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Policies & Procedures for Open Campus Students

Our students are the outliers, entrepreneurs, activists, creators, and innovators, united by passion, drive, and values. Your Open Campus team is here to make sure each aspect of your experience with us is filled with the same enthusiasm that you bring to your learning. Start here to explore the many resources we offer to support your success at The New School.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Academic Calendars

    The New School academic year consists of fall and spring semesters and a summer term. The university calendar is followed by the entire university with the exception of Parsons Paris and Mannes Prep. Please consult the registrar page for dates and deadlines, where you can download printable calendars for 2017-18 and 2018-19. 

  • Registration & Enrollment

    Registration begins as soon as course offerings are officially announced here online. To stay up-to-date, sign up to receive our eNewsletters or follow us on our Facebook page or via the  hashtag #OpenCampusNetwork.

    The easiest way to register for or drop a course is right here, online. Review our step-by-step instructions. Payment is due at the time of registration.

    Is the course you're hoping to take full? Many courses are available for waitlisting through our online registration system. Find information about adding yourself to a course waitlist.

    To learn more about enrollment policies and procedures, please visit our Registrar site. Topics covered include:

    • Add/Drop and Withdrawals

    • Refunds

    • Grades

    • Records and Transcripts

  • Finding My Class

    Before your first class, review your course information and location in MyNewSchool. Because classroom locations may change, it is recommended that you check this immediately before your courses first session. You may also use this class finder to search for a course location. On the first day of class, access Canvas for announcements from your instructor or information on your course.

    Classroom locations are posted in MyNewSchool by building letter and classroom number. Please refer to the university’s campus map for the corresponding street address.

  • Resources & Benefits

    ID Card
    All students taking courses for credit are eligible for a student photo ID card. Other students are eligible for a student ID if they are registered in a course that meets for at least six sessions. ID pictures are taken by the Campus Card Services Office upon presentation of a current schedule. To learn more, visit NewCard

    Wi-Fi Access and Technology Labs
    All continuing education students have access to campus Wi-Fi through either their New School or their New School Guest account. Some certificate students have additional access to campus technology labs, equipped with Mac and Windows workstations, laser printers, and plug-in stations for laptops. To learn more about the options available to you as part of your program, visit the Tech Help website and access directories on The New School’s Information Technology page.

    Student Discounts
    Open Campus students at The New School get up to 60 percent off the retail price of Adobe Creative Cloud with proof of enrollment. Just download your transcript and proof of tuition from your MyNewSchool account and visit Adobe Creative Cloud to get started. With your student ID, you can gain free or reduced admission to more than 30 New York City museums and institutions. To learn more, visit The New School website’s Student Discounts page. 

    New School Libraries & Archives
    As an Open Campus student, you have access to many of the on-campus resources available to degree-seeking students, such as admittance to New School libraries -- giving you access to our collections, including the online databases (available on and off campus). For more information on your library perks and privileges, visit The New School website’s Access & Borrowing page.  

    To learn more, visit What do I have access to? or Ask Us

    On-campus housing is available only to full-time degree students. Students enrolled in continuing education or certificate courses are not eligible for on-campus housing.

    Official transcripts are maintained for credit and certificate students only. All transcripts must be requested in writing from the Registrar’s Office.

  • Foreign Language Tutoring

    Open Campus students have access to tutoring services from fluency experts in all foreign languages offered, including French, Chinese, Spanish, American Sign Language, and much more! To schedule your appointment and learn more, reach out to the Foreign Languages department at or by calling 212.229.5676.

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