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  • The application deadlines for graduate programs vary. Before you begin your application, make sure to note these important deadlines.

    The New School community extends our sympathy and support to those affected by the wildfires in California, the explosion in Beirut, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other major emergency incidents. If you have been affected by a major emergency incident this year and will be unable to meet the stated priority deadlines on this page, please reach out to us for assistance. If paying the application fee will pose an economic hardship, please reach out to request a fee waiver.

    We're here to support you through the application process. If you have questions, please contact an admission counselor.

    School or ProgramDeadline
    College of Performing ArtsSpring Admission: October 15
    Fall Admission: January 15
    Creative Writing (MFA)Fall Admission: January 15

    Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International AffairsSpring Admission: November 1
    Fall Priority Deadline: January 15
    Fall Admission: May 5

    Applications received after the deadlines are evaluated case by case on a rolling basis.
    Mannes School of MusicSpring Admission: October 15
    Fall Admission: December 1
    Milano School of Policy, Management, and EnvironmentSpring Admission: November 1
    Fall Priority Deadline: January 15
    Fall Admission: May 5

    Applications received after the deadlines are evaluated case by case on a rolling basis.
    The New School for Social ResearchSpring Admission (MA, MS, and certificate applicants): November 1
    Fall Full Fellowship Applicants: January 7

    Applications received or completed after that date will be considered for admission and partial tuition scholarships on a rolling basis.

    Fall Priority Admission: May 5
    Fall Admission: August 1
    Fall Admission for International Applicants: June 1
    Parsons Paris Fall Admission: January 15

    Applications received after January 15 are reviewed on a rolling basis depending on space availability in the programs. Spring term admission is not available.
    Parsons School of DesignFall Admission: January 2
    Summer Admission: January 2*

    Applications received after January 2 are reviewed on a rolling basis depending on space availability in the programs. Spring term admission is not available.

    *Summer admission is available only for the MFA Photography and Global Executive Strategic Design and Management programs.
    Public and Urban Policy (PhD)Fall Admission: January 15
    School of DramaFall Admission: Acting - January 15
    Fall Admission: Directing and Playwriting - December 1
    School of Media Studies

    Spring Admission (Media Management MA, MS, and certificate applicants): November 1

    Fall Priority Deadline: January 15

    Applications received after the deadlines are evaluated case by case on a rolling basis.

    Note: Documentary Media Studies is fall admission only.

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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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