International Students


The American Academy of Art welcomes qualified international students who can demonstrate adequate English skills. Applicants whose native language is not English can submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with their applications and should indicate the Academy’s institution code number of 1013 when taking the test. The minimum acceptable TOEFL scores are 500 paper-based total, 173 computer-based total and 61 Internet-based total.

To be granted a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant status (I-20), an international student must have:

  • Been accepted as a full-time student in a degree program;
  • Submitted a signed Enrollment Agreement; and
  • Submitted an affidavit verifying sufficient financial resources to cover expenses for a full school year.

International applicants are not eligible for financial aid from the U.S. government. International applicants must submit certified transcripts of all secondary and college-level studies, translated if necessary and accompanied by an explanation of the grading systems.

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