• 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.

    For students participating in OPT after they complete their program, this is called Post-Completion OPT, and is the most commonly used OPT. If a student is interested in participating in OPT before they complete their program, this is called Pre-Completion OPT. In either situation, OPT is limited to a maximum of 12 months. Therefore, if a student did three months of Pre-Completion OPT during their program, they could only complete 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
    iss@newschool.edu
    212.229.5592

    Emergency After-Hours Phone
    212.229.7001

    Front Desk Advising Hours
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

    Drop-In Advising Hours
    Monday and Thursday, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

    Drop-in hours canceled on January 2

     

    University Office Closure
    December 23, 2019-January 1, 2020 

     

  • 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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