Tisch Summer High School Application FAQ

Detailed instructions for completing the Tisch Summer High School application can be found on our Application Instructions page. Please review the instructions page when filling out your application.

Some of our most commonly asked questions and most frequently encountered issues are addressed below. If your question is not answered on this page, please email us at tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

NYU and the Office of Special Programs is closed the week of Christmas through New Year's Day. We will not be able to respond to emails or review applications during this time. We will begin responding to all received emails and submitted applications starting when the office re-opens for business. You may experience a delay in response as we approach the application deadline.

General Application

I entered the wrong name on my application. How do I change it?

Your first and last name cannot be changed from within the application; they need to be updated on your application portal profile. Once you are logged into your application portal, click the avatar image on the top right of your screen to change your profile settings. Once your name is updated from within the profile settings, be sure to save your settings!

Please note: Your Preferred Name is automatically generated from your First Name unless you otherwise change it. If you change your First Name in your Profile Settings, you may wish to revisit the Contact Details page of your application to make changes to your Preferred Name.

I'm a sophomore - can I apply to the Filmmaking program?

At this time, the Summer High School Filmmaking program is only accepting applications from current high school juniors (rising seniors). If you are currently a sophomore, you are welcome to apply to any of our other Summer High School programs. We encourage you to apply to the Filmmaking program next year!

I've been working on my application, but the "Continue" button now says "submit". How do I check/finish my application?

If you have filled out all required forms, the application will automatically mark itself as "100% complete." However, your application isn't submitted until you proceed to the "Declaration" page and click the final "Submit" button! If your application portal says "Submit," simply click the "Submit" button to go back into your application. You will find the final "Submit" button on your Declaration page.

Is there an audition/portfolio requirement for Summer High School?

There is no audition or portfolio requirement for any of our Tisch Summer High School programs; however, if you have links to artistic performances or materials you would like to share (e.g., YouTube videos of performances, a Flickr account of your photos, or a Vimeo page of your short film), please feel free to include the URL(s) in your Creative Resume.

How do I apply for the Scholarship?

When your application is submitted and reviewed as complete, you will be invited to complete the NYU Profile Form. Once your Profile Form is submitted and complete, you will then be invited to apply for the Scholarship.


How can my school submit my transcript?

We accept transcripts in the following ways. Please note, to ensure your transcript is received before the deadline, it is strongly encouraged that your school email us your transcript if possible.


Email: This is our preferred delivery method.

- Emailed transcripts must come from a school representative or an official transcript service on behalf of your school.
- Our email address is tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu.


Mail: Mailed transcripts must be sealed and issued directly from your school to:

                       New York University
                       Tisch Office of Special Programs Admissions
                       721 Broadway, Rm 1248
                       New York, NY 10003


I need to change/correct/update a recommender!

Although you are only required 2 recommendations, your application allows for the input of up to 3 recommenders. Please use your third recommender section to input the correct/updated details of your recommender.

If you have already used all 3 of your available recommendation inputs, please have your recommender email their recommendation directly to us at tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu.

My recommender can't find their email/is having trouble with the form!

When you complete the recommender details in your application, an email is sent to the recommender from nyu252@nyu.edu with a link to the online recommendation form. Occasionally, this email may be filtered to a Promotions or Spam folder.

If your recommender cannot find their email, or is having technical difficulties with the online form, they are welcome to email a recommendation letter directly to us at tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu.

My recommender says they submitted, but I never received a confirmation email!

Occasionally, recommenders will have filled out the whole form but only "Saved" the form. They must click the "Submit" button to finish their recommendation. Encourage your recommender to return to the form to make sure they have clicked the "Submit" button.

Once the recommendation has been successfully submitted, both you and the recommender will receive a confirmation email that the recommendation was received.

Please note: if your recommender emails us their recommendation directly, rather than using the online form, you will not receive a confirmation email.


Why am I not receiving any emails from your office?

Some students have reported that our emails get filtered to their Spam or Promotions folder. We recommend you put our email address (tisch.special.admissions@nyu.edu and nyu252@nyu.edu) on a no-filter list so you receive all communications.

If you think you are not receiving communications from our office, please note you can also always check your CONVERSATIONS tab on your application portal. Simply log in to your application portal; toward the top of the page you should see the "Conversations" icon. Click this icon to view all emails sent by our office to you, and sent from you to us!

I submitted my application. Why have I not received an update?

Once your application has been submitted, we manually review the applications for completion. This can take some time, especially while the school is closed for the Winter Break. Please be patient as we will review your application for completion as quickly as possible.