Admissions Process


Step 1:

  • There are three types of students. Choose which type of student you wish to be.
    • Regular Student:  I am interested in pursuing a degree or graduate certificate, and therefore I am interested in taking courses for credit. A regular student must have a BA or expect to receive a BA in the immediate future.
    • Auditor: I am interested in registering for classes but I am not pursuing a degree or certificate, and therefore I am not interested in receiving credit or a grade for any course. I do however wish to participate, be counted as a student on the roster and receive a certificate of attendance. 
    • Digital Attendee: I am only interested in sitting in on certain lectures. I do not want credit. I will not participate in the course, and will not be counted as a student on the roster.
  • TISA uses rolling admissions where completed applications are processed as we receive them. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Expect about 3-4 weeks to hear back.
  • After the first form of the application is complete, you should recieve an email confirming your submission and allowing you to continue your application.

Step 2:

  • Regular Student Tuition: $1,500 for a 3 hour course ($500 a credit hour)
  • Auditor Tuition: $500 per course
  • Digital Attendee Tuition: $150 per course
  • Tuition is due before classes begin unless an installment plan is agreed upon.
Financial Aid

Step 3:

  • TISA has a policy to never turn down a regular student for financial reasons. If you feel you need financial aid, please answer the question at the end of the application indicating that you desire financial aid.
  • A separate financial aid application will be sent to you. Expect a response to a completed financial aid application within 3 weeks. 
Course Registration

Step 4:

  • After you have been accepted, then you will register for classes.
  • The fall 2019 course schedule is available on our website.