2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies (GS) Program


The General Studies (GS) Program provides proactive support for students, allowing them an opportunity to matriculate and successfully obtain a science, egineering, humanities, and management based education. To encourage student success, the GS Program provides a broad variety of services that begin with a mandatory summer program before the start of the first year and continue throughout the academic year with mandatory weekly tutoring and advisement sessions. Once admitted, students must participate successfully in the program for one year. Advanced Placement (AP) and transfer credits may not be used toward the completion of GS program requirements.

For further information, visit the GS website or call (718) 260-3882.

Admission and Application Procedures

Admission to the General Studies Program is by invitation only. Selected first-year applicants to the NYU School of Engineering are invited to submit an application and may be interviewed by an admissions counselor to determine if their goals correspond with program objectives and services.

Academic Support Services

GS students have an array of services to help them adjust to the rigorous NYU School of Engineering curriculum. Services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A six-week on-site or online summer program before the start of their first year.
    • On-site students take a computer skills for engineerings class and pre-college math, physics, and writing courses. Otherwise, students take an online math course. NYU Admissions decides whether the student’s summer experience will be on-site or online; regardless of format, student participation in one or the other is required for admission to the NYU School of Engineering in the fall.
  • College survival skills course.
  • Small group tutoring and exam review sessions.
  • Individual and group advisement sessions.


At weekly advisement meetings students discuss questions and concerns about the academic curriculum and general college adjustment issues. Individual advisement sessions are a more personal continuation of the group meetings. Students meet with a General Studies staff member weekly to discuss a broad range of topics including academic, financial, and personal concerns.

Financial Aid

General Studies students’ financial-aid packages are based on the information entered on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Students are urged to complete the FAFSA forms as early as possible to get the best financial aid package.