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  • Each year, The New School accepts a small number of highly qualified applicants enrolled in universities outside of the United States as visiting students. Applicants admitted with this status may enroll for either one or two semesters and are expected to register for the equivalent of a full-time course load (i.e., three courses or nine credits per semester). If subsequently admitted to a New School degree program, these students may petition to have credits earned during visiting student study applied to the degree program. New School financial aid is not available to visiting students unless they are admitted as part of an official exchange agreement between The New School and an overseas university or funding program.

    The following materials are required for a visiting student application:

    • A completed application for the visiting student program must be filed with the Office of Admission.
    • Two letters of recommendation are required; forms are included in the application packet. When possible, recommendations should be from faculty members who have instructed the applicant in the field in which he or she plans to study.
    • An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended is required. Only official transcripts will be accepted. Certified English translations must accompany all transcripts and records that are not written in English.
    • A 500-750 word Statement of Purpose stating your academic goals and how a period of visiting study will help meet those goals.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Results.
    • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application form.

    Because of the time required for processing documents, a visiting student application cannot be considered unless it is completed at least two months prior to the start of the term for which the application is submitted.

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    Admission Contact
    Gabriela Garcia Juarez
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212.229.5600 x1666 
    Fax: 212.627.2695

    Program Contact
    International Affairs Program
    72 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor (Map)
    New York, NY 10011 
    Phone: 212.206.3524
    Fax: 212.924.1292

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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.