Parsons welcomes visiting students through our exchange program and from unaffiliated institutions. The application process differs in the two cases. Read below for the deadlines, procedures, and other information appropriate to your application.
Students currently enrolled at one of our
exchange partner institutions are welcome to apply for a semester of study at Parsons. Exchange students continue to pay tuition to their home institution while visiting at Parsons. They are required to obtain approval from their home institution's international or exchange office before submitting their application to Parsons Global Initiatives.
All application materials should be submitted digitally to Parsons Global Initiatives via email, at
email@example.com, by the deadline stated above. Whenever possible, documents should be submitted in PDF format; if documents become too large to send via email, please contact us for further instructions on submitting materials via Google Drive, Dropbox, or another file sharing system. Applicants and exchange coordinators will be contacted to confirm that applications are complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Evan Iacoboni, Coordinator for Global Initiatives
+1 212 229 8950 x3426
Every semester, Parsons admits a small number of visiting students from unaffiliated colleges and universities. These visiting students pay tuition to Parsons. There is a special application form for visiting students, but otherwise they follow the regular admission procedures.
Please refer to the
Admission section of our site for details on how to apply.
Office of Admission
Parsons The New School for Design
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
+1 212 229 8900
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The New School offers a variety of student housing options, but we do not guarantee university housing for all students. Visiting and exchange students are welcome to apply for housing as soon as they are admitted to Parsons.
For more information, visit
Student Housing and Residence Life.
International students must obtain a student visa before they enter the United States. If you are an international student, your letter of acceptance will include a link provided by The New School's
International Student Services office that will enable you to begin the process of applying for a visa.
All students enrolled at The New School must have health insurance. They are automatically charged the university's
Student Health Insurance Plan premium when they register for courses.
Students can waive the university's Student Health Insurance Plan by providing proof of alternative personal coverage.
All students, including those who waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, are required to pay the Student Health Services Fee, which gives access to the on-campus clinic and 24-hour health emergency hotline.
For more information, visit
Student Health Services.