Recent Updates: The university is welcoming back visitors to campus. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Community Guide.

  • A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler's passport. The visa is a required travel document for entry in the U.S. but not to be confused with the traveler's status.

    All international students and exchange visitors at The New School are advised to hold a valid F or J class visa when entering the U.S. and coming to The New School. Students on Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Post-Completion Academic Training (AT) must have a valid F or J visa for entry as well. This will permit the international student or exchange visitor to enter in the appropriate F or J status for their academic activities at The New School.

    A visa can only be obtained at U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside the U.S. Once the traveler has entered the U.S., the traveler may remain in the U.S. for the duration of status even if the visa is expired but will need to renew the expired visa to re-enter the U.S. if traveling abroad.

    Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel into the United States without a visa or with an expired visa if they meet the requirements for visa exceptions detailed below.

    For additional information, news, and updates about U.S. visas, please visit the U.S. Department of State visa website, review the Visa FAQ, and see Travel FAQ.

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

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

    Phone Hours (June 6–August 19)
    Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

    Virtual Drop-In Advising  (June 6–August 19)
    Tuesdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Register here
    Thursdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Register here

    ISSS Hours and Services—Starting August 22

    Front Desk and Phone Hours
    Mondays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
    Wednesdays: Closed for processing
    Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Fridays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    ISSS One-on-One Virtual and In-Person Advising
    Enrolled students: Sign up through Starfish 
    (Non-enrolled students call the office to schedule)

    Virtual Drop-In Advising
    Tuesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m. Enter meeting here

    In-Person Drop-In Advising 
    Thursdays 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)

    Monday, September 5

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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.