• Admission & Aid

    Admission & Aid

    We want to get to know you through your application, to hear your voice and explore your potential. We hope you get to know yourself better through the application process, too.

    Whether you decide to apply to Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, or Parsons Paris, you will have the opportunity to explore courses across the colleges that make up our university, crossing disciplines and charting your own unique academic path.

    We recognize that the application process might seem challenging; selecting the right school is an important decision. Our college admission team is available to help you navigate this critical journey and make a choice that will affect your intellectual and creative potential in profound ways.


    True to the roots of our university, we look for individuals who are willing to challenge academic orthodoxy, take intellectual risks, and seek new solutions to the most pressing issues of the day. As you apply to The New School for Social Research, Parsons School of Design, the College of Performing Arts, or our professional graduate programs, we want to understand how you'll add to our distinct tradition of academic exploration.

    Students from The New School are groundbreakers in the world. Our bold, creative scholars enroll wanting to expand their knowledge of myriad subjects, and thrive from having the freedom to critically explore them all. They benefit from an education that reflects their passions, challenges them intellectually, and prepares them to address today's most pressing issues in unique and unprecedented ways.

    Watch videos of our students as they reflect on their academic journeys and envision what new paths lie ahead.

    Congratulations on your admission. We're looking forward to having you join our community. Now that you've been admitted, take the next steps to officially enroll, and find answers to any questions you may have.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.