• Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    You have chosen a unique university as well as an exciting and challenging new medium in which to pursue your undergraduate education.

    Melissa Friedling 
    Melissa Friedling Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies

    You are now part of a modern progressive institution, founded in 1919, more than 90 years ago. From the beginning, The New School has been committed to critical thinking, academic freedom, and social responsibility. The Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students, started in 1944, has a long history of helping each student create his or her own path through a dynamic and interdisciplinary curriculum taught by a mix of scholars, researchers, and professionals from the field. In fact, most of our classes reflect the interests of our faculty in forging the links between academic theory and practice.

    The online environment offers you special challenges and rewards. To take full advantage of your courses, you have to be “present” and engaged in the “conversation.” You have to be self-motivated and disciplined to keep up with your studies and to get the most out of courses. This medium gives you the flexibility to create your own balance and the opportunity to engage with your instructor and colleagues better than you might in a traditional classroom setting. Your online dialogue will be fascinating and revealing.

    As a member of the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students, you will have access to all of our services. You will be assigned to a Core Faculty Advisor, who will work collaboratively with you to help refine your educational goals and interests, review your progress, and provide general academic support. You may choose to do this online or on the phone. If you find yourself in New York City, we would also be happy to meet you in person. You will receive regular email communication from our program staff, and you should feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

    I hope that this will be the beginning of a wonderful educational experience. We look forward to working with you!

    Melissa Friedling
    Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies