Prospective students seeking admission to The Los Angeles Film School must have one of the following:
• High School Diploma
• High School Certificate of Proficiency
The School accepts the following as proof of high school graduation:
• Official, sealed copy of high school transcript
• Original or Certified Copy of high school diploma
• GED Scores
• Documentation of High School Equivalency Approved for Home State
• Home School Program Certification form or transcripts from a Home School Program that is equivalent to a high school diploma and is recognized by the student’s home state
• CHSPE Letter
Prospective students who are in the process of obtaining proof of high school graduation documentation may enroll and be accepted conditionally. These students must submit their proof of graduation before the end of the first term or they will not be allowed to move on to the next course. No financial aid will be paid until the transcript is received. Additionally, no military education benefits will be certified beyond the first month of school without official transcripts from the military and all post-secondary institutions where applicable previous education has been earned.
All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language. This requirement can be satisfied if the applicant attended a high school in the United States or submits a diploma from a secondary school in a system in which English is the official language of instruction. If English is not the applicant’s first language, the applicant must meet the minimum acceptable proof of English Language Proficiency standards (see International Admissions Policy listed elsewhere in this section).
The School may reject any applicant whose records indicate inadequate preparation and/or interest for its programs. An applicant who has been denied admission will not be allowed to enroll in classes.
Additional Requirements for Admission to the Computer Animation or Game Production Programs
Applicants to the Associate of Science in Computer Animation Degree Program should possess artistic skills. Traditional art classes are recommended prior to entering the program. A foundation in sketching, sculpting, and painting is important for the animation industry and is essential for developing the 3D artist. Students must possess an acceptable level of English Language proficiency for admission to the program.
Applicants to the Game Production Associate of Science Degree Program must be comfortable working in the Windows computer environment and possess an acceptable level of English language proficiency for admission to the program. A passion for games and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment is essential for success.
Enrollment and Application Procedure
An application for admission and an enrollment agreement must be completed and signed by the applicant and parent or guardian (if applicable) and submitted to the Office of Admissions with a $75 processing fee. This fee is discounted to $50 for US Veterans and their immediate dependents with a Member-4 copy of a DD214, certificate of eligibility or valid military identification card of the sponsor. Applicants must submit proof of high school graduation or GED scores. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the School prior to submitting an application. Please contact the Office of Admissions to make arrangements to tour the School and meet with a dedicated admissions advisor.
The School reserves the right to request any additional information necessary to evaluate an applicant’s potential for academic success.
Military and Veteran Admissions Documentation
All recipients of VA education benefit monies must provide disclosure about all post-secondary education earned on the application for admission so that previous credits can be applied toward degree completion requirements.
Prospective students considering funding their education with military benefits while enrolled in The Los Angeles Film School are encouraged to call or visit the Military Services Department for instructions prior to applying for benefits.
Please call the main campus telephone number to be routed to a qualified Military Admission Representative: 323-860-0789 (local) or 877-952-3456 (toll-free long distance).
As required by the VA or DOD, the following documentation is also requested for enrollment:
• Valid 1905 (Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment recipients only)
• Official copies of all military transcripts
• Official copies for all post-secondary institution transcripts where academic credit was earned
• Certificate of Eligibility/Award of Benefits from the VA, Printed VONAPP Confirmation, or a Notice of Benefit Eligibility
International Student Admissions Policy
All international (nonimmigrant) applicants must meet the same admission standards set forth above.
English Language Proficiency Policy
All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language. This requirement can be satisfied if the applicant attended a high school in the United States or submits a diploma from a secondary school in a system in which English is the official language of instruction. If English is not the applicant’s first language, the applicant must meet the minimum acceptable proof of English Language Proficiency standard through submission of an official minimum score on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or its TOEFL Internet (iBT) equivalent. A minimum score of 500 on the written TOEFL or 60 on the TOEFL (iBT) is required for admission to all associate level degree programs. Applicants may also meet the minimum English Language Proficiency standard with a minimum score of 80 on the Michigan Test of English Proficiency or a minimum band score of 5.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
Admissions Requirements for Non-immigrant Students
Applicants seeking to enroll in valid student nonimmigrant status must submit a completed and signed application for admission and enrollment agreement along with the $75 application fee. Applicants must provide official copies of all educational transcripts and diplomas that are prepared in English or include an official English translation. Applicants must submit proof of English language proficiency, if applicable, and a completed and signed Financial Certification Form. Nonimmigrant applicants residing in the United States at the time of application must submit a photocopy of the visa page contained within the student’s passport as well as a photocopy of the student’s I/94 arrival departure record (both sides). Nonimmigrant applicants residing in the United States at the time of application in either F, M, or J non-immigrant classification must submit written confirmation of nonimmigrant status at previous school attended before transferring to the School. All documentation should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
The Los Angeles Film School
6363 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
The Los Angeles Film School is authorized under federal law to admit nonimmigrant students.
Prior students of The Los Angeles Film School who have not graduated from a degree program should contact the re-entry coordinator by calling the main line: 323-860-0789, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals requesting re-admittance who have been dismissed for academic or conduct reasons should contact student services directly for status on eligibility and procedures by calling the main line or sending an email to: email@example.com.
The Los Angeles Film School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to admission or employment.
Students with disabilities are invited to apply for admission to The Los Angeles Film School. The School recommends that students who are requesting accommodations for equal access to educational programs notify Student Services prior to the start of their first course to ensure their needs are met in a timely manner. To be eligible for accommodations, recent documentation from a medical doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or learning specialist is required. Contact the Office of Student Services for information on the policies regarding accommodations for students with disabilities by calling the main line or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.