• International Students

    International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes you to our international community. Please read the following important information. It includes policies that new international students need to know and information about activities during New Student Orientation.

    ISSS Holds

    A hold will be placed on the student accounts of any international students who fail to check in or attend the mandatory orientations. To prevent a hold being placed on your account, check in with ISSS promptly and follow instructions about mandatory orientations. Also, remember that your completed immunization forms and required documentation must be received for you to register and attend classes.

    International Student Check-In

    All new international students, professors, and scholars must officially complete the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) check-in process within ten days of entering the United States. This is required for all F/J visa holders by federal regulation.

    To complete the check-in process, you must follow these steps:

    • Submit an official international check-in form at iglobal.newschool.edu.
    • Upload the following documents on the check-in form:
      1. Signed I-20 or DS-2019
      2. I-94 record (accessible via  this link)
      3. U.S. visa (unless you are a citizen of Canada or Bermuda) and entry stamp

    Drop-In Advising

    Drop-in advising takes place on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the ISSS office, at 72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor. ISSS advisors are available to see students for quick questions during drop-in advising. For complicated cases, please call the ISSS office to schedule an appointment.

    International Student Events

    The following events will take place during New Student Orientation. All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation. 

    International Student Orientation (All new international students are required to attend ONE session.)

    Saturday, August 19, at 3:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, August 22, at 3:00 p.m.
    Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, ground floor
    All new international students are required to attend this orientation for an introduction to International Student and Scholar Services, explanations of important immigration regulations, and tips for cultural adjustment.

    International Student Experience (All new international students are strongly encouraged to attend this session.)

    Saturday, August 19, at 10:30 a.m.
    Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, ground floor

    This interactive session provides information and resources to help international students adjust to New York City and The New School. Learn about on- and off-campus student activities and get tips for successful social and cultural adjustment. Registration is limited. Check back after August 1, 2017, for more information.

    All new international undergraduate students will receive a special invitation, sent to their New School email addresses, to attend the International Student Experience Program on Saturday, August 19, as well as special instructions for checking in to the residence halls.