• 1   Review Financial Aid & Merit Scholarship Information

  • Merit Scholarships

    All admitted students are considered for merit scholarship awards determined by the strength of their applications. 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 in the section below.

  • 2   Check Application & Financial Aid Deadlines

  • Application Deadline

    Fall Deadline: January 15

    Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions.

    FAFSA Priority Deadline

    Fall FAFSA Priority Deadline: February 1

  • 3   Before You Begin

  • Applicant Profile

    Our master's program in creative writing is based on the principle that writing is a skill that can be learned through practice. Good writers can come from any background. We are a community that cares deeply about literary excellence and about the influence writers can have beyond the world of letters. Whether or not you are already published, we welcome your interest in developing your life as a writer. Admitted students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university before they enroll.

    Managing Your Application

    Applicants are required to apply online using The New School's Online Application. Save your work frequently and print a copy for your records. You must complete all required fields and upload materials prior to submission.

    Additional Supporting Documents

    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.

    Application Fees

    The application fee is $50. The fee is paid through the online application and is non-refundable.

    Questions? We're here to help.

    The Office of Admission is here to help you navigate the application process. Email us at nsadmissions@newschool.edu if you have any questions.

  • 4   Gather Your Application Materials

  • 5   Submit Your Application

  • After you have completed all the requirements listed above, made arrangements for your transcripts to be sent to The New School, and contacted your recommenders, your application is ready to submit. If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admission.

  • 6   Check Your Application Status

  • 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 in the Admission Hub.

    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 transcripts and recommendations 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.

    If you need to change your email address, mailing address, or other contact information, email the Office of Admission.

  • 7   Additional Information

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Karl Ramos
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    ramosk@newschool.edu
    Phone: 212.229.5150 x2330
    Fax: 212.229.5166

    Program Contact
    Creative Writing Program
    66 West 12th St.
    New York, NY 10011
    writingprogram@newschool.edu
    212.229.5611

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  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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