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Early Admissions Applicants

Overview

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

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Criteria

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

  • High school GPA of 90 or above
  • SAT score of 1340 or above or ACT score of 29 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:

  1. Completed Application
    Applicants should please begin by creating an account in our online application. This will give them access to their personal portal where they will be able to submit their application. Once the application is submitted, the supplemental items will be populated based on the applicant’s admission type. The applicant will be prompted to upload their essay and resume. The applicant will also be able to submit the names and contact information of their recommenders, who will receive a link to upload their letters of recommendation directly into our system. The applicant’s high school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by their high school administration. We are test optional this year, but if submitted, the applicant’s ACT/SAT official score report must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the testing service. Finally, we require an interview for every applicant.  We may be offering interviews virtually at the applicant's school and if not, please contact yuadmit@yu.edu to schedule an interview.  Applicants can always check their application status or the status of their items by logging into their portal.
  2. $65 Application Fee
    Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  3. Essay
    For Fall 2021 Applicants: Please respond to the following prompt in either 500-750 words or if preferred, applicants can address the prompt in another medium such as art, music or poetry accompanied by a 300 word narrative. Responses should be uploaded to the applicant’s application portal in either PDF or Word format:
    If you had the opportunity to do over a moment in your life and change how you acted, what moment would you choose? Explain why you have chosen this moment. In what ways have you changed since that original moment that would influence how you would respond or react today.
    For Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 Applicants: Please respond to the following prompt in 500-750 words:
    Essay Option 1: What lessons have you learned from high school that you have applied in your life?
    How have these lessons further defined your values and character?
    Essay Option 2: Character, values, leadership, and potential: these are characteristics that we are looking for at YU.  Please provide examples from your life, your experiences, or your aspirations and how they will be further defined, enhanced, or developed at YU.

  4. Resume/Extracurricular Activity List Please upload a resume or extracurricular activity list that details your extracurricular involvement, internships and work experience at school and in your community.

  5. 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
  6. 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).
  7. Two Letters of Recommendation 
    Please identify two teachers who can comment on your academic ability as well as your potential, personality, creativity and leadership qualities to help the Admissions Committee understand why you are truly outstanding. 

    Your personal application portal will allow you to send an email to the people you have selected.  
  8. Interview with a YU Admissions Officer
    Schedule an interview HERE.

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.

Newly Admitted students can have their College courses taken during High School count towards their undergraduate degree. Click HERE for details

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.

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