International Student Admissions Requirements
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language. Demonstration that English is an applicant’s “first” language can be satisfied if the applicant submits a diploma from secondary school (or above) in a system in which English is the official language of instruction. If English is not the applicant’s “first” language, the applicant may need to meet the minimum English Language Proficiency standard through submission of an official minimum score on the written Test of English for International Communication TOEIC or its TOEFL Internet-based test (i-BT) equivalent. The minimum score for acceptance to study broadcasting in English. is 130 or higher on TOEIC test, for TOEFL, the minimum score for acceptance to study broadcasting in English 480 (Standard), 173 (Computerized), or 61(Internet).
NOTE: Not all students will be asked to take the TOEIC or TOEFL Test.
Applicants seeking to enroll in valid student nonimmigrant status must submit each of the following items to The Academy:
- A completed and signed Application for Admission Form.
- A completed and signed Enrollment Agreement
- Original or official copies of all educational transcripts (high school and, if applicable, university-level academic records) and diplomas. These educational transcripts and diplomas must be prepared in English or include a complete and official English translation
- Proof of English language proficiency
- A completed and signed Sponsor’s Statement of Financial Support. This is not required if the student is self-sponsored.
- Official Financial Statements. Financial statements, typically provided by a bank, must verify sufficient funds to cover the cost of the educational program as well as all living expenses while the student is in school.
- A U.S. $200 nonrefundable application fee.
- A photocopy of the student’s passport to provide proof of birth date and citizenship. Students outside the United States who have not yet acquired a passport will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate.
- For all nonimmigrant applicants residing in the United States at the time of application: a photocopy of the visa page contained within the student’s passport as well as a photocopy of the student’s I-94 arrival departure record. Copy both sides.
- For all nonimmigrant applicants residing in the United States at the time of application in F, M or J nonimmigrant classification: written confirmation of nonimmigrant status at previous school attended before transferring to The Academy.
Upon completion and acceptance of the admissions packet, The Academy will provide the I-20 required for the M1 visa application process.
- Student pays SEVIS fee at http://fmjfee.com/i901fee and should receive the original I-797 receipt by mail. If you paid the fee online by credit card, you can print the receipt.
- Student uses electronic receipt to schedule an interview at the nearest US Embassy or Consulate
- 90 days prior to the program start date
If an applicant seeking to enroll in valid student nonimmigrant status is transferring from a college or university in the United States, the International Student Transfer Clearance Form is also required.
Students who do not possess health insurance upon applying to The Academy must be prepared to purchase health insurance through an approved provider upon commencement of studies
A Visa approved by the United States Govenment is required. Please click here for more details.