Noncredit courses are offered at a lower fee than Credit Courses and do not yield transferable undergraduate credit. If you wish to learn something new purely for personal growth, without the worry of grades, then a noncredit course is right for you.
Certificates are made up of 4 or more noncredit courses that you enroll in individually based on the availability of a given course in that certificate and your schedule. Certificate should be completed by their designated timeline. Be sure to visit individual Certificate Program pages for more details.You have 2 years to complete your Open Campus certificate program. To ensure that you’re browsing and enrolling in courses within a certificate, go to the Course Listing Page and select Certificate Catalog as Enrollment Type.
Taking a course for credit, if available, offers you an opportunity to accrue undergraduate level credits that can count towards a degree or begin to earn transferable credits you can use later when you embark on a new educational voyage as a degree-seeking student. Additional fees will apply and we strongly recommend speaking to an academic advisor to confirm if the credit course(s) you’ve chosen will count towards your degree.
Registration for many summer programs may be done online. Some summer programs, including Parsons Paris Summer Intensive Studies, require a completed application; you can review all Summer Programs here or search for a summer program on the Course Listing Page either by title or by selecting Summer Programs under programs on the left hand filtering navigation area (see example below).
Application Based Programs
To find out if your program of interest requires an application, search for the program via the Course Listing Page. When you find your course listed, above the title you may see Application Based Program (see example below). Follow that program’s direction to apply and register.
When To Enroll
Registration begins as soon as course offerings are officially announced online. As a general guideline, registration begins mid-July for fall courses, early December for spring courses, and mid-April for summer courses. Registration for Summer Intensive Programs begins in early January.
How To Enroll
For instructions on how to enroll in courses, follow this video or the screenshots below:
The easiest way to register for or drop a course is online, by logging into your account in the upper right hand corner.
To find and enroll in a course or program, please visit the Course Listing page by selecting Find Your Courses at the top of the homepage (see example below).
Search for your course or use the filtering on the left column to find your course or program. You can filter by Term, Subject, Area of Study, Enrollment Type, School, Programs, Day of Week, Time of Day, or Location.
Select View Course Details to read more about the course and view the course description. Once you’ve found your course, select the Enroll button and follow the screens to pay for and register for your course or program. Payment is due at the time of registration.
Employees and Alumni
Full-time faculty and staff are eligible to receive a tuition waiver benefit for courses taken at the university. You can find out more about this benefit at Human Resources.
New School alumni are eligible to receive a discount on noncredit continuing education courses. You can receive your personal discount code through Alumni Relations.
If this is your first time registering at the certificate level, welcome! If you've taken a course with us before, but are just starting a certificate program, please be in touch with the Registrar's office who will assist you with getting your account status updated.
Is the course you're hoping to take full? Many courses are available for waitlisting. To get added to a waitlist of a course, contact the Registrars office either via email at RegHelp@newschool.edu or call them at 212.229.5620.
Drops, Refunds, and Academic Records
To learn more about Registrar’s enrollment policies and procedures, please visit their site. Topics covered include:
Add/Drop and Withdrawals
Records and Transcripts
For instructions on how to change your course status, please review the Add/Drop and Withdrawal Policies for Open Campus students, which can be found on the registrar's website.
Students can drop a course online by logging into your account in the upper right hand corner. Go to “Manage Registration” and choose to “Web Drop.”
Finding My Class
On-Campus: Before your first class, review your course information and location using MyNewSchool. Because classroom locations may change, it is recommended that you check this immediately before your course’s first session. You may also use this class finder to search for a course location.
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.
Online: On the first day of class, access Canvas through MyNewSchool for announcements from your instructor or information on your course.