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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/decline your admission to the program 

    If you haven’t already done so, you can activate your NetID via the NYU Start Page by clicking “Activate Your NetID” and following the prompts. You will use your NetID to log into your applicant portal. 

    After viewing your decision letter, you will see instructions in your applicant portal for accepting or declining your offer.

  2. Pay your student account balance

    You will be registered in mid-April and notification regarding your tuition bill will be sent to your NYU email address around April 20, 2021. 

    Once you have been billed, you can access and pay your bill by following these instructions for viewing your bill. If you would like to add a parent to your eSuite account as an authorized user, please view these instructions for inviting a parent or authorized user.

    The preferred method of payment is by electronic check. There is no additional fee for this safe and secure service. If you are unable to pay using an electronic check, please select one of our other methods of payment.

  3. Read the NYU Summer Programs Student Handbook

    It is important for all students to be familiar with the rules and policies of the program. Therefore, all students and their parents/guardians need to review the online NYU Summer High School Programs Handbook, which includes important information about the rules, policies, and expectations of the program.

  4. Submit required program forms

    Students will receive an email with links to forms and submission instructions after they are admitted and accept their admission. Forms are completed and submitted online via DocuSign. Forms for minors (students under the age of 18 at the time of form submission) are completed and signed by the student’s parents or legal guardians. Forms for students over the age of 18 are completed and signed by the student.

    If you do not receive a program form email or you have difficulty submitting any of the required forms, please contact NYU University Programs at or 212-998-2292.

  5. Register with the Moses Center for Student Accessibility (if applicable)

    If needed, the Moses Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) assists students in obtaining appropriate and reasonable accommodations and services.  Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis; however, examples include extended time on exams, a smaller proctored testing environment, and supplemental class notes. 

    Students are strongly encouraged to contact CSA well in advance (a minimum of one month) of the beginning of the program to allow necessary time to review disability requests and implement accommodations.  Please contact CSA at or 212-998-4980 with any questions you may have about their services.

  6. Practice coding on (express course recommended)

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

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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