Recent Updates: The New School has released its academic plan for 2020-21 and a phased reopening plan for its New York campus. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

  • Due to the coronavirus public health crisis, Student Health Services has suspended all in-person visits for the foreseeable future, but we are still offering virtual counseling services via HIPAA-compliant Zoom. If you would like to meet with a counselor, you can schedule a telecounseling visit through the SHS Portal

    Counseling Services offers the opportunity to talk to someone who will listen in a supportive and nonjudgmental manner, in a confidential setting. Whatever you are thinking, are feeling, or have experienced will be accepted and your counselor will respect the influence of culture and identity on your experiences. Our counselors will listen, talk with you about your goals, and help you find solutions to personal problems. Our staff is composed of licensed psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors, as well as doctoral clinical psychology students who are supervised by our licensed staff. We also have psychiatrists on staff, medical doctors who specialize in mental health and can prescribe medication if needed.

    We offer short-term flexible support and counseling as well as support groups. During your initial visit, you and one of our counselors will decide on a treatment plan based on your current needs. Sometimes long-term or specialized treatment is indicated, and your counselor will help you find appropriate referrals in your community. Group counseling is also offered. Students can be in both individual and group counseling simultaneously.

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      Office Hours
      Monday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 
      Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
      Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      Closed on university holidays

      Online Scheduling
      Some medical, mindfulness, and brief counseling appointments can be scheduled online through the Student Health Services portal.

      After-Hours Nurse Advice Line 
      Nurse Response is an after-hours nurse advice line available to students in the United States whenever Student Health Services is closed. Experienced nurses will provide you with medical guidance, health information, assistance in decision making, and referrals. Call 1.866.907.4894 after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend hours.

      Students living outside of the United States should use emergency and after-hours services in their local communities.

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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.

    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.


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