Parsons Paris

New Student Information

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    Congratulations on your admission to The New School Parsons Paris! Welcome to our extraordinary university community of passionate students, faculty, and staff.

    Use the list below to ensure you’re ready when classes begin. Explore this page to learn about your New School email address, university housing, student visas, New Student Orientation, and more.

    Note: If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Students tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.

  • New School Email and MyNewSchool Announcements

    All new students will be assigned a New School email account within two business days of receipt of their tuition deposit. You can access your New School email account by logging in to MyNewSchool, clicking on the Apps icon (three horizontal lines located in the upper right portion of the screen), and selecting Email. You can also go directly to

    It is important that you check your MyNewSchool announcements and New School email account regularly. Remember that all official university email communications will be sent only to this email address.

    Financial Aid

    All new students who have submitted a tuition deposit should already have completed the financial aid process. If you have not yet applied for aid, visit Student Financial Services for information and instructions.

    If you are eligible for financial aid (or scholarships) and have a completed application on file, you can check the status online by logging in to MyNewSchool and accessing your financial aid information in the Student Financial Services section. All new students receiving financial aid in the form of federal government-supported student loans must complete an Entrance Loan Counseling session online at

    If you are an international undergraduate or graduate student, learn more about funding options by visiting Student Financial Services.

    If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.

    Final Transcript

    The New School requires all enrolled students to present a final official transcript before the start of their first semester of classes. All final official transcripts must indicate the date of graduation.

    • Undergraduate students: Submit proof of high school graduation or completion of secondary school. Transfer students must also submit an updated transcript indicating all coursework completed in their final semester (required for completion of Transfer Credit Evaluation).
    • Graduate students: Submit proof of college or university graduation. Graduate students must also submit official transcripts for every college or university attended.

    Transcripts must be received in the Office of Admission by July 1 for students beginning their studies in the fall and January 15 for students beginning studies in the spring. Failure to submit the required documentation for your degree program will result in a hold on your account. A hold prevents registration for subsequent semesters and could jeopardize your financial aid awards.

    Review the list of documents (PDF) we accept as proof of graduation. Please email if your particular situation and school documentation are not outlined in the list. Use the Transcript Request Form (PDF) to request a final transcript, to be sent to the Office of Admission. Transcripts should be mailed from a student’s school in a sealed envelope to:

    The New School Office of Admission 
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor 
    New York, NY 10003

    Electronic transcripts are also accepted from the following vendors (U.S./domestic institutions only):

    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • Naviance
    • Script-Safe International

    The Office of Admission may require that a student submit an evaluation of his or her final transcript by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) provider.

    Housing in Paris

    Parsons Paris is partnering with Academic Programs International (API), our preferred housing provider, to offer housing to students in Paris. For the 2018-2019 academic year, API will offer three housing options for Parsons Paris students. 

    More information is available on the API website.

    Student Visas

    Students who are members of the Schengen Area do not need a visa to enter France or study at Parsons Paris.

    Students who are not European Union (EU) citizens must apply for and obtain a student visa for their program at Parsons Paris before departing for France. The student visa process involves multiple steps and must be started early.

    Parsons Paris will provide all students requiring a visa with the appropriate visa support letter and proof of medical insurance letter shortly after their tuition deposits are received. Additional support for students is provided throughout the visa application process.

    The entire visa process from start to finish can take three to four months. Please follow visa application instructions carefully.

    Students who cannot show proof of citizenship of a Schengen Member state, or a valid student visa issued by French immigration authorities, prior to their arrival in France will have a hold placed on their account. This hold will prevent registration for classes and making changes to class schedules.

    A tourist visa is not an acceptable type of visa and cannot be accepted as proof.


    Because Parsons Paris is part of The New School, all students must comply with New York State immunization requirements, even if they never plan to study at the New York campus. Students are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis.

    Download the immunization form and carefully read the instructions. Submit the completed form and required documentation, and verify that you have read the material distributed by The New School about meningococcal disease. If you do not complete these steps, a hold will be placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for classes and making changes to your class schedule.

    If you have already submitted your immunization records and received confirmation that they are complete, no further action is necessary. For more information, email or visit the Student Health Services website.

    Registering for Classes

    Academic advising begins with the selection of classes for your first semester and continues throughout your time at The New School. Academic advisors are here to help you define your goals, identify unique learning opportunities, and map a personalized path to prepare you to lead creative innovation. Your advisor will be assigned to you on the basis of your college, program of study, or major. In some cases, your advisor may also be assigned on the basis of your last name, year level, or specific area of interest.

    Students will begin registering for classes starting May 1, 2018, once a tuition deposit has been received. 

    You will be contacted via your New School email account with more information and registration instructions specific to your program.

    New School ID Card

    As a member of the New School community, you are required to obtain a newcard, your official university ID card. The newcard functions as your key to campus facilities and student services. Your newcard must be presented for building access, library lending, and identification purposes.

    As a new incoming student, you must — before arriving on campus — submit a high-quality scan of a color photo to be used to create your newcard. Parsons Paris students: Please submit photos using the following form.

    Student Health Insurance

    According to French law, all students studying at Parsons Paris who are not insured by a national health insurance plan participating in the European Health Insurance Card Program (EHIC) are required to register for the Régime de Securité Sociale Etudiant (RSSE). Upon deposit, students will be contacted by Parsons Paris student services to provide specific information in order to facilitate the registration process. Student health coverage begins on August 1 each year and is renewed annually.

    Students (undergraduate or graduate) over the age of 29 before September 1, 2018, should contact for special instructions.

    Students are given detailed information on Student Health Insurance while in France during New Student Orientation.

    Disability Accommodations

    Students interested in requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability should complete the Disability Self-Identification Form. For more information, visit Student Disability Services.

    Parsons Paris Approximate Cost of Attendance

    Tuition at Parsons Paris 2017-2018

    Undergraduate Degree Programs$16,608 (12-18 credits) per semester
    Undergraduate Per Credit$1,131
    Graduate Degree Programs* $19,203 (12-19 credits) per semester
    Graduate Per Credit$1,339

    *Note: Graduate students in the Fashion Studies and History of Design and Curatorial Studies programs take 12 credits per semester in the first year and 9 credits per semester in the second year, which means that they are charged the per-credit rate in the second year of study only. Also, for the Global Executive Strategic Design and Management program, please refer to the Parsons School of Design cost chart.

    Estimated Living Expenses

    College living expenses vary from student to student. These figures are published to give you a rough idea of what an average student attending our Paris campus should expect to spend in a semester.

    Housing (costs vary)*$4,500-$7,500 per semester
    Groceries$1,300 per semester
    Books and Supplies$350 per semester
    Transportation$350 per semester

    Personal expenses including airfare, travel, shopping, etc., vary greatly by student. Please ensure you budget according to your lifestyle.

    * Housing costs will depend on the option you select. For more information about housing from our preferred housing provider, please see the Housing section above.

    University Fees

    Health Services*$370 per semester
    University Services $190 per semester
    Student Senate$8 per semester

    *The Health Services Fee provides access to an emergency phone number that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as free wellness presentations throughout the year organized by Parsons Paris in coordination with Student Health Services in NYC. The student Health Services fee also helps to cover the cost of in-house counseling of up to five sessions per semester, without charge; processing French health insurance; and assistance with completing necessary insurance forms. The New School’s Student Health Services website also provides online resources to all students.

    Emergency Contact Form

    All new students must provide emergency contact information. To update your emergency contact information, log in to MyNewSchool and visit the Me tab, where you will find a link to "Update Emergency Contact Information" in the Personal Information channel. The university may use the contact information you provide in case of an emergency. If this information changes, please return to MyNewSchool to update it.

    Updated Mailing Address

    Keep your mailing address up-to-date at MyNewSchool. All official university mailings will be sent to this address.

    New Student Orientation

    All fall 2018 students new to Parsons Paris participate in orientation events from Tuesday, August 21, until Saturday, August 25. Orientation sessions include a university welcome, staff introductions, an overview of student services, cultural trips and visits, and more! Dates and times are subject to change.

    University housing move-in is on Monday, August 20. The first day of classes is Monday, August 27.

    New Student Orientation introduces students to safety, health and wellness, transportation, academic support and expectations, technical support and facilities, working on campus, and much more.

    A detailed orientation program and full dates will be available in April 2018. However, please mark your calendars: Admitted Student Day at Parsons Paris takes place on Sunday, April 8, 2018. On Admitted Student Day, you and your family will have the opportunity to meet your program directors and our student services teams, tour the campus, and learn more about housing, visas, academics, and student life at Parsons Paris.