Completing the Common Application
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Name and Date of Birth
Entering your name and date of birth correctly is very important! Please pay attention to the order of how you enter this information, and use your full legal name as it appears on your passport. If this information is entered incorrectly on your application, it will be difficult to change later.
US Social Security Number
In the "Applicant" section, a US social security number is only required for US citizens. Others may leave the field blank.
Finding Your High School Code
In the "Education" section, there is a search option to help you find your school's CEEB code, if there is one for your school. If you type in the name of your city and country and still cannot find your high school, then there is a Not Found option at the bottom of the page that you may choose.
Complete the New York University Supplement.
On Part A of Question 3 of the supplement, indicate New York University Abu Dhabi as the campus for which you would like to be considered. If you wish to be considered for admission to NYU New York or NYU Shanghai, you may indicate this in order of preference in parts B and C of this section.
If you do not wish to be considered for NYU New York, you may skip Questions 4-7. Selecting a program of interest and anticipated area of study is not required for NYU Abu Dhabi or NYU Shanghai applicants.
Students who wish to be considered for both NYU Abu Dhabi AND NYU New York should fill in Questions 4 and 5 (required for NYU New York) and Questions 6 and 7, if applicable.
All applicants are required to respond to Questions 8 and 9. Please use the short essays in Question 8 to tell the admissions committee more about yourself. Question 9 confirms that you have read and understood the application instructions and requirements – please be sure to read the statement thoroughly before completing.
At any time during the application process, you may submit the application fee. For more information on how to pay the fee or how to request a fee waiver, please see the Application Requirements page.
After filling out the Release Authorization, you will be able to enter the names of your teacher and counselor whom you have chosen to write recommendations for you. Don't wait until the end to do this section — be sure to give your teachers enough time to complete the forms! If you enter an email address for each of them, they will be sent a message inviting them to either fill out the recommendation forms online or submit them as a hard copy by mail. You, the student, should follow up with your teacher and counselor.
Alternatively, you may print out the Teacher Evaluation form and Secondary School Report form from the Common Application website, fill in the top (student) section, and give it to your teacher/counselor to complete.
Submitting Your High School Transcripts
Request that your school submit an official, sealed copy of your transcripts from grade nine up through the most recent marks you have received at the time of applying. You do NOT need to submit your final grade 12 results while applying, as most students will not have those yet. It is helpful for the school to submit a school profile along with the transcripts.