NYU is extending its test-optional policy to students applying for first-year or transfer admission during the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.

NYU still welcomes those applying to be members of the Class of 2028 to submit standardized test scores as a supplemental way to demonstrate academic accomplishments, and support your application for admission, but it will not be required. We maintain our decade-long commitment to a flexible testing policy that enables students to submit traditional standardized testing like SAT and ACT, as well as a large number of national exams and other alternatives.

As with applicants this year, students looking to apply during the 2023-2024 application cycle, will not be disadvantaged during the review process if you choose not to submit test scores. NYU is committed to equity and will consider students who submit standardized testing with the same holistic review as those who are unable to sit for standardized testing. We are proud of our longstanding commitment to looking at all aspects of a students application and will continue to evaluate applicants through our holistic review.

If you are in a non-U.S. curriculum that culminates in a final school leaving or university entrance examination, you will still be expected to provide predicted and/or final results from that examination if these are available.

NYU is committed to supporting students and their families during the college admissions process. See the following articles for more information about changes to the NYU application for the 2023-2024 academic year and a further look at what “test optional” means at NYU. If you have questions, let us know by email [email protected] or by phone 212-998-4500.