As we continue to monitor the latest developments related to the novel coronavirus, our decision making and planning are guided by our sense of responsibility to protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Out of an abundance of caution, the Welcome Center at 72 Fifth Avenue is currently closed, and all activities, including campus tours, have been suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
In the meantime, we encourage you to take our and to sign up for one of our many online information sessions and other virtual events.
Experience a New School education for yourself by sitting in on a current class. An admission representative will help you select a specific course from those available. A list of courses will also be available for selection when you check in the day of your visit.
These events are open fairs, at the graduate, undergraduate, and/or transfer level, at which admission representatives staff a table on behalf of The New School. They serve as an initial point of contact between students and colleges, without students needing to travel to visit the college itself, allowing students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions.
Information Sessions are 45- to 60-minute presentations by admission staff and/or faculty designed for students interested in applying for admission.
National Portfolio Day
All National Portfolio Days are virtual for fall 2020. Let us know if you'll be attending an upcoming event by completing the form for your desired date below. To learn more and formally register, visit the .
National Portfolio Days are annual events held in multiple locations across the United States, Canada, and Europe. They are designed to provide a unique opportunity for you to meet individually with professional representatives of accredited colleges and universities and receive valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio before you submit it as part of your application. No admission decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Days. All representatives will be happy to discuss their programs of study and provide answers to questions about the availability of scholarships and financial aid. You will not find National Portfolio Days to be an examination or competition; the events are exchanges of information. The representatives want to learn about you, your work, and your post-secondary plans while informing you about their college or university and application requirements. These events may be the first time you have been in an environment with so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to art and design. Use this as an opportunity to be inspired, to gain advice on improving or presenting your portfolio, and to get a small taste of what it is like to attend a professional art and design program.
Get an insider鈥檚 look at an education defined by open discussion in small classes, active learning, and immersion in the latest ideas and practices. Our half-day Open House events for undergraduate or graduate study introduce you to admission counselors, financial aid representatives, current students, and faculty members are on hand to answer your questions about the admission process, academic life, student life, and job opportunities after you graduate.
These in-person appointments provide potential undergraduate first-year and transfer or graduate applicants with the opportunity to meet individually with an admission counselor for thirty minutes, in person or by phone, to identify the best fit program, and receive an estimate of earned transfer credits and timeline to graduation.
Virtual NYC Graduate Fair
The New York City Virtual Graduate Fair, hosted by The New School, is an聽assembly of New York metro area universities. This event will聽provide prospective students across areas of academic interest, with a shared desire to study in/near NYC, with the opportunity to聽learn more about study at several area colleges and universities.聽Admission representatives will be on hand to discuss academic programs, application requirements, outcomes, and scholarship opportunities.
Tuesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Webinars are online events, varying in length, that provide potential applicants with the opportunity to hear from admission staff, current students, and/or faculty on topics related to study at The New School.
- Class Visits