Student Resources

Program Schedules [+]

Program Registration, Tuition, And Fees [+]

International Students

Summer Scholarships

Housing

Meal Plan [+]

The summer Dining Dollars meal plan is available for all students attending classes during Summer Intensive Studies Session II (but not Session I). All pre-college students staying in university housing are automatically enrolled in the Dining Dollars program and are given a starting balance of $500. Off-campus commuters are welcome to enroll in the program if they choose. All meals purchased in the Dining Dollars program are exempt from New York State and City sales tax.

Two dining locations will be open at 55 West 13th Street:

Library Café (1st floor)
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Offerings include Starbucks coffee, Tazo Tea, Edy's Ice Cream, sushi, house-baked pastries, a large selection of grab-and-go snacks and meals.

Café 55 (4th floor)
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Offerings include hot entrees, full deli service, made-to-order salads, sushi, house-baked pastries, a large selection of grab-and-go snacks and meals.

Health Services

Money [+]

Please follow these guidelines to prepare for Summer Intensive Studies in New York.

  • All students should have a bank cash card for automated teller machines (ATMs). If you bank at a small bank or a credit union, consult with the institution to confirm the availability of cash funds at ATMs in New York. Traveler's checks are not widely accepted in New York City and are not recommended.
  • Parsons and The New School do not offer check-cashing services.
  • Banks in New York City cash money orders only for people who have an account with the institution.
  • Funds for out-of-town checks deposited in a local account may take several days to become available.
  • Out-of-town checks or temporary checks are not accepted as payment at most stores and other services.
  • In cases where checks are valid for payment, a credit card is usually required for identification.
  • Wired money transfers from home accounts to a New York account generally provide cash within 48 hours.

Requisite Forms [+]

Health Information and Contact Form
Field Trip and Liability Waiver
Academic Agreement and Policy Form

Students enrolled in Parsons Summer Intensive Studies in New York and Paris are required to complete three forms online before classes begin.

Students who have not submitted forms online by the start of the program are not permitted to participate. We urge students to complete the forms as soon as they enroll. Forms can be updated later if necessary.

New York students: Complete the forms here.

Paris students: Complete the forms here.

Arrival and Photo ID Form (Paris only)
All Paris students are required to complete the Arrival and Photo ID Form and submit photos as described in the instructions. The form will be emailed to Paris students. Submission of the form will help staff plan for each student's arrival in Paris. The photos are used to prepare a student ID, a Metro card, and a dormitory ID before the beginning of the program.

Academic Policies [+]

Policy on Student Work
Students are responsible for their own work, art supplies, and other personal property. Students are not permitted to store artwork or materials in classrooms; lockers are provided for students enrolled in the program. Students must remove their property when the program ends.

Liability for Student Work on Exhibition
Parsons does not assume responsibility or liability for the loss of or damage to work or articles of students that are exhibited in any student or departmental show, demonstration, or program. Participation in such exhibitions assumes that the student has agreed to exhibit work at his or her own risk.

Code of Conduct
The New School Code of Conduct outlines standards of behavior for students, faculty, and staff designed to promote an environment conducive to education, in which sensitivity, tolerance, and respect are shown to all members of the university community. The Code of Conduct university-wide policies on topics including freedom of expression; equal opportunity; academic honesty; confidentiality; respect for facilities and property; campus security; student activities, organizations, and publications; and alcohol, illegal drugs, and smoking. The Code of Conduct also established the procedures used by the university to evaluate and respond to alleged infractions by students. The full text of the Code of Conduct is at www.newschool.edu/studentservices.

Parsons affirms its commitment to the standards of behavior defined in the New School Code of Conduct, the underlying educational purpose of those standards, and the guidelines and procedures specified for the evaluation of alleged infractions by its students.

Academic Integrity and Honesty
Academic honesty—the responsibility of every member of an academic community to claim authorship of his or her own work and only for that work and to acknowledge the contributions of others accurately and completely—is fundamental to the integrity of intellectual debate and creative and academic pursuits. All members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the standards of academic honesty. Students are responsible for knowing and making use of proper procedures for writing papers, presenting and executing their work, taking examinations, and doing research. Instructors are equally responsible for informing students of their policies with respect to the limits within which students may collaborate with or seek help from others on specific assignments. Instructors are expected to educate students about the legal and ethical restrictions placed upon creative work and about the consequences of dishonesty in the professional world. At Parsons, all students are required to sign an Academic Integrity Statement declaring that they understand and agree to comply with this policy.

(From the University Policies Governing Student Conduct) "Academic honesty includes accurate use of quotations, as well as appropriate and explicit citation of sources in instances of paraphrasing and describing ideas, or reporting on research findings or any aspect of the work of others (including that of instructors and other students). The standards of academic honesty and citation of sources apply to all forms of academic work (examinations, essay theses, dissertations, computer work, art and design work, oral presentations, and other projects).

"The standards also include responsibility for meeting the requirements of particular courses of study. The New School recognizes that the different nature of work across the divisions of the university may entail different procedures for citing sources and referring to the work of others. Particular academic procedures, however, are based in universal principles valid in all divisions of The New School and institutions of higher education in general."

Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to

  • Cheating on examinations, either by copying another student's work or by using unauthorized materials
  • Any act of plagiarism (the fraudulent presentation of the written, oral, or visual work of others as original)
  • Theft of another student's work
  • Purchase of another student's work
  • Submission of the same work for more than one course
  • Destruction or defacement of the work of others
  • Aiding or abetting any act of dishonesty
  • Any attempt to gain academic advantage by presenting misleading information, making deceptive statements, or falsifying documents

Guidelines for Student Assignments
Work from other visual sources may be imitated or incorporated into studio work if the fact of imitation or incorporation and the identity of the original sources are properly acknowledged. There must be no intent to deceive; the work must make clear that it emulates or comments on specific sources. Referring to a style or concept in otherwise original work does not constitute plagiarism. The originality of studio work that presents itself as "in the manner of" or as playing with "variations on" a particular source should be evaluated by the individual faculty member in the context of a critique.

Incorporating ready-made materials into studio work, as in a collage, synthesized photograph, or paste-up, is not plagiarism in the educational context. In the commercial world, however, such appropriation is prohibited by copyright laws and may result in legal consequences.

Any violation of the Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy is a matter for disciplinary action. Penalties may include a failing grade, dismissal from school, or both.

Attendance Policy [+]

Students are expected to attend classes regularly, arrive promptly, and comply with the standards stated in course syllabi. Students who must miss a class session should notify the instructor and arrange to make up all missed work as soon as possible. Full participation is essential to the successful completion of coursework and enhances the quality of the educational experience.

Faculty members may fail any student who is absent for a significant portion of class time. Excessive absence is defined as missing two full days of class or four sessions during the full summer program, or two half-day sessions during the two-week program. Attendance is closely monitored by instructors to ensure that students maintain consistent attendance.

After two absences, a student will be required to meet with a program advisor to discuss continuing in the program. In the event of a third absence, the student may be issued a dismissal warning. After a fourth absence, the student may be asked to leave the program. No refund will be issued, and university housing must be vacated immediately.

Class Hours
Late arrival or early departure from class translates into absence. Classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily. Students arriving after class begins will be marked late. Two late arrivals or early departures will be marked as one absence.

Exception for Religious Observances
Students are not penalized for absences due to religious observance. However, students may not miss a significant portion of class time, as defined in "Attendance." Students must inform the instructor at the beginning of the term of anticipated absences for religious observance. It is the student's responsibility, prior to enrolling in a Summer Intensive program, to assess the number of religious observances that will arise and their impact on attendance. The student, in consultation with a Parsons SPACE administrator, should determine whether summer is the appropriate time to take a particular class.

Accommodations for these absences may include make-up sessions in a different section of the class, independent projects, or both.

Advising [+]

Parsons Advising provides general academic support and advising to students in Summer Intensive Studies and Summer Studies in Constructed Environments. Parsons advisors, who have extensive knowledge of the many programs within Parsons and the university, serve as a liaison between students and school personnel. They collaborate with faculty to help students succeed. Advisors answer questions about academic programs, academic policies, and offices and resources at Parsons and The New School.

Students can arrange appointments with an advisor by calling 212.229.8933, emailing summer@newschool.edu, or visiting the office at 66 Fifth Avenue, room 200. Students will receive the summer advising hours at Orientation.

Mynewschool [+]

MyNewSchool is The New School's portal that gives you access to your email account, course information and content through Blackboard, student self-service for registration, financial aid and records, student financial services, library resources, news, events, and much more.

To access MyNewSchool, first look up your NetID username by going to my.newschool.edu and clicking on "Look up your NetID or reset Your Password" in the log-in box.

Once you have your NetID, return to the log-in page and enter your NetID and your password, which is your date of birth in the MMDDYY format.

You will be required to change your password upon your first log-in. The password you set will be valid for 180 days. Follow the instructions on this page to be directed back to the MyNewSchool log-in page. Log in by entering your NetID and new password.

When you log in to MyNewSchool, be sure to access your New School GroupWise email account by clicking on the Webmail icon. All university communications will go to this address while you are enrolled. Check the account often or forward communications to your personal email account.

Grading, Credits, and Transcripts [+]

Faculty members are solely responsible for grading student work done under their instruction. Depending on the character of the class, grades reflect the degree of accomplishment in some or all of the following areas: concept, technical facility, execution, preparation for class, individual progress, class participation, and attendance. Instructors will discuss their grading policies with students during the first class session.

Grade Descriptions
A Work of exceptional quality, which often goes beyond the stated goals of the course
A– Work of very high quality
B+ Work of high quality that indicates substantially greater-than-average abilities
B– Good work
C+ Above-average work
C Average work that indicates an understanding of the course material; passable. (Satisfactory completion of a course requires a grade of C or higher.)
C– Passing work but below the level of good academic standing
D Below-average work that indicates a student does not fully understand the assignments. Probation level, though passing for credit
F Failure; no credit
W Withdrawal. This grade can be assigned only by the registrar. If a student withdraws from a course during the add/drop period, the course is deleted from his or her permanent record. To receive a grade of W, a student must withdraw between the fourth and the seventh class sessions, complete an Add/Drop form, and obtain advisor approvals which he or she must submit to the Registrar's Office. Students should retain the blue receipt confirming their withdrawal provided by the registrar. No withdrawals are allowed after the seventh class session. There is no penalty for a grade of W.
WF Withdrawal Failing. Instructors may assign this grade to indicate that a student has unofficially withdrawn or stopped attending classes. It may also be issued for a student who fails to submit a final project or take an examination without prior notification or approval from the instructor. The WF grade is equivalent to an F in the calculation of the grade point average (zero grade points), and no credit is awarded.

Viewing Your Grades
Grades are not mailed to students; they can be viewed at my.newschool.edu:

  1. Select "Look up your Net ID or reset your Password."
  2. Select "Look up your Net ID."
  3. Enter your user name and New School ID number, found on your registration receipt.
  4. With the Net ID, go to "Reset Your Password." Select and follow instructions for degree or credit-seeking students.
  5. Once you have your Net ID user name and password, log in to the university portal at my.newschool.edu to access your student academic information.

Credits
Four credits are awarded for successful completion of a full Summer Intensive course or SSCE, and two credits are awarded for two-week courses in Paris.

Parsons credits are generally accepted at colleges and universities around the world, but visiting students matriculated in degree programs at other schools should consult with their schools in advance to confirm that these credits will be accepted for transfer.

Summer Intensive and SSCE credits will be counted toward degree requirements for entering or continuing students at Parsons provided they have been pre-approved by the student's school. Each school has the discretion to decide how transfer credits can be applied within the student's program of study.

Add/Drop Period
To add or drop a course, a student must have approval from an administrator in Parsons SPACE. Summer Intensive courses are usually full by the time the program begins, so it is seldom possible to add a course at that time. If a course is open, the student must register before the third day of classes. A student may drop a course before the fourth day of classes without academic penalty.

Official Transcripts
Transcripts issued by the Registrar's Office carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student's permanent record at the university. Students may request that their transcript(s) be mailed to other colleges and institutions by submitting an official request to the Registrar's Office. This can be done online at my.newschool.edu or by completing the transcript request form which is available at the Registrar's Office or downloadable from the Registrar's Office website (PDF). Standard transcript services are free of charge.


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