Recent Updates: The New School has released its academic plan for 2020-21 and a phased reopening plan for its New York campus. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

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

    Fall 2020 Semester Updates

    Please review our updated Frequently Asked Questions for current students and our updated FAQs for new students for answers to the most common student questions about maintaining visa status in fall 2020, planning for spring 2021, travel, and employment. You can also find announcements and our schedule of upcoming ISSS live advising sessions on our website and on Instagram (@ISSSNewSchool).

    Spring 2021 Semester Updates

    The New School is reviewing all options to offer a safe and effective academic environment that will protect the health and safety of our entire community. Once the university makes an announcement, ISSS will provide students with additional information through detailed email notifications, updates on the ISSS website, Instagram (@ISSSNewSchool) posts, and webinars to address questions regarding immigration status.

    ISSS will continue to issue I-20s and DS-2019s for the spring 2021 semester. If you are currently waiting for your I-20 or DS-2019 to be issued, we appreciate your continued patience and understanding. For more information, please visit the Coming to The New School website.

    ISSS Operations

    Remote office hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT (through September 18)

    • The main phone, 212.229.5592, line is operational.
    • For virtual advising by phone or Zoom, make an appointment through Starfish.
    • All processing requests can be made through iGlobal.
    • All workshops and/or Live Advising Sessions will be held online through Zoom.

    Presidential Executive Orders & Travel Restrictions

    On June 22, 2020, Presidential Trump issued a presidential proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain non-immigrant workers. This proclamation took effect at 12:01 a.m. on June 24, 2020, and continues to December 31, 2020. The proclamation does not apply to F-1 students, J-1 students, J-1 scholars, J-1 students on Academic Training, or F-1 students on OPT or OPT STEM extensions. F-1 and J-1 students and their dependents will still be permitted entry to the United States with appropriate travel documents.

    The categories stated in the proclamation are H-1B, H-2B, L, and J-1 (intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) along with dependents.

    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, including new students, who are barred from entering the United States if their university is offering only online courses. We will keep students informed as we learn more. 

    The information on this website is of a general nature and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual. International students and scholars should always consult an ISSS advisor about their specific situation. 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.

    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.

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

    International Student and Scholar Services
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)

    Remote Office Hours
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Office Closures
    November 26-27, 2020

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