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  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) must be directly related to students' field of study and is limited to a maximum of 12 full months for each educational degree. Students generally begin OPT after completing their program of study, but some also engage in OPT before completing their program.

    Post-Completion OPT is a student's participation in OPT after they complete their program; it is the most commonly used form of OPT. A student's participation in OPT before they complete their program is called Pre-Completion OPT. In either situation, OPT is limited to a maximum of 12 months. Therefore, a student who completed three months of Pre-Completion OPT during their program could complete only nine months of Post-Completion OPT.

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

    International Student and Scholar Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]
    212.229.5592

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)
    212.229.7001

    Office Hours 
    Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

    Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours
    Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Register here
    Fridays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Register here

    Closed
    February 21, 2022
    May 30, 2022
    June 20, 2022
    July 4, 2022

  • 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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