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    The New School 2021-2022 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Hitaishi Bhatia

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - Feb 5, 2021

    Founded about a century ago in 1919, New School is a private research university that invites applications for admissions to over 135 undergraduate and graduate programs. The institute is a reputed name in the US education system and is home to several schools and colleges of various disciplines including design, liberal arts, performing arts, social work, and media studies and environmental studies.

    Around 9,208 students applied for admission to New School in fall 2020. The acceptance rate of New School was 57%. Out of the accepted students, 57% enrolled in various undergraduate programs. The school has a total enrollment of around 5,100 degree seeking students. Over 35% international students are enrolled at the design school. It is ranked #1 in national ranking among design schools according to the QS World Rankings, 2020.

    Some highlights of the process of admission at the New School are as follows:

    • The university invites applications for 2 sessions - fall and spring.
    • Application deadlines vary depending on the school that the student is applying for.
    • Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not necessary for admission to the New School.
    • Applicants from an education system that follows the Indian curriculum must submit Standard 12 HSC results with the application.
    • Interviews are not a part of the admission process. However, applicants who have any questions are encouraged to attend the information session for clarity.
    • Portfolio is an important document for admission to creative programs.
    • Admitted students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships on the basis of the application for admission.
    • International students are eligible to receive financial aid in the form of merit scholarships only.

    Highlights

    Application Portal UG: Common Application Portal
    Graduate: University Admissions Portal
    Application Fee 50 USD
    Acceptance Rate 60.1%
    Average GPA range 3.42
    Average SAT score 1207
    Average ACT score 26
    English Proficiency TOEFL, IELTS
    Mode of Payment VISA, Discover card or Mastercard
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake seasons Fall, Spring
    International Admissions The New School International

    New School Admission Deadlines

    The application deadlines may vary for different programs. The deadlines for undergraduate programs for all 6 schools are given below:

    School Application Type Deadline
    Parsons School of Design Spring Admission October 15
    Fall Early Action November 1
    Fall Regular Decision January 15
    Parsons Paris Fall Early Action November 1
    Fall Regular Decision January 15
    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts Spring Admission October 15
    Fall Early Action November 1
    Fall Regular Decision January 15
    Mannes School of Music Spring Admission October 15
    Fall Admission December 1
    School of Drama Fall Early Action November 1
    Fall Admission January 15
    School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Spring Admission October 15
    Fall Admission January 15

    New School International Student Admissions

    The admission process for domestic and international students are both conducted online. However, international students have additional requirements and must be careful with their visa process so as to complete it in time. 

    Where to Apply: New School Online Application/Common Application (depending on the choice of program)

    Application Fee: Domestic - 50 USD; International - 75 USD

    Admission Requirements: First year applicants must submit the following documents for admission to undergraduate programs:

    • High school transcripts are inclusive of grades from the last three years with a GPA of 3.42 and above.
    • Official high school/ college transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
    • Essay (500-650 words)
    • Statement of purpose
    • Portfolio and Parsons Challenge
    • 2 letters of recommendation (from a counselor or a teacher)
    • SAT/ACT scores (not required for admission)
    • Audition, if required
    • Proof of English language proficiency (applicants whose native language is not English)

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International students may submit either TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores to prove English proficiency.

    Test Minimum required score (Arts) Minimum required score (Applied Science) Minimum required score (Graduate Courses)
    TOEFL 100 (Internet-based) 79 (Internet-based) 92
    IELTS 7.0 6.5 7.0
    PTE 68 53 63

    Visa Process for International Students

    • All the International students have to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa to be able to study at Troy University.
    • For this, the applicant has to obtain Form I-20/DS-2019 from the university. Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20/DS-2019:
      • Copy of valid passport
      • Proof of financial support
      • Bank statement
      • Sponsor letter
    • After obtaining the Form I-20 from the university, the applicant needs to complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.

    New School Undergraduate Admissions

    General requirements for undergraduate courses at The New School are mentioned below.

    Where to apply: Common Application Portal

    Application Fee: 50 USD

    Admission requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents-

    • Original final secondary school transcripts 
      • A minimum GPA of 3.42 and above.
    • Completed New School application
    • Completed Financial Affidavit of Support Form 
      • Will act as a Financial Affidavit of Support for F-1 Applicants.
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose: 
      • An essay to describe why the applicant feels that they are a good fit for the New School 
      • Why they have chosen a particular field/stream/course.
    • Letters of Recommendation: 
      • Two letters, preferably from teachers/professors.
    • SAT/ACT 
      • (Minimum) scores: (1207/26)
      • SAT Code: 2638, ACT Code: 2854
    • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores: 
      • Arts Courses- 100/7.0/68, 
      • AAS Courses- 79/6.5/53
      • TOEFL institution code- 1035

    Some requirements are course specific. 

    • BA/BFA (Arts Courses):
      • Parsons Challenge: 
      • A 500-word essay 
      • Submit up to two visual pieces
      • Portfolio
    • AAS (Applied Science Courses):
      • Creative Assignment
      • URL to a website for applicants creative assignment. 
      • Communication Design
      • Fashion Design
      • Fashion Marketing and Communication
      • Interior Design

    New School Graduate Admissions

    New School offers various graduate courses with its various colleges. The basic process of admissions is the same while some requirements vary from course to course. 

    The deadline for admission varies according to the choice of program.

    Application Requirements include:

    • Official transcripts
    • Academic records
    • English language proficiency scores
    • Various standardized test scores
    • Proof of funding
    • Supplemental requirements
      • Portfolios
      • Resume
      • Writing sample
    College Course Application Portal Application Deadline Application Fee Academic Requirements English Language Proficiency
    Parsons School of Design M.Arch (Architecture) University admissions portal January 1 50 USD + 15 USD (slideroom fee) Transcripts with a GPA of 3.42 above, Résumé, SOP, Two letters of recommendation, Portfolio- 15-25 images/ time-based works like films, video, sound, etc. GRE scores, Institution Admission Interview TOEFL: 92
    IELTS: 7.0
    PTE: 63
    Parsons School of Design MSc (Data Visualisation) University admissions portal January 1 50 USD + 15 USD (slideroom fee) Transcripts with GPA of 3.42 above, Résumé, Two letters of recommendation, GRE scores, Code 2638, Attend institution interview
    Portfolio: up to 20 images/ time-based works like films, video, sound, etc./ other visual items OR Programming Sample: GitHub account details (three URLs) to showcase programming skills OR Academic Writing Sample: Academic paper, report, blog entry, essay, etc.
    TOEFL: 92
    IELTS: 7.0
    PTE: 63
    The New School for Social Research Master of Science in Economics University admissions portal Spring- October 15
    Fall- June 15
    50 USD Transcripts with GPA of 3.42 above, Résumé, Two letters of recommendation, Personal essays, GRE scores, Code: 2501, Academic Writing Sample, Institution Admission Interview TOEFL: Code:2501, Score: 100
    IELTS: 7.0
    PTE: 68
    Schools of Public Engagement: Julian J. Studley Graduate Programs MS in International Affairs University admissions portal Spring- October 15
    Fall- January 15
    50 USD Transcripts with GPA of 3.42 above, Résumé, Two letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose, Academic Writing Sample, GRE/GMAT scores, Institution Admission Interview TOEFL: Code:2529, Score: 92
    IELTS: 7.0
    PTE: 68
    Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management University admissions portal Spring- October 15
    Fall- January 15
    50 USD Transcripts with GPA of 3.42 above, Résumé, Two letters of recommendation, SOP, Academic, Writing Sample, GRE/GMAT scores, Institution Admission Interview TOEFL: Code:2529, Score: 92
    IELTS: 7.0
    PTE: 68
    School of Media Studies MS in Media Management University admissions portal Spring- October 15
    Fall- February 4
    50 USD Transcripts with GPA of 3.42 above, Résumé, Two letters of recommendation, Statement of Purpose, Academic Writing Sample, Creative Sample (Optional), Institution Admission Interview TOEFL: Code:2554, Score: 92
    IELTS: 7.0
    PTE: 68

    The decisions at the school are either communicated to applicants by January 7 or are communicated via email on a rolling basis. It is suggested the applicants apply prior to the deadlines or by early admission or priority deadlines to enhance the chance of admissions. 

    FAQs

    Ques. How will I know which school accepts the New School Online Application or Common Application?

    Ans. Applicants should use the Common Application to apply for programs offered by the Parsons School of Design, Parsons Paris, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, or the College of Performing Arts. The New School Online Application can be used to apply for the Parsons AAS degree or Adult Bachelor’s program.

    Ques. Can the institution waive off application fee?

    Ans. Yes, New School can waives off the application fee for those who meet the eligibility criteria given below:

    • Meet at least one Common Application eligibility requirements.
    • Applicant is a veteran.

    Ques. Is it possible to defer my admission?

    Ans. Admitted applicants can apply for deferral to the admission director. Deferral decisions will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

    Ques. Does early action increase my chance of acceptance at New School?

    Ans. No, there is no difference in early action or regular decision in the evaluation process.

    Ques. Can I apply for an internal transfer?

    Ans. Yes. Applicants can apply for an internal transfer in the second semester of study at the university. Students planning to transfer to a major in Parsons School of Design or College of Performing Arts must complete an audition or portfolio as a part of the admissions review process.

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