Transfer students have less time to decide on an academic major at Lang. You should clarify the particular requirements for your program and determine what requirements have been satisfied through transfer courses and which ones remain. To explore all these connections, speak with an academic advisor, the chairs for your areas of interest, or faculty members teaching in those areas. The
Center for Student Success can help you navigate your academic experience. Contact us to discuss your academic program, requirements, internship and volunteer opportunities, careers, transfer credit evaluations, and schedule changes.
Majors and Interdisciplinary Program Requirements
Approved transfer courses count toward general credit requirements only and are not applied toward the requirements in a particular major/interdisciplinary program. To have transfer credits accepted for specific requirements, you must consult with the
chairperson from the appropriate department. Please provide a detailed course description or syllabus for review by the chairperson, who will decide whether your previous experience can fulfill any of your major/interdisciplinary program requirements. Please note, requirements are somewhat based on the date of your
declaration. If you earned fewer than 45 credits at the time of declaration, you should fulfill all the requirements in effect at that time. If you earned 45 credits or more, you are allowed to fulfill either the requirements in effect at the time of declaration or the
requirements in effect at the time you matriculated at Lang. This only pertains to majors in which the curriculum has changed during the time of your enrollment; so for most students, this guideline is not relevant. See also Lang Residency Requirement below. In addition, please note the following
Lang Residency Requirement
All students have some residency requirements to satisfy in order to receive a degree from Lang, including a minimum number of credits earned in liberal arts. In particular, every student is expected to complete a minimum of 88 credits in residence at Lang (including
courses through Lang, University Liberal Studies, and cross-listed courses from other divisions of The New School). Since transfer students attend Lang for a shorter time, the requirement is therefore prorated according to the number of semesters completed at the previous
institution. A general guideline is provided below.
All students are expected to spend a minimum of two years in residence at Lang, including the final two semesters immediately preceding graduation. Restricting transfer credits to a maximum of 60 ensures this requirement is satisfied.You also must
earn a minimum 90 credits in liberal arts courses. This includes liberal
arts courses completed in other divisions of the university and liberal
arts credits transferred from other institutions. No more than 30
transfer credits are awarded in non-liberal arts (such as studio and
performing arts, internships, and business education).
General approval guidelines for transfer credits:
Grade Point Average
Like most other universities, Lang only transfers the credit earned at other schools, not the course grades or grade points. You therefore enter with a 0.00 GPA, and the grade point indicated on your transcript at Lang derives only from your classes taken at The New School. This does not mean that your prior
grades are no longer important. If you pursue graduate studies, admission committees usually consider your entire collegiate experience and request transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. As a component of your academic history, previous grades remain relevant
for many post-graduate opportunities.
Credit can be given for AP scores of 4 & 5 in liberal arts subjects. However, AP scores do not exempt students from ANY required courses unless approved by a department chair. To request a score report, contact 888.CALL4AP or visit
apscore.collegeboard.org/scores. Remember to have official AP score reports mailed to the Admission Office:
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Eight credits are given for scores of 5,6,7 on the Higher Level, but we do not grant credit for Standard Level scores.
College Courses Taken In High School
A student may receive credit for college courses taken while in high school, but an official transcript from that college must be submitted to the Advising Office and you must have earned a C or better in the course. Courses will be evaluated individually for potential credit transfer.
Transfer Credit Disputes
If you would like to dispute any of the transfer credits awarded or denied, schedule an appointment with your class advisor, who can review your particular concerns, approve any credit adjustments, and request any transcript corrections. An admission counselor prepares the original TCE, though you should contact an advisor about any disputes related to your transfer credits. To contact an advisor, call 212.229.5100 x2264 or email
Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040