Advisement is a valued and integral component of the educational experience at The New School. Lang students participate in the creation and direction of their education, working with advisors to plan their academic road map.
Student Success Advisors
Student Success advisors are knowledgeable about academic policies, degree requirements, and course offerings and can connect students with the university’s extensive resources during their four years at Lang. They direct students to academic resources,
financial aid, student health services, and extracurricular programs, including internships and study abroad opportunities. Through scheduled appointments or walk-in hours, Student Success advisors are available to respond to questions and concerns
about any aspect of one's studies or student life.
Schedule an appointment with your Student Success advisor through Starfish, which can be found under the Academics tab of MyNewSchool. For
questions about Student Success advising, please contact the Center for Student Success at 212.229.5100 x2264 or
Lang students have more academic freedom than students at many other colleges and universities. This freedom makes faculty advising all the more important. Faculty advisors can provide guidance and mentoring as you make critical decisions about your studies
and college life, from choosing courses to learning about career opportunities to pursue after graduation. The instructor of your first-year seminar serves as your faculty advisor during your first year at Lang. Sophomores and transfer students are
also assigned a faculty advisor, who works exclusively with sophomore and transfer students to provide resources for choosing a major and integrating into the Lang academic community. Once students declare a major, they work with the departmental
faculty advisors within their program of study.
First Year Fellows
First year students also have a first-year fellow, an upper-level student who can assist them during their first semester at Lang. The fellows lead the first-year workshops designed to help students develop critical thinking skills on social justice and
liberal arts, as well as good study habits, academic planning, time management skills, seminar discussion techniques, and personal health and safety awareness. New students can read more about the
first year experience.
Academic Opportunities and Resources
Current students are encouraged to explore academic opportunities and resources.