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  • Transfer to The New School

  • The New School provides a nurturing, inspiring, and creative community and an opportunity to immerse yourself in all that New York City has to offer.

    If you're looking to make a change or wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree after community college and are seeking a progressive, rigorous, and collaborative undergraduate experience, The New School might be the right fit for you. No matter what area of study you'd like to pursue, you will learn creative problem solving that will change the way you approach real-world challenges.

    Below, you'll find information to help guide you through the transfer process. Contact an admission counselor if you need any help finding the right program or have questions about transferring to The New School.

    Transfer Applicants

    • Have graduated from high school and are attending college currently or have attended college in the past and earned credits from the current/previous institution(s)
    • Have graduated from high school, attended a degree-granting program in college or university, and earned credits but want to start over in a new discipline or major
    • Have graduated from high school, attend/attended an art and design foundation year in the UK system

    First-Time Freshman Applicants

    • Are graduating/have graduated from high school and have not attended college at any time
    • Are dual enrolled, taking high school and college courses at the same time, or are graduating from high school while earning their associate’s degree
    • Have graduated from high school and taken college coursework after graduation but were not enrolled in a full-time, degree-granting, or credit-bearing program
    • Have graduated from high school and attended part of a first semester of college (full-time, matriculated) but did not earn grades because of withdrawal before the end of the first semester
    • Are currently enrolled in the CEGEP or have completed the CEGEP with no additional college coursework after completion of the CEGEP

    Scholarship Opportunities for Transfer Students

    • Community College Scholarships:
      • Transfer applicants to Parsons, Lang, and College of Performing Arts bachelor’s programs: SUNY and CUNY community college students with a 3.0 GPA and at least 30 earned credits are eligible for consideration for a $5,000 merit scholarship.

      • Transfer applicants to Adult Bachelor’s Program: Any community college student with a 3.0 GPA and at least 30 earned credits is eligible for consideration for a $5,000 merit scholarship.

    • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: PTK members transferring to any New School bachelor’s program are eligible for a $2000 merit scholarship.

    Transfer Credits

    To learn more about which of your prior college credits are eligible for transfer, review our Transfer Credit Policies.

    Transfer Days

    Meet individually with an admission counselor for 30 minutes to identify the program that best fits your goals and receive an estimate of eligible transfer credits and timeline to graduation.

    Register for an upcoming Transfer Day

    Students interested in transferring to the College of Performing Arts can email performingarts@newschool.edu directly to schedule an appointment.

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    • You may transfer up to 60 credits.
    • Choose from innovative majors, including a self-designed liberal arts major and interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies (BA, BS), Global Studies (BA), and Urban Studies (BA).
    • Consider a BA/BFA pathway with Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.
    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to Lang

    Parsons School of Design

    • Parsons admits first-, second-, and third-year transfers. Please note that the BFA program in Fashion Design does not accept third-year transfer students.
    • You may transfer up to 60 credits, depending on the program.
    • Consider a BA/BFA pathway with Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    Learn more about transferring to Parsons

    Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    • You may transfer up to 84 credits.
    • The program is designed for adult students who have life and work experience and wish to earn an undergraduate degree in a program that can be tailored to meet their unique needs and allows them to realize their unique goals.
    • College-level learning from life and work experience may be eligible for transfer credit through Prior Learning Assessment.
    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    College of Performing Arts

    Mannes School of Music

    • Mannes admits first- and second-year transfers.
    • You may receive credit for liberal arts courses.
    • Music courses taken elsewhere may be approved for transfer depending on the student's placement tests, interview, and transcript evaluation.
    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to Mannes

    School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

    • Jazz admits first-, second-, and third-year transfers, including international transfers.
    • You may transfer up to 64 credits.
    • Consider a BA/BFA pathway with Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.
    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

    School of Drama

    • Drama admits first- and second-year transfers, including international transfers. Students should plan to be in residence for at least six semesters, depending on the number of transfer credits accepted, to complete the degree.
    • You may transfer up to 30 credits.
    • You may receive credit for liberal arts courses.
    • Drama courses taken elsewhere may be approved for transfer depending on the student's audition, transcript evaluation, and admission interview.
    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to the School of Drama

    Not sure which program is right for you?

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

  • Contact Us

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

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

  • Take The Next Step

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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