Parsons

Incoming Students

  • 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.

  • How to Apply as an Exchange Student

    Students currently enrolled at one of our exchange partner institutions are welcome to apply for a semester of study at Parsons. Students at exchange partner institutions who are interested in applying for a semester of study at Parsons should meet with the international or exchange office at their home institution regarding the nomination process and eligibility. Exchange students continue to pay tuition to their home institution while visiting at Parsons. 

    Deadlines

    • To study at Parsons in the fall semester (late August to mid-December): March 3
    • To study at Parsons in the spring semester (late January to mid-May): October 6

    Contact Parsons

    Amie Schaefer, Coordinator of Global and Student Initiatives
    parsonsglobal@newschool.edu
    +1 212 229 8950 x3426

    How to Apply as a Visiting Student (Non-Exchange)

    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.

    Deadlines

    • To study at Parsons in the fall semester (late August to mid-December): April 1
    • To study at Parsons in the spring semester (late January to mid-May): November 1

    Application Process

    Please refer to the Admission section of our site for details on how to apply.

    Contact Parsons

    Office of Admission
    Parsons The New School for Design
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10003
    +1 212 229 8900

    Bachelor's and associate's degree program inquiries: thinkparsons@newschool.edu
    Master's degree program inquiries: thinkparsonsgrad@newschool.edu
    Parsons Paris inquiries: thinkparsonsparis@newschool.edu

    Further Information for Incoming Students

    Housing

    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.

    Student Visas

    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.

    Health Insurance

    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.

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