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Light up your summer with art and design summer programs for pre-college, college, and adult students.

Dive deep into creative practices such as product design, letterpress, and design management in an academically rigorous, artistically stimulating environment. In this intensive three-week, three-credit program, you spend five days a week in introductory-level studio classes, with homework assignments that develop your facility with design process. Special events—including portfolio reviews, Parsons alumni career panels, and guest lecturers—develop your creative practice and professional opportunities. 

This immersion in the art and design college environment is for high school students entering their junior or senior year and for recent high school graduates. In all studio courses, students develop portfolio pieces for college admissions applications. Students must be age 16 or older by July 7, 2019, the start of the program. No exceptions will be made. Please see the list below for course descriptions and links to registration.

Timeline to Completion: 3-week intensive

Enrollment Type: Credit

Tuition: $3,180 + fees.

Requirements

Attendance and Workload
Students attend classes Monday through Friday for six hours a day. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break. Attendance is mandatory. Students who miss more than two class sessions (each day consists of one morning and one afternoon session) will fail the course, subject to faculty and administrative review. Out-of-class work, which is assigned daily, is a substantial part of the program. Students who do not meet course expectations may be asked to leave the program.

Program Details

Schedule for Session I: June 3-21, 2019
Residence hall check-in: Sunday, July2, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Orientation, followed by first class: Monday, June 3
Last day of classes, Final exhibition of student work: Friday, June 21  
Residence hall check-out: Saturday, July 27, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Schedule for Session II: July 8–26, 2019
Residence hall check-in: Sunday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Orientation, followed by first class: Monday, July 8
Last day of classes, Final exhibition of student work: Friday, July 26  
Residence hall check-out: Saturday, July 27, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Resources & Enrollment

REGISTRATION
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Class sizes are limited. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, as most courses fill before session deadlines.The deadline for Summer Intensive Studies: New York Session I is April 15. The deadline for Summer Intensive Studies: New York Session II is May 15.. The International Student registration deadline for Summer Intensive Studies: New York Session I is TO EDIT April 15. The deadline for Summer Intensive Studies: New York Session II is TO EDIT May 15.

REGISTERING FOR COURSES
Applicants should select the appropriate level, pre-college or college/adult, as described below. Those who fail to meet the age and academic requirements will be required to withdraw from the program.

College/Adult-level courses: Students must be at least 19 years old or 18 with a  year of college in order to attend the Summer Intensive Studies: New York program. 

Full payment is required when you submit the application. Your student account cannot be billed for summer housing costs. The priority deadline for current student applications is April 30, 2019. Space is limited.

COLLEGE CREDIT
Students enrolled in the pre-college and college/adult-level programs in New York earn three college credits upon successful completion of the program. We strongly recommend that participants consult an academic advisor at their home institution for further details of approval, transfer, and fulfillment of graduation requirements.

HOUSING
Some Open Campus Summer Programs offer the option of on-campus housing. Following your confirmation of registration, an additional letter will be sent by email with instructions for applying for housing if applicable to your program. For more information on whether your program offers housing, visit newschool.edu/student-housing/summer.

ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT REQUEST
Transcripts issued by the Registrar’s Office carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student’s permanent record at the university. Students who complete Summer Intensive Studies may request that their transcript(s) be mailed to other colleges and institutions by submitting an official request to the Registrar’s Office. This can be done online at my.newschool.edu or by completing the transcript request form, which is available at the Registrar's Office or downloadable from the Registrar's Office website. You can reach out to the Registrar’s Office at reghelp@newschool.edu.

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY

Students who registered online should withdraw using the online registration system. Students who registered by mail or in person must submit a withdrawal request in writing by email to summer@newschool.edu. In order for you to qualify for a refund of tuition, your cancellation must be submitted before the deadlines indicated below. (Housing refunds are processed separately; visit Summer Housing for details.)

New York Session I

Before April 1: Full refund of tuition

Before May 1: Refund of tuition less 20% penalty

May 1 or later: No tuition refund

New York Session II

Before May 1: Full refund of tuition

Before June 1: Refund of tuition less 20% penalty

June 1 or later: No tuition refund

Parsons reserves the right to cancel courses. If a course is canceled, you will be notified and asked whether you wish to transfer to a different course or receive a full refund of tuition and housing fees.

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