The New School confers degrees twice a year, in January and May. To be eligible to graduate you must have completed all of the requirements for your specific degree.
All degree requirements, as specified in the academic catalog of your division, must be completed prior to your planned graduation date for your degree to be conferred. Additionally to receive an undergraduate degree, a student must have completed all requirements with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. To receive a graduate degree, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required. Some doctoral programs require a cumulative GPA higher than 3.0.
DegreeWorks is an online tool that shows you which degree requirements you have completed and which remain to be done. You can find the link to DegreeWorks in my.newschool.edu under the Student tab. To learn more, take the DegreeWorks Tutorial.
Once you have confirmed that you are on track to complete your degree requirements, go to my.newschool.edu to submit your graduation petition to the Registrar's Office. The petition must be received by the designated deadline:
If you miss the deadline, but still plan to graduate, you must submit a paper graduation petition and pay a late fee. Download the Graduation Petition Form (PDF), which includes a statement of the late fees.
Graduate degree requirements must be completed within the specified time limits. Students who do not complete their programs within the time limit will not
be permitted to register again unless they have requested and received an extension.
A student seeking an extension of the time limit must file a petition with his or her department chair. The petition must specify the degree requirements
completed to date and propose a specific plan for completing the outstanding work. If the petition is granted, the student must complete all requirements by the date approved or be dismissed from the program. If the extension of time is not granted, the student will be dismissed from the program immediately.
Academic honors are awarded to graduates who meet the following criteria:
Academic honors are noted on diplomas and transcripts. For graduates from Parsons The New School for Design and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, departmental honors are also noted on diplomas and transcripts.
Academic honors are not awarded to recipients of graduate degrees.
Diplomas are mailed approximately three months after the end of a student's last term after an evaluation of the academic record has determined the student's eligibility to graduate. International students should allow an additional four to six weeks for delivery.
If you are planning to graduate, please update it in my.newschool.edu by the deadline: March 1 for January graduates; July 1 for May graduates.
Registrar's Office72 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor (map)New York, NY email@example.com
Monday–Thursday10:00 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Graduation Petition (PDF)
Certificate Petition (PDF)