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Access—Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about NYU School of Professional Studies Access. If your question is not covered here, please contact us directly at sps.access@nyu.edu.

Yes. You will be taking a full-time schedule (12 credits per semester); however, the schedule is designed to accommodate working students. Courses will be delivered in a blended format that includes online work and in-person, classes on weekends.

To apply, you must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in Spring 2018, and you must live in the NYC metropolitan area. NYUSPS Access is a non-residential program.

No. You are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

NYUSPS Access students are required to take core courses in communication, numeracy, and leadership. In addition, students will have the opportunity to choose a professionally focused area of interest (hospitality and tourism or creative technology). Once admitted into a track of study, students are required to complete the preselected courses in that subject area.

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

Although there is not a predetermined minimum GPA requirement, we are interested in students who have achieved a 2.7–3.2 GPA (77–87). Admissions decisions are based upon a holistic evaluation of your application that includes academic performance, motivation, involvement in your community (jobs, volunteer, extracurricular activates), and goals.

Yes. There are need-based scholarships available for NYUSPS Access students. This program is eligible for federal or state financial aid.

Unfortunately, housing is not available for the duration of the program. Students will live on campus during the one-week orientation only.

Yes. There is a one-week intensive orientation that is required.

Yes. All students are required to stay on campus during the orientation. Students will stay in Founders Hall, a traditional freshman dorm.

Upon admission, students will receive a welcome packet and have access to their schedule in Albert, the University-wide student information system. Most classes will take place on weekends and have an online component.

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.

Successful completion of the NYUSPS Access program will help to prepare you for college and add to your admissions profile; however, participation in the program does not guarantee admission to NYU or to any other university. In addition, credits earned in classes at NYUSPS are not accepted by other colleges and schools at NYU.  For more information on how to apply for an undergraduate degree at NYU, visit Undergraduate Admissions.