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Incoming Students

Parsons admits visiting students through our own exchange program and also from unaffiliated institutions. These are different application processes. Read below for the deadlines, procedures, and other information appropriate to your application.

Exchange Students

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 the Parsons application.

Deadlines

  • To study at Parsons in the fall semester (late August–mid-December): March 1
  • To study at Parsons in the spring semester (late January–mid-May): October 1

Required Application Documents

  1. Exchange Student Application
    Download and fill out the Exchange Student Application Form. Use your full name as it appears on your passport or birth certificate and be sure to provide your complete address and phone number. Consult your school's study abroad or exchange office if you any questions about the application requirements.
  2. Transcript
    Provide an official transcript (and an unofficial translation if the official transcript is not in English) of your academic records from your college/university. Your transcript should indicate the title, final grade, grading scale, and total hours of instruction (how many hours a week the course met and for how many weeks) for each course you have taken.
  3. Statement of Intent
    Submit a one-page typewritten statement that describes your reasons for wanting to study at Parsons The New School for Design.
  4. TOEFL Score
    If your native language is not English and instruction at your current college is not 100 percent in English, you must provide your score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable scores are 237 (computer-based exam) or 92 (Internet-based exam).

Contact Parsons

Evan Iacoboni
Office of Student Affairs
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue, Room 819
New York, NY 10011
P | 212.229.8950 x3426
E | parsonsstudentaffairs@newschool.edu

Visiting Students (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–mid-December): April 1
  • To study at Parsons in the spring semester (late January–mid-May): November 1

Application Process

Instructions vary for each type of degree program, so please review carefully.

Application Form: Use the Visiting Student application form, not the New School's Online Application.

Application Instructions: Use the links to download the appropriate instructions

Contact Parsons

Office of Admission
Parsons The New School for Design
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
P | 212.229.8900
E | thinkparsons@newschool.edu


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