Recent Updates: The New School has plans to re-open its New York City campus for in-person teaching and learning in fall 2021. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

  • Travel
  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is pleased to welcome all international students and exchange visitors to The New School and help them enhance their cultural experience by engaging in travel to other parts of the United States as well as internationally. Travel may include short trips while classes are in session or extended travel during academic breaks and vacation periods.

    All international students and exchange visitors should plan any travels to avoid missing classes, exams, and/or other required academic activities. The New School has a strict attendance policy. Failure to adhere to university attendance policy may affect final grades and credit hours, which may affect an international student or exchange visitor's F or J status.

    To avoid risks during travel, all international students and exchange visitors should maintain F or J status and take time before traveling to understand:

    For questions related to travel, please contact ISSS before traveling.

    U.S. Visa Services

    U.S. embassies and consulates continue to assess their visa services during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation in each country improves, embassies and consulates are increasing the number of visa appointments, including appointments for F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. Please contact the U.S. embassy or consulate nearest you for more information, as service will vary on the basis of available resources and overall health and safety.

    Travel Restrictions

    Since January 26, travelers entering the United States have been required to have a negative COVID test.

    During the pandemic, there has been a series of presidential proclamations temporarily restricting travel for people who have been in certain countries in the past 14 days. Here is a list of these countries provided by the CDC. Please note that there is an exception to the rule for students in F-1 status traveling from the Schengen Area, Ireland, or the UK.

    Please refer to our continuing student Travel Checklist for information on what you need to prepare to re-enter the United States. Please also check the COVID testing/quarantine requirements for New York State and the CDC website for a list of COVID travel restrictions.

  • 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
    May 31, 2021

    June 18, 2021

    July 5, 2021

  • 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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