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New York Film Academy Admissions


In addition to the current application form, applicants must submit the following:
  • Proof of high school graduation at a minimum. See transcript requirements below.
  • $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee (Paid by credit card, bank transfer, check or money order).
  • Proof of English proficiency (such as TOEFL or IELTS score), if native language is other than English (TOEFL Code: 6857). See below.
  • Upon acceptance to the program a deposit of $500 is required to ensure a space in the class.

In order to demonstrate high school graduation, applicants must submit ONE of the following, documents must be in English or translated into English by a verified translation service:
  • Official High School Transcript showing graduation date. These may be sent directly from the issuing institution to the NYFA Registrar's office.
  • Copy of High School Diploma showing graduation date.
  • Copy of Official letter confirming General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Official Academic Transcripts from Prior Institution(s) from an accredited college or university showing that admission was based on graduation from High School. These may be sent directly from the issuing institution to the NYFA Registrar's Office.
  • Copy of a College or University Diploma showing graduation date.
  • Official Transcript indicating Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate Degree.
Please note: Students who are still in high school at the time of application must supply the completed college transcript or diploma prior to enrollment.

Since all classes at the New York Film Academy are conducted in English, students must be able to communicate clearly in written and spoken English.

Applicants for whom English is not the first or native language should submit one of the following to verify English proficiency:
  • An official transcript verifying completion of secondary education in which English is the primary language of communication.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 520 or higher (190 for computer-based test or 68 for internet-based test); IELTS 5.5, or the equivalent.
  • A report from a valid English Language School verifying completion of course level equivalent to a 550 Paper-based TOEFL Score.
  • In the case that the documentation is not available, a New York Film Academy representative will use a phone or in-person interview as an opportunity to determine whether or not the applicant has the necessary English language proficiency.
Please note that The ESL School at NYFA offers English language classes to prepare non-native speakers for their program.

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