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  • Maintaining F-J Status
  • The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office welcomes you and is here to help you understand how to maintain your non-immigrant status while at The New School.

    You have applied for an I-20 or DS-2019, received an F-1 or J-1 visa, and entered the United States. Although you have entered the United States successfully in your appropriate visa status, you must follow certain regulations in order to keep and maintain your visa status. Your status is related to your purpose or reason for coming to the United States. As an F-1 or J-1 student or scholar, you are subject to certain regulations; as long as you follow them, with our guidance, you will be able to maintain status.

    Non-Immigrant Status

    When you enter the United States, a Customs and Border Protection officer will stamp your passport with "D/S" (duration of status). Your status is tied to regulations that govern your stay in the United States. Failure to abide by those regulations will result in the loss of your non-immigrant status. ISSS provides information on how to maintain your status and offers other forms of assistance in your adjustment to life at The New School.

    Designated School Officials and Alternate Responsible Officers

     Designated school officials (DSOs) for F-1 students and alternate responsible officers (AROs) for J-1 students and scholars are school employees who help you maintain your status and update your SEVIS record. While your academic advisor advises you about your academic status at The New School, a DSO or ARO provides support and guidance in matters related to your immigration status. 

  • Contact Us and Office Hours

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

    Phone Hours (June 6–August 19)
    Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

    Virtual Drop-In Advising  (June 6–August 19)
    Tuesdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Register here
    Thursdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Register here

    ISSS Hours and Services—Starting August 22

    Front Desk and Phone Hours
    Mondays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
    Wednesdays: Closed for processing
    Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Fridays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    ISSS One-on-One Virtual and In-Person Advising
    Enrolled students: Sign up through Starfish 
    (Non-enrolled students call the office to schedule)

    Virtual Drop-In Advising
    Tuesdays 2:00–4:00 p.m. Enter meeting here

    In-Person Drop-In Advising 
    Thursdays 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Emergency Phone (After Hours Only)

    Monday, September 5

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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.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.