The NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Admissions carefully weighs each component of your application during the admissions review process. We use this approach to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curricula that makes NYU SPS so unique.
HERE'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
The NYU School of Professional Studies has both program specific admissions criteria as well as general undergraduate admissions criteria, which student must meet to be admitted into undergraduate programs. See below for general undergraduate admissions criteria.
There is no application fee for undergraduate admissions.
It is required for applicants to submit transcripts from both high school and college institutions, even those from which you did not graduate. Transcripts can be submitted electronically or by mail. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for review purposes. If you are admitted based on an unofficial transcript and wish to enroll and register for coursework, you will be required to submit your official transcript that shows your degree conferral date prior to your first term of enrollment. Failure to submit an official transcript by this date will result in disenrollment from the program.
Submitting a complete application with all required materials, including an official transcript, will expedite the admissions review process.
A resume is required for all applications. Demonstrate your experience, relevant knowledge, and passion for your chosen field of study to help distinguish you as a prospective student. Include any extracurricular activities—volunteer work, college prep, leadership roles, student clubs/government participation, part-time jobs or internships, and full-time work experience
In your personal statement, please tell us about your academic and professional goals, and how NYUSPS is the right fit for you. Personal statements should be a minimum of 500 words. Your personal statement can be uploaded into the online application.
GED or High School Diploma
For DAUS programs, applicants must have a U.S high school diploma or equivalent.
Letters of recommendation may come from any academic or professional reference such as a former teacher or supervisor. Letters of recommendation tell us more about your academic potential, character, and professional experience from the people who know you best. Letters of recommendation are optional.
Applicants who did not complete a high school diploma or associate degree at an institution where the medium of instruction is English are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores. The recommended TOEFL score is 100, and the recommended IELTS score is 7.0.
NYU SPS Office of Admissions only accepts the TOEFL and IELTS academic tests from the past two years.
International Transcript Evaluation
Applicants who studied at an international institution may be required to submit an evaluation. Evaluations are an essential component of the application process because they determine how your academics are graded as compared to the US education system.
When requesting an evaluation, please request a “course-by-course evaluation.” All transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized foreign educational credential evaluation from the list below.
- Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
- Educational Perspectives, nfp
- Foreign Academic Credential Service
- Transcript Research
- Span Tran
- World Education Services (WES)
Applicants who have earned an associate degree from a US institution are not required to submit an evaluation.
Bachelor's degree applicants who do not hold a U.S. associate degree are required to submit international high school transcript and a course-by-course transcript evaluation from one of our approved agencies.