Early Admissions

EARLY ADMISSIONS APPLICANTS


Overview
Criteria
How to Apply
Applying to the Honors Program
Financial Aid

Overview:

High school juniors with a superior scholastic record who are interested in enrolling at Stern College for Women, Syms School of Business or Yeshiva College prior to obtaining a high school diploma may apply for Early Admission.

Criteria:

Early Admission applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply:

  • High school GPA of 90 or above
  • New SAT score of 1340 or above or ACT score of 28 or above
  • Approval from high school administration

How to Apply:

For any application to be processed, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive the following items:

  • Completed Application
  • $65 Application Fee
    • Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  • Essay
    • Applicants must respond to one of the following prompts in 750 words or fewer.  Essays should be uploaded to the applicant’s personal application portal.
      1. Who is one person, past or present, with whom you would like to switch places for one day? Explain.
      2. If you could change one aspect or decision from your high school experience, what would that be and why?
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
    • Official scores must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the testing service (i.e., College Board, ACT). Yeshiva University does not require the writing section on the SAT or ACT.
      • Yeshiva University's SAT school code is 2990                      
      • Yeshiva University's ACT school code is 2992
  • Official High School Transcript
    • High school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the high school administration (e.g., college guidance counselor, principal).
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • This letter must be written by the principal or college guidance counselor of the applicant's high school
  • Interview with a YU Admissions Officer
    • To schedule an interview, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 646-592-4440.  See when YU is visiting your town!
    • Yeshiva University takes a holistic approach in reviewing an applicant’s candidacy.  The interview allows the Admissions officer to meet all applicants and get to know them outside of their application.

Applying to the Honors Programs:

Early Admission applicants interested in applying to one of Yeshiva University's Honors Programs should review the additional supplemental items required.  Please note that the essay prompts for the Honors Programs are different and Honors applicants do not need to respond to the prompts above.  

Financial Aid: 

Yeshiva University is committed to creating a financial aid package that will make this extraordinary education a reality.  To learn more about financing your education or the financial aid application process, please visit www.yu.edu/osf or contact the Office of Student Finance directly at 212.960.5399 or studentaid@yu.edu.