Beginning in early June, students who have submitted the Admission Reply Form and required tuition deposit will receive an email from the Office of Advising at their New School email address. This email introduces students' academic advisors and provides directions for scheduling an advising appointment and for registration. All new students must submit the Admission Reply Form and required tuition deposit in order to register.
All new students who are not native English speakers must take the English Course Placement Test, regardless of fluency, previous English coursework, degrees or diplomas from U.S. institutions, TOEFL score, or SAT score. If English is not your first language, you must take the test. There are no exceptions.
The test is composed of the following sections: listening comprehension questions (recorded speech followed by multiple-choice questions), grammar questions (multiple choice), reading comprehension questions (multiple choice), one 30-minute essay (choice of two topics), and a brief oral interview.
New Student Orientation: August 19–25, 2013
All first-year and transfer students, undergraduate and graduate, are required to attend New Student Orientation. Please plan your arrival at Parsons accordingly.
First day of classes: Monday, August 26, 2013
Check your acceptance letter to confirm the program into which you have been accepted. Locate your program in the list of schools below to find the appropriate registration and orientation information.
Note: Undergraduate students who plan to major in Architectural Design, Communication Design, Design and Technology, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Integrated Design, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, or Urban Design should refer to the First-Year Students page. Undergraduate students majoring in Design and Management can enter this program directly as freshmen.
Visit New Students for information about orientation programs, online tutorials, email accounts, and important deadlines. Accepted Students is also a useful reference guide for newly admitted students.