The New School for Social Research

Academic Affairs

Inter-University Doctoral Consortium

  • The New School for Social Research is a member of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC), along with schools of the universities listed below. Students in approved doctoral programs at these institutions have the opportunity to take courses at any other participating institution after securing the approval of their academic advisor and home school IUDC coordinator, the course instructor, and the host school's IUDC coordinator. Students must be in a doctoral track, and the course taken may not be identical to courses offered at the home institution. At The New School for Social Research, Abid Khan, coordinator of Student Advising in the Office of Academic Affairs, serves as IUDC coordinator for consortium approval purposes. Students in the final semester of their master's degree and in a doctoral track can obtain special permission from Tsuya Yee, assistant dean of Academic Affairs, before applying to take a consortium course; first-year MA students are not eligible to participate. 

    Inter-university cross-registration forms, guidelines, and procedures are available in the Office of Academic Affairs and Scholarships. Students register and pay tuition at their home institutions for all courses offered through the consortium, but there may be special fees payable to the host institution. Students cross-registered in the consortium can use the libraries of a host institution while enrolled in its courses. Summer consortium courses are not available to New School students.  

    Registration Instructions

    Download and print the  Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form (PDF).

    Fill out all parts of the form clearly and legibly to ensure accurate registration and grade reporting.

    Obtain signatures in the following order only (signatures will not be given out of order):

    1. Home school chair or program director
    2. Home school IUDC coordinator
    3. Course instructor
    4. Host school IUDC coordinator

    Register at both schools

    For NSSR Students:

    Obtain the consortium course number from your student advisor and register for the course by following your advisor's registration instructions.

    Give one copy of the Consortium Registration Form to the consortium administrator at the host school and follow the registration instructions of the host institution. It is your responsibility to find out about the registration procedures of the host institution.

    The original Consortium Registration Form must be returned to The New School. Make a copy for your own records. Be sure the course title is written clearly, since we will use this to update the title on your final record.

    Tuition is calculated by and paid to The New School only. Lab fees or other additional charges, if applicable, may be assessed by the host institution at the time of registration.

    Obtain information about an ID card for the host institution from the school's consortium office.

    For Students Visiting NSSR:

    Complete the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form
    Fill out all areas of the form clearly and legibly for accurate registration and grade reporting. Be sure that you have provided your email address, including zip code, as well as a phone number and email address at which we can reach you in addition to all NSSR course information.

    All courses with the following subject codes are eligible to be taken through the IUDC: GANT, GECO, GHIS, GPUB, GLIB, GPHI, GPOL, GPSY, GSOC. No other New School courses will be offered for IUDC enrollment. NSSR does not accept registrations for audit or "R-credit" status.

    Obtain signatures in the following order only (signatures will not be given out of order):
    Home School Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, or Advisor
    Home School Dean/IUDC Coordinator
    NSSR Course Instructor
    NSSR IUDC Coordinator

    Bring your form to the NSSR IUDC coordinator only after obtaining the first three signatures. NSSR will accept an email from the course instructor which gives explicit permission to join the class in lieu of a physical signature. The other two permissions must be physical signatures. Instructor permission to join a class does not constitute guaranteed enrollment in the course. You will be contacted if there is a registration issue.

    NSSR needs three to four days to process your registration and enrollment. You may drop off your form any time Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at our office, located at 6 East 16th Street, room 1007, on the 10th floor. Once we have finished with the form, we will contact you via email. 

    If you need to drop your IUDC course, please contact the NSSR IUDC coordinator.

    We will send your grade to your home school approximately three weeks after the end of the term in which you took your course. If you have not received a grade at NSSR by that time, please contact the NSSR IUDC coordinator when your grade has been posted in our system, and he will send your transcript to your home school. At NSSR, all incompletes must be resolved by one year from the beginning of the term in which you took the course.

    For further questions, please contact the consortium office of either the home or host school, as applicable.

    Contact Information for Participating Schools

  • The New School for Social Research

    Tsuya Yee, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
    P.J. Gorre, Coordinator of Student Advising
    Office of Academic Affairs
    6 East 16th Street, room 1007D
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212.229.5712 x3004

    Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    Samantha Shapses, Associate Dean of Students
    Emma Brush, Student Affairs Coordinator  
    Office of Student Affairs 
    107 Low Memorial Library 
    535 West 116th Street  

    New York, NY 10027

    Phone: 212.854.6724 

    Columbia University, Teachers College

    Diana R. Maul, Executive Director for Academic Affairs Compliance
    525 West 120th Street
    New York, NY 10027
    Phone: 212.678.4029

    CUNY, The Graduate Center

    Matthew Schoengood, Vice President for Student Affairs
    Vincent J. DeLuca, Registrar
    Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
    365 Fifth Avenue, room 7301
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: 212.817.7409

    Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    Eva Badowska, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
    Joanne Schwind, Academic Programs Counselor
    Office of Academic Programs and Support
    Keating Hall, room 216
    441 East Fordham Road
    Bronx, NY 10458
    Phone: 718.817.4406

    New York University, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    Allan Corns, Associate Director of Academic Affairs
    New York University
    6 Washington Square North, 2nd floor
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212.998.8068

    Princeton University

    Elaine Willey, Assistant Dean
    Alyssa Martillotti, Academic Affairs Coordinator
    Office of Academic Affairs
    The Graduate School
    111 Clio Hall
    Princeton, NJ 08544
    Phone: 609.258.3168

    Rutgers University, The Graduate School-New Brunswick

    Alexandria Bachmann, Administrator for Academic Support and Student Services
    Office of the Dean, Graduate School-New Brunswick
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    25 Bishop Place
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1181
    Phone: 732.932.7449

    Stony Brook University, The Graduate School

    Melissa Jordan, Assistant Dean for Records and Admissions
    Office of the Dean, The Graduate School
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-4433
    Phone: 631.632.4723

  • Cooperative Law School Program 

    Through a cooperative arrangement between The New School and Yeshiva University, qualified students at The New School can enroll in selected courses at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs for more information.