Parsons Paris


  • At Parsons Paris, we take your education as seriously as you do. When you apply, we carefully consider your experience, achievements, motivation, and potential for growth (even if you have limited art or design experience).

    Applications for fall 2016 are closed. We will begin accepting fall 2017 applications in September.

    Application Instructions by Undergraduate Program

    Review the complete information for your intended program, as each degree has particular application requirements. Note that the Parsons Challenge is required of all undergraduate applicants.

    Submitting an Online Application

    All undergraduate degree program applicants must apply online using the Common Application. The online application allows you to save and retrieve your application information at will. You can gather items to fulfill the application requirements and then submit the final application at your convenience. Remember that all required materials should be submitted in advance of the deadlines on the application instructions. Here is a brief overview of the process:

    • Log on to create an application account. Parsons Paris programs can be chosen in the "Academics" section of the Common Application after you start an application for The New School.
    • Refer to your specific program requirements.
    • Review and fill in the online application and upload required materials for your program. Please be sure that each page includes a title, a page number, and your name.
    • Upload documents in MS Word format, review your application, and print a copy for your records.
    • Complete the process by signing electronically, paying the $50 application fee, and submitting the application.

    Additional Information

    Required Technology

    As artists and designers, you will be working in an increasingly digital landscape. Our curriculum addresses this by making digital literacy a foundational component of first-year coursework, and we have introduced a laptop requirement to ensure that all students share a consistent learning experience as they develop this skill set. Incoming students will need a laptop that meets these minimum requirements.