Interested in studying in the United States? There is no better place to learn about the Entertainment Arts than in Hollywood, California! We’ve welcomed students from all over the world to our historic campus in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Read about our Admissions process for International Students and how we can assist you during your transition to the U.S. We hope to see you soon!


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Step 1

Complete Your Application

Click here to complete The Los Angeles Film School’s Application for Admissions. After you have completed the application, you will be contacted by an Admissions Representative.

If you have any questions regarding the application or would like to check on your acceptance status, please email us.



STEP 2

Submit Documents for I-20


The I-20 is a document issued by a U.S. government-approved educational institution certifying that a student has been admitted to a full-time study program and has demonstrated sufficient financial resources to stay in the U.S. The I-20 is officially titled the “Certificate of Eligibility” because it allows an individual to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.

You will need to provide several documents for your I-20:

Funds Verification

English Proficiency

Proof of High School Graduation

High School Evaluation

I-20 Information Form

Passport


To read a detailed breakdown of each of these items, please click here.



STEP 3

Apply for an F-1 Visa

Once you receive your I-20 from us, you must apply for your F-1 Visa and schedule an appointment for your visa interview – usually, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season and visa category, so you should apply for your visa early.

Be prepared! You will need to:

Pay SEVIS Fee

Complete Visa Application

Schedule Interview


Click here to learn more about the visa Interview process.



STEP 4

Payment

Your TechKit and first semester (4 months) tuition payment is due 30 days prior to your start date. Should you have any questions about this, reach out to our International Team.



STEP 5

Housing Options

We have full-time, dedicated staff available to facilitate your transition to the United States. Our Housing Coordinator can assist you in finding living accommodations or selecting a student roommate.

Upon acceptance, you will be emailed a Housing Guide. Once you have been issued an I-20, our Housing Coordinator will be available to work with you one-on-one. Please note, the majority of our International students stay in a hotel or Airbnb for their first week or two to familiarize themselves with the area before choosing a long-term living arrangement.

Please visit our Housing section for more info or take a virtual tour of our campus. You can also visit our Discover L.A. page to learn more about Los Angeles as a city!

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STEP 6

Attend Registration

Our DSO (Designated School Official) will send you an email approximately 30 days before the start of school with Registration dates, times and instructions on how to schedule your appointment. If it is within 30 days of your start date and you would like to schedule your Registration or you have any questions about the Registration process, please email us at InternationalReps@lafilm.edu.
 
Once you have made your appointment, remember to bring your passport, visa and initial I-20 to Registration. Be prepared to check in on-time! If you are late, you will have to reschedule.


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STEP 7

Attend Orientation

Orientation often consists of one day on campus prior to your first full day of classes and is mandatory for new students.

Please email us in advance, if you cannot make Orientation.

• Please arrive at campus, 6363 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, no later than 9:00 AM

• We encourage new students to park in our parking lot for $6/day (you will receive detailed parking directions the day before Orientation)

• Continental breakfast will be served

• We will check you in and confirm you are registered for the desired program of study

• A presentation in our Main Theatre will begin after breakfast, followed by program-specific presentations led by Program Directors

• You will then participate in the New Student Selfie-Campus Challenge to familiarize yourself with life at LAFS

• Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm