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  • First generation college students enhance the experience of the larger New School community by bringing with them the characteristics of pride, resourcefulness, adaptability, persistence, and independence. Our mission is to provide spaces to cultivate these characteristics so that you flourish in a college setting. Through a series of workshops centered around financial literacy, student-faculty relationships, mental wellness, and academic readiness, we look forward to providing you with advice and insight as you navigate your college experience.

    2018 National First Generation College Week

    Lunch with First Generation Faculty and Staff

    Join faculty and staff who identify as being “the first” for lunch!
    63 Fifth Avenue, University Center, Event Cafe, lower level
    Monday, November 5
    12:00 noon–2:00 p.m.

    Do the Write Thing (with Lang Civic Engagement and Social Justice)

    Write letters to local representatives to advocate for the needs of first
    63 Fifth Avenue, University Center, 5th floor, Social Justice Hub
    Tuesday, November 6
    12:00 noon–2:00 p.m.

    First Generation Career Networking Mixer (with NYU)

    Have your resume reviewed and chat with employers and alumni about best practices.
    63 Fifth Avenue, University Center, Starr Foundation Hall, lower level
    Wednesday, November 7
    1:00–3:00 p.m.

    National First Gen Day Celebration

    Celebrate National First Generation Day! Hear from current students and professionals about what it means to be the first.
    63 Fifth Avenue, University Center, Starr Foundation Hall, lower level
    Thursday, November 8
    6:00–8:00 p.m.


  • Contact Us

    New School Firsts
    63 Fifth Avenue, Room 419
    212.229.8996
    nsfirsts@newschool.edu

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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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