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Student Enrollment Guide A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO JOINING THE NEW SCHOOL COMMUNITY

2016–2017

newschool.edu


Keep this list and complete all the steps that apply to you

Check New School email and MyNewSchool announcements File FAFSA for need-based aid consideration Review financial aid award Apply for university housing Submit final transcripts and/or proof of completion of secondary school Submit immunization form Review Student Health Insurance Plan and waiver option Complete International Student and Scholar Services forms (required for international students)

Apply for disability accommodations (if applicable) Submit photo for New School ID card (newcard) Update emergency contact information in MyNewSchool RSVP for Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and Their Parents Review your school’s New Student Orientation schedule Register for classes (see “Advising and Registration” for more details) Complete tuition payment or arrange payment plan

You can complete these steps at newschool.edu/newstudents. Questions? Email studentsuccess@newschool.edu.


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Welcome to the new school We hope you will join our community of imaginative, critical, and passionate scholars and creators who engage with the issues of our time—urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, sustainability, migration, globalization— and develop innovative ways to do so, bringing together design, social research, and other disciplines. No matter which New School program you call home, it will be your starting point for a challenging and rewarding journey. During your time here, you will acquire both the solid intellectual foundation that a liberal arts education provides and the creative skills you need to succeed in the global economy. You’ll leave as an engaged and informed citizen on a path of continuous personal and professional growth.

Now that you’ve been admitted, you probably have a lot

of questions. What happens next? Where am I going to live? What classes should I take? What materials do I need? It may seem overwhelming at first, but we are here to support you. In this guide, you will find information and resources to prepare you for life as a New Schooler. Topics covered include financial aid, required forms, registration, housing, campus activities, and New Student Orientation. Be sure to look for checklists and reminders designed to make coming to The New School as easy as possible.

We look forward to meeting you on campus!

Michelle Relyea Vice President for Student Success


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GETTING STARTED

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my.newschool.edu

New School Email

Newcard: The Official New School ID Card

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FINANCIAL AID and TUITION

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Applying for Financial Aid

FAFSA

Tuition Information and Payment Options

HEALTH and SAFETY

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Immunization Requirements

Health Insurance and Student Health Services/Insurance Waiver

DISABILITY SERVICES and ACCESSIBILITY

ADVISING and REGISTRATION

Parsons School of Design

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

College of Performing Arts (Mannes, Drama, Jazz)

The New School for Social Research

Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

School of Media Studies

Master’s Program in Creative Writing

Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students

Master’s Program in TESOL

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LIFE at THE NEW SCHOOL

Housing Options and Deadlines

Student Health Services

Student Code of Conduct Overview

Student Development and Activities

Athletics and Recreation

Information Technology

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NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION, and UNIVERSITY CALENDAR BC

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

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The New School is a community of scholars, designers, writers, and artists who imagine new worlds and dare to bring them into existence. You won’t sit back and watch the world change; you’ll make it change as you boldly set off on your own path. We’ll help, through innovative programs that combine disciplines ranging from the liberal arts and social sciences to art and design to management and policy and the performing arts. No matter what you’ve come to study at The New School, you’ll question convention, collaborate, take risks, and discover problem-solving methods that will change you forever.

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GETTING STARTED

IN THIS SECTION

Set up your my.newschool.edu account & email

Submit a photo for newcard

Submit your emergency contact info

My.newschool.edu MyNewSchool is The New School’s online portal for taking care

EMERGENCY

of university business—such as registering for classes, paying

CONTACT

tuition, and accessing important forms—and receiving important announcements from your program as well as finding out about special offers and discounts, events, and other opportunities.

All new students must provide emergency contact information. Log in to MyNewSchool (my.newschool.edu)

To set up your MyNewSchool account:

and select the Me tab at the top of the page.

Go to account.newschool.edu and select the Look up

Under Personal

Your NetID link.

Information, you will find a link to Update

Enter your New School ID number (you can find it on

Emergency Contact

your admission letter) and last name.

Information. The university may use

Once you know your NetID, reset your password by

the contact

selecting the Reset Your Password link and completing

information you

the reset process.

provide in case of an emergency. If this

Now you can log in to MyNewSchool (my.newschool.edu)

information changes,

with your NetID and password.

be sure to return to MyNewSchool to update it.

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New School Email As a new student, you’ll be assigned a New School email account within two business days of receipt of your tuition deposit. Access your New School email by logging in to my.newschool.edu, where you will find the email icon in the Apps grid at the top right of the page. Check your email often to get important updates about financial aid, housing, registration, and New Student Orientation. Remember that all official university email communications will be sent only to this email address.

NewCard: the official new school id card The newcard, The New School’s official identification card, is required for access to university buildings and services, including Newcard Cash for dining facilities, meal plans, and academic technology labs and libraries. As a new incoming student, you’ll need to submit your photo before arriving on campus; the photo will be used to create your pre-printed newcard, which you can pick up during Welcome Weekend or New Student Orientation. Visit newschool.edu/card for more information and instructions for submitting your favorite passport-style photo. Learn more about Newcard Cash at newschool.edu/card/newcard-cash. You can also use your newcard to receive student discounts at many local businesses and venues. Visit newschool.edu/ student-discounts for more information. Questions? Email us at newcard@newschool.edu.

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FINANCIAL AID AND TUITION

IN THIS SECTION

Apply for FAFSA

Apply for other loans

Pay tuition

Applying for financial aid The New School funds a variety of institutional scholarships, fellowships, grants, and stipends as part of its comprehensive financial aid program. We also participate in government grant, loan, and work-study programs as well as programs for veterans of the U.S. armed services.

If you are admitted to a degree program, you will automati-

cally be considered for merit aid on the basis of your academic and artistic ability. Admission counselors can answer most ques- Questions? Email

tions about eligibility.

sfs@newschool.edu.

FAFSA

(Free Application for federal student aid) U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens who want to be considered for need-based financial aid through The New School must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). File online at fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for the New School is 002780. You must submit FAFSA each year in order to receive and renew aid.

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1 Priority Deadline

FAFSA application deadlines New students entering fall semester: File FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1.

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1 Priority Deadline

New students entering spring semester: File FAFSA anytime during the preceding year.

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If you miss the priority deadline, you may still receive financial assistance, but some types of aid may no longer be available.

Accepting or declining loans The New School encourages students to review all other funding options before accepting any loan offer. Detailed information about the Federal Direct Loan Program is provided by the Department of Education at studentaid.ed.gov. Always be aware of the terms and conditions of your loans, including the interest rate, repayment terms, and origination fees.

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Entrance and Exit Counseling New School students who borrow under any federal loan program are required to receive entrance counseling as a condition of borrowing and online exit counseling when they leave school or drop below half-time status (6 credits). Visit studentloans.gov to receive online counseling.

If you are a first-time borrower at The New School, you

must sign a Master Promissory Note and complete entrance counseling at studentloans.gov, even if you have borrowed Federal Direct Student Loans at another institution.

If you decide to change your loan s tatus af ter you

accept or decline online, email Student Financial Services at sfs@newschool.edu.

Student Loans for International Students Lenders are often willing to make private student loans to international students, but in most cases they require a crediteligible U.S. citizen or permanent resident to co-sign the loan with you. You should research possible lenders online.

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Tuition information and payment options The university sends bills by New School email in early July with an August due date, and in December with a January due date. You can also view bills on your MyNewSchool account. Log in to MyNewSchool with your NetID and password.

Q: What will my tuition and fees be?

A: You can view updated tuition and fees at newschool.edu/registrar/tuition-and-fees.

Q: What if I have a university scholarship or financial aid? A: If you have a university scholarship or receive financial aid, the

amount provided will be deducted automatically from your account; the balance will reflect any fees not covered. Q: How can I pay? A: You can pay on MyNewSchool (via credit card and/or eCheck).

If you are unable to use the online system, you can pay with a wire transfer or mail a check. You can also make payments at the Student Financial Services Cashiering Office, on the second floor of 72 Fifth Avenue.

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Q: How can I arrange for my parent or guardian to have access to my billing information and make a payment?

A: In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), your student financial records may not be shared with a third party without your written consent. Adding an authorized user in MyNewSchool allows us to provide financial account information to the person you authorize and enables him or her to view your financial account information online and make payments on your behalf. A Note About Paying Online

If you choose to use a credit card—MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express—to make your payment online, you will be charged a nonrefundable 2.75 percent convenience fee.

EChecks are an alternative to credit card payments. You can

use an electronic checking or savings account (from a U.S. bank) to make your payments at no additional cost. Another benefit of paying with an eCheck is that you can enroll in an automatic payment plan.

Payment by Check

Checks for tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans charged to your student account should be mailed to The New School Attn: Cashiering 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor New York, NY 10011 Make checks payable to The New School and include your name and New School ID number on the face of the check to ensure accurate posting.

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Returned Check Policy

Our returned check policy is detailed at newschool.edu/sfs/billing-and-payment. Wire Transfers

Wire transfer payments sent to the school can be used to pay only for tuition, fees, health insurance, on-campus housing (if applicable), and meal plan (if applicable).

For information on how to wire-transfer funds to The New

School, visit MyNewSchool. Q: Can I set up a monthly payment plan? A: Payment plans are available for the fall and spring semesters

for two, four, or five interest-free monthly installments payable with credit cards or eChecks. There is a small enrollment fee, and you must enroll each semester. Sign up for a payment plan on MyNewSchool.

Q: Where can I find plan enrollment deadlines? A: Visit newschool.edu/sfs/billing-and-payment.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

IN THIS SECTION

Submit immunization forms

Choose/waive health insurance

Immunization requirements Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine Documentation New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all degree-seeking students enrolled at a college or university

DUE DATES

for six (6) credits or more and born on or after January 1,

JULY

1957,

provide

documentation

of

their

immunizations

against measles, mumps, and rubella.

We need proof that you’ve received (2) measles, (1) mumps,

and (1) rubella vaccine, administered after your first birthday. You can have your doctor complete step 2 of the New School Immunization Form or submit official documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. You can also have a Blood Antibody Titer drawn. (This lab test measures the levels of measles, mumps, and rubella antibodies in your blood.) If you choose this option, please attach a copy of the lab results along with the Immunization Form. Any result other than a positive result (e.g., an equivocal result) will be considered noncompliant. All degree-seeking students registered for six (6) credits or more, as well as ESL + Certificate students, must meet these requirements.

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Meningococcal Vaccine Documentation New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires post-secondary Questions?

institutions to distribute information about meningococcal dis-

Email Student

ease and vaccination to students. All degree-seeking students

Health Services at

(including those studying part-time and online only) and ESL +

shs@newschool.edu or

Certificate students must complete step 1 of the New School

view the immunization requirements on the

Immunization Form. You need to get the meningitis vaccination

Student Health

within thirty (30) days of the date next to your signature on the

Services webpage at

university Immunization Form, provide the date you last received

newschool.edu/shs/

it (which must be within the last ten years to be valid), or decline

immunizations.

receipt of the vaccination after receiving information about the meningococcal disease risks.

Immunization form newschool.edu/student-health-services/immunization-form.pdf

Please scan and email, fax, or mail the signed and completed Immunization Form, together with a copy of all supporting documentation (if applicable), to Student Health Services.

Be advised You have not completed registration and are not considered cleared until you have submitted documentation of immunizations. If you intend to file an exemption, please contact Student Health Services for additional information.

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Student Health Services/Immunization The New School 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor New York, NY 10011 T 212.229.1671, option 5 F 212.614.7484 email: shs@newschool.edu

Student health insurance plan waiver and student health services fee All degree, diploma, online only, visiting, mobility (study abroad), maintenance of status, Lang and Parsons consortium, graduate

NOTE

certificate program, ESL + Certificate program, and graduate and

All eligible students

undergraduate degree program non-matriculating students are automatically enrolled and charged for Student Health Insurance

are automatically charged the Student Health Services Fee

and Student Health Services at the time of registration. You must

and enrolled in the

decide whether you will keep or waive your Student Health Insur-

health insurance plan

ance coverage by the dates given on page 20.

The Student Health Insurance Plan is an integral part of the

university’s plan for promoting health and wellness. The Health Services Fee enables you to use Student Health Services. The Health Insurance Fee provides coverage under the New School Student Health Insurance Plan, administered by Aetna Student Health, and enables students to use services outside of Student Health Services. Visit universityhealthplans.com and select “The New School” from the list for detailed information about the plan.

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Waivers and deadlines You may be eligible for coverage under the group health plan of a parent’s employer or under a parent’s individual health insurINSURANCE PLAN DEADLINES SEPT

20 Fall Semester 2016 FEB

ance policy if you are under the age of 26. If you are thinking about waiving participation in the Student Health Insurance Plan, make sure that your individual or family plan covers medical and mental health care and prescriptions in New York City and compare costs, coverage, and deductibles.

You need to decide whether you are going to retain or waive

your health insurance fee by the deadlines set by the Health Ser-

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vices Office (at left). If you wish to decline coverage under the

Spring Semester 2017

Student Health Insurance Plan, you must complete an online waiver form, found at universityhealthplans.com (select “The New School” from the list). All students must provide proof of comparable health insurance coverage on the online waiver form in order to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. The Health Services Fee is mandatory for undergraduate students registered for 6 or more credits and cannot be waived. All graduate students (except those at Parsons Paris) and undergraduate students registered for 5 or fewer credits are eligible to waive the Health Services Fee on the online waiver form. Additional information can be found on the New School Health Insurance website, newschool.edu/student-health-services/insurance.

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DISABILITY SERVICES AND ACCESSIBILITY

IN THIS SECTION

Complete disability self-identification form (if applicable)

The New School fosters an environment that encourages all students to achieve their full potential. Student Disability Services (SDS) is here to help students with disabilities gain access to academic and programmatic services at the university. SDS provides a variety of accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

If you have questions or need additional information, please

contact Disability Services at studentdisability@newschool.edu or 212.229.5626.

How to apply for Accommodations Use the Disability Self-Identification Form to notify SDS of your disability-related needs: newschool.edu/student-disabilityservices/self-identification-form.

Specific details of your disability status and related accom-

modations will be requested once this form is submitted.

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Submitting Documentation In order to consider academic and programmatic adjustments, The New School requires documentation from a qualified clinician. If you seek adjustments, we strongly encourage you to obtain updated documentation at the start of each academic year. The university reserves the right to ask for updated documentation before providing accommodations.

All documentation should follow the guidelines found at

newschool.edu/student-disability-services/submittingdocumentation.

Physical Accessibility Most of the university’s residence halls are wheelchair accessible and have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms. Examples of housing accommodations may include height-adjustable furniture and shelves, placement in a wheelchair-accessible residence, and installation of strobe lights. The university does not provide transportation for any of our students, but we have information available about public transportation options, including accessible bus and train information and Access-a-Ride services. If you have hearing- or vision-based disabilities, you can contact Student Disability Services with specific accommodation concerns.

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ADVISING AND REGISTRATION

IN THIS SECTION

Review registration instructions

Meet with advisors/register for classes

Review special requirements

Advising is at your side every step of the way, helping you reach your educational goals. It begins with the selection of classes for your first semester and continues throughout your time at The New School. Advisors help you clarify your goals, identify unique learning opportunities, and map a custom path preparing you for success after graduating. You can draw on advisors’ extensive knowledge of campus resources to learn how to navigate the university system, and they can act as a liaison between you and university staff. Your advisor is assigned according to your school or college within The New School and your program of study or major.

The registration process varies by program. Registration

instructions and other information specific to your program will be emailed to your New School account. See Important Contacts on the back cover flap for a list of college and program advising staff.

If you are a new Jazz or Parsons student and you do not have

English as your first language, you must take the English Course Placement Test regardless of fluency, previous English coursework, degrees or diplomas from U.S. institutions, TOEFL score, or SAT score. For more information, visit newschool.edu/ english-test.

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Parsons school of design New student advising and registration vary according to degree program and major. You will receive an email introducing you to your academic advisor and providing you with registration details. Be sure to check your New School email for this information.

Registration for students in the following programs begins

May 9, 2016: Students accepted into AAS programs BFA, BBA, and BS sophomore and junior transfer students Visiting students Graduate students

Registration for first-year (freshmen and freshman transfer)

students accepted into BFA, BBA, and BS programs begins June 6, 2016. REQUIREMENTS FOR BFA, BBA, AND BS STUDENTS

Incoming BFA, BBA, and BS students will need a laptop that meets our minimum technical specifications. Visit newschool.edu/ parsons/laptop.pdf for details.

You will receive a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud,

which the university provides at no cost. Please do not sign up for membership in advance. Microsoft Office is also recommended. You will receive more information about laptop and software requirements, as well as the First-Year Core Materials List, by email to your New School email account.

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eugene lang college of liberal arts All Lang students are assigned a team of advisors, including a faculty advisor and an academic advisor. Your faculty advisor is a full-time professor who provides academic mentorship and guidance during your undergraduate education. Academic advisors provide information to help you navigate university systems and campus support services.

You will receive an email introducing you to your academic

advisor and providing you with registration information. Be sure to check your New School email for this information. Registration for first-year (freshmen and freshman transfer) students begins June 6, 2016. Registration for sophomore transfer, junior transfer, and visiting students begins May 9, 2016.

college of performing arts Mannes School of Music

Advising and registration for new Mannes students begins May 23 and continues through July 1, 2016. Before you can register for classes, you need to speak with your advisor, Joshua Gleich. If you live in the New York City area, you can meet in person; if you do not, you can meet by phone or over Skype. Advising sessions last from 15 to 30 minutes. Your advisor will help you register for required classes during your advising appointment. Please check your New School email for updates regarding placement testing sessions and to receive updated Orientation information. School of Drama

Registration begins June 6, 2016. An email with advising and registration information will be sent to you. Be sure to check your New School email for this information.

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School of jazz

Advising and registration for new students takes place during New Student Orientation week, which begins August 22, 2016. Throughout Orientation you take a series of placement exams covering core musical subjects, private lesson proficiency, and criteria for ensemble placement. At the end of Orientation, you meet one-on-one with your advisor to review placement exam results and register for classes.

For current information, visit the Jazz Academic Advising

website at newschool.edu/jazz/academic-advising.

The New School for Social Research Registration for NSSR programs begins May 23, 2016.

If you have reserved your place at NSSR by submitting the

required tuition deposit, you will receive an email from the Office of Academic Affairs to your New School email. This email introduces you to your academic advisors and provides instructions for registering and scheduling an advising appointment. All new students have a hold on their accounts preventing registration until they have discussed course registration plans with their academic advisor. Only academic advisors can remove holds on accounts.

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Milano school of international affairs, management, and urban policy Registration for Milano School programs begins June 6, 2016. Fall 2016 advising and registration information will be emailed to MA, MS, PhD, and Post-Master’s Certificate students who have reserved their place. Be sure to check your New School email for this information.

For more program information and degree requirements,

visit newschool.edu/public-engagement/Milano-school.

SCHOOL OF MEDIA STUDIES You will register starting May 4, 2016. Before you can register for classes, you’ll need to speak with an advisor. You will receive an email with registration information, including how to contact an advisor.

For program information and degree requirements, visit

newschool.edu/public-engagement/school-of-media-studies.

Master’s program in creative writing Registration for MFA Creative Writing students begins June 6, 2016. All new MFA students receive fall 2016 course choices from the Creative Writing Program during the week of May 2, 2016. You will receive an email with class assignments and registration instructions during the week of May 31, 2016.

For program information and degree requirements, visit

newschool.edu/writing.

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Bachelor’s program for adults and transfer students Advising and registration for new students begins May 4, 2016, and continues throughout the summer. You will need to speak with an advisor before registering for classes. If you can travel to campus, you will meet with an advisor in person for 30 to 45 minutes. If you cannot travel to New York City for advising, you will meet by telephone or over Skype. Contact the Bachelor’s Program office at 212.229.5119 or sus@newschool.edu to set up an advising appointment as soon as possible.

Master’s program in TESOL You will register starting May 4, 2016. You will receive an email from the director of the master’s program in TESOL containing information about registration. Be sure to check your New School email account for this information. You will then meet the director for advisement.

For program information and degree requirements, visit

newschool.edu/public-engagement/ma-teaching-english-tospeakers-of-other-languages.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES

IN THIS SECTION

Apply for I-20/DS-2019

Complete check-in/orientation

A Note about coming to the United stateS The New School is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant international students. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident (a green card holder), you need to obtain an I–20/DS–2019 form before you can apply for a visa to study in the United States.

Begin the visa application process as soon as you receive the

letter of acceptance from the university’s Office of Admission, as the process can take 90 days or longer. (Review Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study at educationusa.info for a suggested timeline.) In your acceptance letter, find the link to our I–20/DS–2019 application website, from which you can submit your I–20/DS–2019 application online. The same link is also available in the Accepted Students tab in my.newschool.edu. You cannot access the I–20/ DS–2019 application website through the main International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) website; you can fill in and submit the form only if you’ve received an acceptance letter or activated your account at my.newschool.edu. Please follow the instructions on the website to complete and submit the I–20/ DS–2019 application.

ISSS will send you your I–20 or DS–2019 form. Please read

the important materials attached. Once you receive the form, you must apply for and receive your F–1 or J–1 visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country prior to traveling to the United States. We look forward to meeting you!

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International Student Check-In (Required) If you are an international student, you must officially check in with International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) within ten (10) days of arriving in the United States, at the beginning of each semester, and every time you travel abroad and reenter Email us at iss@newschool.edu

the United States during your time at The New School. New students must visit International Student and Scholar Services and

if you have any

bring their immigration documents (I–20/DS–2019, passport,

questions or

and printout of their electronic I–94 card).

concerns.

Visit newschool.edu/international-student-services for additional information.

And remember to follow us on social media—we post daily

updates, remind you about deadlines, provide immigration news, and advise you about free programs and fun things to do.

Completing the Check-In Process Follow these steps to complete the check-in process. Complete the Official International Check-In Process. Visit newschool.edu/international-student-services/new-students and download the PDF “Step-by-Step Procedures for Proper Check-In with ISSS.” Verify or change your local and official addresses at my.newschool.edu.

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New International Student In-Person Orientation (Required) Both the U.S. government and The New School require international students to attend the in-person New International Student Orientation. During this session, you will learn about your rights and responsibilities while in F–1 or J–1 status, learn more about the ISSS office, and meet other international students. Information about the date and location of the New International Student Orientation is available at newschool.edu/ student-services/newstudents. Orientation information is also included in the welcome letter from Monique Ngozi Nri, the ISSS senior director, which was mailed to you along with your I–20 or DS–2019.

Full-Time Enrollment for International Students (Required) As you register for classes for your first semester at The New School, be advised that all F-1 and J-1 students are required to enroll full-time each fall and spring semester. Full-time enrollment is equal to 12 credits per semester for undergraduates and 9 per semester for graduate students. Failing to maintain a full course load is a violation of status and may jeopardize your ability to remain in the United States as a student or exchange visitor. Exceptions may be made in specific situations, but they must be approved in advance in writing by an international student advisor. Only one (1) online course (maximum of 3 credits) can be applied toward full-time enrollment.

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Programs and Workshops (Recommended) In addition to issuing immigration forms and providing immigration advice to international students, professors, and scholars, ISSS maintains a year-round schedule of programs and workshops designed to help you adjust to life in the United States and provide you with the tools you need to achieve your full potential at The New School and beyond.

We encourage you to take advantage of the ISSS workshops,

which you may find especially useful in your first semester at The New School. Visit newschool.edu/international-studentservices/resources to learn more. International Student Experience

This interactive session provides information to help you deal with the effects of culture shock and adjust to life in New York City and at The New School. Learn about student activities and get tips for successful social and cultural adjustment. To learn more about living and studying in the United States, please visit newschool.edu/isss/usaguide. Employment Workshop

Attend this workshop to learn about pertinent immigration regulations, how to approach the U.S. job market, and where to look for employment options. Learn valuable lessons about the practical application of your studies and exploring U.S. culture by volunteering, interning, and working. Please note Your school may have a separate orientation program for new and/or international students that you may be required to attend. Attending your school’s orientation program does not fulfill your immigration requirement; you must still attend the ISSS New International Student In-Person Orientation.

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LIFE AT THE NEW SCHOOL

IN THIS SECTION

Apply for on-campus housing or

Review the Student Code of Conduct

opt for off-campus housing

Housing options and deadlines On-Campus Housing The New School offers five on-campus housing options: 13th  Street Residence, Kerrey Hall, Loeb Hall, 20th Street Residence, and Stuyvesant Park Residence. Each residence hall is co-ed, and all have 24/7 security at the front desk, have live-in staff, and are fully furnished with air conditioning and highspeed Internet access and have cable TV available. All residences

APPLICATION DEADLINE Priority application deadline for university housing for the full

include a lounge, an art studio, a mailroom, and washers and

academic year is

dryers along with unique features that make each space distinc-

June 15, 2016.

tive. Most include music practice rooms, fitness centers, and kitchens. Preparing to Apply

Before you apply for student housing, you must: Be admitted as a full-time student by one of the schools of The New School Receive your New School ID number (N+ eight digits) Pay your tuition deposit (if you have not already done so) Receive instructions for logging in to MyNewSchool

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HOW to Apply

Once you have completed all the steps described on page 39, you can begin your student housing application. Log in to MyNewSchool. Select the Services tab. Under Student Housing and Residence Life, you will find a link to Apply for Housing. Students fill out the online application.* Sign the Housing Contract electronically. If you require special housing, visit newschool.edu/housing-accommodations. Pay the nonrefundable housing deposit (part of submitting the application). Expect to receive your room and roommate assignment information at your New School email address in mid-July (early January for new spring applicants). If you have any questions or concerns, email universityhousing@newschool.edu. *Applications and housing contracts are for the full academic year.

Off-Campus Housing Student Housing and Residence Life maintains a list of apartments for lease, sublet, or share from individuals or entities that have contacted the office.

Current and admitted students can request a copy of the list

by emailing universityhousing@newschool.edu from their New School email accounts.

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student health services Our primary goal at Student Health Services is to provide high-quality, inclusive medical, psychological, and collaborative support services that promote individual and communal health and wellness. We do this in a confidential setting where we offer culturally sensitive and accessible care. We serve as a primary source of information to the university community on health, disease, and prevention. For answers to general questions about our services, email shs@newschool.edu or visit our website at newschool.edu/health.

Medical Services

Medical Services provides primary care for students, including diagnosis and treatment for illness and injury, gynecological consultation and treatment, prescriptions, medications, immunizations, and other preventive services. All services are strictly confidential and are not a part of your academic record. If you have paid the per-semester Student Health Services Fee, you can access care at no additional charge. Insurance can be used to cover the costs of diagnostic tests, X-rays, lab tests, and other outside services.

When you need a consultation with a specialist, referrals

are made to appropriate physicians. Our medical service providers follow up with you and with specialists, hospitals, and agencies to ensure proper communication and continuity of care.

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Same-Day Appointments

Visits to Medical Services are by appointment only. Same-day and next-day appointments are available if you have an urgent medical issue. Please call 212.229.1671, option 2, to schedule an appointment. In the rare event that Medical Services is unable to accommodate you, we will provide an appropriate outside referral. If you need immediate assistance or have an emergency outside of our business hours, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. online scheduling

Non-urgent medical appointments and some wellness appointments can be scheduled online via the Student Health Services portal at shsportal.newschool.edu.

Routine and Preventive Health Care Services

Student Health Services offers routine preventive care services including physical examinations; women’s health care; travel health; health care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender-nonconforming (LGBTQIAGNC) community; immunizations; cholesterol screening; blood pressure monitoring; tuberculosis skin testing (PPD); vision screening; nutritional guidance; smoking cessation; and dental referrals.

After-Hours Nurse Advice Line

Nurse Response is an after-hours nurse advice line available to you whenever Student Health Services is closed. Experienced nurses will provide you with medical guidance, health information, assistance in decision making, and referrals. If you call Student Health Services at 212.229.1671 after hours or on weekends, your call will be answered by Nurse Response.

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Wellness and Health Promotion

A variety of health-related workshops and training and outreach programs are offered throughout the year by the health promotion staff. These programs include individual counseling on sex and body positivity, nutrition, and time management; group activities like meditation; auricular acupuncture and acupressure; and alcohol and other drug harm reduction. FACEBOOK newschool.healthservices

Counseling Services

Counseling offers you the opportunity to talk to someone who will listen in a supportive and nonjudgmental way. We offer short-term individual treatment (a maximum of 12 sessions per academic year), but the duration of treatment is decided on an individual basis. We offer the following services Short-term individual treatment (maximum of 12 sessions/academic year)

Crisis intervention (walk-in hours are Monday through Friday, 1:45–2:45 p.m.) Psychiatric services (available to students receiving short-term counseling) Dialectical behavioral therapy skills groups Support groups Creative arts therapy BASICS: Brief Alcohol and Other Drugs Information Sessions Low-fee psychological and educational testing

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Student Code of Conduct Overview As an institution of higher learning, The New School affirms certain basic principles and values that are, in the fullest and best sense of the word, educational. The university is also a community and in that regard, upholds certain basic principles and standards of behavior that underlie its educational purpose. These include the recognition and preservation of basic human dignity, the freedom of expression, equal opportunity, and civil discourse, a sustained atmosphere of safety, respect for policies, rules, regulations, and standards set forth by the university, its academic

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mote these principles and standards of behavior that are in keeping with our educational mission. The Student Code of Conduct supports an environment where sensitivity, tolerance, and respect are sustained for members of the university community and its neighbors. All students at the university are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Student Rights and Responsibilities has primary responsibility for adjudication of Student Code of Conduct violations in conjunction with Residence Life. Non-Discrimination Statement

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that no individual “shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.� Title IX also prohibits retaliation against

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individuals who report sex-based or gender-based discrimination. The New School is committed to complying with Title IX by providing a safe learning and working environment for all students and employees regardless of sex or gender-identity. The New School has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to sex or gender-based discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other types of sexual misconduct. These policies and procedures apply to all members of the university community, including students, staff, and faculty. The New School has a designated Title IX Coordinator to ensure The New School’s compliance with and response to inquiries concerning Title IX and to provide resources for victims and community members who have experienced sex or gender-based discrimination. A person may also file a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting the U.S. Department of Education website or calling 1.800.421.3481.

Pursuant to federal, state and local laws, The New School

does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. Sexual Misconduct and Violence Statement

The New School is committed to creating and sustaining a university environment in which students, faculty, and staff can study and work in an atmosphere that is open, healthy, safe, and unhampered by discrimination. Consistent with this commitment and in keeping with federal and state law requirements, it is

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the policy of the university that sexual misconduct and sexual violence will not be tolerated. Non-consensual sexual misconduct and violence can be traumatizing and detrimental to a person’s learning experience and total health and has no place in our community. The New School will take any and all action needed to prevent, correct, and discipline behavior that violates this standard of conduct. Due diligence will be used to ensure the disciplinary review and any appropriate action be taken as expeditiously as possible. The university will make every effort to provide assistance and support to the victim of sexual misconduct in a thorough, consistent, and sensitive manner.

For more information about these policies, visit newschool.edu/

student-rights-and-responsibilities.

Student development and activities Student Development and Activities sponsors a variety of social, cultural, leadership, educational, and recreational programs designed to help you become a world citizen, able to effect positive change. We encourage you to become an active member of the university community.

Student organizations offer a rewarding experience that

helps you grow—socially and as a leader—while establishing enduring friendships. You can find or create a group that suits your interests, whether they involve academics, political action and advocacy, international study, visual or performing arts, social outreach, or religion. Examples of our more than 50 student organizations include Design Forum, Faith and Fashion, Feminist Collective,

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International

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the

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Project,

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Project

Africa.

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a

complete

list,

visit

newschool.edu/student-organizations.

Be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to get the latest

on student organizations, events, cultural programs, and student discounts. Email studev@newschool.edu and ask to subscribe.

Athletics and Recreation Welcome to Narwhal Nation! Athletics and Recreation offers many opportunities for you to become physically active and socially engaged while meeting students from across the university.

The New School sponsors several athletic teams: basketball,

men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s cycling, soccer, and men’s and women’s tennis. Teams practice regularly and compete against other schools in and around the city.

As a student, you have free access to our intramural sports

leagues, which practice at the McBurney YMCA and include soccer, volleyball, basketball, and dodgeball. We also offer more than 15 weekly group fitness classes on campus, such as kickboxing, Bollywood dancing, circuit training, dance, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba.

For students looking to get outdoors we offer a variety of

options. Each weekend we offer off-campus activities such as archery, backpacking, biking, camping, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and trapeze. These trips are offered for free or at a deeply discounted rate.

For more information, visit narwhalnation.com.

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Information technology Information Technology at The New School provides a variety of services to meet your computing and technology needs. Services and resources provided include

On-campus computer and technology labs

Wireless

access

throughout

academic

buildings

and

residence halls

Help Desk and convenient walk-up tech assistance

Discounts on Apple, Dell, Microsoft, Rhino, SPSS, and SAS products Free software, including Adobe Creative Cloud Home Use

Subscription, AGI-32 (only for Parsons Lighting Design stu-

dents), ARCGIS, and Symantec

The Equipment Center, which allows students to reserve and

check out audio and video production equipment for field

and studio use

Questions? Contact Information Technology, located at 72 Fifth Avenue. newschool.edu/it itcentral@newschool.edu

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WELCOME WEEKEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION UNIVERSITY CALENDAR IN THIS SECTION

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Welcome Weekend takes place August 18–21, 2016. This is a special orientation for recent high school graduates and other incoming students with little or no college experience. Information sessions give first-year students and their parents an overview of the resources and services available at The New School, and a variety of special events introduce them to New York City.

For more information and to view a schedule of events, visit

newschool.edu/welcome-weekend. New student orientation

New Student Orientation takes place August 22–27, 2016, and all new students are expected to attend. (Online students are not required to participate.) Students receive important information about academic policies and the course registration process. Visit newschool.edu/new-student-orientation for more information and to view a schedule of events.

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For a complete calendar, visit newschool.edu/academic-calendar.

Fall 2016 Welcome Weekend for Freshmen

and Their Parents

August 18–21

New Student Orientation

August 22–27

First day of classes

Monday, August 29

Labor Day holiday

Monday, September 5

Last day to add a class

Visit newschool.edu/academic-calendar

Last day to drop a class

Visit newschool.edu/academic-calendar

Rosh Hashanah holiday (no classes evening prior) Monday, October 3 Yom Kippur holiday (no classes evening prior)

Wednesday, October 12

Last day to withdraw from a class

Visit newschool.edu/academic-calendar

Initial registration for spring 2017

Starting Monday, November 7

Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, November 23, to

Sunday, November 27

Last day of classes

Tuesday, December 20

Winter break begins

Wednesday, December 21

Spring 2017 Martin Luther King Day holiday

Monday, January 16

First day of classes

Monday, January 23

Last day to add a class

Visit newschool.edu/academic-calendar

Last day to drop a class

Visit newschool.edu/academic-calendar

Presidents’ Day holiday

Monday, February 20

Last day to withdraw from a class

Visit newschool.edu/academic-calendar

Spring break Monday, March 20, to

Sunday, March 26

Initial registration for fall 2017

Starting Monday, April 3

Last day of classes

Monday, May 15

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Important contacts admission

Advising Offices

General admission information

parsons advisingparsons@newschool.edu

admission@newschool.edu 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

Lang langadvising@newschool.edu

Parsons Undergraduate thinkparsons@newschool.edu

Performing arts copaadvising@newschool.edu

Parsons graduate thinkparsonsgrad@newschool.edu

The New school For Social research

Lang

nssracademicaffairs@newschool.edu

lang@newschool.edu

Milano College of performing arts performingarts@newschool.edu

the new school for social research socialresearchadmit@newschool.edu

Suzanne Bostwick, Management and Urban Policy suzannebostwick@newschool.edu Phil Akre, International Affairs akrep@newschool.edu

Media Studies mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu

Graduate and professional programs nsadmission@newschool.edu

Bachelor’s Program for Adults and transfer students

creative writing Lori Lynn Turner lorilynnturner@newschool.edu

Adult bachelor’s sus@newschool.edu

nspeundergrad@newschool.edu

TESOL Lesley Painter-Farrell painterl@newschool.edu

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campus card services

Registrar

newcard@newschool.edu

reghelp@newschool.edu

212.229.5323 x4472

212.229.5620

Disability Services

Security Director’s Office

studentdisability@newschool.edu

212.229.5101

212.229.5626

Student Accounts General Information

myaccount@newschool.edu

212.229.5600

212.229.8930

Housing

Student Financial Services

universityhousing@newschool.edu

sfs@newschool.edu

212.229.5459

212.229.8930

Information Technology

Student Health Services

itcentral@newschool.edu

shs@newschool.edu

212.229.5300 x4357 (HELP)

212.229.1671

International Student and Scholar Services

Student Organizations

iss@newschool.edu

studentorgs@newschool.edu 212.229.5687

212.229.5592

24-Hour Emergency Number 212.229.7001

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