You have chosen a unique university as well as an exciting and challenging new medium in which to pursue your undergraduate education.
You are now part of a modern
progressive institution, founded in 1919, over 90 years ago. From the beginning,
The New School has been committed to critical thinking, academic freedom, and
social responsibility. The Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students, started in 1944, has a
long history of helping each student create his or her own path through a
dynamic and interdisciplinary curriculum taught by a mix of scholars,
researchers, and professionals from the field. In fact, most of our classes
reflect the interests of our faculty in forging the links between academic
theory and practice.
The online environment offers you
special challenges and rewards. To take full advantage of your courses you have
to be “present” and engaged in the “conversation.” You will have to be
self-motivated and disciplined to keep up your studies and to get the most out
of courses. This medium gives you the flexibility to create your own balance
and the opportunity to engage with your instructor and colleagues better than
you might in a traditional classroom setting. Your online dialogue will be
fascinating and revealing.
As a member of the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students, you will have access to all of our services. You
will be assigned to a Core Faculty Advisor, who will work collaboratively with
you to help refine your educational goals and interests, review your progress,
and provide general academic support. You may choose to do this online
or on the phone. If you find yourself in New York City, we would also be happy to meet
you in person. You will receive regular email communication from our program
staff, and you should feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
I hope that this will be the beginning of a
wonderful educational experience. We look forward to working with you!
Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students
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