The NYU SPS Expedited Application Program (EAP) for NYU Seniors allows undergraduate students with a planned graduation date of May or August 2021 to benefit from an expedited review of their application to most NYU SPS graduate degree programs. The only exceptions are a small number of graduate degree programs with specific post-baccalaureate years-of-work requirements. The key features of the EAP include:
- All application fees are waived (normal application fee $150). To receive an application fee waiver, applicants must complete the application fee waiver request form;
- For programs that normally recommend a standardized test score, such as a GRE or GMAT score, that recommendation is waived;
- Instead of two letters of recommendation, applicants may submit a single letter from the dean of their division or from a clinical faculty member, endorsed by the dean of their division;
- Upon submission of a complete application, applicants enrolled in NYU SPS programs will receive an admissions decision in 7-to-10 business days or less;
- Notwithstanding published deadlines, applicants may apply to begin their graduate studies in the summer semester if the program to which they are applying offers summer entry. However, admitted students must complete their undergraduate degree prior to the commencement of graduate studies;
- EAP applicants will remain eligible for the same financial aid and scholarship opportunities as regular applicants;
- International students with a valid F-1 visa may be able to obtain a new I-20 from the Office of Global Services (OGS), allowing them to begin their graduate studies. As cases vary, international students should contact OGS directly for specific guidance at 212-998-4720.
Please note that EAP is an expedited review for admission but does not change admission requirements or degree requirements. Students admitted to the graduate program within their current division, for example, a Tisch Sports undergraduate student admitted to Tisch Sports for a graduate degree, may be able to waive up to two core courses, increasing their number of electives. This determination will be made in consultation with the program’s graduate academic advisor and will only occur in a very rare instance where an undergraduate and graduate course are substantially similar in content.