• Transfer to The New School

  • The New School provides a nurturing, inspiring, and creative community and an opportunity to immerse yourself in all that New York City has to offer.

    If you’re looking to make a change and are seeking a progressive, rigorous, and collaborative undergraduate experience, The New School might be the right fit for you. No matter what area of study you’d like to pursue, you will learn creative problem solving that will change the way you approach real-world challenges.

    Below, you’ll find helpful information to guide you through the transfer process. Contact an admission counselor if you need any help finding the right program or have questions about transferring to The New School.

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    • You may transfer up to 60 credits.

    • Choose from innovative majors, including a self-designed liberal arts major and interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies (BA/BS), Global Studies (BA), and Urban Studies (BA).

    • Consider a BA/BFA pathway with Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz.

    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to Lang

    Parsons School of Design

    • Parsons admits first-, second-, and third-year transfers.
      Please note: The BFA programs in Fashion Design, Product Design, and Integrated Design do not accept third-year transfer students.

    • You may transfer up to 60 credits, depending on the program.

    • Consider a BA/BFA pathway with Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    Learn more about transferring to Parsons

    Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    • You may transfer up to 84 credits.

    • Designed for adult students who have had life and work experience and are seeking to complete their undergraduate degree in a program that can be tailor-made to meet their unique needs and realize their unique goals.

    • College-level learning received from life and work experience may be eligible for transfer credit through Prior Learning Assessment.

    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students

    College of Performing Arts

    Mannes School of Music

    • Mannes admits first- and second-year transfers.

    • You may receive credit for liberal arts courses.

    • Music courses taken elsewhere may be approved for transfer depending on the student’s placement tests, interview, and transcript evaluation.

    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to Mannes


    School of Jazz and Contemporary Music

    • Jazz admits first-, second-, and third-year transfers, including international transfers.

    • You may transfer up to 64 credits.

    • Consider a BA/BFA pathway with Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music


    School of Drama

    • Drama admits first- and second-year transfers, including international transfers. Students should plan to be in residence for at least six semesters, based on the number of transfer credits accepted, to complete the degree.

    • You may transfer up to 30 credits.

    • You may receive credit for liberal arts courses.

    • Drama courses taken elsewhere may be approved for transfer depending on the student’s audition, transcript evaluation, and admission interview.

    • Take advantage of our Bachelor's-Master's Program.

    Learn more about transferring to the School of Drama

    Not sure which program is right for you?

    The Office of Admission will help you find the program that suits you by reviewing your education, interests, and academic goals. You can reach our admission counselors by email at admission@newschool.edu or by phone at 800.292.3040.



  • Contact Us

    Office of Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    admission@newschool.edu

    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

  • 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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