Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to The New School for Drama.

In order to become a New School student, please complete the steps below:

  1. Reserve your place in the class/Pay your admission tuition deposit
    To accept your offer of admission and reserve your place in the class, visit and use the online system to pay the $500 tuition deposit by the date stated in your acceptance letter. First time users: Look up your net ID for your user name and enter your date of birth as your password (MMDDYY format). Returning users: Use your current log-in. In either case, should your password not work, use the "Reset Your Password" link.

    If you already submitted your deposit: Visit the New Student Website for steps required to complete the enrollment process along with information about housing, registration, and orientation.

    If you have to pay by mail: If you are unable to use the online system to pay your $500 tuition deposit, you can mail a check or money order payable to The New School. Download the Admission Reply Form (PDF) and mail it with your payment by the date given in your letter of acceptance.

    Special circumstances regarding the tuition deposit: If you paid your deposit in a previous term or are part of a special program exempts you from paying the deposit, just return the intent to enroll form that was included with your acceptance letter.

    If you are not planning to attend: We understand that plans can change. If you decide not to accept our offer of admission, please submit the online cancellation form.

  2. Check Your Financial Aid Status
    In order to receive financial aid, U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens must submit the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) at The New School code is 002780. Read carefully all the comments on your Student Aid Report (SAR) and follow up as necessary. Information about applying for financial aid and financing options available for all students can be found on the Student Financial Services website. If you have been awarded a scholarship and/or are eligible for financial aid and have a completed application on file, you can check the status online at Log in using the instructions above.

  3. International Students: Begin the International Student Application Packet
    International students who need the I-20 or DS-2019 form to apply for a student visa will receive a link to the online International Student Application Packet in their acceptance letters, or they can access the link via the Accepted Student tab in This Web page includes information about obtaining the I-20 or DS-2019, guidelines for providing financial documents, instructions and procedures for F-1 transfer students, and other important forms and information. To learn more, visit the International Student Services website.

Visit The New School for Drama.

To arrange a visit or to speak with a Drama liaison, contact the Office of Admission at 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040.

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