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Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in NYU's Coding for Game Design High School Summer Program! This is a resource page with information about the program and it will help you prepare for your time at NYU.

Program Dates

Session I:
June 21 - July 2

Session II:
July 12 - July 23

Session III:
August 2 - August 13

Prepare for Coding for Game Design

All admitted students need to complete these steps before the program begins.

  1. Activate your NYU NetID and accept/deny your admission to the program 
    (instructions in your admission letter)

  2. Apply for your I-20 (international students only)

  3. Pay your student account balance

  4. Read the NYU Summer Programs Student Handbook

  5. Submit required program forms

  6. Register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (if applicable)

  7. Practice coding on (express course recommended)

Program Schedules

All classes will meet on Zoom. Students will receive specific instructions on how to access their class sessions closer to the beginning of the program.

9:00 a.m.: Welcome
9:00-10:00 a.m.: Game design principles
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Unity Lesson
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Critical Gameplay
2:00-4:00 p.m.: Development Time

Students are welcome to participate in dozens of free extracurricular events offered online!  Events will be available June-August, and students can participate no matter when their program is taking place.  Meet students in other summer programs, show off in an online talent show, get insider tips on the college admission process from NYU’s own admissions counselors, be a virtual tourist in New York City, and more.  If you have questions about summer events, contact



  • Laptop or PC that is capable of running Unity 2018
  • Headphones with microphone - This will keep us from being distracted by nearby sounds, and from bothering those who are nearby while the program is in session
  • Webcam (either external or built into your computer) - This will allow for us to interact with one another in a more personal way, thus letting us work together more productively

Below is a list of free software to download before the beginning of the program:

We hope the information you and your student find on this website is helpful as you prepare for the program.  As a parent, the best thing you can do to assist your student with preparations is to discuss the program with one another.  Conversations about what to expect while studying at NYU and experiencing life as an undergraduate student can be immensely helpful.

If you are overseeing program preparations, we encourage you to include your student.  It will help them know what to expect before they arrive and get the most out of their NYU experience once they are here. All website information may be helpful to you, but the following are highlights for parents:


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