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    Meet Parsons Paris admission counselors on campus, on the road, and online


  • COVID-19 Updates and Frequently Asked Questions

    The New School continues to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. French authorities decided to close all schools beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice in response to the outbreak. Classes at Parsons Paris have moved online. While activities on campus have stopped, Parsons Paris is implementing remote learning and teaching solutions through the end of the spring semester. Our student support services and the Parsons Paris Admissions Office are operational and working remotely, in accordance with the mandate of the French government. The Admissions team continues to work with applicants, admitted students, and prospective students and families, and fall 2020 decisions are being released according to our rolling-basis schedule. We are aware of the disruptions affecting many of our applicants, admitted students, and prospective students this academic year. This is why we encourage you to reach out to us for any concerns or questions that you may have.

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19

    Is Parsons Paris still accepting applications?
    Yes, Parsons Paris is still accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please see our How to Apply page for details on the application procedure.

    Can I visit the campus later this spring?
    We would love to have you on campus. At the moment, our campus is closed until further notice, and classes are taking place through remote instruction. The campus status will be updated regularly on our website. This, as you know, is linked directly to U.S. and French government regulations as decided upon by authorities that oversee universities. Our priority is to keep students, faculty, staff, and visitors safe, so we follow these guidelines strictly, and when this changes, we will be sure to notify you and update the website accordingly.

    We are offering virtual tours and live online information sessions. Please see our Admission Events page for additional details.

    Can I speak with a Parsons Paris student (from my program)?
    We would be delighted to connect you with a current Parsons Paris student. 

    Can I delay my deposit if I cannot visit until late spring and need time to make my decision?
    We understand this is a time of uncertainty and making a decision without visiting the campus can be difficult. For this reason, we are extending the deposit deadline to June 1.

    How do I sign up for Admitted Students Day (ASD)?
    The registration information will soon be available on our Admission Events page. In addition, we will be sharing this information with admitted students via email as soon as it becomes available. Please be sure to check your inbox in the coming weeks for details!

    How will Admitted Students Day (ASD) be formatted?
    Admitted Students Day will be offered virtually on Saturday, April 4, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Central European Time. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet program directors and members of the Student Success, Admissions, and Financial Aid teams for Q&A online. Instructions for connecting will be available shortly.

    How has COVID-19 affected your current students in France?
    Classes at Parsons Paris have moved to remote instruction. We have been in close contact with our students, faculty, and staff to ensure that they are aware of the evolving situation and the regulations provided by the French authorities. Most of our students live in private apartments across central Paris. Our Student Success team in Paris, as well as colleagues at our partner organization, Academic Programs International (API), have been continuously updating students about evolving travel restrictions in the United States, France, and beyond and providing support and remote counseling with our team as needed.

    Many of our students have traveled to their home countries, and some remain in France. Students have been asked to contact Student Success to communicate their travel plans, so that we can offer the best support to everyone. Our decision making and planning are guided by our sense of responsibility, first and foremost, to protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. It is also our priority to ensure that teaching, learning, and research are progressing and the academic requirements of classes are being met. We continue to take all necessary measures in line with the instructions given by the French authorities and the university's senior leadership.

    Are staff available in France? 
    Yes, our administrative and student support services staff are available and working. In accordance with the French government’s mandate, our teams are working remotely until further notice. Our admissions team is also available and will continue working with prospective students, their families, and counselors.

    The best way to reach us is by email (thinkparsonsparis@newschool.edu). You can also reach us by phone (+33 01 76 21 76 49). In addition, we are available by Skype at ThinkParsonsParis during our business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central European Time). 

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

    My academic year has been disrupted, and my official transcripts and/or secondary school exit exams have been delayed and may not be ready within existing deadlines. Can I submit those documents after the final transcript deadline?
    We understand that the circumstances are highly unusual and that there may be a delay in receiving your final official documents (final transcript and diploma). Please let us know about your situation. As a first step, you can send us any progress reports that you receive. 

    I have requested a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a provider such as World Education Services (WES), but I am not able to obtain the evaluation report before the application deadline. What should I do?
    We understand that the circumstances are highly unusual and that there will be a delay in credit evaluation services. Please let us know about your situation. As a first step, you can send us a preliminary official transcript from your academic institution.

    What if I cannot get my French student visa in time for fall 2020 orientation week?
    We work with our partners, Academic Programs International (API), who closely accompany our students throughout their visa request and delivery process. We expect students who face any delays or difficulties in obtaining a visa for France to contact us, so that we can work with them on their pre-arrival procedures under these unusual circumstances.

    How can I stay informed about the status of COVID-19 and the current situation?
    You can consult the websites of the American Embassy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where important information is posted regularly. You can also check the French government’s coronavirus page for additional details of government regulations to contain the virus.

    Additionally, we update our school status page as needed, and you can visit our university’s COVID-19 page for more information about prevention, travel guidelines, and possible implications for our campuses in New York City and in Paris.

    Student-Led Virtual Tours

    Do you want to experience a student-led virtual campus tour, visit to our neighborhood, introduction to our academic programs or our housing options? Join us!

    Featured Videos of Parsons Paris Programs

    Fall 2020 Admitted Students: Online Discussions and Meetings

    Meet the MA Fashion Studies Program Director at Parsons Paris

    Monday, April 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Central European Time (CET) 

    An opportunity to speak with Marco Pecorari, the director of the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons Paris, and graduate academic advisor Fabienne Maitre. This is your chance to ask questions about the program, academics, and student life at Parsons Paris.

    Click here on Monday, April 13, at 5:00 p.m. CET to join the meeting.

    Meet the MA Fashion Studies Program Director at Parsons Paris

    Wednesday, April 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET)

    A second opportunity to speak with Marco Pecorari, the director of the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons Paris, and graduate academic advisor Fabienne Maitre. This is your chance to ask questions about the program, academics, and student life at Parsons Paris.

    Click here on Wednesday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. CET to join the meeting.

    Meet the BFA Art, Media, and Technology Program Director at Parsons Paris 

    Thursday, April 16, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Central European Time (CET)

    Bridget O’Rourke, director of the BFA in Art, Media, and Technology, will tell you about the program and be available to answer questions.

    Register online here. When you register, you will receive a link from us that allows you to access the meeting.

    Meet the BFA Fashion Design Program Director at Parsons Paris

    Tuesday, April 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central European Time (CET)

    Leyla Neri, director of the BFA in Fashion Design, will be available to discuss and answer questions about her program.

    Register online here. When you register, you will receive a link from us that allows you to access the meeting.

    Meet the BBA Strategic Design and Management Program Director at Parsons Paris

    Thursday, April 23, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Central European Time (CET)

    You will have the opportunity to e-meet Anna Kruity, the BBA Strategic Design and Management program director, and Mike Fakih, senior director of Enrollment and Admissions. We will also have Julia, a senior-year Strategic Design and Management student, available to answer questions!

    Register online here. When you register, you will receive a link from us that allows you to access the meeting. 

    Prospective Students & Applicants: Online Discussions and Meetings

    Join us for online information sessions and learn about the exciting undergraduate and graduate programs offered by Parsons Paris. Hosted by the Office of Admission, online information sessions offer prospective students, counselors, and parents a brief overview of each program, admission requirements, and the application process. Please see the list of available online information sessions below and register for the session of your choice:

    • Thursday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m. Please register for this interactive online information session here.
    • Thursday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. Please register for this interactive online information session here.
    • Monday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. Please register for this interactive online information session here.
    • Thursday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. Please register for this interactive online information session here.
    • Monday, April 27, at 10:00 a.m. Please register for this interactive online information session here.
    • Thursday, April 30, at 3:00 p.m. Please register for this interactive online information session here.

    Campus tours and information sessions at Parsons Paris are not being held on our campus at this time because of official French regulations. As soon as this changes, we will update this page with available days and times for visits, along with registration information.

    On the Road

    Every fall, Parsons admission counselors and members of the faculty travel to many cities in the United States and other countries and attend various college fairs to meet prospective students.

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