All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be admitted into GIA courses and programs. On Campus and Lab class applicants must be at least 18 years of age. GIA accepts applications for online courses from individuals who are at least 16 years of age and have a high school diploma or the equivalent.  English-language proficiency is required for courses taught in English. 

For more detailed requirements, please refer to the GIA Education Catalog for the campus you wish to apply.


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* Registration deadline is the Thursday before the published course start date

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It is GIA’s policy not to engage in discrimination against, or harassment of any student enrolled in or seeking enrollment in GIA on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender,  age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy or parental status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, caste, union membership, political affiliation, physical appearance, HIV status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity laws, orders and regulations, and remaining compliant and consistent with the Civil Rights Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This policy on non-discrimination applies to admissions, enrollment, scholarships, loan programs, employment, and access to participation in all GIA programs and activities.

GIA will make reasonable accommodations for students with qualified disabilities. Each course requires students to perform particular physical and mental ability tasks related to that course. Upon request, GIA is pleased to discuss these tasks with you to allow you to evaluate your potential for success and your decision to apply. Students who will be requesting accommodation are asked to do so in writing following admission to GIA and at least 30 days prior to the date accommodations will be needed. Documentation must be from a professional who is qualified in the testing and diagnosis of the disability. Please make an appointment to discuss your request with the Dean of Students or School Director.