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  • We’re here to guide you through the New School application process. Many students and their communities have been affected by natural disasters this year. If you're among those who have been affected and have questions or concerns about deadline extensions, fee waivers, or anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out with requests for support and flexibility. If you have any questions, please email our admission counselors at admission@newschool.edu.

    Each of our graduate programs has unique application requirements as part of the application process, such as auditions, portfolio submissions, or essays.

    Steps to Apply: Graduate

    Step 1: Select Your Program
    Learn more about our graduate programs to determine your program of interest.

    Step 2: General Application
    Use The New School’s Online Application to apply for all MA, MS, MFA, MArch, MPS, MM, and PhD degrees; professional studies diplomas; and graduate certificate programs.

    Step 3: Program Application
    Use the links below to navigate to the application instructions for your program.

    Step 4: Check your application status.
    Log in to your Admission Hub to check the status of your application materials. Applications become complete and ready for review once all required items have been received by the Office of Admission. Allow at least ten days from the date you submitted your application for the application materials checklist to appear. After reviewing your checklist in the Admission Hub, follow up with schools and recommenders to confirm that your transcripts, recommendations, and other materials have been sent.

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    The New School for Social Research

    Schools of Public Engagement

    Creative Writing Program

    Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs

    Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

    School of Media Studies

    Parsons Paris

    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 by 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:

    Additional Resources

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Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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