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Registration Information

To Register as a Noncredit Student
Students can register for noncredit courses online or by mail, fax (212.229.5648), or phone (212.229.5690) or in person at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level, during scheduled registration hours using the Noncredit Registration Form. To register by fax or mail, download the Registration Form (PDF) and follow the instructions. Full payment of tuition and fees must accompany your registration.

To Register as an Undergraduate General Credit Student
Students taking eight or fewer credits can register online or by mail, by fax (212.229.5648), or in person at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level, during scheduled registration hours using the General Credit Registration Form. Students taking more than eight credits require the signed approval of an advisor and must register in person. Contact Academic Services at 212.229.5615 or to schedule an advising appointment. Specific requirements for credit vary from course to course. Knowing and completing course requirements is the student's responsibility. General credit registration for any course should be completed before the first class session.

Visit the Study Options page for more information about noncredit and general credit status.

Next Steps
Once your payment has cleared, a course schedule, receipt, and temporary ID card will be mailed to you. This information confirms that you have registered for a course. If you do not receive this record within two weeks of registering, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at Course locations can be found on and should be checked before the class begins, as they are subject to change. Simply follow the Class Finder link; no log-in is required.

  • ID cards for certificate students: Most certificate students are entitled to receive The New School's plastic photo ID, the newcard. Students can obtain this card in person at Campus Card Services by displaying a form of government-issued ID, like a driver's license or passport. This card should be kept permanently.
  • ID cards for noncredit students :Noncredit students who are not enrolled in a certificate or degree-seeking program will be mailed a nonphoto paper ID card in the same envelope as their course schedule and receipt. This card is good for one academic semester. You will receive a new paper ID card at the beginning of every semester. If you do not receive this record within two weeks of registering, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at
  • ID cards for online students: Long-distance learners can request a non-photo version of this card. For more information, including hours and location, visit the Campus Card Services website.

Please retain your course schedule, receipt, and temporary ID card and bring them with you when you come to class (you will be required to show proof for admission). You will also need these documents to process adds, drops, and refunds. If you have not received your class schedule by the day your course begins, or if you have lost or forgotten it, you can still be admitted to class provided that your name appears on the instructor's roster.

Adds, Drops, Withdrawals, and Refunds
Deadlines for adds, drops, withdrawals, and refunds can be found on the Registrar's Office website. Students are responsible for meeting deadlines.

To Register as a Certificate Student
Each certificate program has its own admission and/or application process that precedes registration. Before registering for certificate status in a particular program, visit the program site. Get more information on each of our certificate programs.

For More Information
Call 212.229.5620 or visit our office at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level, if your registration questions are not answered on this website. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:45 p.m., and Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

To speak to a New School advisor or to get help in choosing courses, call 212.229.5615 or email

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