Verify Enrollment or Degree
Degree and Certificate Students
Proof of enrollment for financial aid lenders
At the start of every academic term in which you are registered for courses, The New School automatically notifies the National Student Clearinghouse that you are enrolled at the university. This information is then available to lenders, and you should not have to provide any other verification to them. If your lender specifically asks you to provide verification before the university has notified the clearinghouse or if you believe they have received inaccurate information from the clearinghouse, contact the Office of the Registrar to inquire about special verification that your lender will accept.
Proof of enrollment for parties other than financial aid lenders
- Print an official Enrollment Verification Certificate
This printed certificate can be presented to health insurance providers, housing authorities, banks, and other institutions that may require evidence of your current or recent enrollment at The New School. Request the certificate by going online to MyNewSchool. Enrollment Verification is on the main Student page.
- Enable a third party (such as a prospective employer) to verify your New School degree or certificate
Third parties who require evidence that you received a degree or academic certificate from The New School can be directed to www.degreeverify.com.
- Obtain verification of enrollment or graduation using a third-party's form or by a custom letter
If a third party gives you a verification form for the Registrar’s Office to complete or wishes the Registrar to write a custom letter verifying your current or past enrollment at the university, you must submit a written request to the Registrar's Office (by mail, fax, or in person) or email your request from your @newschool.edu account to firstname.lastname@example.org. The verification form or letter can be picked up in person at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level or mailed to any return address provided. In either case, please allow five business days for the verification to be processed.
- Enrollment verifications for a new academic term will be available beginning one week before classes begin and then throughout the term.
If you are taking a course(s) on a noncredit basis, The New School will not maintain a permanent record of your enrollment. You can however obtain a Noncredit Record of Attendance. This document is provided by the course instructor and verifies your attendance in class. It is not an academic evaluation and will not provide a course grade. It is not available for courses and workshops meeting fewer than four sessions nor for any event or activity listed online or in the New School Bulletin without a course number. To obtain a Noncredit Record of Attendance, download the request form (PDF) and follow the instructions..
Deadline to request a non-credit record of attendance: You must submit a separate request form for each course to the Registrar’s Office no later than four (4) weeks before the course end date.
There is a nonrefundable fee of $20 per course, which must be paid by your own personal check or MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card (cash is not accepted). Submit the completed and signed form by fax to 212.229.5648 (credit card payment only) or mail it or present it in person at the Registrar’s Office.