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  • Review Deadlines and Financial Aid Information

    Thinking about applying to Lang? Before you begin, review our application and financial aid deadlines, and learn about the kinds of financial aid and scholarships that may be available to you below. Our Student Financial Services office is also available to guide you through the process of applying for financial aid.

    Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

    Merit Scholarships

    All admitted students are considered for merit scholarship awards determined by the strength of their applications. International students are eligible only for merit scholarships.

    Federal Student Aid

    If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for need-based financial aid. The FAFSA is available each year on October 1. The New School’s federal school code is 002780. You do not need to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid. We encourage you to submit your FAFSA by our FAFSA Priority Deadlines.

    Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

    Fall Application Deadlines
    First-Year Early Action: November 1 
    First-Year Regular Decision: January 15
    Transfers: April 1
    Non-Degree and Visiting Students: March 15

    Spring Application Deadlines
    All applicants: October 15

    Early Action applicants must submit their applications by the deadline. (Applicants to the Lang/Jazz BA/BFA program are not eligible for Early Action).

    All other deadlines listed above are our priority deadlines. Applications received after these deadlines will be reviewed if space is still available in our program. Please email us at lang@newschool.edu to ask if we are still reviewing applications.

    FAFSA Priority Deadlines
    Spring FAFSA Priority Deadline: November 1
    Fall FAFSA Priority Deadline: February 1

  • Start Your Application

    All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application.

  • Submit Your Application

    After you have completed all the requirements listed above, made arrangements for your transcripts to be sent to The New School, and contacted your recommenders, your application is ready to submit. If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Admission.

    Check Your Application Status

    Applications become complete and ready for review once all required items have been received by the Office of Admission. You can check your application status in the Admission Hub.

    Allow at least ten business days from the date you submitted your application for items to be matched and shown as received on the Hub. Applicants are responsible for following up with schools and recommenders to confirm that transcripts and recommendations have been sent.

    The Office of Admission will periodically notify applicants by email if their file is missing any documents and again when their file is complete for review. These notifications are sent to the email address provided in the online application.

    If you need to change your email address, mailing address, or other contact information, email the Office of Admission.

    Spring admission decisions are released on a rolling basis starting in November. Fall first-year admission decisions will be released in mid-March. Fall transfer admission decisions will be released on a rolling basis starting in April.

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    Office of Admission
    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts 

    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor 
    New York, NY 10003 
    Phone: 212.229.5150 or 
    Fax: 212.229.5355

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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.