The Office of the Registrar is responsible for registering students for classes, charging tuition and fees, and processing course changes and withdrawals.
Registration procedures and deadlines are different for degree-seeking students and students taking continuing education courses.
Continuing degree students register via the New School's online registration system in April for the following fall term and in November for the following spring term.
Please visit www.newschool.edu/reginfo/ to learn about advising information and things you will need to do before registering.
New Students register over the summer for the fall term and in January for the spring term. Visit the New Student Information site for registration dates, procedures, and policies.
Students registered for the fall semester are required to make payment or approved payment arrangements by August 10. Failure to do so will result in a late payment fee of $150.00. If you register after August 10, you will be charged a late registration fee of $150.00.
Students registered for the spring semester will be required to make payment or approved payment arrangements by January 10th. Failure to do so will result in a late payment fee of $150.00. If you register after January 10th, you will be charged a late registration fee of $150.00.
If you are charged the late payment fee or late registration fee and have extenuating circumstances that warrant a review of the fee, you may appeal by writing a letter stating your case and attaching appropriate documentation. The appeal must be received prior to October 15 for the fall term or prior to February 15 for the spring term. You must pay the fee before the appeal can be reviewed. If the appeal is granted, you will be issued a refund.
Send the appeal to:
Late Fee Appeal Committee c/o University Registrar
The New School
79 Fifth Ave., 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
To add or drop a course, you must contact your advisor for approval and instructions. All course changes must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, either in person or through my.newschool.edu. No course change is effective until you have completed this process.
Please note that attendance in class and/or completion of course requirements alone does not constitute formal registration and does not make you eligible to receive credit for that course. Likewise, failure to attend classes, failure to complete coursework, failure to complete payment, or notification to the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal and may result in permanent grades of "WF" on your record.
A grade of "W" indicates withdrawal from a course without academic penalty. Written permission to withdraw must be obtained from your advisor and submitted in person to the Office of the Registrar. In addition, graduate students, except at Parsons The New School for Design and Mannes College The New School for Music, can be assigned a final grade of "W" by the instructor. The course will appear on the student's transcript with a grade of "W" and is not counted in the cumulative GPA. See also Grade Descriptions.
There is a financial penalty for dropping classes once the term has begun. The penalty is waived if an equal number of credits is added on the same day. See the Refunds section for more information.
Late-starting courses can be added after these deadlines with the permission of your program.
These policies are
applicable to all noncredit and undergraduate nondegree credit
Withdrawing from courses, transferring from one course to
another, registration for additional courses, and changes of status
(from noncredit to credit, for example) must be completed within the
deadlines shown in the schedules below.
To add another course(s) after you have already registered, just complete the normal registration process online, in person, or by mail/fax before the deadline (see schedule below). Note: general credit registration for nine or more credits requires permission.
Withdrawals, transfers from one course to another, and changes of student status
must be made in writing. (They may not be made by
telephone.) Any additional tuition or fees are payable at the
time the change is made.
Submit your signed and dated request by email (pdf), fax, mail, or in person.
This schedule applies to all classroom courses scheduled to start during the first week of the semester and meet for 10-15 weeks and to all online courses.
This schedule applies to all classroom courses in the summer term and to any courses in fall or spring
semester scheduled to start after the first week of the
semester or scheduled for less than 10 weeks on any schedule.
Course tuition will be refunded in full if formal written
withdrawal is received before the first class meeting.
Tuition will be refunded in full only if formal written
withdrawal is received before the first day of the academic term. Otherwise, any refund will be pro-rated as described in the Add/Drop Schedules below. Please note that the
first day of the academic term may occur before the first meeting day of your
course (see academic calendar).
Refunds are computed from the date and time the written request is received in the Registrar's Office or the date of the postmark if the request is mailed.
The registration/university services fee is not refundable unless a student's withdrawal is due to the university canceling the course or changing the class schedule or instructor.
Refunds of fees paid by credit card will be processed as a credit to the credit card account.
The New School reserves the right to cancel courses or to adjust curriculum. Courses are typically canceled because of insufficient enrollment, withdrawal of the instructor, or inability to secure appropriate instructional space. If your course is canceled, you will be notified by the registrar's office and asked whether you wish to transfer to another course or if you wish a full refund of tuition and fees. Students in a certificate program should consult with a program advisor if a required course is canceled.
Office of the Registrar72 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor (Map)New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Thursday10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.