Mannes attracts musicians from all over the world. More than 43 percent of our student-artist community is composed of international students.
The New School is authorized by the United States government to enroll international students in the full-time degree and diploma programs of Mannes College The New School for Music.
International Student Services
International students who have to file the I-20 or DS-2019 form to obtain a student visa will find a link to the online International Student Application Packet in their acceptance letters. They can also access the link using the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool. The packet (a Web page) includes information about applying for the I-20 or DS-2019, guidelines for providing the required financial documents, instructions and procedures for F-1 transfer students, and other important forms and information. Learn more on the International Student Services website
All applicants who attended secondary school or university outside the United States are required to submit an original transcript from each institution attended with, if applicable, a certified English-language translation.
Applicants who wish to transfer academic credits earned at non-U.S. institutions are additionally required to have their transcript(s) evaluated by World Education Services (WES), our preferred provider, or by another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course evaluation report must be prepared for each transcript. Please start the evaluation process as early as possible, including the submission of all required documents to WES (or another provider), in order to ensure the timely completion of the evaluation report. Instruct the provider to send the report to
Mannes College The New School for Music
Office of Admission
150 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
If you request your transcript report online, search for "New School Mannes" when selecting our institution. If your provider is unable to send the evaluation report directly to the school, please obtain the report and mail it yourself to Mannes College The New School for Music.
Visiting the United States
Upon request, the Office of Admission will provide a letter for international applicants to present at a United States consulate or embassy when applying for a tourist visa to attend the in-person audition. Although consular practices vary from country to country, applicants should request a "Prospective Student" annotation on the B-1/B-2 visa. For more information about entering as a tourist, contact International Student Services.