Gabriela Garcia Juarez
79 5th Ave., 5th Floor New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.229.5600 x1666
International Affairs Program
72 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor (Map)
New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
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There is no typical New School student. The Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs welcomes applicants from all walks of life, including working professionals in related fields, career changers, and recent college graduates. Applicants
must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university by the time of enrollment.
Applications received by priority deadlines are considered for first round of admission and scholarship consideration. Applications may be accepted after the second deadline on a rolling basis. Please contact the Admission Office for more information.
Merit Scholarships The New School's graduate programs offer competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowship that cover a percentage of tuition and are renewable. Scholarship awards are included in applicants’ admission decision
letters. International students are eligible only for merit scholarships.
Federal Student Aid If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, we encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found at
www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is available each year on October 1. The New School’s federal school code is 002780. You do not need to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid.
Submit your FAFSA by our FAFSA Priority Deadlines below.
The Office of Admission is available to you during the application process. You are encouraged to email Gabriela Garcia Juarez at
email@example.com with any questions during the application process. You are invited to set up an informal informational one-on-one session to share your passions and goals and learn more about our program.
All applicants are required to apply online. Save your work frequently and print a copy for your records. You must complete all required fields and uploads prior to submission.
Any additional supporting documents that need to be sent by mail must include an
Application Materials Cover Sheet. All supporting materials must be received before your application can be reviewed.
See below for additional information regarding submission of transcripts and recommendations.
The application fee is $50. The fee is paid through the online application and is non-refundable.
Unofficial Transcripts: Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, mark sheet, or academic record for each institution (even if you didn’t receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application.
The New School reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process. Any fraudulent activity or discrepancies found between uploaded and official transcripts will result in the immediate revocation of admission
and/or dismissal from The New School. Transcripts uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial.
Official Transcripts: Applicants offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts (as well as official certified translations and evaluations of the transcripts/mark sheets and degree certifications if the degree was
earned outside of the United States) to The New School. Admitted applicants must submit all official transcripts pertaining to their entire academic career.
Your offer of admission will be contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents. New students will not be permitted to register for their second semester of study until all official transcripts (including degree-awarding transcripts)
have been received by the Office of Admission. Transcripts uploaded with the online application do not satisfy this requirement.
Transfer Applicants: Applicants who have completed relevant graduate-level courses at this or another college or university may be able to transfer up to nine credits to this master's program. Transfer of credit is evaluated by the program
chair/director after enrollment.
By Mail: Official transcripts should have an original signature or a raised university seal, and must be in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university’s registrar or records office. Applicants can either
send official transcripts with an
Application Materials Cover Sheet or request that institutions send transcripts directly to The New School. See “Mailing Address for
Supplemental Materials” for mailing address in the Additional Instructions and Information section below.
Electronic Transcripts (U.S./Domestic Institutions only): The New School accepts electronic transcripts only from our approved vendors. The New School’s approved vendors, in order of preference, are
We do not accept electronic transcripts sent directly by a student or school offices. Note: All international academic credentials must be submitted as indicated in the International Academic Credentials sections below.
International Academic Credentials: All transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
International Academic Credentials with Transfer Credits: Applicants who attended postsecondary institutions outside of the United States are required to have their transcript(s) evaluated by
World Education Services (WES), or by another member of the
National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course evaluation must be prepared for each transcript.
If using WES, visit
www.wes.org for instructions and to begin the application process. The “Required Documents” section will explain what to send. If you request your report online, search for “The New School”
when selecting our institution. WES will send your completed evaluation directly to The New School.
If using another NACES provider, follow instructions for that provider. Mailed evaluations and translations should be sent to the mailing address provided for supporting materials. Applicants forwarding these sealed documents should include an
Application Materials Cover Sheet.
Two academic/professional recommendation letters are required for all degree applicants. Recommenders can submit recommendations online. Instructions are included with the online application. If preferred, the recommendation forms may be sent by mail
in signed, sealed envelopes. To send by mail, download the PDF recommendation form found in the online application, complete the Applicant Information section, and save the form. Forward the saved form to the recommenders to complete the remaining
sections and submit. Applicants may also send signed and sealed recommendations to the Office of Admission using an Application Materials Cover Sheet. Applicants who wish to submit their recommendation through Interfolio should instruct the service to forward letters via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit a one-page résumé/curriculum vitae summarizing your education, work/volunteer experience, and/or published writing.
Please discuss your reasons for applying to one of our degree programs. In what ways will you contribute to the subject matter of the program? How have your academic interests or specific work experiences or achievements shaped your motivation to apply
for postgraduate study?
You should include a thoughtful description of your background, tentative plan of study or area of inquiry in the field as you now envision it, faculty work that interests you and concentrations that are of interest to you, your academic and/or professional
goals, and an explanation of how this graduate program will help you realize those goals. (750-1000-word limit)
Please submit an 8-12-page academic writing sample in English. The sample may be a term paper submitted for a previous course, an undergraduate or graduate thesis, or a published journal article. Applicants who do not have suitable examples of previous
work can write an academic paper expressly for the purpose of the application. The Academic Writing Sample must be uploaded with your application.
GRE and GMAT: Although it is not required, if you took the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), scores can be submitted to support your application. GRE scores should be sent electronically. The institution
code is 2529. Mail GMAT scores to the Office of Admission with an
Application Materials Cover Sheet.
TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE: All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. The minimum score required for TOEFL (IB) is 92, for IELTS is 7.0, and for PTE is 68. Our TOEFL institution code is 2529.
The New School does not require TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores for applicants:
Upon review of your application, the Office of Admission may require you to submit an English Language Proficiency test score.
Arrange for the testing service to send your test scores directly to The New School using the institution codes listed above. We accept scores taken within the past two years. If your scores are older, you must retake the test.
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In any given term, a student can apply to only one department or program within The New School. Applicants who file more than one application in a given semester will be required to withdraw one of the applications, and application fees will not be refunded.
All materials submitted in association with The New School application become the property of The New School and cannot be returned to you or transmitted to a third party.
The Application for Readmission should be completed by students who wish to return after an absence of four semesters (fall and spring). If you would like to
apply for readmission, review the readmission deadlines and requirements in the Readmission section of our
How to Apply information.
Selected graduate level courses can be taken as a non-degree student. You can take up to 9 credits as a non-degree student. If you later decide to matriculate you can transfer those credits into the degree program. Students seeking non-degree coursework
must contact the Office of Admission for instructions on completing the application. Non-degree students are not eligible for merit scholarship or financial aid.
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 online at the
Allow at least 14 days from the date you submitted your application for items to be matched and shown as received on the Hub. Applicants are responsible for following up with schools and recommenders to confirm that items 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.
Admitted students with at least five years' professional experience in a related field may be enrolled in the Master of Science track; all others will be enrolled in the Master of Arts track.
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