Registration and School Policies – The Art Students League

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. However, students wishing to continue their studies in fully subscribed classes must pay tuition for the next month no later than the 21st of the current month (or risk forfeiting their spot). First-time tuition in a class will be prorated as of the date of registration. However, there is no prorating of tuition for students who were registered for the same class during the preceding month.

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.

Travel Workshops
The Art Students League is committed to maintaining an environment that fosters courtesy, respect and appropriate conduct among all those associated with the League, including instructors, students, staff members and visitors. As traveling workshops are considered an extension of League activity, only students in good standing may register. The League reserves the right to deny registration to any student not considered a student in good standing in accordance with League guidelines and policies as set out in documents distributed to those who interact with the League.

Student Policies

Student Conduct Guidelines

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.
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.
Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. The Art Students League of New York (the “League”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, status as a protected veteran, disability, or age, in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the League’s Title IX Coordinator: Astrid Rodriguez, Manager of Administrative Services, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, (646) 838-9132. Or email: