Associate in Applied Science

  • At Parsons School of Design, we take your education as seriously as you do. When you apply, we carefully consider your experience, achievements, motivation, and potential for growth (even if you have limited art or design experience).

    All applicants are required to apply online. Remember that all required materials should be submitted ahead of the posted deadlines.

    Application Instructions

    Carefully review AAS Application Instructions. Pay special attention to the Creative Assignment instructions to make sure you've uploaded the materials required for your program.

    Submitting Your Application

    All prospective students must apply online. The online application allows you to save and retrieve your application information at will. You can gather the items needed to fulfill the application requirements and then submit the final application at your convenience. Here is a brief overview of the process:

    • Create an application account.
    • Review the application requirements.
    • Review and fill in the online application and upload the materials required for your program. Please make sure that each page includes a title, a page number, and your name.
    • Upload documents in MS Word format, review your application, and print a copy for your records.
    • Complete the process by signing electronically, paying the $50 application fee, and submitting the application.

    Additional Information

    • Students can apply to only one department or program within The New School each semester. Applicants who file multiple applications will be required to withdraw all but one, and application fees will not be refunded.
    • Interviews are not required. Applicants with questions about Parsons or the admission process are encouraged to attend an information session. See the Admission Calendar for dates and times.
    • View the Admission Calendar.
    • Tuition and Fees
    • Student Financial Services
    • Apply Online
    • Deadlines