Anonymous Asked
QuestionDo you happen to know a community/blog where I can see work from other Parson's students? Preferably photography/drawing and painting. I've seen your work as well! I want to get a feel of what kind of work students do there~ Answer

I don’t know of any. Although I can say that (at least for the photography department) people literally make all different kinds of work. There are people who make conceptual work, fashion work, documentary work, fine art and pretty much any other type of work you can think of. 

The key is finding the right teacher based on what type of work you create.

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionDo you recommend me applying for early decision? I'm almost sure that I'm devoted to Parsons but I'm so worried about money. (I feel like I'm missing something) Like, if I wasn't given enough scholarship then I obviously wouldn't be able to attend... or is this not how it goes. Since I'm unsure of how much financial aid I'd get if I were to be accepted in for early decision, I'm too scared to do it. Answer

Yes, I do. I didn’t know if parsons was the school for me when I applied early decision. You do get better access to scholarships. I actually applied early decision to all the schools I applied to. Schools make it seem like that you have to be fully decided on that school when you apply early decision but you can also reject the acceptance if you get one. 

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionI went to portfolio day today and when I went to the parsons table the person "looking through" my portfolio did not evalute my work very well. I believe she looked at two pieces, is this how it is supposed to be or am I supposed to get feed back on what I need to work on? All the other schools did that. Answer

Parsons is a super popular school and tons of people want to meet with representatives from Parsons. When I went to portfolio day years ago, the larger schools did not spend much time with each student because of the long line. The representatives aren’t going to give you a full evaluation. If other schools told you want you need to work one then you know what you need to work on. 

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Anonymous Asked
Questionis there a way to view only posts by parsons students? what i mean is like, is there a tag that excludes the question/answers? the asks are getting in the way. i applaud you for taking your time to answer them tho, you're doing great <3 Answer

No, there is not a separate tag that excludes the asks. You can use the archive if you want to look at posts. 

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionI don't understand why you can't answer honestly but with kindness. Answer

Because people need to take five minutes to think before you send in questions that have obviously answers. I answer the questions how I want to answer them. If you don’t like it then don’t read the blog. Or better yet, instead of asking an anonymous person on the internet about your college education do your own research and contact schools like everyone else. 

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionHey I really need ur help i just wanna ask u if parsons requests for GPA? If so, what's lowest grade of their requirement ? This question keeps me wondering for a supperrrrrr long time. Plzzzzzz answer! Thank you so much ! Answer

*copied from your other asks*

What if my GPA is too low, could I still got the chance to get in?!!!!

Um okay… lets think about this for a second. You go to high school, you are graded, you get a GPA, colleges want to know how to did in high school before then admit you. So yes, they are going to look at your GPA. Its common fucking sense.

The minimum required GPA i like 2.0-2.5 (out of 4.0) I think. 

And i’m going to say no, if you don’t have the minimum GPA then you probably won’t get in. Because 2.0GPA is basically a D average in high school. 

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionSo I finished my portfolio, but most of my pieces are photography-based. I'm applying for communication design which is computer-based, but I feel nervous that I don't have any drawings. I am really bad at drawing and painting, but my digital work is strong. All my pieces are different from each other and unique in their own ways, but will it hurt me to not have any drawings or sketches? Answer

I would have a variety in your portfolio but you also should like what you have in there. Your first year is a foundation year - drawing, painting, sculpture, design. You won’t start communication classes until your sophomore year. 

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionHow strict Parsons is with English language test score which is required for international students? My TOEFL score is 6 points lower than the requirement, is there any chance I could be still accepted? Answer

this is a question for the International Student Services Office at The New School. Please contact them.

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionDo you know if Pratt has a better fine arts department than Parsons? Answer

Idk. I guess it depends on which major your talking about. Parsons and Pratt are both good schools.

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionDo you need to answer all the Parsons Program questions in the application for undergraduate BFA? And do they need to be answered as full essays? Because your given up to a 1000 characters to answer the questions. Answer

this is a question for the admissions office, not a blog on tumblr. My best guess is yes, you have to answer all the questions and you should answer them as fully as possibly. 

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in general if you have questions about your application, the admissions process, or application requirements, PLEASE CONTACT THE NEW SCHOOL. I submitted my Parsons Application 4 years ago and I know they change the applicate year to year.