Access Admissions



The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Access program is a first-year college transition program that offers a course of study designed to meet the needs of students who want to sharpen their academic and work-focused skills, while deciding what comes next. The Access program is a unique learning opportunity for those who would benefit from more structured support on the path to a college education, allowing them to increase their readiness for college and/or the workforce. Students explore a professional field of their choosing and practice core academic competencies such as data literacy, and written and verbal communication. Cohort-based advisories led by a success coach support students’ program progress and help them to navigate the exciting transition that lies ahead.

Upon successful completion of the Access program, students will have earned 30 college credits.

Scholarships, as well as other financial aid options, are available based upon demonstrated financial need. To be eligible, applicants must submit a FAFSA.

Program Information

Academic Year (August-May)


Priority: December 1
Regular: April 1
Final: June 15


  • Application Form
  • Short-answer questions
  • Official high school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition: $15,000 (30 credits)
University Fees: $900

Kimberly Howard
Phone: 212-998-7099

Program Overview

NYUSPS Access provides students with a distinctive, comprehensive programmatic experience that includes small classes led by scholars and industry experts, rigorous academic curricula, robust academic advising, and personalized college and career coaching. Students also benefit from professional development workshops on topics such as time management, decision-making, and preparing for the job market.

Upon joining NYUSPS Access, students are conditionally admitted into their choice of an associate’s degree program in Business, Healthcare Administration or Information Systems Management. Those who are in good academic standing at the end of the NYUSPS Access program will have the option to continue their studies and complete their associate’s degree through the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.

Classes are held Friday (afternoons) and Saturday (mornings and afternoons).

To apply, you must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in Spring 2019, and you must live in the NYC metropolitan area. NYUSPS Access is a non-residential program.

You must submit an application, an official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation (preferably one from your guidance counselor and one from a subject-area teacher) and complete short answer questions.