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        Office of Admission
        The New School for Social Research
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu

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    • Below you will find a checklist of required application materials, as well as specific instructions for programs, where relevant. All required materials should be submitted before the posted deadlines.

      Application Deadlines

      Fall
      Fellowship and Priority Deadline: January 7
      Second Deadline: May 5
      International Applicant Deadline: June 15
      Final Deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: August 1
      Non-degree and Readmit Deadline: August 1

      Doctoral applications are accepted for fall only.

      Spring
      Priority Deadline: November 1, rolling after that date.

      FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)
      Fall Applicants: February 1
      Spring Applicants: November 1

      To be most competitive for admission and merit scholarship consideration, please apply before the fellowship and priority deadline. We will continue to review applications submitted after the deadline pending space availability in the program. The Admission Committee will make a decision on your application only after all the required materials have been received. Please email us at socialresearchadmit@newschool.edu to ask if we are still reviewing applications.

      Prior Degree Completion

      Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants who will have completed their bachelor's degree by the time of enrollment may apply for admission. Doctoral applicants to Economics, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology must hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.

      Applicant Profile

      Our programs welcome applicants from all walks of life, from recent college graduates to graduate students, working professionals to career changers. We engage in a holistic review of each application.

      GRE and GMAT test scores are not required for any of our graduate or doctoral programs.

      The Application Process

      Additional Information and Instructions

      The Office of Admission is here to help you navigate the application process. Email socialresearchadmit@newschool.edu if you have any questions.

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Undergraduates

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.

Graduates

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

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