How to Request Updates to Your Application

A guide to the academic information and personal information update request forms

 

We understand that sometimes things change or you made a mistake. So don’t stress out if you click “submit” and then realize you need to make a change to your application. You can use the forms on your application status page to request updates.

These forms will appear on the right on a desktop or below the checklists on a mobile device.

You can request updates to both personal and application information.

Application Information Updates

You can use the application information update request forms to ask for changes to various parts of your application.

First-Year Applicants

NYU First Year Application Update Request form options.

First, on the first-year application update form, you can request updates to the following items.

Notification Plan: Switch between Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision. However, I recommend reading this article first to learn more about applying early decision.

Campus of Interest: Add, remove, or reorder the campus(es) you are applying to (New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai).

School, College, or Program of Interest: Update the school, college, or program you are applying to. Learn about all our different programs on our website.

Anticipated Area of Study (Major): Update the major you are applying to. Here is a guide to finding your major.

Liberal Studies Core First Year Away Site Preferences: Add, remove, or reorder your Liberal Studies site preferences. But first, read this article to learn which site is right for you.

Planned Testing: Update your plan for standardized testing or English language proficiency testing. This year (for the Class of 2025), due to COVID-19, standardized testing is welcome but not required.

Essay: Update your Common App “Why NYU?” response. Then you can stop worrying about that typo that is haunting you.

Financial Aid: Update whether or not you plan to apply for financial aid.

Other: For any other updates that donʼt fall under the categories above, weʼve got you covered. Use the open text box to request other application-related changes.

Transfer Applicants

NYU Transfer Application Update Request form options.

Second, on the transfer application update form, you can request updates to the following items.

Term: Switch between applying for entry in the spring or fall semester. However, some programs are only available in certain terms.

Application Type: Switch between applying as a transfer from a two- or four-year program or applying for a second bachelor’s degree.

School, College, or Program of Interest: Update the school, college, or program you are applying to. Learn about all our different programs on our website.

Anticipated Area of Study (Major): Update the major you are applying to. Here is a guide to finding your major.

Essay: Update your “Why NYU?” response or your essay. Then, you can stop worrying about that typo that is haunting you.

Financial Aid: Update whether or not you plan to apply for financial aid.

Other: For any other updates that donʼt fall under the categories above, weʼve got you covered. Use the open text box to request other application-related changes.

Personal Information Updates

NYU Personal Information Update Request form options.

Third, you can use the personal information update request form to share corrections for your biographical and contact information. This form allows you to update all of the following items:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • SSN
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Permanent Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Other

What happens After You Submit Your Request?

After we receive your update requests, we will update your record. We do our best to accommodate all application update requests. However, after the application deadline has passed, we are not able to complete all changes. Additionally, as we get closer to releasing decisions, it becomes less likely that we will be able to make changes to your application. Therefore, you should try to submit your requests as early as possible. For personal information updates, we make changes for all applicants as you share them with us. Later, if you become a student, youʼll be able to maintain your personal information in NYU Albert.

Different updates take different amounts of time to process. For example, some will change within a day of your update request. On the other hand, some may take a week or so to finish depending on the complexity of the request and how many other applicants submit requests at the same time.

NYU Application

Check your application status and request updates.

Your Status Page