The Parsons Challenge is a test required for entry to Parsons: The New School for Design, a college in New York City. The applicant must make three original interpretations of something commonly overlooked within the daily environment.
All applicants to Bachelor's degree programs at Parsons must submit Parsons Challenge work to the Admissions Committee. Prospective students can use any medium or media and must accompany each piece with a 250-word essay. The work submitted for the Parsons Challenge can only be submitted through the SlideRoom portion of the Parsons website, so the work must be something that can be converted to digital files.