• How to Apply

  • We’re here to guide you through the application process. If you have any questions, please email our admission counselors at admission@newschool.edu.

    Each of our colleges has unique application requirements. These may include auditions, portfolio submissions, or essays.

    Steps to Apply: Undergraduate

    Follow these steps to apply to our undergraduate programs:

    Step 1: Select your college.
    Not sure what college is right for you? Explore our interdisciplinary options.

    Step 2: Complete the correct application for your intended degree.

    Step 3: Follow the specific application instructions.
    Use the links below to find the specific application instructions and requirements for your college and program.

    Parsons School of Design

    Bachelor's

    Associate in Applied Science

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    College of Performing Arts

    School of Drama

    Mannes School of Music

    School of Jazz

    Schools of Public Engagement

    Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students

    Associate in Applied Science

    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. We will contact you if additional documentation is required. Below are the eligibility guidelines for application fee waivers:

    Additional Resources

    Readmission

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

    Internal Transfer Eligibility

    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. If a student’s educational plan cannot be accommodated in the student's 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 School of Design or the College of Performing Arts, 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 the applicant meeting program criteria and eligibility (see below); the university will accommodate internal transfer requests wherever possible, but it is not guaranteed. Please note that students should consult with Student Financial Services 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 and Requirements

    • Minimum one semester completed at The New School
    • Must be enrolled at time of filing of application
    • Must be in good academic standing
    • Completed Internal Application by March 1 for fall consideration and by October 1 for spring consideration (applications received after the deadlines will be considered subject to space availability)
    • Portfolio or audition, if applicable
    • Confirmation of transfer within three weeks of offer

    Visiting, Exchange, and Nondegree Students

    Undergraduate visiting, exchange, and nondegree students will find application guidelines, requirements, and other helpful information on our Visiting Students page.

  • Contact Us

    Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    admission@newschool.edu

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

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  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

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.

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