Director's Message

Cynthia Pérez

Thank you for your interest in the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies. Congratulations on taking this first step toward completing your undergraduate degree! Whether you are interested in applying to our associates degree or bachelors degree programs, you will find that we offer an intellectually stimulating and supportive learning environment to pursue your academic goals and objectives.

Those individuals who took a break after high school or who have earned less than 60 transferable college credits can enroll in our affordable associates degree programs, which are now comparably priced with those offered by local community colleges. Our associate degrees provide the basis for entry into the job market or further education at the baccalaureate level at NYUSPS or at another institution of higher learning. If you are transferring from a community college or from a four-year institution of higher learning, your credits can be evaluated for applicability to these programs. If you have never attended college please note, that you can apply to one of our associates degrees only after being out of high school for at least six months.

If you have attended college but stopped out after earning at least 60 transferable credits, now is the time to finish your degree at NYUSPS! Our bachelors degree programs offer a plethora of options in emerging professional industries as well as in the social sciences and the humanities. At NYUSPS, we value your previous learning experience. Our seamless transfer policies allow you to apply credit earned at an accredited community college or university towards completing your bachelors degree. Credit for prior learning that includes work and life experience also is considered for those who have taken a longer hiatus from their studies.

We know that beginning your studies or returning to school to earn your degree can seem daunting. No matter what your circumstances, you can rest assured that the advisers and the faculty members within the NYUSPS Division of Undergraduate Studies will strive to provide you with the support, flexibility, and counseling you need to thrive in this exhilarating educational environment. In the Office of Admissions, we support that commitment throughout the application process. The admissions website outlines the steps for completing the online application and also provides an overview of what we look for in applicants to our programs. When we review your application, we consider all facets of your academic and professional background, as well as your unique life experiences.

We are here to help you throughout the application process. Our admissions counselors provide one-on-one support to guide you through every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for answers to your questions and to learn more about the programs within the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies. Call 212-998-7100 or email today to set up your appointment, and take that first step towards earning or completing your undergraduate degree.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Cynthia PĂ©rez
Director of Admissions
NYU School of Professional Studies