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.
We require transcripts from all high school(s) and colleges attended by the applicant.
Demonstrate what experiences you’ve had to date, so we can help you go further. Relevant knowledge in and passion for your chosen field of study will help to 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.
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
Identifying what level of education you have completed to date will assist us in better understanding your academic accomplishments as we help you to plan your future.
For DAUS associate degree programs, applicants must have a U.S. high school diploma or equivalent.
Letters of recommendation tell us more about your academic potential, character, and professional experience from the people who know you best. However, the letter of recommendation is 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, TOEFL At Home, and IELTS academic tests from the past two years.
VEPT is no longer required starting Summer 2024.
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.