Summer Intensive Studies: New York
Summer Intensive Studies: Paris
Summer Studies in Constructed Environments
Decorative Arts Graduate
Seminar in France
Summer Intensive Studies: New York
Summer Studies in Constructed Environments
Graduate Seminar in France
Download the meal plan and
application form for summer 2016 here.
Please follow these guidelines to prepare for Summer Intensive Studies in New York.
Field Trip and Liability Waiver
Students enrolled in Parsons Summer Intensive Studies in New York and Paris are required to complete three
forms online before classes begin.
Students who have not submitted forms online by the start of the program are not permitted to participate. We
urge students to complete the forms as soon as they enroll. Forms can be updated later if necessary.
Complete the forms here.
Students are responsible for their own work, art supplies, and other personal property. Students are
not permitted to store artwork or materials in classrooms; lockers are provided for students enrolled in the
program. Students must remove their property when the program ends.
Parsons does not assume responsibility or liability for the loss of or damage to work or articles of
students that are exhibited in any student or departmental show, demonstration, or program. Participation in
such exhibitions assumes that the student has agreed to exhibit work at his or her own risk.
The New School Code of Conduct outlines standards of behavior for students, faculty, and staff
designed to promote an environment conducive to education, in which sensitivity, tolerance, and respect are
shown to all members of the university community. The Code of Conduct university-wide policies on topics
including freedom of expression; equal opportunity; academic honesty; confidentiality; respect for
facilities and property; campus security; student activities, organizations, and publications; and alcohol,
illegal drugs, and smoking. The Code of Conduct also established the procedures used by the university to
evaluate and respond to alleged infractions by students. The full text of the Code of Conduct is at
Parsons affirms its commitment to the standards of behavior defined in the New School Code of Conduct, the
underlying educational purpose of those standards, and the guidelines and procedures specified for the
evaluation of alleged infractions by its students.
Academic honesty — the responsibility of every member of an academic community to claim authorship of
his or her own work and only for that work and to acknowledge the contributions of others accurately and
completely — is fundamental to the integrity of intellectual debate and creative and academic pursuits. All
members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the standards of
academic honesty. Students are responsible for knowing and making use of proper procedures for writing
papers, presenting and executing their work, taking examinations, and doing research. Instructors are
equally responsible for informing students of their policies with respect to the limits within which
students may collaborate with or seek help from others on specific assignments. Instructors are expected to
educate students about the legal and ethical restrictions placed upon creative work and about the
consequences of dishonesty in the professional world. At Parsons, all students are required to sign an
Academic Integrity Statement declaring that they understand and agree to comply with this policy.
(From the University Policies Governing Student Conduct) "Academic honesty includes accurate use of
quotations, as well as appropriate and explicit citation of sources in instances of paraphrasing and
describing ideas, or reporting on research findings or any aspect of the work of others (including that of
instructors and other students). The standards of academic honesty and citation of sources apply to all
forms of academic work (examinations, essay theses, dissertations, computer work, art and design work, oral
presentations, and other projects).
"The standards also include responsibility for meeting the requirements of particular courses of study. The
New School recognizes that the different nature of work across the divisions of the university may entail
different procedures for citing sources and referring to the work of others. Particular academic procedures,
however, are based in universal principles valid in all divisions of The New School and institutions of
higher education in general."
Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to
Work from other visual sources may be imitated or incorporated into studio work if the fact of
imitation or incorporation and the identity of the original sources are properly acknowledged. There must be
no intent to deceive; the work must make clear that it emulates or comments on specific sources. Referring
to a style or concept in otherwise original work does not constitute plagiarism. The originality of studio
work that presents itself as "in the manner of" or as playing with "variations on" a particular source
should be evaluated by the individual faculty member in the context of a critique.
Incorporating ready-made materials into studio work, as in a collage, synthesized photograph, or paste-up, is
not plagiarism in the educational context. In the commercial world, however, such appropriation is
prohibited by copyright laws and may result in legal consequences.
Any violation of the Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy is a matter for disciplinary action. Penalties may
include a failing grade, dismissal from school, or both.
Students are expected to attend classes regularly, arrive promptly, and comply with the standards stated in
course syllabi. Students who must miss a class session should notify the instructor and arrange to make up
all missed work as soon as possible. Full participation is essential to the successful completion of
coursework and enhances the quality of the educational experience.
Faculty members may fail any student who is absent for a significant portion of class time. Excessive absence
is defined as missing two full days of class or four sessions during the full summer program, or two
half-day sessions during the two-week program. Attendance is closely monitored by instructors to ensure that
students maintain consistent attendance.
After two absences, a student will be required to meet with a program advisor to discuss continuing in the
program. In the event of a third absence, the student may be issued a dismissal warning. After a fourth
absence, the student may be asked to leave the program. No refund will be issued, and university housing
must be vacated immediately.
Late arrival or early departure from class translates into absence. Classes begin promptly at 9:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily. Students arriving after class begins will be marked late. Two late arrivals or
early departures will be marked as one absence.
Students are not penalized for absences due to religious observance. However, students may not miss a
significant portion of class time, as defined in "Attendance." Students must inform the instructor at the
beginning of the term of anticipated absences for religious observance. It is the student's responsibility,
prior to enrolling in a Summer Intensive program, to assess the number of religious observances that will
arise and their impact on attendance. The student, in consultation with a Parsons SPACE administrator,
should determine whether summer is the appropriate time to take a particular class.
Accommodations for these absences may include make-up sessions in a different section of the class,
independent projects, or both.
Parsons Advising provides general academic support and advising to students in Summer Intensive Studies and
Summer Studies in Constructed Environments. Parsons advisors, who have extensive knowledge of the many
programs within Parsons and the university, serve as a liaison between students and school personnel. They
collaborate with faculty to help students succeed. Advisors answer questions about academic programs,
academic policies, and offices and resources at Parsons and The New School.
Students can arrange appointments with an advisor by calling 212.229.8933, emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting the office at 66 Fifth Avenue,
room 200. Students will receive the summer advising hours at Orientation.
MyNewSchool is The New School's portal that gives you access to your email account, course information and
content through Blackboard, student self-service for registration, financial aid and records, student
financial services, library resources, news, events, and much more.
To access MyNewSchool, first look up your NetID username by going to my.newschool.edu and clicking on "Look
up your NetID or reset Your Password" in the log-in box.
Once you have your NetID, return to the log-in page and enter your NetID and your password, which is your
date of birth in the MMDDYY format.
You will be required to change your password upon your first log-in. The password you set will be valid for
180 days. Follow the instructions on this page to be directed back to the MyNewSchool log-in page. Log in by
entering your NetID and new password.
When you log in to MyNewSchool, be sure to access your New School GroupWise email account by clicking on the
Webmail icon. All university communications will go to this address while you are enrolled. Check the
account often or forward communications to your personal email account.
Faculty members are solely responsible for grading student work done under their instruction. Depending on
the character of the class, grades reflect the degree of accomplishment in some or all of the following
areas: concept, technical facility, execution, preparation for class, individual progress, class
participation, and attendance. Instructors will discuss their grading policies with students during the
first class session.
Grades are not mailed to students; they can be viewed at my.newschool.edu:
Four credits are awarded for successful completion of a full Summer Intensive course or SSCE, and two
credits are awarded for two-week courses in Paris.
Parsons credits are generally accepted at colleges and universities around the world, but visiting students
matriculated in degree programs at other schools should consult with their schools in advance to confirm
that these credits will be accepted for transfer.
Summer Intensive and SSCE credits will be counted toward degree requirements for entering or continuing
students at Parsons provided they have been pre-approved by the student's school. Each school has the
discretion to decide how transfer credits can be applied within the student's program of study.
To add or drop a course, a student must have approval from an administrator in Parsons SPACE. Summer
Intensive courses are usually full by the time the program begins, so it is seldom possible to add a course
at that time. If a course is open, the student must register before the third day of classes. A student may
drop a course before the fourth day of classes without academic penalty.
Transcripts issued by the Registrar's Office carry the signature and seal of The New School. A
transcript is confirmation of a student's permanent record at the university. Students may request that
their transcript(s) be mailed to other colleges and institutions by submitting an official request to the
Registrar's Office. This can be done online at my.newschool.edu or by completing the transcript request form
which is available at the Registrar's Office or downloadable from the Registrar's
Office website (PDF). Standard transcript services are free of charge.