Recent Updates: The New School has released its academic plan for 2020-21 and a phased reopening plan for its New York campus. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

  • Coming to The New School
  • Congratulations on your acceptance to The New School!

    The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office is excited to have you join our community. We hope to provide you with accurate immigration advisement and help you make a smooth transition to university life in the United States.

    New Student Updates — October 16, 2020

    Thank you for your patience as you waited to learn about The New School’s plans for the spring semester. We are happy to inform you that Interim Provost Stephanie Browner has announced that the spring 2021 semester will have some in-person, low-contact course offerings. Therefore, as a new/initial F-1 or J-1 international student (meaning you have an I-20 or DS-2019 with a January 2021 start date), you may enter the United States (with proper travel documents) for the spring 2021 semester to begin your studies. As required by the U.S. government, all new/initial international students, including all new transfer students, must register for an in-person/hybrid course during the spring semester in order to maintain their immigration status.

    We continue to process students’ I-20 and DS-2019 applications and are prioritizing those applications that have been completely submitted. We appreciate your continued patience as we process your application. We will update students by email and Instagram (@ISSSNewSchool) and offer ISSS live advising sessions via Zoom. Please review our updated spring 2021 FAQs for new students for answers to the most common questions we receive.

    If you plan to travel back to the United States during the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semester, please review ISSS's New Student Travel Checklist for documents you will need to prepare before traveling.

    If you are in need of on-campus housing, The New School is offering reduced rates for the spring semester. See details here and contact universityhousing@newschool.edu with questions.

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

    International Student and Scholar Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011
    iss@newschool.edu
    212.229.5592

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)
    212.229.7001

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

    Office Closures
    November 26-27, 2020

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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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