Each year, The New School accepts a small number of highly qualified applicants enrolled in universities outside of the United States as visiting students. Applicants admitted with this status may enroll for either one or two semesters and are expected
to register for the equivalent of a full-time course load (i.e., three courses or nine credits per semester). If subsequently admitted to a New School degree program, these students may petition to have credits earned during visiting student study
applied to the degree program. New School financial aid is not available to visiting students unless they are admitted as part of an official partnership or agreement between The New School and an overseas university or funding program. The MFA in Creative Writing Program does not participate in a visiting student program.
The following materials are required for a visiting student application:
- A completed application for the visiting student program must be filed with the Office of Admission.
- Two letters of recommendation are required; forms are included in the application packet. When possible, recommendations should be from faculty members who have instructed the applicant in the field in which he or she plans to study.
- An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended is required. Only official transcripts will be accepted. Certified English translations must accompany all transcripts and records that are not written in English.
- A 500-750 word Statement of Purpose stating your academic goals and how a period of visiting study will help meet those goals.
- TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE, Cambridge English, or Duolingo Results.
- A nonrefundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application form.
Because of the time required for processing documents, a visiting student application cannot be considered unless it is completed at least two months prior to the start of the term for which the application is submitted.