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Requirements + Deadlines


Candidates for admission to Gallatin are evaluated on the basis of their academic and professional background as well as on their potential to succeed in an individualized program of study of either a professional, scholarly, or creative nature. We consider the candidate’s academic record, professional experience (if relevant), Statement of Purpose, and letters of recommendation. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution or the equivalent international credential is required.

Please send credentials to: 

Office of Enrollment Management
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
New York University
1 Washington Place - 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003-6806
Attn: John Bradley

Supplementary Materials 

If you are proposing a concentration that includes a substantial writing component, you are strongly encouraged to upload an academic or creative writing sample, of no longer than 15 pages, by clicking the Academic Writing Sample option on the left-hand navigation bar within the online application.

If you would like to submit other supplemental materials such as artistic portfolios, videos, etc., please send them to John Bradley via email, making sure your full name is in the subject line. You are also welcome to send links to artistic works or your own website. Please provide a title for each link. If you are unable to send your materials by email, please contact John Bradley for assistance.

Standardized Test Scores

The Gallatin School does not require standardized test scores such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), but applicants who have taken such examinations may submit their scores.


January 15 Fall Financial Aid Priority Deadline
January 15 Dean's Graduate Scholarship Application Deadline
January 15 NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program Application Deadline
January 15 Fall International Student Application Deadline
March 1 Final Fall Application Deadline
March 15 Recommended Deadline for FAFSA submission
October 1
Spring Application Deadline

Please note: Applications received after the final deadline will be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Summer Admission

The Gallatin School does not typically offer summer admission. Under rare circumstances, a student may begin in the summer term. Please contact the director of enrollment  to discuss.


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