All registrations are processed in the order in which they are received, and courses are enrolled on a first come, first served basis. Registration remains open throughout the term for courses with late start dates and for course schedule adjustments. Wait lists are not kept for closed courses.
Note: Credit students registering for nine credits or more must register in person.
Tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration unless you request deferral of tuition for employer reimbursement.
Online: Register online with a credit card at least three weekdays before the start date of your course(s).
By Fax: Fax a completed Noncredit, Certificate, or General Credit registration form (including your credit card information) to 212.229.5648 at least three weekdays before the start date of your course(s).
By Mail: Mail the registration form with payment to The New School, Office of the Registrar, 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10011. Mail the form at least two weeks before the start date of your course(s). DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL.
By Phone (noncredit students only): Call the Office of the Registrar, 212.229.5620, Monday through Friday between 9:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Register at least three weekdays before the start date of your course. Please have the course information and your credit card ready before you call. Note: If you are registering for credit or for certificate approval, you cannot register by phone.
In Person: Register in person at the Office of the Registrar, 72 Fifth Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets), 2nd floor. Please have the course information and payment ready.
Download the Noncredit, Certificate, or General Credit Registration Form (PDF).
Tuition and Fees
Noncredit Registration: Tuition is charged per course. The amount is published in the course catalog (print and online) as part of the course description. There is a $7 registration fee, charged once per academic term.
Certificate Registration (noncredit): Tuition is charged per course. The amount is the noncredit tuition published in the course catalog (print and online) as part of the course description. There is an $80 university services fee, charged once per academic term.
General Credit Registration: The undergraduate credit tuition rate is $1,440 per credit; the number of credits is published in the course catalog (print and online) at the end of each course description. There is an $80 university services fee, charged once per academic term.
Registration/University Services Fee: This fee covers administrative services provided by the university. Students pay the fee once per academic term regardless of course load or number of transactions.
Online Registration: Payment is by credit card only. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
Note: Credit and debit cards often have limits on the amount that can be charged. Also, a U.S. bank may deny approval for a credit card payment if the card was issued by a non-U.S. bank. To ensure a smooth registration process, check with your bank before submitting your credit card information. Also make sure the expiration date of your card falls more than two months after the date of your registration.
Paper Registration: Acceptable forms of payment are credit card, domestic check, money order, and cash (in-person only; do not send cash in the mail).
- Payment by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Fill in the card number and expiration date in the place provided on the registration form.
- Payment by check: Make your check payable to The New School. Note: Foreign checks are not accepted. Your check must be drawn on a U.S. bank, with a U.S. bank routing number and account number Mica encoded on the check.
Returned Check Policy: If your check does not clear, a penalty of $30 will be charged to your student account. The university cannot assume that a student has withdrawn from classes simply because payment has not cleared or has been stopped; payment and penalty remain due. An additional 10 percent will be charged if payment of the original fee plus $30 is not received within four weeks. Another 10 percent penalty will charged if it becomes necessary to forward an account to a collection agency.
- Payment by money order: Money orders must be designated in U.S. dollars and made payable to The New School. The university accepts international money orders, including American Express.
- Payment by cash: Payment in cash can be made only in person. Bring your completed registration form to the University Registrar's office at 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor.
Deferral of Tuition For Employer Reimbursement
A student can defer payment of tuition at registration pending reimbursement from an employer by presenting an original employer letter on official letterhead and a completed EMS (Employer to Student) Deferment Form signed by both the student and the employer with a valid credit card to the cashier in the University Registrar's office. A service fee of $150 will be charged to the credit card. If the deferred payment is not received by the due date indicated on the Deferment Form, the full amount of tuition due will be charged to the credit card.
Payment of the Registration/University Services Fee and any other course-related fees cannot be deferred, nor can any portion of tuition that the employer has not agreed to pay.
If Parsons cancels a course or changes the course schedule, you will notified and offered the choice of transferring to another course or receiving a full refund of tuition and fees. Otherwise, requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Registrar's Office. Download Academic Policies and Procedures (PDF) for complete information.