Bachelor's Program for Adults & Transfers | The New School

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    The New School offers a range of undergraduate degree programs specifically designed for adults and college transfer students seeking an alternative to the traditional four-year college experience.

    The New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students provides access to the resources of a leading New York City university and a wide range of networking, internship, and civic engagement opportunities, offering a nontraditional college experience you can tailor to your intellectual interests and professional goals. If you prefer a traditional four-year undergraduate experience, learn about traditional college programs at The New School.

    Our Community Includes:

    • Adults who want to complete their education after several years away from college
    • College transfer students coming from two-year colleges who want to earn their bachelor’s degree
    • Students who are currently taking or have recently taken courses and want to transfer credits into an adult degree program
    • Adult students who want to earn their bachelor's degree at a school that gives credit for relevant life experience

    The New School Advantage

    All students entering our adult education program, whether they are college transfer students or adults coming back to school after some time away, have a number of options in designing a tailored bachelor's degree, including the ability to:

    The Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students offers degree programs in:

    Life Experience Is Valued Here

    One curriculum does not fit all; that’s why our adult education program makes experiential learning an integral part of your education. Earn credits toward your degree through prior learning assessment for professional experience, artistic and creative pursuits, independent research, military experience, and more. Start an internship to get credit for learning by doing. Be the manager of your education by designing educational projects through our Self-Directed Learning program. Or participate in study abroad to experience new cultures and contexts. Learn more about our adult and transfer student degree programs.

    Interested in continuing your education through non-degree-granting programs? For adult students just looking to learn, The New School offers Open Campus — our continuing education program — to help you connect to a new way of thinking.

  • The New School has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1960. For more information, visit Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations. Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 216.284.5000

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