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  • The center administers English language proficiency assessments of more than 1,000 students and visiting scholars per year, including:

    • The English Language Placement test for all new Parsons, College of Performing Arts, and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts international students whose first language is not English to assess their need for language support.
    • Proof of language proficiency for visiting scholars (for J-1 eligibility). To schedule a language assessment interview, fill out this form.
    • Proficiency assessment for admission to a degree program upon request by an admission officer.

    For questions about testing, please contact Jeremy Scott at scottj@newschool.edu.

    Consultation
    We also offers academic departments, offices, and stakeholders consultation on:

    • English language proficiency requirements and policy for programs across the university
    • Understanding and comparing scores on the most common standardized tests of English proficiency (TOEFL, DET, IELTS, etc.)
    • Appropriate test design and digital platforms for testing

    For questions, please contact Caitlin Morgan at morganc@newschool.edu.

  • Contact Us

    Center for English Language Studies
    66 West 12th Street, 6th floor
    New York, NY 10011
    elsc@newschool.edu
    212.229.5372

    Office Hours
    Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • 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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