Carlsbad
California

Admissions

The Carlsbad campus is also home to GIA Headquarters, providing students everyday exposure with world-respected industry professionals. Classes are offered year-round, and there are no application deadlines.

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full-time programs
GIA SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry by studying full-time on a GIA school campus. Learning in fully equipped classrooms, you'll practice your skills under the watchful eyes of trained professionals.

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GIA Lab classes
Carlsbad Lab classes

GIA lab classes provide you with hands-on training using the latest gemological equipment.

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What you'll need to study on campus in the U.S. To apply for a certificate or diploma program at our California or New York campuses, you will need the following:

diploma or transcript

A copy of your high school diploma, GED, college diploma, or transcript showing your graduation date.

  • applicants from outside the U.S.
  • U.S. applicants

Identification

A copy of your passport identification page or U.S. government issued photo ID.

  • applicants from outside the U.S.
  • U.S. applicants
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Proof of financing

Proof of financial support to cover all tuition and living expenses, following GIA admissions requirements.

  • applicants from outside the U.S.
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english proficiency

For classes taught in English, you must demonstrate proficiency in the spoken and written language, following GIA admissions requirements.

  • applicants from outside the U.S.