The Stella Adler Studio is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, handicap, color, ethnic origin, or national origin (as defined in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) in selecting qualified matriculates, administering its educational and admissions policies, its scholarship and loan programs, or any other school-administered programs.
Housing costs are not included in the price for tuition. The studio has a relationship with Educational Housing Services, a Not-for-Profit company that provides affordable and safe housing for students in the city. Housing is available for the summer term only for early registration. Payment and registration will be handled through Educational Housing Services directly. Housing for the 3 Year Conservatory and the Evening Conservatory is the responsibility of the student. Please contact Ryan Chittaphong directly at 212-689-0087 for more information about housing.
Applicants who do not live in the tri-state area may send a DVD audition. The DVD Audition must be submitted along with the completed application requirements for each program. Please make sure the DVD is in the NTSC format for proper play in American DVD players. We will also accept online video submissions through YouTube or Vimeo. An interview must follow all auditions, and they may occur over the phone for those not in the tri-state area.
This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. Foreign students must meet the following requirements:
- Fluency in English.
- A completed application submitted with all appropriate supplemental materials.
- If a foreign applicant is unable to interview in person, a telephone interview should be arranged and an NTSC-format audition videotape should be submitted. The applicant must also explain in writing why he or she wants to attend the Studio, including a brief biography.
- Applicant must submit proof of anticipated source of income (a bank statement or letter from a parent, guardian, or sponsor confirming financial support sufficient to enable the applicant to remain in the United States during the term of study). Please note that foreign students may not work while living in the United States.
All fees are payable by specified dates before the beginning of each semester. Unless otherwise agreed to, all late payments are subject to a late payment charge of 2% per month.
Upon satisfactory completion of the 3 Year Conservatory, the Evening Conservatory, or a Summer Program (including all required hours, courses, and projects), graduating students will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Every student enrolled in the 3 Year Conservatory Program or the Evening Conservatory is continuously evaluated by the faculty and given guidance regarding the student’s progress and growth. Formal evaluations, in the form of faculty interviews, are given each semester.
Grounds for Dismissal
Students may be dismissed from any program of the Stella Adler Studio due to inappropriate behavior, absences, repeated tardiness, or, in the opinion of the faculty, non-participation. There are no tuition refunds under these circumstances.
Students who wish to withdraw from the Studio for any reason must submit a written notice to the Artistic Director. The official date of withdrawal will be the date the Director receives the notice. Full refunds (less the deposit) are available only before the beginning of classes. After classes begin, students will be refunded according to a schedule, as indicated on the refund policy dictated on the application for admission. Further information is provided in the Student Guidelines handbook.
**The information on this website is based on the most recent data as of September 2010; every effort is made to assure the accuracy of the information provided on this website. Because of the complexities associated with administering multiple financial aid programs and regulatory changes that may occur, all information contained herein – especially figures on tuitions and expenses – are subject to change; and nothing in this edition will be binding upon the Stella Adler Studio if such changes are mandated by Federal regulations or institutional policy.**
At this time the Stella Adler Studio does not participate in any student financial aid program through the Department of Education. Therefore, students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid through FAFSA for any Stella Adler Studio program. The Stella Adler Studio also is not a participating organization in the Plan 529 College Savings plan through the IRS. The Stella Adler Studio is an eligible institution under the GI Bill.