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  • 1   Review Financial Aid & Merit Scholarship Information

  • All admitted students are considered for merit scholarship awards determined by the strength of their applications. International students are eligible only for merit scholarships. 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 don’t need to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid. Our Financial Aid staff are available to guide you through the process of applying for financial aid.

  • 2   Check Application & Financial Aid Deadlines

  • Application Deadlines

    Fall First-Year Early Action: November 1 
    Fall First-Year Regular Decision: January 15
    Fall Transfers: March 1
    Fall Non-Degree and Visiting Students: March 15
    Spring All Applicants: October 15

    FAFSA Priority Deadlines

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

    Early Action applicants must submit their applications by the deadline. Applicants to the Lang/Jazz BA/BFA dual-degree 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 whether we are still reviewing applications.

  • 3   Before You Begin

  • To apply, you must complete the Common App online application. All required fields and uploads must be completed before you submit your application. Application requirements are outlined in the section below.

    Managing Your Application

    Save your work frequently and print a copy for your records. You must complete all required fields and uploads prior to submission.

    Additional Documents

    Any additional supporting documents that need to be sent by mail must include an Application Materials Cover Sheet (PDF). These documents must be received before your application can be reviewed.

    Application Fees

    Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants. Application fees are paid through the online application and are non-refundable. The New School waives application fees for those who meet the eligibility guidelines listed in the Application Fee Waivers section of our How to Apply information.

  • 4   Gather Your Application Materials

  • 5   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.

  • 6   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 on the Admission Hub.

    Allow at least 14 days from the date you submitted your application for items to be matched and shown as received. 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.

  • 7   Additional Information

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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 
    800.292.3040
    Fax: 212.229.5355
    lang@newschool.edu

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Undergraduates

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.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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