Parsons Paris

  • Parsons Paris is no longer accepting undergraduate applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our applications for fall 2021 will be available in early September.

    At Parsons Paris, we take your education as seriously as you do. When you apply, we carefully consider your experience, achievements, motivation, and potential for growth (even if you have limited art or design experience).

    Application Instructions by Undergraduate Program

    Review the complete information for your intended program, as each degree has particular application requirements. Note that the Parsons Challenge is required of all undergraduate applicants.

    Submitting an Online Application

    All undergraduate degree program applicants must apply online using the Common Application. The online application allows you to save and retrieve your application information at will. You can gather items to fulfill the application requirements and then submit the final application at your convenience. Remember that all required materials should be submitted before the deadlines on the application instructions. Here is a brief overview of the process:

    • Log on to create an application account. Parsons Paris programs can be chosen in the "Academics" section of the Common Application after you start an application for The New School.
    • Refer to your specific program requirements.
    • Complete any SlideRoom requirements and submit fees associated with your program.
    • Review and fill in the online application and upload required materials for your program. Please be sure that each page includes a title, a page number, and your name.
    • Upload documents in MS Word, review your application, and print a copy for your records.
    • Complete the process by signing electronically, paying the application fee, and submitting the application.

    Additional Information

    • Students may apply to only one department or program within The New School each semester. Applicants who file more than one application will be required to withdraw all but one of their applications, and application fees will not be refunded.
    • Interviews are not required. Applicants with questions about Parsons or the admission process are encouraged to attend an information session. Please review our Admission Events for dates and times.
    • Visit our Admission Events for a schedule of admission events.
    • If you would like to apply for readmission, review the readmission deadlines and requirements in the Readmission section of our How to Apply information.
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    Required Technology

    As an artist or designer, you will be working in an increasingly digital landscape. Our curriculum addresses this by making digital literacy a foundational component of first-year coursework, and we have introduced a laptop requirement to ensure that all students share a consistent learning experience as they develop this skill set. Incoming students will need a laptop that meets these minimum requirements.