Students whose first language is not English must provide a TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) when they register. The minimum score for admission is 550 on the written test or 79 on the Internet-based test. Go to the TOEFL website for information about where and how to take the examination. At the discretion of Parsons, the TOEFL requirement may be waived if a prospective student provides other equivalent documentation of English language proficiency.
Parsons The New School for Design is authorized by law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Registered international students receive information about applying for an I-20 student visa to enter the United States at the same time as their registration letter of confirmation. It is advisable to act quickly and work closely with our office of International Student Services to complete the visa process as this can take time.
To be sure of obtaining a U.S. visa in time, international students must register by
Once registered, students coming to New York City should submit their I-20 applications to the U.S. government representative in their home countries by:
*U.S. citizens visiting France for fewer than three months are not required to obtain a visa. However, citizens of countries other than the U.S. and the member states of the European Union are responsible for obtaining appropriate visas to study in France.