As you prepare to participate in a program at NYU, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student and member of our community.

NYU High School Programs are academically rigorous and seek to engage students’ curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Each student’s active and supportive participation is highly valued. Programs are intensive, involving a variety of classroom study, homework assignments, activities, and events that are intellectually demanding and time-consuming. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from participation in a unique community of peers and must be respectful of others and thoughtful about the impact of their actions upon the community. The aim of NYU High School Programs is to prepare students for success at the college level and beyond. Therefore, pre-collegiate students are held to the expectations of undergraduates inside and outside the classroom.

The rules and policies that follow have been established to foster a rewarding  academic, personal, and social experience for all students. Any questions about the rules, policies, and information included in the Handbook may be addressed to NYU University Programs at 212-998-2292 or

Administrative Policies and Procedures

Academic Standards

Student Conduct Standards


Students and parents/guardians should discuss with each other the rules and policies set forth here as well as those included in the required program forms. Please be advised that due to the particular nature of NYU High School Programs, certain student conduct policies are considered to be fundamental to the success of the program.

Failure to comply with the rules and policies of the University and/or of NYU High School Programs may lead to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from a program with no refund of tuition or fees. Those policies are as follows:


Residential Rules and Policies

For students living on campus in summer, the residential component complements the academic program. A disciplinary action removing a student from a residence hall will result in dismissal from their program(s) without refund.

Investigation and Adjudication of Alleged Violations

New York University assumes that all students are capable of accepting responsibility for their actions. Therefore, students will be held accountable for any violation of NYU High School Programs and University rules and policies. It is important to note that students found present while a violation is occurring may be considered participants and may be subject to disciplinary action along with the principal violator(s). The NYU High School Programs conduct process is as follows: