Top NYU Admissions Tips

October 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM
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When it comes to the NYU admissions process, there are many dos and donts when it comes to your application. This article will provide tips to help you make the application process go as smoothly as possible.

1. Submit your application before the deadline

While you may hear that you need to submit your application by the deadline, the best choice is actually to submit it before the deadline. Submitting even one day early will make it more likely that you will get your application processed and IDs assigned days before students who submit on the deadline. And if you can submit it one week before the deadline, you’ll be more likely to have your application matched with all its supporting materials and in review before the deadline. Ultimately, this means that you’ll know sooner if anything is missing and be able to get the information to NYU faster.

Additionally, if you are applying to an artistic program that requires an audition or portfolio, you should apply at least one month in advance to allow ample time for scheduling the audition or submitting the portfolio by the deadline.

2. Complete all parts of your application

While this may seem obvious, some applicants do not submit all the necessary materials for their application and are denied because it is incomplete. As you are applying, make sure that you do the following:

  1. Submit the application
  2. Ensure the application fee is paid or waived
  3. Send or have your school send all required supporting documents.

You will want to ensure that your counselor and recommender emails are correct. If you do not put the correct email on the Common Application, they will not get notified to send in your documents.

As for supporting documents, stick to what the school asks for. That’s because the admissions team reviews thousands of applications, and the critical information gets lost in a cluttered file. Focus on your transcripts, test scores, and the recommendation letters that they ask for. The Common Application provides a space for you to list awards and activities as well as a space to provide additional information, which is where you should do it.

3. Stay in contact with NYU and read through all emails sent by the school

After you submit your application, you will want to stay in touch with NYU by setting up your account and frequently checking your application status page. You’ll set up your account at NYU Start once the school sends you your NYU IDs — typically a few days after submitting your application on CommonApp.

If the school is emailing you after you’ve applied, it’s generally essential. The school might be missing supporting documents, or there might be a scholarship that you’re eligible for that you need to know about. The school might also require you to log in to fill out a form or upload something. There will typically be a deadline associated with any and all requests sent by the schools, so make sure to read each email thoroughly.

Additionally, if you are emailing NYU admissions, make sure to include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Birth date
  • CommonApp ID or NYU ID

This will help the admissions team help you find your file quickly and answer your questions.

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We look forward to working with you and helping you get into your dream college.