German B

6, 7

8

GERM-UA 3, 4

Hebrew A

6,7

8

No course equivalent[3]

Hebrew B

6, 7

8

HBRJD-UA 3, 4[3]

Hindi A, B

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

History

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[10]

Information Technology in a Global Society

-

-

No course equivalent

Italian A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

Italian B

6, 7

8

ITAL-UA 11, 12

Japanese A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[11]

Japanese B

6, 7

8

EAST-UA 249, 250[11]

Korean A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[12]

Korean B

6, 7

8

EAST-UA 256, 257[12]

Latin

6, 7

8

CLASS-UA 5, 6[13]

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 equivalent[3]

Philosophy

6, 7

8

No course equivalent

Physics

6, 7

8

PHYS-UA 11,12[15]

Portuguese A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

Portuguese B

6, 7

8

PORT-UA 3, 4[3]

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 equivalent[3]

Russian B

6, 7

8

RUSSN-UA 3, 4[3]

Spanish A

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

Spanish B

6, 7

8

SPAN-UA 3, 4

Theater

-

-

No course equivalent

Turkish A or B

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

Urdu A or B

6, 7

8

No course equivalent[3]

Visual Arts

-

-

No course equivalent

[1]No credit is awarded for any Standard Level (SL) examinations.

[2]Note 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.

[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 Natural Science I and II in the Core. Prehealth students should not use IB credits to place out of BIOL-UA 11, 12.

[5]Satisfies 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 does not count toward the majors in chemistry and biochemistry. Prehealth students should not use it to place out of CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128.

[6]Students 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.

[7]Students 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.

[8]Students 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.

[9]IB credit can be counted towards the major or minor in economics.

[10]Students 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.

[11]Students 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.

[12]Students 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.

[13]Students 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.

[14]Satisfies 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.

[15]Satisfies 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. Students planning a major or minor in physics must consult with that department about proper placement and possible counting of IB credits towards departmental requirements. Prehealth students should not use IB credits to place out of PHYS-UA 11, 12.

[16]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 psychology major or minor requirements.



ADVANCED LEVEL (“A LEVEL”) EQUIVALENCIES (AND 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 equivalent[4]

Art and Design

-

-

No course equivalent

Biology

B or higher

8

BIOL-UA 11, 12[5]

Business

-

-

No course equivalent

Chemistry

B or higher

8

CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128[6]

Chinese

B or higher

8

EAST-UA 203, 204[7]

Classical Greek

B or higher

8

CLASS-UA 9,10[8]

Classical Studies

B or higher

8

No course equivalent[9]

Computing

B or higher

8

CSCI-UA 101, 102[10]

Economics

B or higher

8

ECON-UA 1, 2[11]

English Literature

B or higher

8

No course equivalent

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 equivalent[12]

Hindi

B or higher

8

No course equivalent[4]

History

B or higher

8

No course equivalent[13]

Italian

B or higher

8
ITAL-UA 11, 12

Latin

B or higher

8

CLASS-UA 5, 6[14]

Marathi

B or higher

8

No course equivalent

Mathematics

B or higher

8

MATH-UA 121 (for 4 of the points)[15]

Physics

B or higher

8

PHYS-UA 11,12[16]

Portuguese

B or higher

8

PORT-UA 3, 4[4]

Psychology

B or higher

8

PSYCH-UA 1 (for 4 of the points)[17]

Religious Studies

B or higher

8

No course equivalent[18]

Sociology

B or higher

8

No course equivalent[19]

Spanish

B or higher

8

SPAN-UA 3, 4

Tamil

B or higher

8

No course equivalent

Telugu

B or higher

8

No course equivalent

Urdu

B or higher

8

No course equivalent[4]

[1] No credit is awarded for any Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level examinations. Note that in Singapore, A Level examinations must be designated as H2 or H3 to receive credit.

[2] CAS 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.

[3] Note 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.

[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] Satisfies 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.

[6] Satisfies 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 does not count toward the majors in chemistry and biochemistry. Prehealth students should not use it to place out of CHEM-UA 125, 126/127, 128.

[7] 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. Also note that A Level/Pre-U credits cannot be applied to the East Asian studies major or minor.

[8] Students 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.

[9] Classical 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.

[10] 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.

[11] A Level/Pre-U credits can be counted towards the major or minor in economics.

[12] A 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.

[13] Students 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.

[14] Students 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.

[15] Satisfies 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, students must consult with the Department of Mathematics for exact course equivalencies.

[16] Satisfies 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. Students planning a major or minor in physics must consult with that department about proper placement and possible counting of A Level/Pre-U credits towards departmental requirements. Prehealth students should not use A Level/Pre-U credits to place out of PHYS-UA 11, 12.

[17] Majors 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.

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

[19] Sociology 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).



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

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