Frequently Asked Questions
The university understands that college decisions are made by families. You are encouraged to explore the website to learn more about academic programs and the unique opportunities that a Lang education provides. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact the Office of Admission.
Can we check the status of the admissions application online?
Yes. The applicant can check an application's status online using the login they received in the acknowledgment letter from the Office of Admission. However, the Office of Admission does not post admissions decisions on this site. Your student will be contacted directly regarding our final decision.
When will we receive notification of the admissions decision?
- Notification for Freshman Early Decision candidates is mailed by December 15th.
- Notification for Freshman Early Entrance and Regular Decision is mailed by April 1.
- Notification for Fall and Spring Transfer applications is mailed on a rolling basis.
What is FERPA?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal mandate that requires universities and colleges to comply with certain guidelines enacted to protect the privacy of students. Under FERPA, The New School cannot disclose academic and other information such as medical records unless the student has provided written permission to do so.
Can a Lang student work on campus during the academic year?
Yes. There are two programs that provide on-campus employment for Eugene Lang College and other New School students: the Federal Work Study and On-Campus Student Employment Program offer employment to students enrolled in a degree program and taking at least 6 credits. Students interested in employment should contact the Student Employment Office: 212.229.8930.
Does the university offer an orientation program for new students?
Yes, the university hosts Welcome Weekend and, for first-time freshmen, new transfers and families, a New Student Orientation as well.
What happens if my son or daughter gets sick?
Student Health Services, www.newschool.edu/studentaffairs/health/, offers medical care, psychological services, an insurance plan, and educational programs for students.
When will I see my son's or daughter's grades?
Grades are no longer mailed. Each student has access to ALVIN, the university's online services, where he or she can access grades, account balances, financial aid awards, and address information. The university cannot provide grade information to parents or other family members.
How safe is New York City?
Like anywhere else, New York City is remarkably safe when good judgment is exercised. During the fall and spring semesters, new students are strongly encouraged to attend workshops on "Safety in the City" offered as part of the university orientation. On campus, ID cards are required for admission into university buildings and, in the residence halls, students are required to register guests. Security is on-call 24 hours a day. Learn more about campus security .
Is there a meal plan for students who live on campus?
A meal plan is available to students. Upon enrollment in it, you are issued a declining balance card to present at the dining facilities for meals, snacks, or convenience items. Some students residing in specific residence halls are required to enroll in the meal plan. For more information, click here.
Are the housing units open during holidays and breaks?
Yes, all housing units are open 24 hours, 365 days a year.
Where can we stay when visiting our son or daughter?
To learn more about visiting Lang, including options for tours, information sessions, directions, area attractions, and hotel options, please see the Visit Lang section of the website.