FAQs for First-Year Students
All undergraduate applications are submitted to and reviewed by the University Admissions department.
Students who thrive at Silver are kind, empathic, welcoming, and curious. Silver students like to challenge themselves academically and are open to new viewpoints and experiences. Students come to Silver to create lasting friendships and learn how they can make change in the world. The Silver community values relationships and the dignity of every person, which is what makes such a special place to be. Silver students are amazing and inspiring!
Yes! All social work majors take Liberal Arts and core requirements throughout NYU. That’s the great thing about being part of NYU, there are so many interesting classes to choose from.
No, Silver does not offer any college credits for life experience.
Yes, we do accept some AP/IB exam scores which can be applied to your degree progress. If you have taken AP/IB exams and would like your scores to be considered, be sure to have your transcript sent to the admissions office.
Absolutely. With careful planning, students can double major or minor in a specific area if they choose. You can find more information about some of the many minor options offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.
FAQs for Transfer Students
All undergraduate applications, including transfer applications are submitted to and reviewed by the University Admissions department. Admissions provides step-by-step application instructions on applying as a transfer student to NYU via the Common Application.
The NYU Admissions webpage offers guidance on what the academic requirements are to apply as a transfer student.
No, there are not any required courses that must be taken prior to applying to the Undergraduate program.
The BS degree requires 64 credits in the Liberal Arts comprised of CORE requirements, (psychology intro, sociology intro, two writing classes, human biology), three Humanities courses (art history, history, classics, languages, english literature, philosophy, religious studies) and four Social Sciences (history, politics, anthropology, psychology, sociology, economics, gender studies, journalism). While it is not required that you take these courses prior to applying, it would be beneficial to have some of these courses completed so that you can make the most of your time at Silver.
NYU Admissions and the Undergraduate Program will evaluate your transcript to determine if they can accept credits from your previous school and if possible, will take up to a maximum of 64 credits.
Once admitted, students will meet with their Academic Advisor at Silver to create an academic plan for the upcoming semester through graduation.