Tandon Summer Programs | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Tandon Summer Programs

Information for Connected Devices, Machine Learning, and XR Through Virtual Worlds

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COVID-19 Update:

  • Connected Devices, Machine Learning, and XR Through Virtual Worlds are remote, online, interactive courses.
  • Housing is unavailable at NYU for Summer 2021.
  • Programming for SPARC is not available for 2021.

Program Information


The total cost for tuition is $2,000.00, and Connected Devices requires an additional 100$ materials fee. We ask for $1,000.00 to be paid within 5 days of acceptance in order to officially hold your spot. The other $1,100.00 will be due by the week before your session start date. Except as specified above, the tuition deposit is non-refundable. (Unfortunately, we do not offer scholarships or financial aid at this time. However, the K12 STEM Center does offer many free programs which you may qualify for.)

Program deposit deadline: 5 days after admission
Program Forms deadline: Two weeks before start of program
Final bill payment deadline: 5 days before start of program

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Machine Learning

  • Session 1: June 21, 2021 - July 2, 2021 
  • Session 2: July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021  
  • Session 3: August 2, 2021 - August 13, 2021

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


XR Through Virtual Worlds 

  • Session 1: July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021  
  • Session 2: August 2, 2021 - August 13, 2021

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


Connected Devices

  • Session 1: July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021  
  • Session 2: August 2, 2021 - August 13, 2021

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


Summer Orientation Dates

Orientation is mandatory for all students.

  • Session 1: June 18, 2021, 3 - 4 pm
  • Session 2: July 9, 2021, 3 - 4 pm
  • Session 3: July 30, 2021, 3 - 4 pm

Preparing for NYU Tandon

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

  1. Activate your NYU NetID and accept/deny your admission to the program (instructions in your admission letter)

  2. Submit your program deposit

  3. Pay your student account balance

  4. Read the NYU Summer Programs Student Handbook

  5. Submit required program forms

  6. Register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (if applicable)

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International Student Information

International Students interested in Tandon Summer Programs are required to have...

Proof of English Language Proficiency: acceptable proofs include...

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) 
  • PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic) 
  • C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency) 
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 
  • iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) 

Exemption from English Language proficiency will be given in the following circumstances: 

  • If your native language is English; If you have been studying in a school or college/university where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 3 full years at the time of your application; 
  • or If your education has been completed entirely in schools/colleges/universities where the language of instruction is English.  

If you are currently residing in the U.S. and attend an English-speaking school, you qualify for the programs, even if you are not a U.S. citizen.


Hello parents!  We hope the information we provide here and via email to students is helpful as they prepare for study at NYU.  As a parent, the best thing you can do to assist your student with preparations is to discuss the summer with one another. 

Conversations about what to expect while studying at NYU, experiencing life as a college student, and living in New York City can be immensely helpful. Too often, students arrive on campus with little information or idea of what they need to do or what their experience will involve while they are here, because parents take the reins on preparations.  We encourage you, if you are taking the lead on your student’s to-do list, to push your student to take on tasks and read information.  It will be good practice for when they are going off to college and in charge of their own education in a few years, and it will help them get the most out of their NYU experience.
It is NYU policy that information be sent directly to students via email, so be sure to have your student check and read email on a regular basis.

All website information may be helpful to you, but the following are highlights for parents: