International Admissions

An International student of The New School is defined as a student who holds the F-1 student VISA* and is enrolled and sponsored by The New School as a full-time student. The New School is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students, and has adjusted the academic curriculum to accommodate students from other countries. Refer to the section called International Program for details.

The first step in the formal admission process for international students is for a parent or guardian to contact The New School’s International Student Liaison (ISL), Janis Trizna, by phone (703-691-3040) or email: The ISL will discuss the school and get a first impression of the student applicant. If the student is not in the area, she may wish to speak to the student via Skype.


International students are required to provide the following items:

1) Completed Application Form with international and local addresses and contact information

2) Transcripts (translated into English)

3) Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

4) English Standardized Test Scores

5) Copy of Passport

6) $50 Fee

7) If the student is out of the country, a Skype or WeChat address

There will be a follow-up interview with the High of School in person or via Skype or WeChat once all documents are received.

Note: An application form may be submitted through our website: Application

Fees and ESOL Placement

If the student is accepted, the school will send a formal letter along with an Enrollment Form, which lists the first year tuition and fees. The school must receive a $2,000 tuition deposit before issuing an I-20 form.

There is an annual $750 International Student Fee to cover costs associated with VISA issuance and administrative duties in compliance with the U.S. Department of Immigration regulations. In addition to their regular tuition and fees, all first-year International Students are enrolled in our ESOL Program at a cost of $1,000.

Health Insurance

International Students are required to carry health insurance while attending The New School. There are many plans to choose from. Here are links to providers of insurance for international students:

*For questions regarding immigration and visas please visit:

**The New School of Northern Virginia, Inc. (the “School”), admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

We love visitors and welcome the opportunity to discuss in depth our one-of-a-kind program.

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