• How to Apply

    Apply online to undergraduate and graduate programs offered at The New School including Parsons School of Design; Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts; College of Performing Arts; Mannes School of Music; School of Jazz; School of Drama; Parsons Paris; Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; School of Media Studies; Creative Writing and TESOL programs; and The New School for Social Research.

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    2017 Undergraduate Application

    For BA, BS, BBA, BFA, and BM degrees (including the BA/BFA pathway), use the Common App Online Application.

    2017 Graduate Application

    For MA, MS, MFA, MArch, MPS, MM, and PhD degrees and Professional Studies Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs, use The New School Online Application.

    2017 Bachelor’s Program for Adult and Transfer Students Application

    For BA and BS degrees, use The New School Online Application.

    2017 Associate in Applied Science Degree Application

    For AAS degrees, use The New School Online Application.

  • Additional Information

    Application Status

    Log in to the Admission Hub to check the status of your application.


    If you are applying for readmission, please complete the Application for Readmission form and follow the submission instructions.

    Undergraduate Internal Transfer Policy

    The New School is committed to helping students find best fit programs to meet educational and career goals. Regular communication with advising staff, faculty, and other university administrators can help inform students on course choices and internship opportunities. In the case where a student’s educational plan cannot be accommodated in their current New School college, an internal transfer may be appropriate.

    New School students may file an application for internal transfer in their second semester of study at the university. For those individuals seeking transfer to a major in Parsons or CoPA, a portfolio or audition must be completed as part of the admission review process. Internal transfer admissibility is subject to available space in programs and an applicant meeting program criteria and eligibility (see below); the university will accommodate internal transfer requests wherever possible but is not guaranteed. Please note that students should consult with the Student Financial Services office to confirm any changes in financial aid packages before confirming an offer. Finally, please consult with an advisor about potential changes in time to completion of the undergraduate degree.

    Eligibility & Requirements

    • Minimum one semester completed at The New School
    • Must be enrolled at time of filing of application
    • Student must be in good academic standing
    • Completed Internal Application by March 1st for Fall consideration and October 1st for Spring consideration; applications received after the deadlines will be considered subject to space availability
    • Portfolio or Audition if applicable
    • Confirmation of transfer within 3 weeks of offer

    Visiting, Exchange, and Non-Degree Students

    Undergraduate visiting, exchange, and non-degree students should submit the Visiting Student Application. The fall semester priority deadline is March 15. The spring semester priority deadline is October 15. For questions about applying, please email visiting@newschool.edu.

    Graduate students interested in applying as a visiting or exchange student, please email visiting@newschool.edu.

    Application Fee Waivers

    The New School waives application fees for those who meet the eligibility guidelines listed below. If you believe you meet at least one of the requirements, or might qualify because of personal financial circumstances, please contact the Office of Admission by email at enroll@newschool.edu or phone at 212.229.5150. If additional documentation is required, it will be requested at that time. Below are the eligibility guidelines for application fee waivers: