Academic Plans

Spring Planning, Registration, and Course Information:

Registration will begin on November 30. Please be sure to meet with your advisor or attend an advisor-led information session prior to the start of registration. The administration will also be holding forums and a series of program-specific meetings during the weeks of November 16 and November 23 to share details and respond to any questions that you might have about the Spring semester.

For more details regarding your specific program of study, locate your program and year on the Spring 2021 dropdown at

January Term at CoPA:

A limited number of courses will be available to students in programs across CoPA during the January term. Speak with your advisor about options that are available for the January term. Registration for January courses will coincide with spring registration beginning on November 30. 

Minimally Hybrid: What does it mean at CoPA?

As Interim Provost Browner stated in the email, Update on Our Planning for the Spring Term most courses at The New School will be taught online. The New School will be offering one course, open to students at CoPA, that will include an in-person component. At The College of Performing Arts, all courses, lessons, and other academic activities will remain online. We will continue to phase in more and more in-person work as it becomes safe to do so.

As of today, students who wish to use facilities are able to in either an individual or small ensemble format, provided masks are properly worn at all times and that you adhere to all campus safety protocols (for more information on space at CoPA, click here. Should the New York City infection rate drop to the point where it becomes safe to allow for unmasked activities, larger groups, or even coursework to occur on-site, we will be prepared to make these adjustments.
At CoPA, we remain steadfast in our commitment to prioritizing the health, safety, and wellness of each member of our community, while still continuing to ensure that your creative, artistic, and intellectual growth continues. We are inspired by the work that we have seen this semester thus far, as well as the spirit and energy of this community.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the CoPA Deans should you be in need of additional support this semester or should you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding your experience this year.