Emerson Los Angeles

How to Apply to the Program

  • Students apply to the program one year in advance of study. Most students apply the first semester of their junior year.
  • The online application to ELA SUMMER 2015, ELA FALL 2015 and ELA SPRING 2016 will be available October 1st.

The Los Angeles Program is only available to qualified juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

View information if you are a New Transfer Student or International Student »

  1. Evaluation Criteria:  To be determined.
  2. Qualifications: The Los Angeles Program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students in good social standing. We strongly recommend, however, that undergraduate applicants apply in the fall of their junior year for admission during their senior year. The minimum cumulative grade point average requirement is 2.7.
  3. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.
  4. Applicants may apply for one term only: Applying for multiple terms is not an option. Make certain you apply for the correct term, as changing terms at a later date will move your application to the bottom of the waitlist for that term.
  5. Program Deposit: Upon approval to attend, a nonrefundable and nontransferable program deposit of $300 is required. Spaces are not held for applicants, even approved applicants, without a confirmation deposit.
  6. Meals: There is no food service at ELA. Fall, spring  and summer semester students will receive board bucks as part of their housing cost. Students can use board bucks to purchase meals at the Emerson Cafe on site, or at local neighborhood restaurants. There is a common kitchen for student use.
  7. Housing: On-campus housing is mandatory for undergraduate students and optional for graduate students and students over the age of 24. ELA offers single and double rooms only. The rooms are in suites with a shared bathroom. Housing requests are made online through the Housing Department webs

New Transfer Student Applicants

Because you do not yet have a cumulative GPA at Emerson, you may not be able to access the online application form. Please contact David Griffin, Director of International Study and External Programs, if you encounter this difficulty. Also, you'll need to submit an official copy of your previous college transcript to the International Study and External Programs Office. Please request that it be mailed to:

International Study and External Programs
Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

International Applicants

In order to pursue a course of study at a U.S. institution of higher education, you need to maintain an appropriate immigration status. Please consult with David Griffin, Director of International Study and External Programs, or the U.S. consulate in your home country for requirements and procedures.