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Summer Programs—Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about the NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy summer programs. If your question is not covered in our FAQ, please contact us directly at sps.hsacademy@nyu.edu.

Admissions and Application Questions

Career Edge
Session 1: July 10–14, 2017
Orientation: July 9, 2017
Session 2: July 17–21, 2017
Orientation: July 16, 2017
Session 3: July 24–28, 2017
Orientation: July 23, 2017
Session 4: July 31–August 4, 2017
Orientation: July 30, 2017

Students who select to live on-campus check into the residence hall the Sunday before each session's start date.

NYUSPS Summer College
Session 1: July 10–21, 2017
Orientation: July 9, 2017
Session 2: July 24–August 4, 2017
Orientation: July 23, 2017

Yes, you may apply to multiple Career Edge or NYUSPS Summer College program sessions by selecting one course per session.

Career Edge

Domestic and international students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Fall 2017 are all eligible to apply.

NYUSPS Summer College

Domestic and international students who will be high school juniors and seniors in Fall 2017 are all eligible to apply.

Career Edge

Career Edge is a selective program. Students are expected to work at the same pace as college-aged students. Students offered admission typically have a B grade point average or higher.

NYUSPS Summer College

The NYUSPS Summer College program is selective and academically rigorous. Students are expected to complete college-level work and applicants offered admission typically have a B+ grade point average or higher.

Career Edge

To apply to the Career Edge program, submit an online application, a 250-word essay explaining why you are interested in the course you are applying for, and a current, official high school transcript to the NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy.

NYUSPS Summer College

To apply to the NYUSPS Summer College program, submit an online application, a personal statement essay, and a current, official high school transcript to the NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy.

An official copy of your high school transcript is required even if you have uploaded an unofficial copy with your application. All official transcripts must be emailed or mailed to our processing center:

By Email* (official transcripts only): admissions.docs@nyu.edu

By Mail:
New York University
Office of University Programs
383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

* The preferred method of submission is email. Transcripts sent via email as a PDF should include the following subject line: "NYUSPS HS Academy Transcript for (ADD YOUR NAME)"

For International Students For Domestic Residential Students For Domestic Commuter Students
May 1, 2017 June 1, 2017 July 1, 2017

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, which means we will review and act on complete applications as they are received. We encourage you to apply early, before the course in which you are interested in enrolling is filled to capacity.

If your first choice is full (or closed), we will do our best to enroll you in a similar course or help you to find another course of interest. Courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage students to apply early.

If you can no longer attend a High School Academy program, you must notify us in writing immediately by sending an email to sps.hsacademy@nyu.edu.

Cost, Payment, and Refund Questions

Career Edge

The total cost to attend a one-week course for a commuter student is $2,095 and $2,505 for a residential student. International students who require an F-1 student visa may have additional fees. Please visit the International Students page for more information.

NYUSPS Summer College

No, the application is free.

Unfortunately, there is no financial aid available.

The preferred method of payment is electronic check through NYU eSuite. Personal checks or money orders should be mailed directly to the NYU Bursar's Office. International payments can be made through wire transfers.

Course drop requests must be received in writing and emailed to sps.hsacademy@nyu.edu. If you submit a drop request before the second scheduled class, you are entitled to a 100 percent tuition refund. After the second scheduled class, there is no refund.

Please Note: Residential and meal expenses are not refundable after a student checks into the NYU residence hall. No refund will be given to any student dismissed from the program.

Grades and Transcripts Questions

Career Edge

No, none of the Career Edge courses offered award credit. However, for your records, your participation in the program will be included on an official NYU transcript that you may request from the University upon successful completion of the program.

NYUSPS Summer College

To earn the program's four credits, you must successfully complete a course (three credits) in addition to the associated one-credit project seminar. Course enrollment, your final grade, and the number of credits you have earned will be recorded on an official, permanent New York University transcript. The academic credits awarded in the program can generally be applied toward undergraduate degree programs within the NYU School of Professional Studies. If you have specific questions regarding their transferability to other colleges within NYU or elsewhere, check with the specific college or university in which you are contemplating enrolling.

Yes, all High School Academy students receive a letter grade (A-F scale) that is recorded on a transcript.

Bad grades cannot be deleted from a transcript. Only Career Edge students may request a non-evaluative grade and the request must be received before the third scheduled class.

Students can request an unofficial transcript by logging into the NYU Albert Student Center. Official transcripts can also be requested and can be provided in paper or electronic form.

Campus Life Questions

Yes, University housing is available for NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy students. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to apply early.

Each student who requests to live on campus for the duration of his/her program will reside in Founders Hall. Students will be housed in an apartment style suite and share a double room.

Yes, each student living on campus will have a meal plan included in the cost of his/her housing. Commuter students may also opt into a meal plan. The meal plan provides access to our dining halls on weekdays and weekends. For a list of meal plans and summer dining hall locations, visit NYU Summer Housing.

Students will be able to check into their dorm room from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the start of their course. Early check-in is not available.  Please plan your travel accordingly to arrive within the designated check-in time.

Each student needs to be packed and out of his/her room on the Friday after their final class.

Yes, there is a mandatory student orientation at 3 p.m. each Sunday prior to the start of each session.

If you are attending courses over multiple weeks, you are eligible to stay in your dorm room during the weekend between courses. There are weekend activities available for students in the residence hall and around New York City.

Unfortunately, NYU does not allow students to request roommates during the summer sessions.

All classes will be held at the NYU School of Professional Studies located at 7 East 12th Street.

The NYUSPS building is a short 10-minute walk from the residential dorms.

Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch. Each student is expected to get breakfast at the dining hall in the morning and to arrive in class on time. After the lunch break, students are expected to be on time for the afternoon session of their class. Most classes have afternoon outdoor activities.

NYU is located in one of the safest neighborhoods in one of the safest cities in the United States. That being said, it is still a large city, and the NYU campus is not enclosed. The NYU Office of Public Safety works hard to maintain security throughout the area in which NYU facilities are located. Students are encouraged to review the crime prevention tips on the University website. Safety in NYC also will be addressed during orientation.

A main component of the program is to experience college life in the city. As such, students are responsible for getting to and from class on their own and they may—if they choose—leave the NYU campus during free time in the evenings and on weekends. Students are advised to remain close to the campus area. Those who choose to leave the campus area must understand that the farther they are from the main campus, the more difficult it is for University and NYU School of Professional Studies staff to assist them. Students and their parents/guardians should discuss and decide upon appropriate boundaries and guidelines for travel off campus while attending the program.

Yes, there is an optional, supervised evening activity offered each weeknight and on weekends. The cost is covered in the student activity fee. Activities are available for both residential and nonresidential students.

Successful completion of any NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy course will add to your admissions profile, but participation in the High School Academy does not guarantee admission to NYU or to any other university. For more information on how to apply for an undergraduate degree at NYU, visit Undergraduate Admissions.

The Aspire program has one summer session: July 31–August 4, 2017.

Rising high school juniors (current sophomores) from the New York metro/tri-state area who will be first-generation college students are eligible to apply.

Successful applicants come from underrepresented communities and have shown academic improvement in high school. Students are also active in their local or school communities.

To apply to the Aspire program, submit an application, two recommendation letters (one academic and one personal), answers to short essay questions, and a current, official high school transcript to the NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy.

An official copy of your high school transcript is required even if you have uploaded an unofficial copy with your application. All official transcripts must be emailed or mailed to our processing center:

By Email* (official transcripts only): admissions.docs@nyu.edu

By Mail:
New York University
Office of University Programs
383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

* The preferred method of submission is email. Transcripts sent via email as a PDF should include the following subject line: "NYUSPS HS Academy Transcript for (ADD YOUR NAME)"

The application deadline is March 27, 2017. All materials must be received by this date.

No, the Aspire program does not award credit.

We accept a limited number of students to the Aspire program. We encourage students to apply early.

Yes, all Aspire students are required to live on campus.

All students will reside in Founders Hall.

Yes, students' meals are included in the program. The NYU ID card will provide students with access to our dining halls.

Students will be able to check into their dorm room from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the start of their course. Early check-in is not available.  Please plan your travel accordingly to arrive within the designated check-in time.

Each student needs to be packed and out of his/her room on the Friday after their final class.

Yes, there is a mandatory student orientation at 3 p.m. each Sunday prior to the start of their course.

Unfortunately, NYU does not allow students to request roommates during the summer sessions.

All classes will be held at the NYU School of Professional Studies located at 7 East 12th Street.

Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch. Each student is expected to get breakfast at the dining hall in the morning and to arrive in class on time. After the lunch break, students are expected to be on time for the afternoon session of their class. Most classes have afternoon outdoor activities.

NYU is located in one of the safest neighborhoods in one of the safest cities in the United States. That being said, it is still a large city, and the NYU campus is not enclosed. The NYU Office of Public Safety works hard to maintain security throughout the area in which NYU facilities are located. Students are encouraged to review the crime prevention tips on the University website. Safety in NYC also will be addressed during orientation.

A main component of the program is to experience college life in the city. As such, students are responsible for getting to and from class on their own and they may—if they choose—leave the NYU campus during free time in the evenings and on weekends. Students are advised to remain close to the campus area. Those who choose to leave the campus area must understand that the farther they are from the main campus, the more difficult it is for University and NYU School of Professional Studies staff to assist them. Students and their parents/guardians should discuss and decide upon appropriate boundaries and guidelines for travel off campus while attending the program.

Yes, there is an optional, supervised evening activity offered each weeknight.

Successful completion of any NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy course will add to your admissions profile, but participation in the High School Academy does not guarantee admission to NYU or to any other university. For more information on how to apply for an undergraduate degree at NYU, visit Undergraduate Admissions.