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Instructions on How to Enroll in a Course

Most courses and programs are open enrollment and do not require submission of an application. To enroll in a course that is listed as "Available" in green, click on the course, and then click on the red "Add to Cart" button. You will be prompted to create a student account if you do not already have an account.

Once logged in, follow the prompts to make a payment via credit card. You'll receive a receipt and a registration confirmation via email.

Guidance for International Students

Please note that The New School does not issue an I-20 leading to an F-1 visa for continuing education study. The New School only issues an I-20 for full-time ESL study or Summer Intensive Studies courses. See specific program pages for detailed requirements.

Enrollment by Course and Program Type

Noncredit Courses

Whether your goal is practical skill building, career advancement, or personal enrichment, our noncredit courses provide clear instruction and specific learner outcomes. Noncredit courses are offered at a lower price than for-credit courses and cannot be applied to undergraduate or other degree programs. Noncredit courses may count toward a professional certificate.

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Professional certificates consist of noncredit courses in which you enroll on an individual basis. Please visit individual certificate pages for details of each program, including timeline, recommended course order, requirements, and learner outcomes.

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View Parsons Academy Certificate

Submit the Certificate Petition Form

For-Credit Courses

Taking a for-credit course allows you to accrue transfer credits for undergraduate or other degree programs. Whether you are a pre-college student or an adult learner, earn credit to use later when embarking on a new educational path as a degree-seeking student. Additional fees will apply, and we strongly recommend speaking to an academic advisor to find out whether the credit course(s) you've chosen will count toward your degree.

Summer Programs

Our summer intensives offer unique learning opportunities for youth, pre-college, and adult learners, with both for-credit and noncredit options available. Registration for most  programs can be done online. Some programs, including Parsons Paris Summer Intensive Studies, require a completed application. Each program has its own deadline for application and/or enrollment.

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Is the section of a course you're looking to take full? Many courses are available for wait-listing. On some course pages, you will see individual sections labeled “Wait List.” Register or log in to your account to join the wait-list, and you will be notified if seats become available.

If the course remains full and you are unable to enroll, check back, as new sections are frequently added throughout the year and within individual academic terms (spring, summer, and fall). Contact our Student Services team for enrollment guidance at continuinged@newschool.edu.

Add/Drop & Withdrawals

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with our policies regarding adding, dropping, and withdrawing from courses and resulting refunds of tuition and fees.

Getting Started

New School Email

All new students will be assigned a New School email account within two business days of course registration and payment. 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.
Remember that all official university email communications will be sent only to your New School email address, so be sure to check it regularly.

New School ID Card

Academic Calendar

Access IT Resources and Support

Download the New School App

Look Up Your NetID

MyNewSchool is the university's Web portal, specially customized for students, faculty, and staff. After you securely sign in with your NetID, you can access library and archive holdings, important announcements from the university, information about special offers, and events specifically for the New School community.

Password Change/Reset


Online classes are taught using the Canvas platform. Your instructor will use Canvas to post announcements, readings, syllabi, and other important information; host discussions; administer quizzes; and complete other class functions. Access Canvas at canvas.newschool.edu.
Course sites for online classes will appear in Canvas on the first day of your class. You will receive an email at your New School email account (@newschool.edu) with instructions for logging in to Canvas.
Requests for user support or training and general inquiries about Canvas should be directed to Distributed Education. Call 212.229.8947 x4463 during business hours or send an email to canvas@newschool.edu.

Disability Accommodations

Students interested in requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability should complete the Disability Self-Identification Form and then contact Nicholas Faranda, director of Student Disability Services, to make an intake appointment. For more information, visit Student Disability Services.

Military & Veteran Enrollment

The New School's certificate programs are not approved by the Veterans Administration for VA educational benefits. However, the VA has approved The New School's degree programs for VA educational benefits. The New School is designated a Military Friendly School. To learn more, contact Student Veteran Services.

Visit the Libraries & Archives

To access the university's online Library and archive collections and databases, visit the Library & Archives homepage, or log in to MyNewSchool and click on the library link.

Frequently Asked Questions

Online: On the first day of class, access Canvas through MyNewSchool or canvas.newschool.edu for announcements from your instructor or information on your course.
On Campus: Classroom locations are listed on the Continuing and Professional Education website. Before your first class, review your course information and location on the site and/or MyNewSchool. Because classroom locations may change, we recommend that you check this immediately before the first session of your course. 
Classroom locations are posted in MyNewSchool by building letter and classroom number. Please refer to the university’s campus map for the building letter and corresponding street address.

No; our courses and certificates are open enrollment for all students. You begin a certificate program by completing one of the required courses. Only certain graduate certificates require an application; information is provided on individual certificate pages.

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No; only credit-bearing courses taken at the undergraduate or graduate level can be transferred to Parsons undergraduate and graduate programs.

Yes; undergraduate and graduate students at The New School may take continuing education courses. Please speak with your academic advisor regarding the courses you would like to take.

Please note that you will be charged the tuition fee for any continuing education courses in which you are enrolled. The tuition fee will not be rolled into your flat-rate full-time tuition or part-time tuition for degree-seeking students.

High school students may not enroll in professional certificates, but they can complete the Parsons Academy Certificate or participate in summer intensives.

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Most of our courses are open enrollment and do not require an application. Only a handful of programs, such as United Nations Summer Study, require an application.

Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If your desired course is not currently available, join a wait list, sign up for email updates, or contact Student Services at continuinged@newschool.edu.

Adult and pre-college courses vary in length and may be three, five, seven, nine, or ten weeks in duration or longer. Course pages specify the date range as well as the day and time the course will meet. Online courses without specific meeting dates or times are also available. Learn more about the benefits of our online course options here.

Any required materials will be listed on your syllabus. Students are expected to purchase the software listed in the course description for the duration of the course. We try to keep the cost of materials low.

Asynchronous classes have no specific meeting time. In the asynchronous format, you can watch lectures and complete assignments on your own time. Synchronous classes require you to be present for live lectures, discussions, or in-class assignments on a specific day and time.

Payment is due upon registration. Accepted forms of payment include credit or debit card issued by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Students who live in countries outside of the United States may make payment via an International bank. The New School has partnered with PayMyTuition to make it safe and convenient for international students to pay their tuition using their local currency. If you plan to use PayMyTuition to pay for your courses, a program advisor will need to enroll you into courses. Please contact continuinged@newschool.edu to get enrolled and to use the PayMyTuition service. Please see this page for PayMyTuition instructions in several languages.

Please follow these instructions on How to drop a course, and review our refund schedules.
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