Enrollment by Course and Program Type
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.
Professional certificates consist of three or more noncredit courses in which you enroll on an individual basis. A certificate should be completed within its designated timeline of one to two years. Parsons Academy students have more than two years to complete a certificate. Be sure to visit individual certificate pages for details of each program, including requirements and learner outcomes.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.