As a transfer student, you will attend New Student Orientation August 24-28.
The orientation program includes academic workshops about general
degree requirements, presentations on majors and minors offered,
interactive sessions with advisors and faculty to learn about academic
opportunities, and individual appointments to resolve any transfer
credit concerns. Find out more about orientation week, and get some useful reminders about preparing for your arrival.
You have the option to register online for courses during the summer.
Please follow the instructions below, and complete the registration
worksheet beginning June 22nd. Academic advisors will
review your course selections on the worksheet and reply within 3-5
business days with your assigned PIN to register for classes online
through the student portal, MyNewSchool. First, however, some important information:
Each course has a subject code attached, which identifies the general
subject area. For instance, psychology courses are denoted with the
subject code LPSY, history courses with the subject code LHIS, music
courses with LMUS, etc. See a legend of the various subject codes.
Each course also has a number indicated, which identifies the level of instruction.
As an example, LECO 3100 would be an intermediate-level course in
Economics, and LLST 4450 would be an advanced-level course in Literary
At Lang, the only general education requirements are Freshmen Writing
I and Writing II. If you have taken the equivalent at a previous
institution, and received a grade of "C" or better, then this
requirement is waived. Similarly, if you were admitted as a transfer
student with sophomore standing or higher (30 or more transfer credits
accepted), the requirement is waived. For questions regarding the
general education requirements, please contact the Director of Academic
Advising, Leah Weich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have decided on a major and/or minor, we recommend you review the specific requirements for that program.
Once you select a particular area of study, the home page for each
program includes a link labeled "Curriculum" that provides more details
about the requirements. In general, most majors entail 12 courses plus a
senior capstone; and the academic departments might accept up to 3
transfer courses toward a major (up to 2 toward a minor) based on a
review of the course description or syllabus. This can certainly be
reviewed with the departmental chair or director during orientation
week, but a directory link is provided above for all departmental
contacts this summer. If you are undecided about a major, we recommend
you explore the courses offered.
An average credit load is approximately 15-16 credits per semester,
which can often be achieved with four classes. The degree requires 120
total credits, and the remainder would be the amount once your approved
transfer credits are applied.
Also, please note your full-time tuition charge allows you to
register for 12 to 19 credits per semester at a flat rate; registration
in more credits per semester will affect your tuition charges (or if
registered part-time in fewer credits, your financial aid as well).
Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040