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    Admission and Aid

  • Start your creative journey with the School of Drama. Apply to join a thriving community of emerging directors, writers, actors, technologists, and award-winning faculty ready to create change both onstage and off.

    We want to get to know you! Our application and audition process helps us explore your artistic voice and potential. And our admission team is here to help. You can email us questions, attend an information session, or meet with a counselor to learn more about applying and auditioning. We’ll help you every step of the way, so that you can focus on showcasing your creativity. 

  • Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

    We're currently accepting applications for freshmen, transfer students, and graduate students for Fall 2024. All admitted students are considered for merit scholarships, with no separate scholarship application required.

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  • How to Apply

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    We are here to guide you through the application process. Find information about applying to Drama for each area of study, including details of application requirements, important deadlines, and facts about the audition process.

  • We understand that pursuing higher education involves a major financial investment. You are about to embark on a creative and academic journey that will pay dividends for years to come. We are committed to working with you to make that journey possible.

  • Find answers to commonly asked questions about applying to School of Drama. Learn about required admission materials, the audition process, and our campus and programs.

  • Plan a visit to our main campus in New York City's Greenwich Village. During your visit, you’ll experience firsthand what it's like to live and study in one of the greatest cities in the world. We host events throughout the year, including campus tours, open house days, and auditions.

  • Have more questions about applying to the School of Drama? Let us know—we're here to help. Contact our Admission team now.

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.