Registration and School Policies

Key Policies

Entrance Requirements
There are no entrance requirements or examinations. Students are not required to have had any previous art experience. Instructors in some advanced classes may require an interview prior to class admission.

General Registration Information
Registration is by the calendar month throughout the year. Students may start class anytime based on availability. Waitlists are maintained for filled classes.

League instructors are nationally recognized, professional artists. The instructor is present in the studio to critique and discuss artwork twice a week, or as otherwise specified in the schedule of classes. When the instructor is not present, the class is under the charge of a monitor.

The full month’s tuition is due before the first of the calendar month for which the student is registering.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to students enrolled in full- and part-time classes in the form of work-study scholarships, grants, and merit-based scholarships. Eligibility requirements and a list of available scholarships and grants may be obtained in the League office.

The Certificate Programs
If you are applying to a Certificate Program, other entrance requirements apply. Please see the main office for more information.

International Students
The League is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Please see the main office for more information.

Veterans Training
The Art Students League is approved to accept students who wish to use their Veterans Education Benefits for classes at 57th Street.

Both League policy and law prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, race, color, disability, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or sex.


PDF of Student Policies

PDF of Student Conduct Guidelines

PDF of Request for Refund Form The Request for Refund form can be returned in person, by fax: (212) 541-7024 or by e-mail: Please see the PDF of Student Policies or the main office for more information on refunds.
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