Applications will be accepted starting February 1!  Applicants who submit by the priority deadline of March 16 will receive notification by April 16.  All other applications are due April 17, 2017.

For students who have already applied: Official school transcripts and letters of recommendation can be emailed to or sent to this address:

Office of University Programs
383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

NYU GSTEM is open to high school girls completing their junior years who believe they would perform well in a rich but rigorous environment. Outstanding applicants younger than junior year will be considered but preference will be given to juniors. Younger students who participate in the program demonstrate when they apply that they are ready for and committed to doing college-level work throughout the duration of the program.

In order to participate, students must be available for all six weeks of the program.  Research projects will be substantial and require a full day’s work each day.  Students may not participate in another program simultaneously with GSTEM.

GSTEM participants must have legal status to study in the United States. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible, as are international students who are currently in the US with F-1 status.  NYU does not issue form I-20 for GSTEM participants, and participants may not enter the US on a B-2 tourist visa.

There is no on-campus housing available to GSTEM participants.  Students from outside the New York City metropolitan area who cannot easily commute to the program are discouraged from applying.

Application Details

Admission is selective, and decisions are based on the strength of your high school academic work, your personal statement, and your recommendation.  We strongly encourage students to apply as early as possible, as there is limited space in the program.  NYU GSTEM admits students on a rolling basis.  If you are considering participating in another NYU high school program, please note that only one program application may be submitted at one time.

To apply for NYU GSTEM, students must submit:

1.    The online program application form

2.    One recommendation from a teacher

3.    An official copy of the latest high school transcript

  • Official copies can only be provided by your school office. Transcripts must be signed and stamped by your school office.
  • Make sure your transcript includes all coursework beginning with 9th grade. If you attended multiple institutions during high school, official copies must be obtained from all high schools attended.
  • Be sure to include current year grades (i.e. mid-year grades) as part of your transcript or as a separate report. If your high school does not provide grades, you must supply written evaluations for all completed courses.
  • Official transcripts may be mailed to:


Office of University Programs

383 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003


Applications will not be reviewed for admission until all documents are received.

Please note: The NYU GSTEM application is only used for the NYU GSTEM admissions process. Admission to and/or participation in this program does not guarantee admission to any of NYU’s schools or colleges. Students interested in applying to an undergraduate degree program must follow the application procedures set forth by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for the six-week NYU GSTEM program totals $2,750.  This total covers all participant costs, including travel, meals, field trips, and program materials. Tuition is due six business days after acceptance into the program, and will be indicated on your bill.


Scholarship support may be available to qualified applicants.  Interested students MUST mark on their application if they are interested in scholarship information, and if admitted to the program, students will receive further details and instructions via email.