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Admissions and Registration

Admission Requirements and Procedures
Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalency and be at least 18 years of age. All applicants must schedule an interview with the Director, at which time an application will be completed. Please bring a current resume and headshot (if available). If the prospective student wishes to enroll in an advanced class, an audition is required. All applicants will receive a tour of the Studio.

U.S. Students
Tuition: There is a onetime $100 non-refundable application fee for U.S. students. Students may enroll in the two-year program or take individual classes. The cost of the two-year program is $33,725 (First Year: $18,375, Second Year: $15,350). American students may pay by the term. There are six terms per year for a total of twelve terms. Each term's tuition is due no later than one week before the first day of classes. If you are interested in taking individual classes, please see Courses for individual class costs.

Split-Payment Plan: A split-payment plan may be arranged for eligible students. There is a $45 fee for the split-payment plan. The student agrees to pay one-third of the total balance no later than one week before the first day of classes. The second payment is due three weeks after the first day of classes. The final payment is due three weeks after the date of the second payment. A $5 late fee will be assessed for each class taught after the payment due date, if payment has not been paid according to the split payment plan.

Please note: Continuing part-time students who wish to register, will be required to pay a $60 deposit to hold their spots. The deposit comes off the total amount due for classes. The balance will be due one week before the first day of classes. The deposit is non-refundable.

Tuition must be paid either by bank wire, cash, personal check, credit card, cashier's check, or money order made payable to Stella Adler-Los Angeles. These are the only acceptable forms of payment.

BUYER'S RIGHT TO CANCEL (US Students Only): Students have the right to cancel this agreement prior to or on the first day of instruction and obtain a refund less the $60 per class deposit, by submitting a written notice no later than the first day of instruction to Wendy Overend, Administrator, Stella Adler-Los Angeles, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor, Hollywood, CA 90028, or by hand delivery. All refunds will be paid within 30 days after notice of cancellation has been received. Please note: The application fee is non-refundable.

WITHDRAWAL (US Students Only): Once classes have begun, students have the right to withdraw from a course or program. A student will receive a pro-rated refund for the unused portion of the tuition less the $25 per class drop fee if the student has completed 60% or less of instruction. If the school cancels or discontinues a course or educational program, the school will issue a full refund. All refunds will be paid within 30 days after notice of cancellation has been received.

STUDENT CONDUCT: At the discretion of the Stella Adler Administrative Affairs, students may be dismissed from the Academy for behavior disruptive to the mission of the school. The following is a listing of such, but not limited to those stated below:

*Excessive unexcused absenses or tardiness
*Unauthorized possession, use or consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs while on the premises
*Intoxication, dishonesty, altercation, stealing
*Possession, use or abuse of a weapon, dangerous material, or unlawful substance
*Disruptive behavior in class
*Intent to undermine the goals of the institution
*Grave personal misconduct
*Misuse, unauthorized use of, or damage to Stella Adler Academy property
*Sexual or physical assault on-campus
*Unlawful harassment of an employee, student or other person
*Failure to meet financial obligations or commitments
*Unauthorized release of confidential information about Stella Adler Academy employees, faculty, alumni and students
*Violation of general rules and regulations

The administration may place on probation, suspend or expel students for one or more of the causes enumerated above. No fees or tuition paid by or for such students for the term in which they are suspended or expelled shall be refunded.

International Students
Tuition: Stella Adler-Los Angeles is presently approved for the enrollment of full-time international students on the M-1 Visa by the United States Department of Homeland Security. For international students who require a student visa, the Studio issues the Form I-20 (M-1 Visa)—a two-year visa followed by up to 6 months of practical training. In addition to the normal registration requirements, an international student must be fluent in English, submit proof of sufficient income to cover tuition and living expenses for one year, provide a valid passport, and submit a non-refundable application fee of $160 dollars. Please note: International students may not work while in the United States.

The cost of the two-year program is $33,725. The first year’s tuition of $18,375 is due in full no later than one week before the first day of classes (Upon approval, students may pay tuition in two installments of $9,187.50 each). The second year's tuition of $15,350 will be due no later than 45 days before the end of the student’s first year. Upon receipt of payment, Stella Adler-Los Angeles will assist the student in filing the visa extension for their second year.

Tuition will be paid either by bank wire, cash, credit card, cashier’s check, or money order made payable to Stella Adler-Los Angeles. These are the only acceptable forms of payment. Tuition costs include all visa processing fees incurred by Stella Adler-Los Angeles. Students will be responsible for additional fees owed directly to the Department of Homeland Security.

All international students without their own bank account shall be represented by a financial guarantor. Said guarantor is responsible for all monies and will be notified should any problems arise, including but not limited to monies, behavior, withdrawal, dismissal, and visa status.

The estimated finances for one year including tuition and living expenses are $30,000.

Re-application procedures: Any student who previously applied and elected not to register or was denied admission, and/or any student who withdrew or was dismissed must re-apply as per normal admission requirements.

Stella Adler-Los Angeles is licensed by the Bureau for Private-Post Secondary Education:

Stella Adler-Los Angeles reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction and faculty/staff members at any time. Any changes in policy, programs, faculty/staff, guidelines and federal regulations are updated annually.

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private-post secondary institution from losing money, if there was prepaid tuition and financial loss, as a result of school closure, failure to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusal to pay a court judgement.

If students are not residents of California, they are not eligible for the protection or recovery from the STRF law. To qualify for STRF reimbursement, a student must file an STRF application within one year of receiving notice that said school is closed from the Council for Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education.

If you have any questions, complaints or problems which you cannot work out with the school, contact the: Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Information, P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, web site:

Links to School Information:

Performance Fact Sheet 2013

Institution Data
Program Data

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