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  • Programs for Transfer Students and Returning Adults

    Janelle felt like she was transported into a "completely different world" when she arrived at The New School.

    Are you ready to make a move? Consider The New School.

    There are many reasons why someone would consider transferring or returning to college:

    • You are enrolled in a two-year degree program and your ultimate goal is to earn a bachelor's degree
    • You've started your four-year college experience, but you now have a better understanding of your educational and career goals
    • You are an adult seeking to start or return to college to improve your career opportunities
    • You are interested in a career change and want professional training

    The New School offers a range of options to meet your needs.


    Liberal Arts

    Study Part-Time or Full-Time

    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts at the Schools of Public Engagement

    • Transfer up to 84 credits, including credit for life experience; program is designed specifically for transfer students and returning adults
    • Study online or on campus; it is possible to complete a degree entirely online
    • Take classes that are scheduled in the evening for students' convenience 
    • Design your own curriculum with a faculty advisor
    • Take advantage of bachelor's/master's dual-degree options
    • Consider innovative interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies (BA/BS), Global Studies (BA), and Urban Studies (BA)
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    Study Full-Time

    Bachelor of Arts programs at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    • Transfer up to 60 credits; Lang accepts first-, second-, and third-year transfers
    • Study full-time in the four-year curriculum; most classes are scheduled in the morning and afternoon
    • Choose from innovative majors, including a self-designed liberal arts major and interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies (BA/BS), Global Studies (BA), and Urban Studies (BA)
    • Consider a BA/BFA dual degree with the Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz
    • Take advantage of bachelor's/master's dual-degree options
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    Art and Design

    Study Full-Time or Part-Time; One-Year Fast-Track Option

    AAS (Associate in Applied Science) professional programs in fashion, graphic, and interior design and fashion marketing at the Parsons School of Design

    • Transfer up to 31 credits and earn your degree in one year
    • Study online as well as on campus; some programs can be completed entirely online
    • Take classes scheduled in the evening for students' convenience
    • Change careers in a focused, intensive professionally oriented program
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    Study Full-Time

    BFA, BBA, and BS programs at the Parsons School of Design

    • Transfer up to 67 credits, depending on the program; Parsons accepts first-, second-, and third-year transfers. Please note: The BFA in Fashion Design program does not accept third-year transfer students.
    • Study full-time in the four-year curriculum; most classes are scheduled in the morning and afternoon
    • Consider a BA/BFA dual degree with Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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    Performing Arts

    Study Full-Time

    Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science programs at the Mannes School of Music

    • Study full-time in the four-year curriculum; most classes are scheduled in the morning and afternoon
    • Transfer into Mannes College in the first two years; Mannes accepts first- and second-year transfers
    • Receive credit for liberal arts courses, which are generally transferrable; music courses taken elsewhere may be approved for transfer depending on the student's placement tests, interview, and transcript evaluation

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    Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the School of Jazz

    • Study full-time in the four-year curriculum; most classes are scheduled in the morning and afternoon
    • Transfer up to 64 credits; the School of Jazz admits first-, second-, and third-year transfers, including international transfers
    • Consider a BA/BFA dual degree with Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

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    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts at the School of Drama*

    • Study full-time in the four-year curriculum; most classes are scheduled in the morning and afternoon
    • Transfer up to 30 credits; the School of Drama admits first- and second year transfers, including international transfers (students should plan to be in residence for seven or eight semesters, based on the number of transfer credits accepted, to complete the degree with part-time study in the final year)
    • Receive credit for liberal arts courses, which are generally transferrable; drama courses taken elsewhere may be approved for transfer depending on the student's audition, transcript evaluation, and admission interview

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    * the School of Drama BFA program will not accept transfer students until the spring 2014 semester.


    Not Sure Which Program Is Right for You?

    The Office of Admission will help you find the program that suits your prior education and interests and your current life and schedule.

    Email admission@newschool.edu; call 800.292.3040