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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 the completion of a program; it is the most common form of OPT. Pre-Completion OPT is a student's participation in OPT before the completion of a program. 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 would be limited to 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

    Front Desk and Phone Hours
    Mondays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
    Wednesdays: Closed for processing
    Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Fridays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    ISSS One-on-One Virtual and In-Person Advising
    Enrolled students: Sign up through Starfish.
    Non-enrolled students: Call the office to schedule.

    Virtual Drop-In Advising
    Tuesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m. Enter meeting here.

    In-Person Drop-In Advising 
    Thursdays 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)
    212.229.7001 

    Closed
    Monday, September 5

  • 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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