The New School confers degrees twice a year, in January and May. The commencement ceremony for May and January graduates is held in May. All degree requirements, as specified in school bulletins, must be completed prior to the graduation date for a degree to be awarded.
Students intending to graduate must file the Graduation Petition Form below with the Office of the Registrar (except Mannes students who must file with the Mannes Office of Records and Registration) and pay the appropriate fee by the following dates:
- For January graduation, no fee prior to October 1, a $20 late fee after October 1, and a $50 late fee after November 1. The final deadline to petition is November 15.
- For May graduation, no fee prior to February 15, a $20 late fee after February 15, and a $50 late fee after March 15. The final deadline to petition is March 30.
- Please note: Attendees must purchase graduation attire for $50 in May from the university supplier. Additional information will be provided in February.
All PhD students pay an additional $83 microfilming fee.
Graduation Petition: PDF
Certificate Petition: PDF