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Application Deadlines – LA Campus

LA Application Deadlines

All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to the application deadlines. Application deadlines are set in order to allow sufficient time to process applications and for international applicants to obtain their required M-1 or F-1 student visa for study. 

Please note that for the 2-Week Intensive programs and the Young Actors at Strasberg programs, there is no set application deadline; however the program closes when it reaches maximum capacity.


Domestic Applicant Deadlines

Domestic applicants should submit their applications no less than 2 weeks prior to the desired session start date.

Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Application Deadline is September 1

(Green card holders, international applicants holding another visa status that permits study, and Canadian citizens are are subject to Domestic applicant deadlines.)


International Applicant Deadlines

  • International students should submit their applications no less than 6 weeks prior to the desired session start date. (Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications at least 8 weeks in advance.)
  • AOS Application deadline: August 1

International applicants are all applicants who must obtain a SEVIS form I-20 from The Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles in order to obtain a student visa (M-1 Visa for 12-Week, 1YR, or 2YR programs and an F-1 Visa for AOS degree.)
Canadian applicants may adhere to Domestic application deadlines as the student visa is obtained at the border upon entry.


Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and decisions letters will be issued on or around the following dates for enrollment in the Associate of Occupational Studies degree program.

March 6 • April 10 •May 22 • June 12 • July 10 • August 7 • August 28 • September 10

Winter 202111/1 Update: Online

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that Winter 2021 term classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance.

Click here for Winter online classes in New York City. | Click here for Winter online classes for Los Angeles.

The Institute is also offering new short-term online only classes. See Online Acting

Please note that the State of California color-coded reopening system does not permit any in-person instruction until the County is at least in the red tier (25% capacity). Los Angeles remains in purple.