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
  • SAT score of 1340 or above or ACT score of 29 or above
  • Approval from high school administration

How to Apply: 

The 2020 Application is no longer available online.  Please email yuadmit@yu.edu if you are interested in applying for Fall.

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

  • Completed Application
    • Please begin by creating an account in our online application. This will give you access to your personal portal where you will be able to submit your application and supplemental items, and check your application status. 
  • $65 Application Fee
    • Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  • Essay
    • For Spring 2021 and 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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
    • As a result of the challenges students face in fulfilling the requirement of submitting standardized test scores due to COVID-19, Yeshiva University will adopt a one year test optional policy for 2021 high school graduates applying to the university. This will be true for both general admission and Honors applicants.
  • 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).
  • 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.  
  • 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.