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High School Students Designing Games on Laptops

Admitted Students Information

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

Online Session: 

Session I (Online): June 17 - June 28, 2024

Onsite Session at CREATE Brooklyn:

Session II (In person): July 8 - July 19, 2024

Session III (In Person): July 29 - August 9, 2024

A diverse group of students enjoying a classroom lecture

 Daily Schedule

10:00: Welcome
10:00-11:00 a.m.: Game Design
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Workshop Time
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Critical Gameplay
2:00-2:30 p.m.: Expert Debugging
2:30-4:00 p.m.: Development Time

Important Information for Students

1. Practice coding on (express course recommended)
All admitted students need to complete these steps before the program begins.

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.

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.

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.

Please follow the instructions on this page to get your NYU ID. You will need to upload a photo in advance and will receive an email with instructions on where and when to pick up your ID. Please do this in advance of the first day of class, as you will need your NYU ID to enter the building for class.

Once we are approaching the start date, you will receive information about Orientation. Please plan to attend a virtual orientation session. It is important that you attend the Orientation and know all the program details before start the program. 

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.


  • Laptop or PC that is capable of running Unity 2020 - If you do not have a laptop you can use please let us know right away. We have a small number of laptops available to loan to participants, which will be assigned on a first come-first served basis.
  • 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; for online session only) - This will allow for us to interact with one another in a more personal way, thus letting us work together more productively
  • Mouse (optional)

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

Participants in the on-campus sessions will be able to participate in a wide range of social and educational events and activities coordinated by NYU's University Programs for a fee of $100. Participants in the online session will have access to a number of virtual events coordinated by NYU's University Programs at no cost. 

Important Information for Parents

You will be registered in May and notification regarding your tuition bill will be sent to your NYU email address by mid-May.

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.

We hope the information makes you, the parents feel informed as you help your child 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:

  1. Housing: For information on and to apply for housing for this program please visit NYU Summer Housing's website. If you have any questions about housing, please reach out to NYU Housing at or (212) 998-4600.
  2. Required Program Forms: If you are having trouble completing program forms, please reach out to NYU University Programs at 
  3. Proof of COVID Vaccination and other Health Forms: If you have general questions or concerns about your vaccine status, please reach out to If you have questions about your COVID-19 record or other medical forms, please reach out to the Student Health Center at or (212) 443-1199. 
  4. Program Page
  5. NYU Summer Programs Handbook
  6. Federal Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)