Admission Events

  • Program Information Sessions

    Program information sessions are usually the first contact that aspiring students have with The New School. Held in an open forum, these typically include a presentation and Q&A with available faculty and admission representatives. Information sessions are scheduled at convenient times for working students. Join us for one of our upcoming information sessions.

    Admission Workshops

    Find out more about what The New School for Social Research looks for in applicants and learn how to put a solid application together. We discuss the application essays in detail, focusing on the purpose of each essay in the admission process, how they are evaluated, and tips on preparing for and writing them. We also cover transfer credits, financial aid, and other items important in the application process.


    Prospective students can participate in online webinars through a combination of Web and phone conferencing. Admission-focused and program-focused sessions are offered, so be sure to check the event description.

    Individual Admission Appointments

    Prospective graduate students are strongly encouraged to meet one-on-one with an admission counselor, either before or after submitting an application.

    One-on-one appointments can be scheduled Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except when the university is closed for holidays or recesses.

    The Admission office offers group advising sessions once a month during the summer. Join us for one of our upcoming information sessions.

    Call 212.229.5150 or email to schedule an appointment.

    Campus Tours

    Student-led tours of The New School's Greenwich Village campus are conducted throughout the academic year. Sign up for one of these small groups to learn more about the university. You'll visit classrooms, libraries, computer labs, administrative offices, and other points of interest.

    Summer Tour Schedule: Every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Tours begin at the Welcome Center at 72 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street) and last about one hour.

    Questions? Call the Office of Admission at 212.229.5150.

    On the Road

    Representatives from the Office of Admission travel around the country all year long to meet with prospective candidates. We attend graduate fairs in most major metropolitan areas and host regional informational meetings in a number of cities. We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events this fall. If we are not traveling to a location near you, please call us and we will make every effort to arrange for a trip to meet with a group of prospective students in a city near you.

    Our travel schedule will be posted as events are confirmed.