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  • Registering for Classes

    Academic advising begins with the selection of classes for your first semester and continues throughout your time at The New School. Academic advisors are here to help you define your goals, identify unique learning opportunities, and map a personalized path to prepare you to lead creative innovation. Your advisor will be assigned to you on the basis of your college, program of study, or major. In some cases, your advisor may also be assigned on the basis of your last name, year level, or specific area of interest.

    The registration process varies by program. You will be contacted via your New School email account with more information and registration instructions specific to your program. Below is general information to assist you in planning.

  • Schools of Public Engagement

    Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    Advising and registration for new students begins May 4, 2016, and continues through the beginning of the fall semester. Before you can register for classes, you will need to speak with an advisor. If you live near New York City or can travel to the city, your advising session will be in person. If you are not able to get to New York for advising, your appointment can be done over the phone or via Skype. Advising sessions are usually 30-45 minutes. Please contact the Bachelor's Program Office at 212.229.5119 or sus@newschool.edu to set up a new student advising appointment right away.

    Master's Program in Creative Writing

    You will register starting June 6, 2016. All new MFA students will receive fall 2016 course choices from the Writing Program the week of May 9. An email will be sent with class assignments and registration instructions the week of May 31.

    Program Information and Degree Requirements

    School of Media Studies

    You will register starting May 4, 2016. Before you can register for classes, you'll need to speak with an advisor. You will receive an email with registration information, including how to contact an advisor.

    Program Information and Degree Requirements

    Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

    You will register starting June 6, 2016. Fall 2016 registration information will be emailed to you. Be sure to check your New School email account for this information.

    Program Information and Degree Requirements

    MATESOL Program

    You will register starting May 4, 2016. You will receive an email from the director of the MATESOL program containing information about registration. Be sure to check your New School email account for this information. You will then meet the director for advisement.

    Program Information and Degree Requirements

    The New School for Social Research

    You will register starting on May 23, 2016.

    Students who have reserved their place at NSSR by submitting the required tuition deposit will receive an email from the Office of Academic Affairs at their New School email address. This email introduces students' academic advisors and provides instructions for scheduling an advising appointment and for registration. All new students must submit the required tuition deposit in order to register.

    Parsons School of Design

    Advising and registration for new students varies on the basis of degree and major program. You will receive an email introducing your academic advisor and providing you with registration information in early May. Be sure to check your New School email account for this information.

    Students in the following programs will begin registering on May 9, 2016:

    • Students accepted into AAS programs
    • BFA, BBA, and BS sophomore and junior transfer students
    • Visiting students
    • Graduate students

    First-year (freshmen and freshman transfer) students accepted into BFA, BBA, and BS programs will begin registering on June 6, 2016.

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    First-year (freshmen and freshman transfer) students will begin registering on June 6, 2016. Sophomore and junior transfer students will begin registering on May 9, 2016. You will receive an email introducing your academic advisor and providing you with registration information. Be sure to check your New School email account for this information.

      School of Jazz

      Advising and registration for new students will take place during New Student Orientation week, which begins on August 22, 2016. Throughout orientation week, you will take a series of placement exams covering all of the core musical subjects, private lesson proficiency, and ensemble placement. At the end of orientation week, you will have a one-on-one appointment with your advisor to examine the results of your placement exams and register for classes. All new students will also attend the first session of New Student Seminars, an extension of Orientation that covers curriculum, private lesson, and ensemble programs and policies, career development, and many other aspects of their program. You can also visit the Jazz Academic Advising website for current information.

      Mannes School of Music

      You will be contacted by mannesadvising@newschool.edu via your New School email account with more information and registration instructions specific to your program. Below is general information to assist you in planning.

      Degree Programs: BM, UDPL, MM, and PDPL

      Mannes degree students register in person with their advisor, Joshua Gleich. Registration appointments will be scheduled during New Student Orientation week (August 18–21). Mannes students who have completed their online placement tests and who will be in New York City in August, are invited to schedule an appointment with their advisor prior to orientation week. (Please check your New School email for updates regarding placement testing as well as orientation information.)

      Certificate Program: ESL + Music

      Your advisor will be in touch to discuss your specific program components and give you instructions for paying your tuition. Registration will be completed by your advisor prior to your arrival for classes. The Mandatory Orientation and Welcome Workshop will take place on Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9. Classes begin Monday, September 12. Check your New School email account regularly for updates and important information.

      School of Drama

      BFA Dramatic Arts students will be thoughtfully organized into assigned ensemble groups, and students will take their core courses with the same group of students. The purpose of these ensembles is to cultivate a collaborative learning and teaching experience in a student's first year. Specific ensemble assignments will be shared during advising appointments for specific course registration purposes.

      MFA Acting, Directing, and Playwriting students will register for assigned year-level core courses within their degree program.  

      All students (BFA and MFA) will complete online registration the weeks of June 6 through June 23 with the support of their academic advisor. Required one-on-one advising appointments can be scheduled to be in person (for those in the New York City area), by phone, or via Skype using Starfish, The Student Success Network. Details of anticipated courses and how to schedule an advising appointment will be emailed to students prior to the registration weeks.