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      Fall 2020 Entry

      NYC: February 23-March 8, 2020
      Tel Aviv: February 10-11, 2020
      Paris: January 18, 2020
      Mount Hood, Oregon: February 22, 2020


      Live auditions take place on campus at The New School in February and March for fall semester admission and in November for spring semester admission. After submitting their application and pending a favorable pre-screen review, applicants will be sent an email to self-schedule their audition, choosing from the available dates and times. When selecting the audition date and time, applicants must select the earliest time slot available on the chosen date to ensure that their audition will not have to be moved to fit that day’s schedule.

      Applicants perform their live auditions with a rhythm section composed of current New School students. The audition review panel consists of New School faculty members and administrators.

      The audition room is set up with a full drum kit, piano, bass amp, guitar amp, or vocal PA system, as needed. Applicants are required to bring their own instruments (except drums, piano, and acoustic bass applicants), music, instrument cables, and any additional equipment they need to perform.

      Applicants arriving more than 30 minutes before their audition will be given a 15-minute warmup period before the audition.

      Bass applicants may audition on a New School instrument provided they reserve it in advance. Applicants may reserve an instrument by email once they have confirmed their audition time.

      Drum applicants must audition using the drum kit provided by The New School and must use the cymbals provided with the kit.

      Applicants should plan on having three copies of sheet music for each of their selections.


      Applicants submitting an audition recording must use Acceptd. The service fee is $30.

      Every effort should be made to record video auditions with live accompanists; if that is not possible, pre-recorded accompaniment tracks are acceptable. While the audio of audition recordings should be of high quality, we do not require applicants to record their auditions in a professional studio. All video audition files must be clearly labeled with the applicant's name, the instrument, and the title of each track.

      Video auditions must be received at the Office of Admission by the dates indicated on the Application Instructions.


      The Office of Admission holds auditions for fall admission in several international locations. All applicants are welcome to audition at one of our overseas venues as an alternative to traveling to New York City or submitting an audition recording. International auditions, on-campus auditions, and recorded auditions follow the same audition requirements and are evaluated in the same way by the admission committee.

      Procedure for Scheduling an International Audition

      Follow the normal admission process: First, submit the online application, selecting Regional Audition as your preferred audition method. Once you receive confirmation that your online application has been received, we will work with you to select your audition day and time. We will begin scheduling auditions in December. Please read the application instructions carefully to understand the entire admission process. Note that all required application documents must be received by the Office of Admission by the posted deadlines.

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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.