The university's reputation for academic excellence and its location in New York City's Greenwich Village make Eugene Lang College appealing to students from other countries. At present, about five percent of the students in the college are international.
TOEFL and IELTS
Applicants for whom English is not the native language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We also accept the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). If an applicant has attended high school where the classes are taught in English, neither TOEFL nor the IELTS will be required. Other requests for exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
TOEFL scores of 100 (internet)-or IELTS scores of 7.0-are the minimum scores for application review. Students who are unable to provide this information before our deadline due to distance and time restrictions may request an extension.
All applicants with international transcripts are required to submit an original transcript from each institution attended outside the United States, along with a certified English-language translation.
Applicants who would like to transfer academic credits earned at non-U.S. institutions are also required to have their transcript(s) evaluated by World Education Services (WES), our preferred provider, or by another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course evaluation report must be prepared for each transcript. Please start the evaluation process as early as possible, including the submission of all required documents to WES (or another provider), in order to ensure the timely completion of the evaluation report. Instruct the provider to send the report to:
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Office of Admission
72 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
If you request your report online, search for "New School Lang" when selecting our institution. If your provider is unable to send the evaluation report directly to the school, please obtain the report and send it to Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts along with a Materials Cover Sheet (PDF).
Advanced Standing From Other Educational Systems
Students from other educational systems abroad may submit examination results for possible advanced standing credit. Some examples of national maturity examinations include the GCE A Level Examinations (United Kingdom), Baccalaureate (France), Maturita (Italy), or Maturité (Switzerland). To be considered for advanced standing, a student must submit official examination results (in English) and, where relevant, an official transcription obtained through a professional service such as Worldwide Education Services (WES). In general, advanced standing credit will be awarded only for qualifying scores on the more advanced/higher-level maturity examinations. Credit awards will vary depending on the specific examination and results achieved, but not more than 30 credits total can be awarded for all examinations submitted.
International students who require an I-20 or DS-2019 form to obtain a visa will receive a link to the online International Student Application Packet in their acceptance letters. They can also obtain the link via the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool. The Accepted Student page includes information about applying for 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. For more information, go to International Student Services on The New School website.