• Applying to YU: Undergraduate

  • Application Process

    Applying to Undergraduate Programs

    The application process to Yeshiva University is easy.

    Candidates for General Admissions may apply at any time after completion of their junior year in high school. Students should apply no later than February 1 of their senior year of high school.

    Application Details: In order for any application to be considered complete for the Admissions Committee to review, the Office of Admissions must receive all items on the checklist.

    High school juniors with a superior scholastic record who are interested in enrolling at Yeshiva University prior to obtaining a high school diploma may apply to our Early Admissions Program.

    Non-U.S. citizens applying to Yeshiva University should review the additional requirements for International Applicants.

    Transfer students who are applying from other colleges should review the additional requirements for Transfer Applicants.

    Candidates for admissions are expected to present a strong B average and an SAT of 1100 (Critical Reading + Math) or ACT composite of 24. The applicant's character, personality and contribution to school and community life are also factors in the admissions decision.

    Essay choices for 2014 application:

    • "Spread your wings and fly." Write about your thoughts on this as you enter college.
    • "A picture is worth a thousand words." Attach a small photograph of something important to you and explain its significance, its impact or how it inspires you.
    • If there is an experience or a story which speaks to the essence of who you are, or which you feel must be told, please share this story with us so that we can get to know you better.

    Applications for the Spring 2014 semester must be complete by October 17, 2013. Decision letters for the Spring 2014 semester will be mailed mid-December. 

    Deadlines and Dates. Applications for the Fall 2014 semester are processed in three stages:

    Application Deadline:
    Decision Notification:  
    October 15,  2013        December 15, 2013
    December 17, 2013          February 15, 2014
    February 2, 2014           April 4, 2014

    All applicants who require financial assistance should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2014.

    Applying to Our Israel Program

    Students who have been admitted to Yeshiva University can study in Israel for a year. Learn more about the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program.

    Transient Students
    Nonmatriculated students seeking admission for one term only (fall, spring, summer) can apply as Transient Students.


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