Below is information pertaining to each type of Executive Education program. General New School policy information can be found here.
Parsons Executive Education offers in-person and live online programs throughout the year. Program schedules and durations may vary. Please consult individual program pages for details and dates.
Parsons Executive Education open-enrollment programs are not eligible for credit. No transcript will be issued, but participants will receive a certificate upon completion.
Schedules vary, so it may be possible to enroll in more than one program at a time. Please consider the workload required for each, as programs typically include assignments to be completed outside of the scheduled time.
Parsons Executive Education uses a combination of the Canvas Learning Management System and the Zoom video platform. Each program has a dedicated Canvas course site. Participants will receive an email before the program start date with instructions and log-in credentials. Program sites remain open for 60 days after the program end date.
Technical requirements for online programs:
If applicable, preparatory materials, such as readings, will be made available in Canvas. You will receive an email with materials and logistical information before the program start date.
Parsons Executive Education programs for individuals are open enrollment—there is no formal application process—but are designed for mid- to senior-level executives. The section Who Is This Course For? on the program page lists the types of roles attendees are likely to have and which are well suited to the program.
Students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis. We recommend registering as early as possible to reserve your place, as space may be limited.
On the Parsons Executive Education website, from the program page, click on the Register Now button and select the date and format of your choice. You can view Registration Policies before checking out. To begin the checkout process, if you already have an account on The New School’s Continuing and Professional Education website, log in with those credentials. If you have already taken or are currently enrolled in a New School Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) course or Parsons Executive Education program, sign in with your NetID. Otherwise, enter your email to create a new user account, fill out your contact information, and complete your profile. Afterward you will receive an account confirmation email from CPE with a link taking you back to the website to set your password. Now that you have created an account, you can complete your transaction. You cannot operate as a guest on the website.
Please check the program pages on our website for future dates.
Payment should be made at time of registration by credit or debit card issued by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.Students who live in countries outside of the United States can pay through an international bank. The New School has partnered with Pay My Tuition to make it safe and convenient for international students to pay their tuition using local currency. If you plan to use Pay My Tuition, a program advisor will need to process your registration. Please contact email@example.com. Payment is due within seven days of enrollment. If payment is not received, the registrant will lose their place in the program.
Students whose tuition will be paid by their employer or another sponsor should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for course enrollment.
Interested veterans should contact the Office of Student Veteran Services to discuss whether their benefits are applicable at email@example.com.
We do not offer financial aid or scholarships; however, we do provide a 25 percent discount on Parsons Executive Education programs for alumni who hold associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees from The New School. You can request a personal discount code through Alumni Relations.
We also offer preferred pricing for groups. Groups receive a discount ranging from 10 to 20 percent, based on the total number of participants enrolled per course. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parsons Executive Education programs, courses, and certificates are not eligible for The New School’s tuition waiver benefit, described in the Tuition Waiver Plan Policies for Full-Time Faculty and Staff and for Part-Time Faculty (available on the Human Resources website).
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation of registration must be submitted to email@example.com and is valid upon Parsons Executive Education confirming receipt of your request. Please see the table below for the refund schedule computed from 11:59 ET on the date your request is received. Refunds are disbursed through the method originally used for payment. 100% of the program tuition will be forfeited with less than 14 days notice, for failure to attend without notification, or if a withdrawal occurs on or after the program start date.
Transfers and Refunds
Transfer requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and are valid when Parsons Executive Education has confirmed receipt. In most cases, one transfer to a program will be permitted within 12 months of the original program start date, provided that there are seats available in the requested program. Please see the table below for transfer penalties, computed from 11:59 p.m. ET on the date your request is received. The remaining balance can be applied to another Parsons Executive Education program or refunded within 12 months of the original program start date. If applying a balance and transferring to a program of higher monetary value, the registrant will be responsible for paying the overage. 100% of the program tuition will be forfeited if the registrant does not request a refund or enroll in another program within 12 months of the original program start date.
Refunds for Canceled Programs
Parsons Executive Education reserves the right to cancel courses or adjust curriculum. Courses are canceled typically because of insufficient enrollment, withdrawal of the faculty, or inability to secure appropriate instructional space. If your course is canceled, you will be notified by Parsons Executive Education and asked whether you wish to transfer to another course in or to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. Refunds are disbursed through the method originally used for payment. Refund processing time is approximately three weeks.
Cancellations, transfers, and substitution requests are valid only if they meet the above criteria and upon Parsons Executive Education’s confirming receipt of your request. If applicable, refunds will be disbursed through the method originally used for payment.
Parsons Executive Education is not responsible for travel or related costs under any circumstances. Participants may want to consider purchasing refundable tickets and trip cancellation insurance in the unlikely event that a program is canceled or the participant cannot attend for personal or professional reasons.
Parsons Executive Education may, at its sole discretion, permit a substitution if the request is received in writing 30 days before the original program’s start date.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires educational institutions to report on IRS Form 1098-T amounts paid for qualified tuition-related expenses. This requirement applies to programs in which credit was earned. The IRS does not allow The New School to report noncredit programs such as Executive Education open-enrollment programs. Please consult your tax advisor or IRS Publication 970 to find out whether you can claim tuition and related expenses that are not reported on an IRS Form 1098-T.
Please see The New School’s COVID-19 Community guide.
The program tuition includes fees, program materials, and, for in-person programs, lunch and refreshments. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the fee.
The dress code for all programs is business casual.
Free internet access is available on campus. Wi-Fi login information will be provided on the first day of the program.
New York City is served by three major airports—John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark—and can be reached by train or bus. Once in Manhattan, you can get around using public transportation or by taxi. Please visit our Campus Information page for directions and a campus map and our Nearby Accommodations page for a list of hotels in the vicinity of our campus.
The New School requires all program participants to maintain insurance for medical care, illness, and injury. The New School is not responsible for medical expenses participants incur while attending a program. Please make sure that any private insurance provides coverage in the United States that is comparable to that provided by the New School health insurance plan.
Absolutely! Participants in Parsons Executive Education program come from around the world. In-person course participants must travel to New York City to attend. In online programs that have assignments, the completion windows accommodate time zone differences.
Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. However, we do not require English language certification or any international English exam scores such as TOEFL or IELTS before enrollment.
We do not have any visa requirements for program participants. Please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website for more information about visas. Parsons Executive Education does not provide offer letters for visas. For any further visa-related inquiries, please contact ISS@newschool.edu.
F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors should familiarize themselves with the IRS tax requirements and filing obligations for tax years in which they are present in the United States. Please review The New School’s Tax Information page for more information.
Live online programs take place in real time with live faculty and include all of the features of our in-person programs—discussion, interactive exercises, breakout sessions, and more. Live attendance is required.
Participants are expected to have their cameras on for live online sessions in order to fully engage with the class.
Most live online sessions will not be recorded, though faculty may decide to record certain key sessions—they will let you know beforehand, and our system indicates on screen when recording is occurring.
Access to recordings may vary. Please contact faculty for specific information.
Recordings will be available for the duration of your program through online streaming, though not for download.
Participants are expected to attend all live online sessions. If you need to miss a session, please contact faculty in advance.
Participants are required to attend all live online sessions even if they are based in a different time zone.
Parsons faculty and the Executive Education team partner with organizations to develop custom solutions for groups, teams, and organizations. Fully or partially customized or fast track learning programs can be delivered in person, live online, or through a hybrid format. Learn more.
There is no set number for participants in our custom programs, as they are built around clients’ unique needs and objectives. Our client services team will work with you to develop the right custom learning experience for your organization.
Pricing is based on a number of factors, including program length, the number of participants, and where the program is offered. Please contact us for more information.
Participants who complete a Parsons Executive Education custom program will receive a certificate of participation.
Connect with us to discuss your organization’s needs. Our team is available to guide you through this process.
Answers to frequently asked admissions, financial aid and visa questions can be found here.