• Online-Only Student Checklist

    The New School Welcome Center

    Congratulations on your admission to The New School! Welcome to our extraordinary university community of passionate students, faculty, and staff.

    Explore this site to learn about registering for classes, and use the list below to ensure you've completed everything that's needed before classes begin.

    Note: If you have not yet submitted your tuition deposit, please visit the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.

    New School Email and MyNewSchool Announcements

    All new students will be assigned a New School email account within two business days of receipt of their tuition deposit. You can access your New School email account by logging in to MyNewSchool, clicking on the Apps icon (three horizontal lines located in the upper right portion of the screen), and selecting Email. You can also go directly to

    On the MyNewSchool Me tab you will find My Announcements, where important information and updates from your school and program will be posted. You will also find University Announcements, a hub for announcements of events, workshops, special offers, and opportunities available to the entire student body.

    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.

    Final Transcript

    The New School requires all enrolled students to present a final official transcript before the start of their first semester of classes:

    • Undergraduate and AAS Students: Submit proof of high school graduation or completion of secondary school.
    • Graduate Students: Submit proof of college or university graduation.

    Failure to submit the required documentation for your degree program will result in a hold on your account. A hold prevents registration for subsequent semesters and could jeopardize your financial aid awards.

    Review the list of documents (PDF) we accept as proof of graduation. Please email if your particular situation and school documentation are not outlined in the list.

    Immunization Form

    All online-only degree-seeking students are required to verify that they have read the material distributed by The New School on meningococcal disease. Download the form on the Student Health Services website and carefully read the instructions. Submit the completed form by fax, email, or mail.

    If you do not complete these steps, a hold will be placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for classes and making changes to your class schedule.

    For more information, email or visit the Student Health Services website.

    Student Health Insurance

    All degree, diploma, online-only, visiting, mobility (study abroad), Lang and Parsons consortium, graduate certificate program, ESL+Design program, ESL+Music program, and non-matriculating graduate and undergraduate degree program students are automatically enrolled in Student Health Services and the student health insurance plan provided for The New School by Aetna Student Health. The insurance premium is charged at registration.

    If you are an undergraduate student registered for six (6) or more credits, you can waive your New School coverage if you have equivalent medical insurance by submitting the Online Waiver Form by February 26, 2016 (check back for the link to the Online Waiver Form). Undergraduate students registered for five (5) or fewer credits and all graduate students can waive coverage without providing proof of alternative health insurance coverage. (Please note that this health insurance waiver form must be submitted at the beginning of each academic year, or by the spring waiver deadline if you are not registered in the fall semester.)

    For more information, email or visit the Student Health Services website.

    Disability Accommodations (if applicable)

    Students interested in requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability should complete the Disability Self-Identification Form. For more information, visit Student Disability Services.

    Financial Aid

    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. All new students receiving financial aid in the form of federal government-supported student loans must complete an entrance loan counseling session online at

    If you have not yet submitted your deposit, please visit the Accepted Students tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.

    Emergency Contact Form

    All new students must provide emergency contact information. To update your emergency contact information, log in to MyNewSchool and visit the Me tab, where you will find a link to "Update Emergency Contact Information" in the Personal Information 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.

    Updated Mailing Address

    Keep your mailing address up-to-date at MyNewSchool. All official university mailings will be sent to this address.