Sunday, November 18
Use the list below to ensure you’re ready when classes begin. Explore this page to learn about your New School email address, university housing, student visas, New Student Orientation, and more.
Note: If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Students tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.
All new students will be assigned a New School email account within two business days of receipt of their tuition deposit. You can access your New School email account by logging in to MyNewSchool, clicking on the Apps icon (three horizontal lines located in the upper right portion of the screen), and selecting Email. You can also go directly to mail.newschool.edu.
It is important that you check your MyNewSchool announcements and New School email account regularly. Remember that all official university email communications will be sent only to this email address.
All new students who have submitted a tuition deposit should already have completed the financial aid process. If you have not yet applied for aid, visit Student Financial Services for information and instructions.
If you are eligible for financial aid (or scholarships) and have a completed application on file, you can check the status online by logging in to MyNewSchool and accessing your financial aid information in the Student Financial Services section. All new students receiving financial aid in the form of federal government-supported student loans must complete an Entrance Loan Counseling session online at www.studentloans.gov.
If you are an international undergraduate or graduate student, learn more about funding options by visiting Student Financial Services.
If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.
The New School requires all enrolled students to present a final official transcript before the start of their first semester of classes. All final official transcripts must indicate the date of graduation.
Transcripts must be received in the Office of Admission by July 1 for students beginning their studies in the fall and January 15 for students beginning studies in the spring. Failure to submit the required documentation for your degree program will result in a hold on your account. A hold prevents registration for subsequent semesters and could jeopardize your financial aid awards.
Review the list of documents (PDF) we accept as proof of graduation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your particular situation and school documentation are not outlined in the list. Use the Transcript Request Form (PDF) to request a final transcript, to be sent to the Office of Admission. Transcripts should be mailed from a student’s school in a sealed envelope to:
The New School Office of Admission 79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor New York, NY 10003
Electronic transcripts are also accepted from the following vendors (U.S./domestic institutions only):
The Office of Admission may require that a student submit an evaluation of his or her final transcript by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) provider.
Parsons Paris is partnering with Academic Programs International (API), our preferred housing provider, to offer housing to students in Paris. For the 2018-2019 academic year, API will offer three housing options for Parsons Paris students.
More information is available on the API website.
Students who are members of the Schengen Area do not need a visa to enter France or study at Parsons Paris.
Students who are not European Union (EU) citizens must apply for and obtain a student visa for their program at Parsons Paris before departing for France. The student visa process involves multiple steps and must be started early.
Parsons Paris will provide all students requiring a visa with the appropriate visa support letter and proof of medical insurance letter shortly after their tuition deposits are received. Additional support for students is provided throughout the visa application process.
The entire visa process from start to finish can take three to four months. Please follow visa application instructions carefully.
Students who cannot show proof of citizenship of a Schengen Member state, or a valid student visa issued by French immigration authorities, prior to their arrival in France will have a hold placed on their account. This hold will prevent registration for classes and making changes to class schedules.A tourist visa is not an acceptable type of visa and cannot be accepted as proof.
Parsons Paris is part of The New School, though only students who are on mobility at our New York City campus must comply with New York State immunization requirements. Students on mobility in New York City are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis.
Download the immunization form and carefully read the instructions. Submit the completed form and required documentation, and verify that you have read the material distributed by The New School about meningococcal disease. If you do not complete these steps, a hold will be placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for classes and making changes to your class schedule.
If you have already submitted your immunization records and received confirmation that they are complete, no further action is necessary. For more information, email email@example.com or visit the Student Health Services website.
Academic advising begins with the selection of classes for your first semester and continues throughout your time at The New School. Academic advisors are here to help you define your goals, identify unique learning opportunities, and map a personalized path to prepare you to lead creative innovation. Your advisor will be assigned to you on the basis of your college, program of study, or major. In some cases, your advisor may also be assigned on the basis of your last name, year level, or specific area of interest.
Students begin registering for classes once they have made a tuition deposit. Visiting students begin registering for classes once they have confirmed attendance.
You will be contacted via your New School email account with more information and registration instructions specific to your program.
As a member of the New School community, you are required to obtain a newcard, your official university ID card. The newcard functions as your key to campus facilities and student services. Your newcard must be presented for building access, library lending, and identification purposes.
As a new incoming student, you must — before arriving on campus — submit a high-quality scan of a color photo to be used to create your newcard. Parsons Paris students: Please submit photos using the following
Students studying in France are required to have health insurance that covers them in France. French Sécurité Sociale is available to any students studying in France but is mandatory only for students who plan on working or doing an internship during their time in France.
Mobility students with TNA-AETNA are required to maintain enrollment in their healthcare plan. We recommend that students with private insurance maintain enrollment in their healthcare plans while abroad, even if they do not have any pre-existing medical conditions. Students who must return home early because of a major illness or injury abroad would want to have access to healthcare coverage in their home country.
Important: It is the responsibility of students who have waived their TNA-AETNA insurance to ensure that their private health insurance will cover them abroad. If it does not, they must purchase additional insurance that will.
Additionally, mobility and visiting students have the right to enroll in the French Sécurité Sociale. While all students who possess a student visa can enroll in the French Sécurité Sociale, it is not recommended unless they plan to work or do an internship, because it may take months to be processed and receive a temporary social security number.
European Union students are not required to register with the Sécurité Sociale if they have obtained a European Health Insurance card (EHIC) in their home country before arriving in France, but it is still strongly recommended that they enroll in the Sécurité Sociale (it is also free to enroll).
French Sécurité Sociale covers approximately 60 to 70 percent of healthcare-related costs. Students may also choose to enroll in a secondary insurance plan (called a Mutuelle) to help cover the remaining costs. More information about these plans will be provided during orientation in Paris. Alternatively, students may choose to submit any unreimbursed costs to their private insurance plans in their home country.
We encourage all students who need to visit a doctor during their stay to speak to the Student Life staff. Local staff members are always able to recommend English-speaking physicians or can accompany students to the doctor in locations where English-speaking doctors are not available. Additional information about how to access healthcare in France will be provided during orientation.
Students interested in requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability should complete the Disability Self-Identification Form. For more information, visit Student Disability Services.
*Note: Graduate students in the Fashion Studies and History of Design and Curatorial Studies programs take 12 credits per semester in the first year and 9 credits per semester in the second year, which means that they are charged the per-credit rate in the second year of study only. Also, for the Global Executive Strategic Design and Management program, please refer to the Parsons School of Design cost chart.
College living expenses vary from student to student. These figures are published to give you a rough idea of what an average student attending our Paris campus should expect to spend in a semester.
Personal expenses including airfare, travel, shopping, etc., vary greatly by student. Please ensure you budget according to your lifestyle.
* Housing costs will depend on the option you select. For more information about housing from our preferred housing provider, please see the Housing section above.
*The Health Services Fee provides access to an emergency phone number that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as free wellness presentations throughout the year organized by Parsons Paris in coordination with Student Health Services in NYC. The student Health Services fee also helps to cover the cost of in-house counseling of up to five sessions per semester, without charge; processing French health insurance; and assistance with completing necessary insurance forms. The New School’s Student Health Services website also provides online resources to all students.
All new students must provide emergency contact information. To update your emergency contact information, log in to MyNewSchool and visit the Me tab, where you will find a link to "Update Emergency Contact Information" in the Personal Information channel. The university may use the contact information you provide in case of an emergency. If this information changes, please return to MyNewSchool to update it.
Keep your mailing address up-to-date at MyNewSchool. All official university mailings will be sent to this address.
All spring 2019 students new to Parsons Paris participate in orientation events from Tuesday, January 15, until Friday, January 18, 2019. Orientation sessions include a university welcome, staff introductions, an overview of student services, cultural trips and visits, and more! Dates and times are subject to change.
New Student Orientation introduces students to safety, health and wellness, transportation, academic support and expectations, technical support and facilities, working on campus, and much more.
Please mark your calendars: Fall 2019 Admitted Student Day at Parsons Paris takes place on Saturday, April 6, 2019. On Admitted Student Day, you and your family will have the opportunity to meet your program directors and our student services teams, tour the campus, and learn more about housing, visas, academics, and student life at Parsons Paris.
Students may purchase the materials that they will need during their first year at Parsons Paris before arriving on campus or during orientation. The stores in Paris listed below generally have the required supplies. If you have any questions about the required list of supplies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admitted students can refer to the laptop requirements in the First Year Requirements page prepared by advising, with some specific details below for Parsons Paris admitted students.
All first-year students will receive a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, which is provided by the university at no additional cost. The subscription gives you access to all the programs you'll need for your courses. You will be required to use the Creative Cloud version of Adobe programs for your coursework, and your instructors will use Creative Cloud software in the classroom. The software subscription will be available when you arrive on campus, so please do not sign up for membership in advance.
All degree-seeking students receive access to the Microsoft Office Suite. We recommend that students have Microsoft Office installed on their laptops. You do not need to have the newest version. If you already have Microsoft Office installed on your laptop, you can continue using the version you have. If you need to download Microsoft Office, please log in with your newschool email address and password at portal.office365.com to download the latest version.
As artists and designers, you will be working in an increasingly digital landscape. The Parsons curriculum addresses this by making digital literacy a foundational component of first-year coursework. Parsons requires all new first-year students to have a laptop for in-class and at-home use related to their studies. The requirement ensures that all students share a consistent learning experience as they develop their digital skill set. This document provides information about approved laptop models as well as a detailed list of minimum and recommended specifications.
Minimum Specifications: 8GB Ram, Core i5 Processor, 512GB solid-state drive
Recommended Specifications: 16GB Ram, Core i7 Processor, 512GB solid-state drive
Minimum Specifications: 16GB Ram, Core i7 Processor, 512GB solid-state drive
1. 500GB Backup Solid-State Drive (recommended model)
2. 32GB SD Card (recommended model)
3. 32GB USB Key (recommended model)
4. Apple USB-C adapter (for students with post-2017 MacBook Pro): (recommended model)
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