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  • Immerse yourself in a world of critical analysis and intensive scholarship that will help you change your career path or improve your employment opportunities. 

    The New School offers unique degree programs specifically designed for students seeking an alternative to the traditional four-year college experience, as well adult career changers. Parsons’ Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program provides a challenging academic curriculum, a community of design practitioners, internship opportunities and professional development counseling. The Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students benefit from The New School’s student success offerings, flexible study options (including part- and full-time study; and online, on-campus, and hybrid options), a curriculum tailored to individual goals, and credit for your work/life experience. 

    Below, find more information about our bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs. Looking for information about transferring as a undergraduate student? Visit Transfer Students page to learn more. 

    Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    Bachelor's and associate degrees for adult students seeking an alternative to the traditional four-year experience

    • Option to self-design your degree in the Liberal Arts major
    • Transfer up to 84 credits, including credit for college-level learning received from work and life experience
    • Study online or on campus, part- or full-time (it is possible to complete a degree entirely online)
    • Evening and day classes available
    • Receive support from a faculty advisor
    • Take advantage of our bachelor's/master's pathway

    Learn more about continuing your education in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    Parsons School of Design

    Associate in Applied Science professional programs in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, and fashion marketing

    • Study part-time or full-time
    • Study online as well as on campus. The AAS in Fashion Marketing may be completed entirely online.
    • Take classes scheduled in the evening for students’ convenience
    • Change careers in a focused, professionally-oriented program

    Learn more about continuing your education at Parsons

    Not sure which program is right for you? 

    The Office of Admission will help you find the program that suits you by reviewing your education, interests, and academic goals. You can reach our admission counselors by email at or by phone at 800.292.3040.

  • Contact Us

    Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

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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.