All students coming for in-person classes at NSSR must abide by The New School's COVID-19 vaccination, masking, and testing requirements. Please review the university's COVID-19 Community Guide and Health and Safety FAQ for more information.
The New School for Social Research is a member of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC), along with schools of the universities listed below. Students in approved doctoral programs at these institutions have the opportunity to take courses at
any other participating institution after securing the approval of their academic advisor and home school IUDC coordinator, the course instructor, and the host school's IUDC coordinator. Students must be in a doctoral track, and the course taken may
not be identical to courses offered at the home institution.
At The New School for Social Research, the Office of Academic Affairs coordinates the consortium approval and registration process. MA students who have been accepted into an NSSR PhD program and who are finishing their MA degree requirements must obtain special permission from the Office of Academic Affairs before applying to take a consortium course; all other MA students are not eligible to participate. Please contact [email protected] for questions and for special permissions.
Students register and pay tuition at their home institutions for all courses offered through the IUDC, but there may be special fees payable to the host institution. Students cross-registered in the IUDC can use the libraries of a host institution while enrolled in its courses. Summer IUDC courses are not available to New School students.
- Download and print the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form.
- Fill out all parts of the form clearly and legibly to ensure accurate registration and grade reporting.
- Obtain signatures in the following order only (signatures will not be given out of order):
- Home school chair or program director
- Home school IUDC coordinator
- Course instructor
- Host school IUDC coordinator
How to Register at Home and Host Schools
For NSSR Students
After completing the steps in the Registration Instructions section above, obtain the consortium course number from Ryan Gustafson at [email protected]
Give one copy of the Consortium Registration Form to the consortium administrator at the host school and follow the registration instructions of the host institution. It is your responsibility to find out about the registration procedures of the host
The original Consortium Registration Form must be returned to The New School. Make a copy for your own records. Be sure the course title is written clearly, since we will use this to update the title on your final record.
Tuition is calculated
by and paid to The New School only. Lab fees or other additional charges, if applicable, may be assessed by the host institution at the time of registration.
Obtain information about an ID card for the host institution from the school's consortium office.
For Students Visiting NSSR
Complete the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form.
Fill out all areas of the form clearly and legibly for accurate registration and grade reporting. As of the Spring 2022 semester, it is also acceptable to complete and obtain electronic copies of signatures. Be sure that you have provided your email address, including zip code, as well as a phone number and email address at which we can reach you in addition
to all NSSR course information.
All courses with the following subject codes are eligible to be taken through the IUDC: GANT, GECO, GHIS, GPUB, GLIB, GPHI, GPOL, GPSY, GSOC. No other New School courses will be offered for IUDC enrollment. NSSR does not accept registrations for audit
or "R credit" status.
Obtain signatures in the following order only (signatures will not be given out of order):
- Home school department chair, director of Graduate Studies, or advisor
- Home school dean or IUDC coordinator
- NSSR course instructor
- NSSR IUDC coordinator
Bring your form to the NSSR IUDC coordinator only after obtaining the first three signatures. NSSR will accept an email from the course instructor that gives explicit permission to join the class in lieu of a physical signature. Instructor permission to join a class does not constitute guaranteed enrollment in the course. You will be contacted if there is a registration issue.
NSSR needs up to seven days to process your registration and enrollment. Email your form to [email protected]. Once the form has been processed, you
will be contacted by email.
If you need to drop your IUDC course, please contact [email protected]. Be sure to consult all relevant add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines for your course by consulting its listing on the University Course Catalog. Note that add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines can vary by course.
The NSSR Office of Academic Affairs will send your grade to your home school approximately three weeks after the end of the term in which you took your course. If you have not received a grade at NSSR by that time, please contact the NSSR IUDC coordinator
when your grade has been posted in the NSSR system, and he will send your transcript to your home school. At NSSR, all incompletes must be resolved by one year from the beginning of the term in which you took the course.
For further questions, please contact the IUDC office of either your home or host school, as applicable.