The New School Competition

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Rules & Terms

General information - applying to The New School

  • The application deadline is February 5, 2015. Applications and all supporting documents must reach The New School by this date.
  • All applicants are required to apply online. The application, application fee, and most supporting materials are submitted through the online application.
  • Plan ahead to ensure sufficient time to prepare additional supporting materials such as official transcripts, test scores, or other requirements, as specified below.
  • Official transcripts and test scores can be sent directly to the admission office:
    Office of Admission
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
  • ALL supplemental materials are due by February 5, 2015. The New School application requires:
  • Completed online application
  • Application fee: a non-refundable $50 application fee, payable as part of the online application
  • Official transcripts: all applicants must submit official high school or college transcripts
  • Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 24 college credits must also submit high school transcripts
  • A certified English language translation must be provided for all official international transcripts that are not written in English
  • Read more on the admissions page of each school for specific requirements connected to the school and its programs:

Tuition Scholarship Rules of Acceptance

Full-scholarship:

  • Scholarship covers 100% of tuition fee and mandatory fees up to the amount of credits that the student needs to maintain their degree. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and 67% completion rate in order to maintain scholarship eligibility.
  • The scholarship can only be used for degree-related classes (non-­credit classes will not be covered).
  • Student must attend full time.
  • If the winning student is receiving tuition scholarship(s) from another source, The New School scholarship may be reduced by that amount.
  • The scholarship can be revoked if the student withdraws or takes a leave from the program.
  • **The scholarship is for tuition and fee charges only. It may not be used for housing, health insurance, living expenses or food plans.

Half-scholarship:

  • Scholarship covers 50% of tuition and mandatory fees for up to the amount of credits the student needs to maintain their degree. The student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and 67% completion rate in order to maintain scholarship eligibility.
  • The scholarship can only be used for degree-related classes (non-­credit classes will not be covered).
  • Student must attend full time.
  • If the winning student is receiving Tuition Scholarship(s) from another source, TNS scholarship may be reduced by that amount.
  • The scholarship can be revoked if the student withdraws or takes a leave from the program.
  • **The scholarship is for tuition and fee charges only. May not be used for housing, health insurance, living expenses or food plans.

English Language Proficiency and College Entrance Tests

  • English is the language of instruction at The New School. You must be able to understand English well and express yourself clearly in speech and writing.
  • Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or PTE (Pearson Test of English) results.
    • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE is not required if you are a citizen of any of the following countries and your native language is English: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa
    • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE is not required if you have earned a 4-year degree from a U.S. college/university
  • The TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score report must be submitted directly to The New School by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
  • Contact the Office of Admission if you have questions on comparison scores for other forms of the TOEFL (e.g. paper-based).
  • You can use the following links for more information on the English language assessment tests:
    TOEFL IELTS PTE
  • For SAT/ACT requirements please see the admission section for your desired school.

Terms & conditions

When registering an account, it is necessary to accept Student Competitions' Terms & Conditions, which apply for all competitions organized by Student Competitions AB. These include:

  • All users must provide a submission that the user has created him/herself.
  • All users must provide personal information that is truthful and accurate.
  • Student Competitions reserves the right to exclude users at their sole discretion.
  • The video you submit as part of the competition will be posted on the Submissions page and will be visible to all visitors of the site. By submitting a video, you have given your consent to the publishing of your video on the official competition site. If you do not wish to show your video submission on the competition site, please contact us.
  • Note
    If you choose to use music in your video, you must ensure that you have legal permission to do so and it is not under copyright.