• IRP members are people who have come together to create a community in which each person's learning experience is enriched through exchange with other members of diverse backgrounds and interests.

    The IRP is open to retired and semiretired people who want to participate actively in cooperative learning and instruction.

    Please refer to the Code of Conduct under The New School's Student Rights and Responsibilities for more information on the basic principles and values of the New School community.

    Becoming an IRP Member

    To be eligible for the IRP, one must possess a desire to be academically challenged, a commitment to continued intellectual exploration, and a willingness to actively participate in the organization. We welcome applications from anyone who meets these criteria.

    Prospective members should have sufficient time available during the week to attend classes and other meetings, complete assignments, and contribute to the self-governance of the institute.

    Candidates for membership in the IRP must attend an information session, submit an application (provided at the session), and participate in an interview. Owing to limited classroom space and a desire to maintain a small and engaged community, not all applications are accepted. For additional information about membership, program activities, and requirements, call 212.229.5682.

  • Contact Us

    Institute for Retired Professionals
    New York, NY 10011  
    irp@newschool.edu
    Phone: 212.229.5682

  • 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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