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Early Admissions Applicants


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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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 can begin by creating an online application account. This will give them access to their personal application portal where they will be able to submit their admissions application. Once the application has been submitted, the supplemental application requirements will populate based on the applicant’s admission type. The applicant will be prompted to upload their essay and a list of their extracurricular activities or resume. The applicant will also be able to provide the names and contact information of recommenders, who will receive a link to their e-mail to upload their letters of recommendation directly into the application system. The applicant’s high school transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by their high school administration.  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 at the applicant's school and if not, please contact to schedule an interview.  Applicants can always check their application status or the status of their items by logging into their portal.
  2. $65 Nonrefundable Application Fee
    Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
  3. Essay
    Please respond to one of the following prompts in 500-750 words:  Essay should be uploaded to the applicant’s application portal in either PDF or Word format.
    Essays Topics
    Essay Option 1: Hakarat hatov: Write a thank you letter to someone in your life.  Express your gratitude and detail what you appreciate and why it is important to you.
    Essay Option 2: Here's how I intend to change the world...
  4. Short Answer Questions (25 words or less). 
    Pick 3. Try to be as specific, creative, personal and original as possible.  Responses should be uploaded to the applicant’s application portal in either PDF or Word format.
    1. My approach to managing rejection is...
    2. I feel most responsible when...
    3. I discovered my own resilience when...
    4. The greatest chessed I ever did was...
    5. People say I am honest because...
    6. ___________ brings me joy.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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).
  8. 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.  
  9. 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. 

Students who have successfully passed college-level courses

Effective Fall 2021, undergraduate students who have successfully passed college-level courses while enrolled in high school may be eligible to have these credits applied toward their undergraduate program. • Evaluation of these courses will be based on official college transcripts received by Yeshiva University during the student’s admissions process. (Unofficial transcripts, HS transcripts noting college credit or official transcripts provided after the start of the student’s first semester will not be considered.) • The course(s) must be documented in the issuing college/university’s academic catalog. 


o A maximum of nine (9) credits may count as general electives or towards an equivalent course to students entering any of Yeshiva University’s Bachelor’s degree programs faculty.  o A maximum of six (6) credits may count as general electives or towards an equivalent course to students pursuing an Associate’s degree in the Katz School of Science and Health. o The course(s) would be considered as transfer credits and subject to all applicable Yeshiva University policies pertaining to the application of transfer credit. o Only courses with earned grades of B- or better will be considered. o Students must provide course syllabi for each course for which they are requesting transfer credit.  o Grades would not be calculated as a part of the student’s cumulative institutional grade point average unless they are courses delivered by Yeshiva University.  o These courses would not count towards any Yeshiva University residency requirements. o This policy is effective immediately for students beginning at Yeshiva University during the fall 2021 semester and will be re-evaluated on an annual basis.

Student Responsibilities:

o Provide official transcripts from each institution issuing credit during admissions process o Provide course syllabi for each course for which they are requesting credit.

Applying to the Honors Program

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 or contact the Office of Student Finance directly at 646.592.6250 or

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