• Alumni Benefits

    There are nearly 80,000 people in the world who have the privilege of being New School graduates. As a New School alumnus or alumna, you are part of a warm and vibrant community. Whether you live in New York, another part of the United States, or another country, you are entitled to benefits offered exclusively to the New School alumni community and are encouraged to take advantage of New School public programs, libraries, and other services.

  • Career Services

    New School Career Services provides support to alumni launching careers, navigating through a career transition, or looking for networking opportunities.


    Join the LinkedIn group exclusive to alumni of The New School.

    Alumni Card

    Alumni cards are issued to graduates who have completed credited associate's, bachelor's, master's, and PhD programs at The New School. Your alumni card provides free admission to most New School programs, as well as access to spaces on campus, including libraries and the University Center café in the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Commons. The alumni card must be requested online. Request your card online.

    Educational Opportunities

    ​​​Open Campus Alumni Discount

    With the launch of Open Campus, The New School is renewing its historic commitment to continuing education, offering a network of resources and an array of learning opportunities that enhance your knowledge, skills, and progress.

    Open Campus and Alumni Relations have teamed up to offer New School alumni a 25 percent discount on noncredit continuing education courses. Alumni are eligible to receive the discount by completing the Open Campus Alumni Discount Code Request form. Your personal discount code will be emailed to you in two business days. You can use your code yourself or share it with a friend or family member. Please note that classes to which this discount is applied can be dropped only in person, at the office of the University Registrar. The code must be used at registration and cannot be applied retroactively. We invite you to browse the online catalog to learn more about the wide range of classes offered. We look forward to seeing you on campus.

    *Restrictions apply. Valid only on noncredit courses. Not valid on closed or waitlisted courses. Cannot be used toward completion of a certificate program. Cannot be used in combination with other offers. A $7 registration fee applies to all online registrations.

    Application-Fee Exemptions for Alumni Nominees (Accepted July-October)

    The Offices of Admission and Alumni Engagement have teamed up to offer New School alumni an opportunity to help us identify the best and brightest prospective students. Alumni are invited to submit the names of up to four prospective students they think would thrive in one of The New School's degree programs. The Office of Admission will send these students application materials and inform them that if they choose to apply, the application fee will be waived thanks to their nomination by an alumnus or alumna.

    Nominate a deserving prospective student today.

    Kaplan Comprehensive Course Discount

    New School alumni can get a discount of 10 percent off any Kaplan Comprehensive course option (private tutoring, on-site, anywhere) for any of the following graduate-level exams: LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT. Enroll online at kaptest.com or call 800.KAP.TEST and use the promotional codeCLUB10913.

    Alumni Discount on Post-Master's Professional Development Certificates


    Continue your education at The New School with a 25 percent tuition discount on any of the university's three post-master's certificates: Leadership and Change, Organizational Development, and Sustainability Strategies. Offered by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, these professional development programs give you the skills you need to advance in your career.

    This offer is being made exclusively to all conferred alumni who hold a master's degree from The New School or another accredited university. In addition to receiving the discount, you will have your application fee waived and the admission process streamlined. New students are admitted in both the fall and the spring semesters.


    Alumni are eligible for a 10 percent tuition discount on the new Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Certificate Program. The certification is being provided by the Department of Psychology in The New School for Social Research. Classes for this program will be co-taught by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky and Dr. Jenifer Talley, founder/director and assistant director, respectively, at The Center for Optimal Living, an outpatient treatment and professional training center in New York City using methods based on IHRP.

    The program has been designed for professionals with a degree in psychology, social work, or medicine and students who have completed at least one year in a doctoral program in clinical psychology or finished The New School’s MA program in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling.

    Auto and Insurance


    New School alumni can join Zipcar for $25 per year for the Occasional Driving Plan, a 66 percent savings. The application fee is also waived for New School alumni. Visit zipcar.com/newschoolalumni to obtain your New School alumni discount.

    Dollar Rent A Car

    Dollar Rent A Car offers competitive New York area rental rates to New School alumni. To request access to the New School alumni corporate discount code, send an email to alumni@newschool.edu containing your full name, year of graduation, mailing address, and contact phone number.

    Local and Cultural Benefits

    Entertainment Discounts: Plum Benefits

    New School alumni can save up to 50 percent on entertainment tickets through Plum Benefits. To sign up, visit www.plumbenefits.com/signup, select the Company Code option, and enter your exclusive New School code: ac1229050.

    MoMA Guest Passes

    The New School has a limited number of guest passes for alumni to the Museum of Modern Art available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each pass is valid for one complimentary general admission during regular public hours. There is a limit of one pass per year per member. If you would like to obtain a pass, email your name and preferred mailing address to alumni@newschool.edu and specify that you are requesting a MoMA guest pass.

    Hyatt Union Square

    Alumni can receive a discount of up to 20 percent on guest rooms. To request access to the corporate discount code, send an email to alumni@newschool.edu containing your full name, year of graduation, mailing address, and contact phone number.

    Admission to Public Programs

    New School public programs are opportunities for continued learning and a way to maintain a connection with your alma mater. Admission to most public programs is free for alumni with an alumni card. To see a calendar of upcoming public programs, go to University Events.


    Alumni who have received a degree or diploma from The New School, including a postgraduate certificate from Milano or a certification of graduation from Parsons, are entitled to reading privileges in school libraries with an alumni card. (This privilege does not extend to NYU's Bobst Library or other consortium libraries.) Visit New School Libraries for more information about campus libraries and library services. Learn what library resources alumni can access.

    Technology Access

    Alumni Email

    As of May 2014, graduating students will be able to retain in perpetuity the New School email address they used as students. Email addresses will remain in the format of netid@newschool.edu. In order to avoid being temporarily locked out of their accounts, alumni must log in to their email account at least once every six months. In addition, New School Google Apps will remain available for alumni. Alumni will also continue to have access to the New School wireless network.

    Alumni who graduated before 2011 can request an alumni email account online.

    Campus Wireless Access

    Alumni have free wireless access everywhere on the New School campus. Log on to the network "newschool-alumni" using your Net ID as your username and your MyNewSchool password as your wireless password.