Welcome to Parsons!
Prepare For Your First Semester
There are a number of tasks that you need to complete before you begin classes. New students should consult the university's New Student Information page for details (including information about
New School email accounts, advising and registration procedures, orientation details, and important dates and deadlines) that will help to ensure your smooth transition to The New School. All new students must submit the required tuition deposit before
they will get an email address and receive registration instructions.
Need help reserving your spot at Parsons? Visit the Admitted Students page for directions.
All first-year and transfer students, both undergraduate and graduate, are required to attend New Student Orientation. Please plan your arrival at Parsons accordingly.
English Course Placement Test
All new students who are not native English speakers must take the English Language Placement Test, regardless of fluency, previous English coursework, degrees or diplomas from U.S. institutions, TOEFL scores, or SAT scores. If English is not your first
language, you must take the test. There are no exceptions.
For detailed information about the test and placement process, visit the English Language Placement page.