The New School has been regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 216.284.5000, a federally recognized body, since 1960. All degree programs at the New York City campus of The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234; 518.474.1551). Both NYSED and MSCHE provide assurance to students, parents, and all stakeholders that The New School meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance.

Parsons Paris is a registered branch campus of The New School and is accredited by MSCHE and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; 703.437.0700). In addition, Parsons Paris has the authorization of the French Ministry of Education to operate in France.

The appropriate professional educational agency or board accredits professional curricula at The New School. Accrediting agencies of individual programs are listed below. 

Academic Catalogs

For more information about degree program requirements and academic policies, see the Academic Catalog for each division.

Online Programs

State Authorization

The New School monitors developments in state laws in every state. If authorization or licensure is necessary or becomes necessary, The New School will obtain the required additional approvals. The New School is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, or not subject to approval in Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Exemptions and authorizations for states not listed are currently in progress.

For information on states that have their own information for students enrolling in a New School online program, see Additional State Authorization Information.

State Contact Information

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handles complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state. Students are encouraged to use The New School’s internal complaint or review policies and procedures before filing a complaint with a state agency.

For a list of contacts from each state in which a student can file a complaint, see State Contact Information for Online Students.

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