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 prior to attending orientation and any class. GIA accepts Distance Education eLearning applications from individuals who are at least 16 years of age and have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Applicants younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their applications and submit a letter of approval from a parent or guardian. GIA does not accept applications from individuals younger than 16.
Applicants who have been convicted of a felony must also submit the following documents to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee:
- A detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the felony and how a GIA education will support the applicant’s career goals
- A copy of court documents stating the judgment, sentence, disposition, and any terms of parole or probation
- At least one character reference letter from a non-relative written on appropriate letterhead
General Admissions Policy
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 origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, caste, union membership, political affiliation, physical appearance, HIV status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. All students have the rights and privileges to participate in programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. GIA reserves the right to deny an application and cancel an enrollment at any time.