Apply Online

Students applying to Eugene Lang College for freshman or transfer status will do so exclusively through the Common Application. Applying through the Common Application online system has several benefits:

  • Pay your application fee and electronically submit essays.
  • Your teachers and guidance counselors can submit material online.
  • The application is processed more quickly and you can check your status online.

Download Application Instructions and Information (PDFs)

Download Application Materials (PDFs)

If you are a Readmit, Non-Degree Applicant, or Visiting Student, download and print the corresponding application materials below.

Supplemental Materials

Please mail any applications and/or supplemental materials to us at:

Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Office of Admission
72 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Common Application

Students applying to Eugene Lang College for freshman or transfer status will do so exclusively through the Common Application as mentioned above. The Common Application is only submitted online.

Supplemental Short Answer and Essay Questions for the Common Application:
Eugene Lang College requires one additional short answer response and written essay along with the Common Application's short answer and essay question responses. Please answer both the short answer and the essay questions below.

  • Short Answer Question: Tell us about a time when you were in the minority. (Approximately 250 words.)
  • Essay Question:Eugene Lang College was originally known as The Seminar School, marked by discussion-based classes held around a table where students and professors gathered to share ideas. At Lang, students are expected to take an active role in their education. This is your chance to tell us why you feel Lang is a good fit for you. Why Lang? (Approximately 250 words.)

Lang will accept fee waivers if you have difficulty paying the application fee of $50. The College Board fee waivers or a note from a guidance or college counselor will be acknowledged by the Office of Admission.

Applying to More Than One Program

In any given term, a student may apply to only ONE department or program within The New School. Applicants who file more than one application in a given semester will be required to withdraw one of the applications, and application fees will NOT be refunded.

Applicants wishing to apply to the BA/BFA Dual Degree Program with either Parsons or Jazz need to complete a single BA/BFA application. Do not submit multiple applications to both Lang and Jazz or Parsons.

Did you know?

As of fall 2010, Eugene Lang College is a testing optional institution. Students are no longer required to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) as part of the application process. (They are certainly welcome to submit their scores if they feel the additional information might be helpful for the admissions review process.)

Our CEEB code for the SAT I is 2521. The code for the ACT is 2828.

Applicants can provide additional information (photos, graded papers, portfolios, etc.) along with required materials. Please note that the volume of applications we receive prevents us from returning materials after the application is reviewed.

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