Admissions FAQ

When will my admission decision be emailed?
I've been accepted. How long do I have to accept the offer of admission?
Can I defer my admission?
Why wasn't my application accepted?
May I request that my application materials be returned to me?
Is student housing available?
How/when do I apply for student housing?
Are counselors available for advising?
How do I apply for loans?
What do I do next?



When will my admission decision be emailed?
The Graduate School forwards your application to the department for consideration. The Graduate School does not provide the status of applications online, nor does it provide admissions decisions online or by telephone. The communicating of decisions varies by department. Most doctoral programs make their decisions in February and March. They arrange to have decisions emailed by mid- to late March. Master's and non-degree programs make their decisions at different times, beginning in early March. All decision notifications are done by email.

I've been accepted. How long do I have to accept the offer of admission?
Your offer of admission will specify the reply deadline. The most common reply period is four weeks from the date of your offer of admission; however, it may be shorter in some cases. You must follow the instructions on the Admitted Student Resource Page (your personal link is in your admissions email) in order to officially accept the offer and to hold your place in the Graduate School.

Can I defer my admission?
Yes, for a maximum of one year, if your department approves your request; not all programs permit deferrals. You must make a written request to Graduate Enrollment Services (email gsas.admissions@nyu.edu) and receive the approval of your department. If approved, you may be required to pay a $250 tuition deposit to hold your place in the Graduate School.

Why wasn't my application accepted?
Graduate School policy does not permit us to discuss details regarding individual admission decisions with applicants. The Graduate School receives a large number of meritorious applications and our departments are quite selective. Admissions committees evaluate applicants on a number of different factors and there are many reasons why an offer of admission is not made.

May I request that my application materials be returned to me?
The application and all materials submitted to the Graduate School become the property of New York University and will not be returned under any circumstances.

Is student housing available?
Limited single bedrooms in shared suites and shared studios are available in on-campus housing. All are within walking distance of NYU or a short subway / bus / trolley ride away. NYU also has an off-campus housing office with resources and hundreds of apartment listings available to NYU students.

How/when do I apply for student housing?
Information on housing is included on your Admitted Student Resource Page (your personal link is in your admissions email).

Are counselors available for advising?
Yes. Graduate Enrollment Services has counselors available on a walk-in basis, Monday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Also, you may call our office at (212) 998-8050, or send us e-mail at gsas.admissions@nyu.edu.

How do I apply for loans?
You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you wish to apply for federal or private loans. For more information, see the NYU Financial Aid Office webpage.

What do I do next?
Refer to the New Student Checklist and the Academic Transcript Information for New Students Enrolling in GSAS.



Updated on 04/17/2015