Recent Updates: The New School is planning for a robust in‑person student experience starting in fall 2021 and beyond. Learn more.

  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Welcome to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). ISSS is currently operating remotely. We will take phone calls through our regular phone line, maintain services through virtual advising with Starfish appointments, and complete processing requests submitted through iGlobal.

    Please visit this webpage as well as the accompanying webpages for information and resources related to F-1 and J-1 immigration status and benefits. It is students' and scholars' responsibility to maintain legal status in the United States at all times and to fully comply with New School policies and procedures. You should always consult an ISSS advisor about your specific situation.

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    Fall 2021 

    The New School announced plans to resume in‑person student experiences both in and outside of the classroom starting in fall 2021 and into the future, including an update on student vaccinations. The goal is to re-open our New York City campus in fall 2021 for a return to in-person teaching and learning in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 

    If you are a new international student and need an I-20 or DS-2019, please be sure to complete an application as soon as possible! After you receive your I-20 or DS-2019, you can schedule a visa appointment when your local U.S. embassy or consulate permits.  

    Please attend one of our many Live Advising Sessions, so that you can get answers to your questions quickly instead of waiting for us to reply to an email. 

    We’ve also created many FAQs that answer students' questions. Please be sure to read through these carefully to find answers to common questions.

    1. Vaccination FAQs for International Students - answers vaccination questions specific to international students 
    2. Travel Checklist - check before making travel arrangements 
    3. New Student FAQs - for students with an I-20 or DS-2019 with August 23, 2021, start date
    4. Continuing Student FAQs - for students who have been enrolled since spring 2020 (pre-COVID) 
    5. I-20 and DS-2019 Application FAQs - please read for more details of the application process, wait times, and common reasons applications are delayed


    International Student Advocacy

    ISSS continues to work with other universities and professional associations to urge our government representatives and related government agencies to take into consideration the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 on students. We will keep students informed as we learn more.

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

    International Student and Scholar Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)

    Temporary Office Hours (until August 22)
    Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
    Thursday: Office closed for processing  

    University Closures
    May 31, 2021
    June 18, 2021
    July 5-9, 2021
    September 6, 2021
    November 25 and 26, 2021
    December 25, 2021

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

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