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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.

New York Film Academy believes that to be successful in our degree programs an applicant must have a strong command of the English language. Non-U.S. residents or international applicants, for whom English is not their first or native language, who apply to NYFA’s MFA, MA, BFA, BA, AFA, or long-term certificate programs, are asked to provide one of the following as proof of English language proficiency:
  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score iBT of 68 or an IELTS score of 5.5 for BFA, BA, and Conservatory programs. For the MFA and MA programs, the required score for TOEFL iBT is 79 and IELTS of 6.5.
  • A report from a valid English Language School verifying completion of course level equivalent to a 550 Paper-based TOEFL Score.
Applicants might be eligible to receive an English proficiency waiver under the following conditions:
  • Verification that the applicant has been studying in a college or university where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 1 full year at the time of his or her application; or
  • Verification that the applicant has been studying in a high school where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 3 full years at the time of his or her application.
Applicants who wish to confirm eligibility for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver can contact an admissions representative for assistance.

For short-term and long-term non-degree certificate programs, NYFA will accept a positive language evaluation via phone or Skype in lieu of the other requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: All students will take English assessment tests during the registration period at the beginning the program. Students may be referred to additional English study in an ESL program or a blended program depending on their English level. This may add a semester or more to the time needed to complete the program of study at NYFA.

All courses at all NYFA locations are taught in English.

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