1. What do I need to apply?
All important information including the application, application deadlines, and other valuable information can be found here, through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This also includes information for international applicants as well.
2. Can I apply to transfer into CAS for the spring semester?
Yes, the College of Arts and Science at NYU accepts transfer applications for the fall and spring semesters.
3. When will I receive my admissions decision?
If you have questions about your application or the application process, please contact Undergraduate Admissions.
4. How can I complete my enrollment?
You can refer to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions for helpful instructions and make sure you visit "Your Next Steps."
5. Can I live on campus as a transfer student?
Transfer students may be able to live on campus, however housing is not guaranteed after May 1. For more information on how to apply, refer to the NYU Housing Services application page. Inquire about the NEW Transfer Living/Learning Community! Questions about housing can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call (212) 998-4600.
6. When is my tuition payment due?
Your tuition bill for the semester will be generated only after you have registered for courses. For more specific information about how to make a tuition payment and when payment is due, please refer to the payment information page provided by the Office of the Bursar.
7. How can I find out more about credits transferring to NYU?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions also provides information regarding general policies surrounding accepted transfer credit. An initial Transfer Credit Report will be generated and can be accessed via NYUAlbert, our electronic student system. This preliminary report only identifies potential College Core Curriculum equivalencies and outside CAS credits, the rest will be discussed during advising and registration. Note, all credits will be equated to a semester system, thus quarter and trimester systems credit amounts may differ. Credits will be finalized after receipt of your final High School and College transcripts by NYU. See instructions here.
8. What is the Core Curriculum for NYU College of Arts and Science students?
The College of Arts and Science Core Curriculum can be found here. This site includes details about the requirements you may need to fulfill, potential requirement exemptions, and other valuable information. These courses are the foundation of the CAS experience and may differ from your previous institutions general requirements.
9. How will my coursework from previous institutions equate to NYU courses in the College of Arts and Science?
In some cases, specific classes you have taken at another institution prior to NYU can count towards major requirements and/or College Core Curriculum requirements. Otherwise, credits may be able to count as electives towards the minimum overall credit requirement. Refer to your Transfer Credit Report.
For discussing major specific courses and equivalencies, you should be in touch with your intended major department.
If you are trying to figure out what you may have done to satisfy Core Curriculum requirements, we encourage you to refer to our Transfer Credit Guidelines which is a valuable resource for understanding course equivalencies. When discussing credits and course equivalencies, it is best to have a copy of your transcript as well as a course description or syllabus readily available.
10. Are there restrictions on majors that I can apply to in the College of Arts and Science?
Some majors will require that you satisfy and successfully complete introductory courses before you can officially declare, i.e Psychology, Neuroscience, Global Public Health etc. International Relations is an honors major that you will have to apply for once on campus. Also, the 5 year Dual Degree Engineering program currently does not accept transfers. See here for more information.
Students interested in declaring an Economics major should refer to this page which includes a link to important information (declaring the major, transferring coursework, etc.) and frequently asked questions specifically for their department.
11. When and how do I register for courses?
Students will register for courses after completing the CAS Virtual Advising, which will allow a CAS academic advisor to contact them and begin the registration process. All correspondence will require students to utilize their NYU email account so activate that now here. Instructions on how the maneuver NYU's Albert registration system can be found here. Beginning in May/December students will be contacted approximately a week after they deposit.
You should also plan on attending our Transfer Student Orientation before the semester begins to help finalize your schedule.
12. Does NYU offer or require students transfer students to take placement exams?
Incoming international students may have to take the American Language Institute test which will help place you in an appropriate level writing course.
All incoming transfer students will need to take the Writing Proficiency Exam through the Expository Writing Department regardless of whether or not you are bringing in credit for an introductory writing course. This exam is offered during transfer orientation each semester.
Transfer students can also take placement exams for certain departments, including Math and Computer Science that will help indicate which level of coursework you should enroll. Some of these placement exams are offered during transfer orientation.
Foreign language placement exams can also be found through the above link, most of which can be taken online.
13. How can transfer students get involved on campus?
The Center for Student Life provides many resources to help CONNECT transfer students with the NYU community.
We encourage interested students to check out the Transfer Student Association, our college-specific Transfer Ambassadors (TA's), and additional opportunities and newsletters specifically for transfer students.
Within the College of Arts and Science, we also encourage you to get involved with the College Cohort Program (CCP), CAS Student Council, Academic Achievement Program (AAP), and the CAS International Student Club.
Overall, NYU has over 300 clubs and activities, both school specific and university wide, and many more opportunities for our students to get involved!
14. Am I able to study abroad as a transfer student?
Yes, transfer students are still eligible to take part in our numerous study away opportunities. To find out more about specific study away sites and course listings, please refer to NYU Global and CAS Summer Programs. You must spend your first semester on NYU Washington Square campus.