• Registration Dates and Policies

    The Registrar's Office helps students register for classes, charges tuition and fees, and processes course changes and withdrawals.

    Registration procedures and deadlines are different for degree-seeking students and students taking continuing education courses.

    Petitions for exceptions to registration policies are reviewed and evaluated by the University Appeals Committee. Petitions may be submitted on this University Appeals Committee form.

    Please note that the use of any software product that artificially mimics the keystrokes and clicks necessary to register for classes is strictly prohibited. The use of such products may cause your account to be locked, after which you would need to contact an advisor to add or drop courses for the rest of the term.

    Degree Students

    New degree 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.

    Continuing degree students register through The New School's online registration system in April for the following fall term and in November for the following spring term. Visit the Registration Information page to learn about advising information and things you need to do before registering.

  • Spring 2018 Registration Dates

    LevelStudent TypeOnline Reg Access Start & End Date Reg Start Time
    GradEarned Credits: 15 or more Nov. 6 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    UGBFA/BA (Dual-Degree) AllNov. 6 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    GradAll OnlineNov. 6 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    GradAll Nov. 6 - Feb. 412:00 noon
    UGAll OnlineNov. 6 - Feb. 43:00 p.m.
    UG AAS - Spring 2017 and Earlier Admits Nov. 7 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 120+ Nov. 7 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    UG AAS Fall 2017 Admits Nov. 7 - Feb. 43:00 p.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 105-119Nov. 8 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 90-104 Nov. 8 - Feb. 48:30 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 75-89 Nov. 10 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 60-74 Nov. 10 - Feb. 48:30 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 45-59 Nov. 13 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 30-44 Nov. 13 - Feb. 48:30 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 15-29 Nov. 15 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    UG Earned Credits: 0-14 Nov. 15 - Feb. 48:30 a.m.
    Visiting/Non-Degree AllNov. 16 - Feb. 48:00 a.m.
    CE - CertificateAll Dec. 5 - Feb. 410:00 a.m.
    CEAll Dec. 12 - Feb. 410:00 a.m.

    Policy on Registration Accommodations for Religious Observances and for Students with Disabilities

    Students who cannot enroll for courses during the initial registration period because of religious observance will be offered alternative times to complete their registration. Students must submit their request to the Registrar's Office for processing through this link.

    Students whose disabilities are of a complex nature and require lead time to arrange for the services, instruction, and/or schedule that best meets their needs will be offered alternative times to complete their registration when appropriate. For example, a student with a chronic medical condition may need an alternative registration time to schedule classes around required medical appointments. Students must contact Student Disability Services to discuss their eligibility for an alternative registration time as a reasonable accommodation.

    Late Registration and Late Payment Fees

    Fall Deadlines

    Late Payment Fee

    Students should make payment or approved payment arrangements by August 10. If you miss the deadline, you will be charged a late payment fee of $150.

    Late Registration Fee

    Students should register by midnight prior to the first day of the semester. If you miss the deadline, you will be charged a late registration fee of $150.

    Spring Deadlines

    Late Payment Fee

    Students should make payment or approved payment arrangements by January 10. If you miss the deadline, you will be charged a late payment fee of $150.

    Late Registration Fee

    Students should register by midnight prior to the first day of the semester. If you miss the deadline, you will be charged a late registration fee of $150.

    How to Avoid Late Registration and Late Payment Fees

    • Register for fall courses in April and for spring courses in November. Advisors may not be available during the summer months. Check with your department or school for advising availability.
    • Complete the financial aid application process as quickly and efficiently as possible. Do not delay in submitting critical documents. Check with Student Financial Services if you have any questions or concerns about your financial aid package.
    • Sign up for the payment plan on time. Check with Student Financial Services if you need an application or have a question. New School for Social Research maintenance-of-status students are now eligible to join the tuition payment plan.
    • Check your account through my.newschool.edu on a regular basis to find out about any outstanding charges. Take care of any charges promptly.
    • Bills are sent in early July for the fall semester and in early December for the spring semester. If a balance remains on your account after tuition, housing, and other fees have been charged, send the balance due by the payment deadline date.
    • If you will be receiving a third-party reimbursement, be sure to submit the appropriate documents to Student Financial Services by the payment deadline date.

    Late Fee Appeals

    If you are charged a late payment fee or late registration fee and have extenuating circumstances that warrant a review of the fee, you can appeal by writing a letter stating your case and attaching appropriate documentation. You will need to pay the fee before the appeal can be reviewed. The appeal must be received before October 15 for the fall term and before February 15 for the spring term. If the appeal is granted, you will be issued a refund.

    Send the appeal to

    University Appeals Committee
    Student Success
    The New School
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10003
    appeals@newschool.edu

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Policies

    If you would like to add or drop a course in my.newschool.edu, please contact your advisor for guidance and instructions. All course changes must be submitted to the Registrar's Office through my.newschool.edu or in person. No course change is effective until you have completed this process.

    Attending a class and/or completing course requirements alone is not the same as a registration. In order to receive credit for that course you need to be registered for it with the Registrar's Office. Likewise, if you do not attend classes, do not complete coursework, or do not complete payment, you still need to officially withdraw from (drop) the class. Just notifying the instructor that you will no longer attend does not constitute withdrawal. If you do not officially withdraw from the class, you may receive a permanent grade of "Z" on your record.

    A grade of "W" means you have withdrawn from a course without academic penalty. The course appears on your transcript with a grade of "W" and is not counted in the cumulative GPA. Please refer to the add/drop and withdrawal deadlines below for more information on withdrawing from a course with a grade of "W." See also Grade Descriptions.

    F-1 and J-1 international students are required to have authorization from ISSS to drop below full-time. For more information, please go to the ISSS website.

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines: All Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

    ActionDeadline
    Adding a courseThrough the second week of the semester (ending on Sunday)
    Dropping a courseThrough the fifth week of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all studentsThe sixth week through the twelfth week of the semester. 

    Please Note

    There is a financial penalty for dropping classes once second week of the term has started. The penalty is waived if you add an equal number of credits 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.

    Fall 2016 Add/Drop and Withdrawal

    For early starting courses beginning in late May and early June:
    Add deadlines

    • Sunday, September 11: Deadline to add online in MyNewSchool
    • After September 11: To add a fall course, please contact your academic advisor for guidance and instructions.

    Drop deadlines

    • Sunday, October 2: Deadline to drop online in MyNewSchool
    • After October 2: To drop a fall course, please contact your academic advisor for guidance and instructions. There is a financial penalty for dropping classes once the second week of the class has started. If you are receiving financial aid, it is recommended that you speak to a financial aid counselor before dropping the course, to learn how this may affect your financial aid status.

    Withdrawal with a grade of "W"

    • Monday, October 3 through Sunday, November 20

    For late-starting courses beginning in late June or July:

    Add deadlines

    • June 5: Deadline to add online in MyNewSchool
    • After June 5: To add a summer course, please contact your academic advisor for guidance and instructions. 

    Drop deadlines

    • June 5: Deadline to drop online in MyNewSchool
    • After June 5: To drop a summer course, please contact your academic advisor for guidance and instructions. There is a financial penalty for dropping classes once the class has started. If you are receiving financial aid, it is recommended that you speak to a financial aid counselor before dropping the course, to learn how this may affect your financial aid status. 

    Refunds for Degree-Seeking Students

    Students are responsible for knowing university policies regarding adding or dropping courses and refund of tuition and fees. Refunds are granted only after the official withdrawal procedure has been completed. 

    Refund schedules can be found on the Registration Information page under Important Information

  • Open Campus Students

    • Registration begins as soon as course offerings are officially announced online. To stay up-to-date, sign up to receive our eNewsletters, or follow us on social media at #TheNewCE or #LearnGrowRepeat
    • Register as a noncredit, credit, or certificate student. Be sure to select the level that's right for you before you register.
    • Noncredit certificate students enjoy early access to registration (up to one week before general course registration opens). Explore our noncredit certificate programs and register for classes here
    • The easiest way to register for a course is online. Get a step-by-step tutorial here. Payment will be due at the time of registration.
    • Is the course you're hoping to take full? All courses are available for waitlisting through our online registration system. Find Information about adding yourself to the waitlist for a course here.
    • More questions? Explore our FAQ.
  • Registration Options

    • Online: newschool.edu/continuing-education
    • Phone (noncredit only): 212.229.5690
    • Fax: 212.229.5648
    • In person or by mail: Registrar's Office, 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011
    • For fax and mail registration, please use the registration forms in your catalog or download the registration forms in our "Forms" section.

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Policies

    These policies apply to all noncredit and undergraduate nondegree credit students.

    Withdrawals from courses, transfers from one course to another, changes to your course status (from noncredit to credit, for example), must be done online or in writing. Please be sure to make these changes within the deadlines shown in the schedules below. Any additional tuition or fees are payable at the time the change is made.

    To add another course(s) after you have already registered, just complete the normal registration process online, in person, or by mail or fax before the deadline (see schedule below). Note: General credit registration for nine or more credits requires permission.

    • To transfer from one course to another, start by visiting our online catalog. Scroll your mouse over "Login" in the upper right-hand corner. Enter your credentials to log in. From there, first add the course you would like to register for, then click on Manage Registration to drop the class you would like to drop. 
    • To withdraw from a course without adding another, start by visiting our online catalog. Scroll your mouse over "Login" in the upper right-hand corner. Enter your credentials to log in. From there, click on Manage Registration to drop the course.

    If you have any questions about adding or dropping a course, please contact us.

    Deadline to Change Course Status

    Fall and Spring Semester Full-Term and Online Courses

    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.

    Schedule TypeDeadline to Change Course Status
    On-site 10–15 weeksBefore end of week 2
    Online 15 weeksBefore end of week 2
    Online 9 weeksBefore end of week 2
    Online 5 weeksBefore end of week 2

    On-Site Short, Intensive, and Summer Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses in the summer term and to any courses in fall and spring semester scheduled to start after the first week of the semester or scheduled for less than ten weeks on any schedule. Course tuition will be refunded in full if an official withdrawal is received before the first class meeting.

    Schedule TypeDeadline to Change Course Status
    10 or more sessionsBefore 2nd session
    6–9 sessionsBefore 2nd session
    3–5 sessionsBefore 1st session
    1–2 sessionsBefore 1st session
    Summer intensive programsSee website

    More information coming soon.

    Refund Policies - For Continuing Education Students Only

    Tuition will be refunded in full only if your official withdrawal is received before the first day of the academic term. Otherwise, any refund will be prorated 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).

    Exception for Online Courses

    The first week of online courses is an orientation. Written notice of withdrawal received during the first week the course is online will qualify for a full refund. After that, refunds will be prorated as per the table below.

    Exception for Late-Starting or Short Courses and Summer Courses

    Written notice of withdrawal received before the date of the first class meeting qualifies the student for a full refund. After that, refunds will be prorated as per the table below.

    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 your 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.

    If you stop attending classes you still need to officially withdraw from the class to qualify for a refund. Only notifying the instructor that you will no longer attend is not a withdrawal. You need to notify the Registrar's Office in writing as outlined above.

    Refund Policy for Online-Only Students Who Currently Reside in Indiana, Oregon, Maryland, or Wisconsin

    Please note that if you are currently residing in these states and all of your registered courses are ONLINE ONLY at The New School, your refund for voluntarily withdrawing from any/all courses will be as follows:

    Less than 10% of term = 100% refund
    10% up to but not including 25% = 80% refund
    25% up to but not including 30% = 60% refund
    30% up to but not including 50% = 50% refund
    50% up to but not including 75% = 25% refund
    More than 75% = No refund

    The institution will make a proper refund within thirty-one (31) days of the student's request for cancellation.

    *If you are a resident of one of these states but attend any in-person classes on the campus of The New School in New York City, the above refund policy does NOT apply to you-even if you also are enrolled in an online course. Please refer to the standard refund policy in such cases.

    Refunds for Canceled Courses - For Continuing Education Students Only

    The New School reserves the right to cancel courses or 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 to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. If you are in a certificate program, please consult with a program advisor if a required course is canceled.

    Refund Schedules - For Continuing Education Students Only

    Spring Semester Full-Term and All Online Courses

    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.

    *These refund schedules do not apply to online-only students who reside in the following states: Indiana, Oregon, Maryland, or Wisconsin. That refund schedule can be viewed here.

    Fall 2017

    Week 103-Apr-1703-Sep-17100%
     week 204-Sep-1710-Sep-1780%
     week 311-Sep-1717-Sep-1760%
    15-week semesterweek 418-Sep-1724-Sep-1750%
    starts 8/28/17week 525-Sep-1701-Oct-1720%
    refund/drop @ weekweek 6 - end02-Oct-1718-Dec-170%
      
    Week 203-Apr-1710-Sep-17100%
    starts 9/5/17week 211-Sep-1717-Sep-1780%
    ends 12/18/17week 318-Sep-1724-Sep-1760%
     week 425-Sep-1701-Oct-1750%
    refund/drop @ weekweek 502-Oct-1708-Oct-1720%
     weeks 6 - end09-Oct-1718-Dec-170%
      
    Week 3 03-Apr-1717-Sep-17100%
    starts 9/11/17week 218-Sep-1724-Sep-1780%
    ends 12/18/17week 325-Sep-1701-Oct-1760%
     week 402-Oct-1708-Oct-1750%
    refund/drop @ weekweek 509-Oct-1715-Oct-1720%
     weeks 6 - end16-Oct-1718-Dec-170%
         
    Week 4 03-Apr-1723-Sep-17100%
    starts 9/18/17week 224-Sep-1729-Sep-1780%
    ends 12/18/17week 330-Sep-1705-Oct-1760%
     week 406-Oct-1711-Oct-1750%
     week 512-Oct-1717-Oct-1720%
     weeks 6 - end18-Oct-1718-Dec-170%
         
    Week 5 03-Apr-1730-Sep-17100%
    starts 9/25/17week 201-Oct-1706-Oct-1780%
    ends 12/18/17week 307-Oct-1712-Oct-1760%
     week 413-Oct-1718-Oct-1750%
     week 519-Oct-1724-Oct-1720%
     weeks 6 - end25-Oct-1718-Dec-170%
       
    Week 7 03-Apr-1713-Oct-17100%
    starts 10/9/17week 214-Oct-1718-Oct-1780%
    ends 12/18/17week 319-Oct-1723-Oct-1760%
     week 424-Oct-1728-Oct-1750%
     week 529-Oct-1702-Nov-1720%
     weeks 6 - end03-Nov-1718-Dec-170%
         
    Week 1003-Apr-1704-Nov-17100%
    starts 10/30/17week 205-Nov-1710-Nov-1760%
    ends 12/18/17week 311-Nov-1716-Nov-1720%
     week 4 - end17-Nov-1718-Dec-170%
         

    Spring Continuing Education and Summer Intensives 2017 Registration Dates

    Schedule TypeOnline Registration Access Start Date and Time
    Summer intensivesNovember 15 at 10:00 a.m.
    Noncredit certificatesDecember 1 at 10:00 a.m.
    Continuing education (noncredit and credit courses)December 8 at 8:00 a.m.

     

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