Congratulations on your admission to The New School! Welcome to our extraordinary university community of passionate students, faculty, and staff.
Use the list below to ensure you've completed everything that's needed before classes begin. Explore this site to learn more about New Student Orientation, registering for classes, and more.
Note: If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.
All new students will be assigned a New School email account within five business days of receipt of their tuition deposit. You can access your New School email account by logging in to MyNewSchool and clicking on the Gmail icon located at the top right of the page. On the MyNewSchool home page you will find "My Announcements" and "University Announcements" where important information and updates from your school and program will be posted along with events, workshops, special offers, and opportunities.
It is important that you check your MyNewSchool announcements and New School email account regularly. Remember that all official university email communications will be sent only to this email address.
Review rates and apply for student housing at the Student Housing and Residence Life website. Priority deadlines are July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. After the priority deadline has passed, campus housing cannot be guaranteed but is assigned as available. Note: Housing applications cannot be processed until both tuition and housing deposits have been received. If you have any questions, contact Student Housing and Residence Life at 212.229.5459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you arrive on campus, arrange for your final academic transcript to be forwarded to The New School. If you recently graduated, it is likely that the transcript you submitted during the application process is not a final version that includes your graduation date. To finalize your admission to The New School, use the form included in your admission package to request a final transcript (including your graduation date) to be sent to the Office of Admission. Transcripts that are not in a sealed envelope are considered unofficial and do not fulfill this requirement.
All degree-seeking students, including international students, are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and meningococcal disease. Download the immunization form on the Student Health Services website and carefully read the instructions. Submit the completed form and required documentation by fax, email, or mail, and verify that you have read the material distributed by The New School about meningococcal disease. For more information, visit the Student Health Services website.
As a member of the New School community, you are required to obtain a NEWcard, your official university ID card. It functions as your key to campus facilities and student services. Your NEWcard must be presented for building access, library lending, and meal plan purchases.
As a new incoming student, you need to submit–in advance of arriving on campus–a color photo online to be used to create your NEWcard. For more information, visit the NEWcard website.
All students are automatically enrolled in Student Health Services and the student health insurance plan provided for The New School by University Health Plans. The insurance premium is charged at registration unless you are eligible to waive coverage. If you are covered by equivalent medical insurance, you can waive your New School coverage by submitting the online Student Health Waiver Form by the established deadline. Note that the Student Health Waiver Form must be submitted at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, visit Student Health Services.
Students interested in requesting disability accommodations must submit the online self-identification form. For more information, visit Student Disability Services.
All first-time freshmen are encouraged to attend Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and their Parents, which takes place Thursday, August 14 through Sunday, August 17, 2014. Please check back after June 1, 2014 for registration and RSVP information.
All new students who have submitted a tuition deposit should already have completed the financial aid process. If you have not yet applied for aid, visit Student Financial Services for information and instructions.
If you are eligible for financial aid (or scholarships) and have a completed application on file, you can check the status online by logging in to MyNewSchool and accessing your financial aid information in the Student Financial Services section.
If you are an international undergraduate or graduate student, learn more about funding options by visiting Student Financial Services.
If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.
Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (green card holders) must complete the required forms before they can apply for a visa to study in the United States. International students can access the link to the online International Student Application Packet in their acceptance letters or in the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool. The web page includes information about applying for the I-20 or DS-2019, guidelines for providing financial documents, instructions and procedures for F-1 transfer students, and other important forms and information. For more information, visit International Student Services.
All new students must provide emergency contact information. To update your emergency contact information, log in to MyNewschool and select the Student tab where you will find a link to "Update Your Emergency Contact Information" in the Self Service/Alvin channel. The university may use the contact information you provide in case of an emergency. If this information changes, please return to MyNewSchool to update it.
Keep your mailing address up-to-date at MyNewSchool. All official university mailings will be sent to this address.
If you still have questions about what you need to do before you arrive on campus, contact the individual offices or email email@example.com.