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 essay.
  • 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 of Liberal Arts
Office of Admission
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003

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 Essay Question

Eugene Lang College requires one additional written essay along with the Common Application's short answer and essay question responses. Please answer the essay question below.

  • 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.)

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?

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.

Although it is not required, freshmen and transfer applicants may submit SAT or ACT results. Freshmen Early Entrance applicants may submit PSAT scores if they have not yet taken the SAT. Note: Test scores are required for Home School applicants. The institution code for the SAT 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.