• Alumni Benefits

    There are more than 60,000 people in the world who have the privilege of being New School graduates. As a New School alumnus or alumna, you are part of a warm and vibrant community. Whether you live in New York, another part of the United States, or another country, you are entitled to benefits offered exclusively to the New School alumni community and are encouraged to take advantage of New School public programs, libraries, and other services.

    Alumni Association Membership Card

    Alumni Association membership cards are issued to graduates who have completed credited associate's, bachelor's, master's and PhD programs at The New School. Your alumni card provides free admission for most New School programs, as well as access to spaces on campus, including libraries and the University Center café in the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Commons. You can request your card online.

    Careers and Connections

    AlumniLink, The New School Online Directory

    AlumniLink is a searchable database of New School alumni that lets you stay connected to friends and classmates, expand your professional network, and find new ways to connect with The New School. To access AlumniLink for the first time, you will need your AlumniLink Access Code. To request your code, email

    Career Services

    New School Career Services provide support to alumni launching careers, navigating through a career transition, or looking for networking opportunities.

    Educational Opportunities

    Application-Fee Exemptions for Alumni Nominees (Accepted July-October)

    The Offices of Admission and Alumni Engagement have teamed up to offer New School alumni an opportunity to help us identify the best and brightest prospective students. Alumni are invited to submit the names of up to four prospective students they think would thrive in one of The New School's degree programs. The Office of Admission will send these students application materials and inform them that if they choose to apply, the application fee will be waived thanks to their nomination by an alumnus or alumna.

    Nominate a deserving prospective student today.

    Kaplan Comprehensive Course Discount

    New School alumni can get a discount of 10 percent off any Kaplan Comprehensive course option (private tutoring, on-site, anywhere) for any of the following graduate-level exams: LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT. Enroll online at or call 800.KAP.TEST and use the promotional code nsalum10.

    Alumni Discount on Post-Master's Professional Development Certificates

    Continue your education at The New School with a 25 percent tuition discount on any of the university's three post-master's certificates: Leadership and Change, Organizational Development, and Sustainability Strategies. Offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, these professional development programs give you the skills you need to advance your career.

    This offer is being made exclusively to all conferred alumni who hold a master's degree from The New School or another accredited university. In addition to receiving the discount, you will have your application fee waived and the admission process streamlined. New students are admitted in both the fall and the spring semesters.

    Auto and Insurance Perks

    Liberty Mutual Insurance Discount

    Liberty Mutual offers auto, home, and renter's insurance programs for New School alumni. Visit for more information.


    Need a car? Zipcar has thousands of cars you can rent by the hour or the day. New School alumni can join Zipcar for only $25 per year, a 66 percent savings. Visit to obtain your New School alumni discount.

    Dollar Rent A Car

    The New School Alumni Association is working with Dollar Rent A Car to offer competitive New York area rental rates to New School alumni. To request access to the New School Alumni Association's corporate discount code, send an email to containing your full name, year of graduation, mailing address, and contact phone number.

    Local and Cultural Benefits

    Entertainment Discounts: Plum Benefits

    New School alumni can save up to 50 percent on entertainment tickets through Plum Benefits. To sign up, visit, select the Access Code option, and enter your exclusive New School code: ac1229050.

    Admission to Public Programs

    New School public programs are opportunities for continued learning and a way to maintain a connection with your alma mater. Admission to most public programs is free for alumni with an Alumni Association card. To see a calendar of upcoming public programs, go to University Events.


    Alumni who have received a degree or diploma from The New School, including a postgraduate certificate from Milano or a certification of graduation from Parsons, are entitled to reading privileges in school libraries with an alumni card. (This privilege does not extend to NYU's Bobst Library or other consortium libraries.) Visit New School Libraries for more information about campus libraries and library services. Learn what library resources alumni can access.

    Technology Access

    Alumni Email

    As of May 2014, graduating students will be able to retain in perpetuity the New School email address they use as students. Email addresses will remain in the format of To retain the address, alumni must log in to their email account at least once very six months. In addition, New School Google Apps will remain available for alumni. Alumni will also continue to have access to the New School wireless network.

    Alumni who graduated before 2014 can request an alumni email account online.

    Campus Wireless Access

    Alumni have free wireless access everywhere on the New School campus. Log on to the network "newschool-alumni" using your Net ID as your username and your MyNewSchool password as your wireless password.