Unofficial Transcripts: Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, mark sheet, or academic record for each institution (even if they didn’t receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application.
The New School reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admission process. Any fraudulent activity or discrepancies found between uploaded and official transcripts will result in the immediate revocation of admission and/or dismissal from The New School. Transcripts uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial.
Official Transcripts: Applicants offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts (as well as official certified translations and evaluations of the transcripts/mark sheets and degree certifications if the degree was earned outside of the United States) to The New School. Admitted applicants must submit all official transcripts pertaining to their entire academic career.
Your offer of admission will be contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents. New students will not be permitted to register for their second semester of study until all official transcripts (including degree-awarding transcripts) have been received by the Office of Graduate Admission. Transcripts uploaded with the online application do not satisfy this requirement.
By Mail: Official transcripts should have an original signature or a raised university seal, and must be in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university’s registrar or records office. Applicants can either send official transcripts with an Application Materials Cover Sheet or request that institutions send transcripts directly to The New School. See “Mailing Address for Supplemental Materials” for our mailing address.
Electronic Transcripts (U.S./Domestic Institutions Only): The New School accepts electronic transcripts only from our approved vendors. The New School’s approved vendors in order of preference are: Parchment Exchange Naviance by Hobsons SCRIP-SAFE International National Student Clearinghouse We do not accept electronic transcripts sent directly by a student or school offices. Note: All international academic credentials must be submitted as indicated in the International Academic Credentials sections below.
International Academic Credentials: All transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to apply online (available August 2015). All required materials should be submitted in advance of the posted deadlines. Deadlines vary by program; please refer to individual program application instructions.
The online application allows you to save and retrieve your application information. You can gather items to fulfill the application requirements and then submit the final application at your convenience. Here is a brief overview of the process:
Log on to create an application account.
Parsons Graduate Programs
Office of Admission
72 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
All mailed materials must be accompanied by a Materials Cover Sheet (Adobe PDF).
Phone: 212.229.5150Fax: 212.627.2695
TOEFL and GRE: The institution code for The New School is 2638.