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High School Programs

NYU offers many different programs for high school students interested in studying at our New York campus. Most programs are offered during the summer, but there are options for weekend workshops during the fall and spring.

Each program draws on the strengths of NYU’s various schools and colleges. Whether it’s by earning college credit or strengthening artistic or professional skills in an intensive non-credit offering, students will experience college and city life, first hand. Many of our programs allow students to increase their academic portfolio, while others enhance performance and studio art experiences.

6-week, 1-week and everything in between, NYU’s varied array of High School Programs offer flexibility and options that can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule. Application processes, requirements and deadlines are varied; as are housing and financial aid offerings. Be sure to visit each specific website to see which program is right for you.

NYU Precollege Summer Program for High School Students

Choose from courses in more than 30 academic areas as well as specialized programs in engineering, business, and journalism all while experiencing life as an NYU student.

  • Program Duration: 6-Weeks
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Credit
  • Cost: $5,000 - $15,000

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High School Academy Weekend Workshop

Enhance your future college applications and your professional portfolio with these non-credit weekend workshops in the spring and weeklong intensives in the summer.

  • Program Duration: 1-week
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Non-Credit
  • Cost:  $2,000 - $7,000

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NYU High School Summer Art Intensive

Located in NYU’s internationally recognized Art and Art Professions department, this 3-week program is designed to provide students interested in the broad scope of art an introduction to the experience of being an art student at a prestigious New York City institution.  

  • Program Duration: 3-weeks
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Non-Credit
  • Cost: $5,200

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Music and Performing Arts Professions

Expand your skills with one of NYU Steinhardt's noncredit summer programs for high school students interested in art, music, and theater.  

  • Program Duration(s): 1-week, 2-weeks, 3-weeks, or 4-weeks sessions available
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Non-Credit
  • Cost:  $1,200 - $5,000

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Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Work on a project alongside researchers in math and physical sciences with this non-credit summer program for girls interested in STEM subjects.

  • Program Duration: 6-weeks
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Non-credit
  • Cost:  $2,750

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NYU College Access Leadership Institute

Learn more about college admissions, entrance test prep, essay writing, interviewing skills, and financial aid in this 6-day program for students in underrepresented communities.  

  • Program Duration: 1-week
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Non-Credit
  • Cost:  Free

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Residential Program at Tisch School of the Arts

Earn credits and train in acting, dance, dramatic writing, filmmaking, game design, photography and imaging, or recorded music with one of the top art schools in the country, the Tisch School of the Arts. 

  • Program Duration: 4-weeks
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Credit
  • Cost:  $10,500 - $12,000, depending on program specific fees

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NYU Urban Journalism Workshop

Spend 10 days attending an intensive and rewarding journalism "boot-camp" designed to develop the next generation of great journalists.

  • Program Duration: 10 days
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Non-Credit
  • Cost: Free

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NYU STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) & BEST (Building Excellence in Science and Technology) is an innovative pre-college enrichment program for talented and motivated middle and high school students in NYC.

  • Program Duration: Saturdays, Oct-May (academic year); 5-weeks (summer)
  • Credit or Non-Credit: Non-Credit
  • Cost: $200 (Academic Year); $350 (Summer) waivers available

Learn about STEP & BEST »


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High School Programs
Information Session

Each info session will last about an hour and address topics such as how to apply, program expectations, course options, activities, housing, tuition and more. 

2016 - 2017 Dates will be available soon.

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