• Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students

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  • The New School Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students is designed specifically for working professionals and experienced adults seeking an alternative to the traditional undergraduate experience. We welcome students who want to complete their degree after several years away from formal education, transfer students from community colleges, military veterans, career changers, and more.

    Our program gives students with a range of backgrounds and experiences the flexibility and individual guidance to design a personalized path of study that fits your interests, goals, and schedule. Ready to finish your degree? Begin a conversation with us at finish@newschool.edu to talk through any questions about getting started.

  • Going back to school doesn’t mean starting over from scratch. Your prior experiences can make your path to graduation faster and more affordable. When we map out your journey toward your degree, we carefully consider the knowledge you’ve acquired through previous college-level study, professional experience, artistic and creative pursuits, foreign language learning, independent research, military service, and more. This allows you to earn up to 84 credits toward the 120-credit requirement for your bachelor’s degree. 

  • In your first semester of the program, you are assigned a core faculty advisor who has a nuanced understanding of the liberal arts as well as the policies and academic opportunities at The New School. Your advisor works with you throughout your studies to map out a purposeful, manageable, and affordable plan for finishing your degree and pursuing your professional goals.
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    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.

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    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.

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