Use the list below to ensure you’re ready when classes begin. Explore this page to learn about your New School email address, university housing, student visas, New Student Orientation, and more.
Note: If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Students tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.
All new students will be assigned a New School email account within two business days of receipt of their tuition deposit. You can access your New School email account by logging in to MyNewSchool, clicking on the Apps icon (three horizontal lines located in the upper right portion of the screen), and selecting Email. You can also go directly to mail.newschool.edu.
It is important that you check your MyNewSchool announcements and New School email account regularly. Remember that all official university email communications will be sent only to this email address.
All new students who have submitted a tuition deposit should already have completed the financial aid process. If you have not yet applied for aid, visit Student Financial Services for information and instructions.
If you are eligible for financial aid (or scholarships) and have a completed application on file, you can check the status online by logging in to MyNewSchool and accessing your financial aid information in the Student Financial Services section. All new students receiving financial aid in the form of federal government-supported student loans must complete an Entrance Loan Counseling session online at www.studentloans.gov.
If you are an international undergraduate or graduate student, learn more about funding options by visiting Student Financial Services.
If you have not yet deposited, please visit the Accepted Student tab in MyNewSchool before continuing.
The New School requires all enrolled students to present a final official transcript before the start of their first semester of classes. All final official transcripts must indicate the date of graduation.
Transcripts must be received in the Office of Admission by July 1 for students beginning their studies in the fall and January 15 for students beginning studies in the spring. Failure to submit the required documentation for your degree program will result in a hold on your account. A hold prevents registration for subsequent semesters and could jeopardize your financial aid awards.
Review the list of documents (PDF) we accept as proof of graduation. Please email email@example.com if your particular situation and school documentation are not outlined in the list. Use the Transcript Request Form (PDF) to request a final transcript, to be sent to the Office of Admission. Transcripts should be mailed from a student’s school in a sealed envelope to:
The New School Office of Admission 79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor New York, NY 10003
Electronic transcripts are also accepted from the following vendors (U.S./domestic institutions only):
The Office of Admission may require that a student submit an evaluation of his or her final transcript by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) provider.
Parsons Paris is partnering with Academic Programs International (API), our preferred housing provider, to offer housing to students in Paris. For the 2018-2019 academic year, API will offer three housing options for Parsons Paris students.
More information is available on the API website.
Students who are members of the Schengen Area do not need a visa to enter France or study at Parsons Paris.
Students who are not European Union (EU) citizens must apply for and obtain a student visa for their program at Parsons Paris before departing for France. The student visa process involves multiple steps and must be started early.
Parsons Paris will provide all students requiring a visa with the appropriate visa support letter and proof of medical insurance letter shortly after their tuition deposits are received. Additional support for students is provided throughout the visa application process.
The entire visa process from start to finish can take three to four months. Please follow visa application instructions carefully.
Students who cannot show proof of citizenship of a Schengen Member state, or a valid student visa issued by French immigration authorities, prior to their arrival in France will have a hold placed on their account. This hold will prevent registration for classes and making changes to class schedules.A tourist visa is not an acceptable type of visa and cannot be accepted as proof.
Because Parsons Paris is part of The New School, all students must comply with New York State immunization requirements, even if they never plan to study at the New York campus. Students are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis.
Download the immunization form and carefully read the instructions. Submit the completed form and required documentation, and verify that you have read the material distributed by The New School about meningococcal disease. If you do not complete these steps, a hold will be placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for classes and making changes to your class schedule.
If you have already submitted your immunization records and received confirmation that they are complete, no further action is necessary. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Student Health Services website.
Academic advising begins with the selection of classes for your first semester and continues throughout your time at The New School. Academic advisors are here to help you define your goals, identify unique learning opportunities, and map a personalized path to prepare you to lead creative innovation. Your advisor will be assigned to you on the basis of your college, program of study, or major. In some cases, your advisor may also be assigned on the basis of your last name, year level, or specific area of interest.
Students will begin registering for classes starting May 1, 2018, once a tuition deposit has been received.
You will be contacted via your New School email account with more information and registration instructions specific to your program.
As a member of the New School community, you are required to obtain a newcard, your official university ID card. The newcard functions as your key to campus facilities and student services. Your newcard must be presented for building access, library lending, and identification purposes.
As a new incoming student, you must — before arriving on campus — submit a high-quality scan of a color photo to be used to create your newcard. Parsons Paris students: Please submit photos using the following
According to French law, all students studying at Parsons Paris who are not insured by a national health insurance plan participating in the European Health Insurance Card Program (EHIC) are required to register for the Régime de Securité Sociale Etudiant (RSSE). Upon deposit, students will be contacted by Parsons Paris student services to provide specific information in order to facilitate the registration process. Student health coverage begins on August 1 each year and is renewed annually.
Students (undergraduate or graduate) over the age of 29 before September 1, 2018, should contact email@example.com for special instructions.
Students are given detailed information on Student Health Insurance while in France during New Student Orientation.
The French Government passed a new law on March 8, 2018, that will result in a complete reshaping of the health coverage system for students in France. Many of the details of the law still need to be confirmed by the government. Although access to healthcare will remain unchanged, we expect the reimbursement process to be affected. Parsons Paris will know more in the months ahead and we will make sure to keep you informed. A comprehensive information session will be held during Parsons Paris Orientation (August 21-23, 2018).
Students interested in requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability should complete the Disability Self-Identification Form. For more information, visit Student Disability Services.
*Note: Graduate students in the Fashion Studies and History of Design and Curatorial Studies programs take 12 credits per semester in the first year and 9 credits per semester in the second year, which means that they are charged the per-credit rate in the second year of study only. Also, for the Global Executive Strategic Design and Management program, please refer to the Parsons School of Design cost chart.
College living expenses vary from student to student. These figures are published to give you a rough idea of what an average student attending our Paris campus should expect to spend in a semester.
Personal expenses including airfare, travel, shopping, etc., vary greatly by student. Please ensure you budget according to your lifestyle.
* Housing costs will depend on the option you select. For more information about housing from our preferred housing provider, please see the Housing section above.
*The Health Services Fee provides access to an emergency phone number that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as free wellness presentations throughout the year organized by Parsons Paris in coordination with Student Health Services in NYC. The student Health Services fee also helps to cover the cost of in-house counseling of up to five sessions per semester, without charge; processing French health insurance; and assistance with completing necessary insurance forms. The New School’s Student Health Services website also provides online resources to all students.
All new students must provide emergency contact information. To update your emergency contact information, log in to MyNewSchool and visit the Me tab, where you will find a link to "Update Emergency Contact Information" in the Personal Information channel. The university may use the contact information you provide in case of an emergency. If this information changes, please return to MyNewSchool to update it.
Keep your mailing address up-to-date at MyNewSchool. All official university mailings will be sent to this address.
All fall 2018 students new to Parsons Paris participate in orientation events from Tuesday, August 21, until Saturday, August 25. Orientation sessions include a university welcome, staff introductions, an overview of student services, cultural trips and visits, and more! Dates and times are subject to change.
University housing move-in is on Monday, August 20. The first day of classes is Monday, August 27.
New Student Orientation introduces students to safety, health and wellness, transportation, academic support and expectations, technical support and facilities, working on campus, and much more.
A detailed orientation program and full dates will be available in April 2018. However, please mark your calendars: Admitted Student Day at Parsons Paris takes place on Sunday, April 8, 2018. On Admitted Student Day, you and your family will have the opportunity to meet your program directors and our student services teams, tour the campus, and learn more about housing, visas, academics, and student life at Parsons Paris.
Students may purchase the materials that they will need during their first year at Parsons Paris before arriving on campus or during orientation. The stores in Paris listed below generally have the required supplies. If you have any questions about the required list of supplies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admitted students can refer to the laptop requirements in the First Year Requirements page prepared by advising, with some specific details below for Parsons Paris admitted students.
All first-year students will receive a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, which is provided by the university at no additional cost. The subscription gives you access to all the programs you'll need for your courses. You will be required to use the Creative Cloud version of Adobe programs for your coursework, and your instructors will use Creative Cloud software in the classroom. The software subscription will be available when you arrive on campus, so please do not sign up for membership in advance.
All degree-seeking students receive access to the Microsoft Office Suite. We recommend that students have Microsoft Office installed on their laptops. You do not need to have the newest version. If you already have Microsoft Office installed on your laptop, you can continue using the version you have. If you need to download Microsoft Office, please log in with your newschool email address and password at portal.office365.com to download the latest version.
As artists and designers, you will be working in an increasingly digital landscape. The Parsons curriculum addresses this by making digital literacy a foundational component of first-year coursework. Parsons requires all new first-year students to have a laptop for in-class and at-home use related to their studies. The requirement ensures that all students share a consistent learning experience as they develop their digital skill set. This document provides information about approved laptop models as well as a detailed list of minimum and recommended specifications.
Minimum Specifications: 8GB Ram, Core i5 Processor, 512GB solid-state drive
Recommended Specifications: 16GB Ram, Core i7 Processor, 512GB solid-state drive
Minimum Specifications: 16GB Ram, Core i7 Processor, 512GB solid-state drive
1. 500GB Backup Solid-State Drive (recommended model)
2. 32GB SD Card (recommended model)
3. 32GB USB Key (recommended model)
4. Apple USB-C adapter (for students with post-2017 MacBook Pro): (recommended model)
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