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Sending Materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions

This is a comprehensive guide on how to send materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please click on the appropriate section below to get instructions on how to send that material to our office.

The Office of Graduate Admissions highly recommends you send items electronically [preferred method]. 

Please allow up to 5 business days for processing of items sent by mail or electronically.  This includes electronic test scores sent from ETS or other testing agencies, electronic transcripts and international credential evaluations. Please continue to check your application status page for updates.  Once the item has been received and processed, the item on your application status page will update to “received”.

Sending Transcript(s) | Sending Final Official Transcript(s)Sending English Proficiency Exam Scores | Sending GRE Scores | Sending MAT Scores | Sending Letters of Recommendation Any other item(s) requested

Sending Transcript(s)

Electronically Sent Directly from Your School

An official transcript may be sent electronically, directly from an institution's transcript delivery service or a service like National Clearinghouse, or Parchment, a global electronic transcript delivery network. Please ensure you select NYU Steinhardt - Office of Graduate Admissions as a recipient, as there are multiple NYU divisions listed in those systems.

If the process requires you to provide a contact person and email address in order for a link and password to be sent for retrieval of your transcript, use the information below. These requests are time sensitive and will expire if not retrieved in a timely manner. Therefore, please provide the following contact information for all electronic transcripts sent directly from your school:

Please follow the directions below when ordering documents, to ensure they arrive to our division of NYU successfully as we are unable to retrieve documents sent to other divisions of NYU.

  • Parchment:  Select: New York University, Steinhardt Graduate Admissions
  • National Clearinghouse: 1. Select State : NY 2. Select Name of the Institution or Organization: New York University  3. Select Department: Not Listed  4. In the next field, enter the following information:
  • WES Evaluations Select Recipient: New York University,  School/Division: Steinhardt School of Culture, Edu. & Human Dev,  Division/Office Name: Office of Graduate Admissions,  Address: Office of Graduate Admissions, 82 Washington Square East, Joseph and Violet Pless Hall, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-6680.

Any electronic transcripts sent to an email address other than, such as staff's personal email address or the main graduate admissions email address, will not be processed. Any other materials or questions sent to will not be answered or addressed. Any scanned copies of transcripts from applicants sent to this email account will not be considered.  

By Postal Mail

Request that the transcript(s) be sent to you from the schools you attended, but do not open the transcript(s) when they arrive. They must be received by our office in a sealed envelope(s). Transcripts that are stamped "issued to student" but remain in the sealed envelope are considered official by the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Transcripts that cannot be issued to a student can be sent directly from a school to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Our complete mailing address is:

NYU Steinhardt
Office of Graduate Admissions
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY  10003-6680

Please ensure you send the transcript to our location, as there are multiple admission offices at NYU.

Hand Deliver 

You can hand deliver your transcript to our office, at the below address.  Our office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).

NYU Steinhardt
Office of Graduate Admissions
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY  10003-6680

Sending Final Official Transcript

If you were recently admitted to our program, the Office of Graduate Admissions must adhere to the university's policy which requires we have proof of your bachelor's degree and for some programs proof of your master's degree.

Your final official transcript will indicate the degree awarded and the date the degree was awarded/conferred. For students who received a degree from a non US institution, a WES or ECE evaluation indicating US degree equivalency will fulfill the final official transcript requirement.

The Office of  Graduate Admissions' goal is to receive your final official transcript before the start of classes for the term in which you were admitted, If we don't receive it, NYU Registrar’s Office will put a College Graduation Document needed hold on your record, which will result in de-enrollment and will prevent you from registering for future semesters.  The scanned official copies of transcripts uploaded to the online application system are not acceptable for the purposes of this requirement.  Also, any transcripts sent to our office while you currently had coursework in progress are not considered final official transcripts.

Please follow the step above at Sending Transcript(s), to send in your final official transcript. 

Transcripts from Outside the United States or Canada

If you have completed, or are completing, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees at institutions outside of the US or Canada you are required to provide translation and a course-by-course evaluation of your transcripts.

These evaluations help us understand how your grades compare to grades in the US education system, as well as what the equivalent US degree is.

We have two approved agencies that can prepare your required course-by-course evaluation:

We do not require evaluations for US students who spent a semester or year abroad, nor is it required if you attended an English-language institution outside the US that is regionally accredited by the US Department of Education.

Sending English Proficiency Exam Scores

Please send one of the below exams 

TOEFL (Test of English to Speakers of Other Languages) - Send official scores from ETS to NYU Steinhardt using institution code 2556. A department code is not required. Please ensure 2556 is listed as your "Designated Score Recipient."   If you sent test scores to the wrong code, we will not be able to retrieve them. You will have to request the scores be resent to the correct code.

IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) – Have scores sent electronically from IELTS to NYU Steinhardt by selecting New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development as a score recipient.

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) - Send official scores from PTE Academic to NYU Steinhardt by selecting New York University, NYU Steinhardt-Graduate Admissions as a score recipient.  

Sending GRE Scores

GRE - NYU Steinhardt's ETS institution code is 2556; a departmental code is not required. Please ensure 2556 is listed as your "Designated Score Recipient." Do not list us as an undergraduate institution recipient, as we will never receive your scores.  Visit the GRE website for more information about the exam.  If you sent test scores to the wrong code, we will not be able to retrieve them. You will have to request the scores be resent to the correct code.

Sending MAT Scores

MAT (Miller Analogies Test) (Recipient/Institution Code: 3160): An official MAT score report must be sent to NYU Steinhardt from Pearson Assessment Miller Analogies. NYU Steinhardt's MAT Recipient/Institution code is 3160. Visit the MAT website for more information about the exam.

Sending Letters of Recommendation

Recommenders should be registered via the online application system and letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically.

Letters of recommendation can be postal-mailed by the recommender directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Any other item(s) requested

Items should be sent to the below address. 

NYU Steinhardt
Office of Graduate Admissions
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY  10003-6680