Welcome Tisch Summer High School Class of 2018!


After receiving over 800 applications, you were selected by the admissions committee to join your fellow artists, media extraordinaire in what will be an amazing 4 weeks of intense study in the arts. Please make sure to read every page thoroughly, make all deadlines, and share this blog with your family and loved ones.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Forms Due June 1

An e-mail was sent to all confirmed students  to your NYU email address that provided links to both online and downloadable forms.  All of these forms must be submitted no later than June 1st !

Please take a look at the Important Deadlines and Pre-Arrival Information and Checklist to keep on top of all upcoming deadlines!

And don’t forget to complete the online Travel Information Form!

Reminder: Payment Deadline May 10

May 10 is the deadline to submit your remaining balance for the Tisch Summer High School Program. Notifications regarding your tuition bill should have already been sent to your NYU e-mail address.

You can access and pay your bill via NYUHome and Albert 24 hours a day.

  • Log in to your NYUHome account.
  • Open Albert.
  • Enter your Student Center.
  • Click on ‘View Bursar Account’ (bottom right hand corner under ‘Finances’).
  • Follow the instructions to make a payment.

Our 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.

International Students have a wire transfer option for making payments.

If you would like to add a parent to your eSuite account so they can view your bill, follow the directions found here. Account activity can be viewed by signing into eSuite and clicking on ‘View Activity’ under the ‘My Account’ tab.

Please note: Students who do not pay their bill may be automatically dropped from their courses and program.

If you have any questions about your bill or payment, please contact the Office of the Bursar at bursar.studentaccounts@nyu.edu or 212-998-2806. You may also visit their website.

Living in the Residence Hall

For many of you, this will be the first time you’ll be on your own. This will give you an opportunity to experience college life; learn how to be independent and responsible for yourself, as well as live with new people. This can be very rewarding, but you may also experience some homesickness, which is normal. You’ll have opportunities to speak or Skype with your friends and family which can help you get through feelings of homesickness, but we also encourage you to get out and meet your classmates and floormates! In the Residence Hall, you’ll meet students from your program, from other Tisch departments, as well as Pre-College students.

As a resident, you have support networks within the Residence Hall. Each floor will have Program Assistants (PAs) who are NYU college students and serve as your floor leader. Your PAs will organize floor events and gatherings, so there will be many opportunities for you to get to know the members of your floor. And whenever you have a question or issue, your PA is your first resource–never hesitate to reach out to your PA!

You’ll get the chance to meet a variety of people in the residence hall,  your home away from home at NYU.



All departments provide their students with an NYC MetroCard. The amount of rides varies based on department and studio. As a reminder, please make sure not to lose it! It is not replaceable.

If your coursework requires you to travel, your department will have purchased a MetroCard for those specific activities/events. If you want to travel during your downtime, you will need to purchase your own MetroCard. For more information about traveling within NYC, read the Getting Around post.

As a reminder, here is what each department will provide in terms of transportation:

Dance: Students receive a 24 ride MetroCard to enable them to go to department-mandated events and meetings.

Drama: Students in the Stonestreet Studio, Meisner Studio, and Production & Design Studio receive a 30-day unlimited MetroCard as their classes require them to use transportation. Students in New Studio Broadway and Experimental Theater Workshop receive a 8 ride MetroCard for department-mandated events.

Dramatic Writing: Students receive a 16 ride MetroCard to get to and from department-mandated events.

Games: Students receive a 30-day unlimited MetroCard to enable them to go to and from class at the NYU in Brooklyn campus and attend department-mandated events.

Film & TV: Students receive a 30-day unlimited MetroCard to enable them to film and go to department-mandated events.

Photography and Imaging: Students receive one 30-day unlimited MetroCard to enable them to shoot photos, go to exhibits and department-mandated events

Recorded Music: Students receive a 16 ride MetroCard to enable them to go to department-mandated events and meetings

Getting Around


New York City has five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. The main campus of NYU is located in Greenwich Village, in downtown Manhattan, with NYU in Brooklyn located in downtown Brooklyn, both of which are rich with history and culture.  NYU, in keeping with its founder’s vision, is “in and of the city”: the University – which has no walls and no gates – is deeply intertwined with New York City.  Students will have the opportunity to explore the city through chaperoned curricula and residential life events and activities during the program and, if they wish, experience the city on their own during their off-time.

Getting To and From Classes

Most classes are within walking distance of the dorm, dining halls and other NYU facilities. Students attending NYU in Brooklyn will be taking the subway to classes. Campus tours will be held on orientation day. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes as you’ll be doing a lot of walking on either campus!

Getting Around

Most of Manhattan’s streets form a grid with streets running east and west, and avenues running north and south.  Street numbers increase as you travel north (10th Street is north of 4th Street), and avenue numbers increase as you travel west (5th Avenue is west of 2nd Avenue).  Broadway is the only street in Manhattan that travels the full length of the island and is not a part of the grid.

Google Maps is a great resource for getting around.

NYU in Brooklyn at NYU Tandon School of Engineering houses MAGNET, the Media and Games Network, which is also home to Tisch School of the Arts’ Game Center.

NYU Transportation

NYU offers a bus free to students with their NYUCard that connects the medical campus, Union Square campus, and Washington Square campus during the summer.  Information, including the bus route and schedule, is online at the NYU Public Safety website.

Public Transportation

New York City Subway Map
Manhattan Bus Map

Brooklyn Bus Map
MTA Trip Planner

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the city’s network of subways and buses.  To use public transportation in the city, students must purchase a MetroCard. A MetroCard costs $1.00, and one ride on a local bus or subway is $2.75.  The cost of SingleRide ticket is $3.00. You can receive discounts when you buy a MetroCard with multiple or unlimited rides.

Please wait until after you meet with your departments during orientation to buy your MetroCard. Each department is providing MetroCards to their students but at varying amounts. It is best to see what will be covered before purchasing additional MetroCards.

For more information about MetroCards, please visit the MTA website.

For more information about getting to NYU, please visit the Getting to NYU Page.

Reminder: Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Only international students are enrolled in NYU student health insurance.  All domestic high school students are required to maintain their own domestic health insurance. While ALL HS STUDENTS have access to comprehensive services at the Student Health Center (SHC) through appointment or walk-in services (all visits to SHC’s Urgent Care area will incur a $10 fee), students should check with their own insurance provider to see if the NYU Student Health Center is included in their network and to determine which clinics and/or doctors in New York City are within network. If student’s domestic coverage does not include the NYU Student Health Center, students will be billed on an out-of-network basis.

Students should be sure their insurance coverage provides both mental health and general health benefits and covers both in-patient (hospital) as well as out-patient services. Even with insurance, students may pay out-of-pocket for some services then submit claim forms for reimbursement and should plan for both on-going and possible emergency costs to be paid out-of-pocket.

All students are required to bring a copy of their insurance card with them to the program and to carry it with them at all times in case of an emergency.

Remember to Check Your NYU Email

Remember that our office, your departments, and other NYU offices will communicate with you via your NYU Email at NYU Home. In order to get into the habit, remember to check your NYU Email on a regular basis in order to receive updates and important information regarding your program.

You can find out more information about NYU Email at NYU’s Information Technology Services website. Email can be accessed via a web browser at email.nyu.edu, via NYUHome or by using a mobile device or desktop program. If you wish to access NYU Email via a mobile device or desktop program, configuration instructions can be found in the on the ITS website in the  ServiceLink knowledge base.

Services for Students with Disabilities

NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for all students in the Tisch Summer High School Program. Students with questions concerning disabilities should contact and register with the NYU Moses Center prior to the start of the program.

The Moses Center will determine a student’s qualified disability status and assist the student in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. Services vary depending on need, but can include in-class assistance, transportation for students with physical disabilities or temporary injuries, and special housing. Students are encouraged to contact the Moses Center as soon as possible in order to afford that office sufficient time to evaluate the student’s needs and arrange for appropriate services prior to the start of the Tisch Summer High School Program.

What to Do Before You Get Here

Hello students!

Please make sure to thoroughly review:

Pre-Arrival Information and Checklist to make sure you know what to bring for class and for the Residence Hall, and to be in the know on things to prepare for before the program begins. If you have specific curricula questions, please feel free to contact your department for more information.

Important Deadlines,to keep on top of all upcoming deadlines and make sure you’ve submitted all required paperwork.

We are very excited for your arrival on July 8th, and we want to make sure you are as prepared as you can be for the extraordinary experience ahead of you!

Campus Cash


NYU Campus Cash is a convenient and easy program that allows the use of the NYUCard as a debit card on and around campus. Campus Cash is a separate account from your Meal Plan/Dining Dollars, established by completing a Campus Cash contract. It is accepted at the NYU Bookstore, NYU Health Center, select vending machines, and all Campus Dining facilities.

Please note that residence hall laundry machines will only accept Campus Cash.

Campus Cash is also accepted at over 95 local merchants around the campus and residence halls.

Students will need their NYU ID number and their net ID to activate a Campus Cash account on the NYUCard website. For more information, please visit here.