Recent Updates: Visit our COVID-19 Community Guide for information about in-person teaching and learning this fall. 

  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Welcome to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). ISSS is currently operating remotely. We will take phone calls through our regular phone line, maintain services through virtual advising with Starfish appointments, and complete processing requests submitted through iGlobal.

    Please visit this webpage as well as the accompanying webpages for information and resources related to F-1 and J-1 immigration status and benefits. It is students' and scholars' responsibility to maintain legal status in the United States at all times and to fully comply with New School policies and procedures. You should always consult an ISSS advisor about your specific situation.

    Website content is written with care but may not be comprehensive or up-to-date. ISSS at The New School is not responsible for content found through external links.

    Fall 2021 

    ISSS is operating primarily remotely for the fall semester. You can continue to reach us by phone, email (iss@newschool.edu), or individual appointment (schedule via Starfish). We also offer regularly scheduled Live Advising Sessions, at which you can speak with a staff member or advisor.  

    You can find answers to many of your questions through our FAQs below:   

    1. Vaccination FAQs for International Students - answers vaccination questions specific to international students 
    2. Travel Checklist - check before making travel arrangements 
    3. New Student FAQs - for students with an I-20 or DS-2019 with August 23, 2021, start date
    4. Continuing Student FAQs - for students who have been enrolled since spring 2020 (pre-COVID) 

    International Student Advocacy

    ISSS continues to work with other universities and professional associations to urge our government representatives and related government agencies to take into consideration the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 on students. We will keep students informed as we learn more.

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

    International Student and Scholar Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011
    iss@newschool.edu
    212.229.5592

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)
    212.229.7001

    Temporary Fall Semester Office Hours 
    Mondays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
    Closed Thursdays

    University Closures
    September 6, 2021
    November 25 and 26, 2021

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

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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