1. What are the Admissions Requirements to enroll at The Academy's acting schools in New York and Los Angeles?
Please review Admissions Requirements
2. What do I need to prepare for the audition, and when and where can I audition?
Please review Audition Requirements
and Audition Locations
3. What are deadlines for auditions and deposits?
4. How soon after my audition will I be notified of the decision?
5. What can I expect to spend for tuition?
Tuition & Costs
6. When can I visit the campus?
Campus tours are available by appointment, upon request. For an individual or group tour, please contact Admissions at the campus you wish to visit by calling 800-463-8990.
7. What is the student-faculty ratio?
14 to 1
8. What kinds of scholarships are available?
First Year Students are eligible for merit-based scholarships determined by their audition and application. Second Year Students may apply for scholarships through the Financial Aid Office.
9. When should I begin applying for financial aid?
Students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA
) as early as possible.
10. What other kinds of aid are available if I do not qualify for federal need-based assistance?
Students who do not qualify for federal assistance in the form of grants and loans are encouraged to research and pursue outside scholarships and alternative loans.
11. Are international students eligible for federal financial assistance?
Not in the United States, but they may qualify within their own countries.
12. Can I work on campus?
US students are eligible to participate in federal work-study programs.
13. What services does The Academy provide for housing?
Please review New York Housing
& Los Angeles Housing
14. Do I need a car?
No, students are able to get around using buses, taxis, subways and rail systems in the New York City and Los Angeles areas. Students attending the Los Angeles campus may find life easier if they have a car, however, it is not absolutely necessary. Parking for Los Angeles students is provided on campus.
15. Can I attend school at both the campus in New York and the campus in Los Angeles?
Students are permitted to attend their First Year at one campus and transfer for their Second Year at the other campus, providing they have been invited for the Second Year and the transfer has been approved by the Director of Instruction at the campus the student wishes to transfer to.
16. How is the decision made to invite a student back for the Second Year?
Selection is made on the basis of progress, potential and readiness to benefit from advanced training—as evidenced in the class work and examination plays of the First Year.
17. What degrees are available and can I continue on into a BA or BFA program?
For information on current Academy degrees at each campus and credit transfers, please review Degrees (New York
& Los Angeles
). Some Academy students chose to continue on to for their BA, BFA or MFA at some of the finest colleges and universities throughout the world. Because The Academy is an accredited two-year college, credits earned can be transferred to these four-year colleges and universities, and they determine the amount and placement of transferred credits.
18. Can I audition for plays, films and commercials while attending The Academy?
During the academic year, students are expected to devote their full attention to their studies, and attendance in all Academy classes is mandatory. Therefore, it is not in a student's best interest and against school policy for students to audition while attending The Academy.
19. What about campus security on-campus crime?
Statistics are maintained by The Academy in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, and are made available to all enrolled students and to other inquiries upon request. In the 2010-2011 school year there were no crimes (rape, murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary) at The Academy. Further, there were no arrests of students on campus for liquor law violations, drug abuse or possession of weapons. The entrance to each campus is supervised at all times by a security guard and no one is admitted to the campus or building without being properly identified.
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