Visiting and non-degree students are required to follow the same application instructions as degree-seeking students.
The application deadline for the fall term (September-December) is April 1.
The application deadline for the spring term (January-May) is October 1.
Visiting students are those who attend another college or university and plan on returning to their home institution after studying at The New School.
Non-Degree students are not currently enrolled in another college or university and wish to study for a semester at The New School.
Late applications may be considered on a rolling basis pending space availability. Upon acceptance, students may enroll in our degree program courses for one or two academic terms.
Each year, The New School accepts a small number of highly qualified applicants enrolled in universities outside of the United States as visiting students. Applicants admitted to this status may enroll for either one or two semesters and are expected to register for the equivalent of a full-time course load (i.e. three courses, or nine credits per semester). If subsequently admitted to a New School degree program, students may petition to have credits earned during visiting student study applied to the degree program. New School financial aid is not available to visiting students unless they are admitted as part of an official exchange agreement between The New School and an overseas university or funding program.
Students applying for visiting student status should consult their home institution to determine if credits completed at The New School are transferable to their degree program.