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  • Portfolio Requirements

  • The portfolio is an important piece of the application. Parsons School of Design assesses portfolios based on the technical and conceptual abilities displayed in the work.

    Graduate Portfolio Requirements

    Most graduate degree programs at Parsons School of Design will require a portfolio in order to be considered for admission. Applicants must submit their portfolio via the “Digital Portfolio” component of their online application. Materials sent separately (postal mail, email, etc.) will not be accepted.

    At the graduate level, the expectation is that the work submitted will be tailored to the program to which you apply. Refer to the specific requirements for each major below.

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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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