Admission Events

  • As we continue to monitor the latest developments related to the novel coronavirus, our decision making and planning are guided by our sense of responsibility to protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Out of an abundance of caution, the Welcome Center at 72 Fifth Avenue is currently closed, and all activities, including campus tours, have been suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    In the meantime, we encourage you to take our Virtual Campus Tour and to sign up for one of our many online information sessions and other virtual events.

  • Webinars & Information Sessions

    We invite prospective students to join us for a scheduled online chat, webinar, or information session. Many of these online events feature current students, alumni, or faculty.

    Upcoming Webinars
    Upcoming Online
    Information Sessions

    Campus Tours

    Tours are ideal for prospective, applied, and admitted students who want to visit and get a feel for Parsons in person. Tours are led by students and are not meant to answer specific academic or admission questions. Tours must be scheduled in advance. Parsons does not support self-guided tours. 

    Undergraduate Tours
    Graduate Tours

    Arrange a special group tour for your school or organization:

    Request a Group Tour

    Open Houses

    Get an insider’s look at an education defined by open discussion in small classes, active learning, and immersion in the latest ideas and practices. Our half-day Open House events for undergraduate or graduate study introduce you to admission counselors, financial aid representatives, current students, and faculty members are on hand to answer your questions about the admission process, academic life, student life, and job opportunities after you graduate.

    Learn more

    Portfolio Days

    Portfolio Days offer anyone wishing to pursue higher education in the visual arts and related fields an opportunity to meet representatives of colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. School representatives are available to review your artwork, discuss programs, and answer questions about professional careers in art and design.

    Upcoming Portfolio Days

    Junior Preview Days

    These half-day events are for high-school juniors interested in applying for undergraduate programs at The New School. We provide students and families with information about navigating the college search process, preparing an application for admission, financing a college education, and what it's like to study at The New School in New York City.

    Upcoming Preview Days

    Transfer Days

    Thinking about transferring to The New School from another university or community college? Our Transfer Days provide potential applicants with the opportunity to identify the best fit program and receive an estimate of earned transfer credits and timeline to graduation.

    Upcoming Transfer Days

    Pre-Admission Appointments

    These in-person appointments provide potential undergraduate first-year and transfer or graduate applicants with the opportunity to meet individually with an admission counselor for thirty minutes, in person or by phone, to identify the best fit program, and receive an estimate of earned transfer credits and timeline to graduation.

    Register for an Appointment

  • Driving Directions

    Parsons tours, information sessions, and workshops begin at the Welcome Center, which is located at 72 Fifth Avenue (on the corner of 13th Street and Fifth Avenue) in New York City's Greenwich Village. Most students use public transportation to get around campus — we encourage visitors to do the same whenever possible. Use the links below to plan your visit to and around New York City.


    Traffic on Fifth Avenue is one way southbound; traffic on 13th Street is one way westbound. For a guide to New York City parking, visit There are several pay parking garages along 13th Street and in the area. There are also on-street parking meters nearby, but on-street parking is scarce on weekdays.