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        Office of Admission
        The New School for Social Research
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

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    • 1   Review Financial Aid & Merit Scholarship Information

      All admitted students are considered for merit scholarship awards determined by the strength of their applications. International students are eligible only for merit scholarships. If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based financial aid. The FAFSA is available each year on October 1. The New School’s federal school code is 002780. You don’t need to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid. Our Financial Aid staff are available to guide you through the process of applying for financial aid.

      2   Check Application & Financial Aid Deadlines

      The New School for Social Research accepts applications on a rolling basis. PhD applications must be received by the fall fellowship deadline.

      Application Deadlines

      Spring Priority Deadline: October 15; rolling after that date
      Fall Fellowship Deadline: January 7
      Fall International Applicant Deadline: June 15
      Fall Final Deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: August 1

      FAFSA Priority Deadlines

      Spring FAFSA Priority Deadline: November 1
      Fall FAFSA Priority Deadline: February 1

      3   Before You Begin

      Most students applying to The New School for Social Research are seeking admission to an MA program. Students who have already completed an MA in relevant discipline may apply for admission to doctoral study. Students without an MA in a relevant discipline cannot be admitted directly into the PhD program. If you'd like to learn more about our academic departments and degree programs, visit the Academics section of our website.

      Prior Degree Completion

      Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited American college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants in the process of completing the bachelor's degree may apply for admission. Admission to the program relies on completion of the bachelor's degree.

      To apply to our graduate programs, you must complete The New School's online application. Save your work frequently as you complete sections of the application. All required fields and uploads must be completed prior to submitting your application. Application requirements are outlined in the section below.

      Additional Documents

      Any additional supporting documents that need to be sent by mail must include an Application Materials Cover Sheet. These must be received before your application can be reviewed.

      Application Fees

      The application fee is $50. The fee is paid through the online application and is non-refundable.

      4   Gather Your Application Materials

      5   Submit Your Application

      After you have completed all the requirements listed above, made arrangements for your transcripts to be sent to The New School, and contacted your recommenders, your application is ready to submit. If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admission.

      6   Check Your Application Status

      Applications become complete and ready for review once all required items have been received by the Office of Admission. You can check your application status on the Admission Hub.

      Allow at least 14 days from the date you submitted your application for items to be matched and shown as received. Applicants are responsible for following up with schools and recommenders to confirm that transcripts and recommendations have been sent.

      The Office of Admission will periodically notify applicants by email if their file is missing any documents and again when their file is complete for review. These notifications are sent to the email address provided in the online application.

      If you need to change your email address, mailing address, or other contact information, email the Office of Admission.

      7   Additional Information

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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.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.