Registration Instructions

  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you register early, as classes can fill up quickly. Please note that wait lists are not maintained for Pre-College Academy courses.

    Online Registration Instructions

    Online registration is the easiest and preferred method of registration. Use the link to your right to register online. 

    If you have any difficulties or need assistance with the registration process, contact the Registrar's Office at 212.229.5620.

    Before your course(s) begins, you will receive additional program information by mail. A billing receipt will be mailed under separate cover by New School Student Financial Services. During the fall and spring Saturday program, supply lists are distributed on the first day of class. For the summer program, students will be emailed a supply list before the course.

    Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Tuition and Fees

    • Tuition is $483 per course. There is an additional registration fee of $40 for noncredit students and for certificate students.

    Summer 2019 Tuition and Fees

    • Grades 3–5 (half-day): Tuition is $645 per course + fees.
    • Grades 3-12 (full-day): Tuition is $1,250 per course + fees.

    Payment Methods

    Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.

    Note: To ensure a smooth registration process, please check with your bank before submitting credit card information, especially if your credit card was issued by a non-U.S. bank. Make sure that the expiration date of the card is more than two months after the date on which you are submitting your payment. Remember that credit and debit cards usually have limits on how much can be charged.

    Online Registration: Payment can be made by credit card only. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

    Paper Registration: Payment can be made by credit card, domestic check, or money order or in cash.

    Withdrawal and Refund Policies

    Refund processing takes approximately four weeks. If fees were paid by credit card, any refund will be credited to the same card.

    Parsons Open Campus reserves the right to cancel courses. Courses are canceled most often because of insufficient enrollment or competition for space. Students enrolled in a canceled course will receive a full refund of tuition and fees unless they choose to transfer to another course.

    Fall and Spring Term Withdrawal Policy

    Students who decide to drop a course must formally withdraw by written notice to the registrar in order to obtain a refund of tuition or remove any charges still due. Withdrawals and requests for refunds cannot be made by telephone. Mail the notice to:

    Registrar's Office
    The New School
    72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor
    New York, NY 10011

    Refunds are prorated on the basis of the policy outlined below and are calculated from the day written notice is received in the registrar's office.

    One week before the first class meeting: tuition minus 10 percent
    After the first class meeting: tuition minus 20 percent
    After the second class meeting: tuition minus 30 percent
    After the third class meeting: no refund

    Note: Failure to attend class or notification of the instructor of your intentions does not constitute official withdrawal. Failure to make or complete payment does not constitute official withdrawal and will not cancel charges due. Withdrawal from courses must always be made in writing.

    Summer Course Withdrawal Policy

    Students who registered online should withdraw using the online registration system. Students who registered using the paper registration form must submit a written withdrawal request. This should be sent by email to or by mail to:

    Parsons at Open Campus
    66 West 12th Street, room 705
    New York, NY 10011

    Summer refunds are prorated and are calculated from the date the written notice is received by the Parsons Open Campus office. Refund processing takes four to six weeks.

    Before June 1: full refund of tuition
    Before July 1: refund of tuition minus 20 percent
    July 1 or later: no tuition refunds

    Note: These are firm deadlines and no exceptions to this policy will be granted.