Admissions Policy. As an initial qualification for admission, all students must have earned a high school diploma or GED (General Education Development Certificate). All applicants to Hussian must submit an application, high school transcript or the equivalent, transcripts of completed collegiate level coursework (if applicable). Students can submit a portfolio ranging from 10-15 pieces of work for review by an approved administrator or faculty member. 

The admission office will confirm all students’ transcripts arrive from a high school with a CEEB code, as well as the high school seal and/or signature. If a transcript is from a high school that lacks a CEEB code or seal/signature, the admission office will investigate to confirm the school is recognized by the state department of education or home school association. The admission office may request a copy of the student’s diploma at any point in the admission process for verification. If a diploma is determined to be invalid, a GED may be required for admission consideration.

Each applicant is evaluated holistically, with consideration given to academic preparation, attendance, community service, extra curricular activities, social maturity, and artistic ability.

Artistic ability is evaluated during the portfolio review and interview process, which is a large factor in the evaluation for admission. The interview process lasts approximately 30-minutes during which time the approved administrator or faculty member will view the applicant’s 10-15 piece portfolio and pose questions that gauge the applicant’s commitment to the field and ability to succeed in the Hussian curriculum. Full portfolio requirements can be found here. If a candidate has not had the opportunity to develop a portfolio, contact Hussian’s admissions department for additional options for admission. There are opportunities to develop portfolios through Hussian’s workshops prior to application or complete a creative assessment.

In addition to the portfolio review and interview, applicants must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in high school unless there are extenuating circumstances that would merit an exception. Exceptions are granted at the request of the Director of Admissions and approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs.

If the interviewer believes that the student is a strong candidate exhibiting the skill and commitment necessary to succeed in the Hussian curriculum, and all other admission requirements are met, Hussian will offer enrollment.

Hussian reserves the right to deny admission, continued enrollment, or re-enrollment, to any applicant or student whose personal history and background indicate that his or her presence at the school would endanger the health, safety, welfare, or property of the members of the academic community or interfere with the orderly and effective performance of the school’s functions. The school reserves the right to deny, revoke, and alter the academic records, degrees, awards, and other credentials, change the standing, and inform professional or disciplinary agencies of such changes, of any person who while a student or applying for admission to Hussian, engages in, submits, or who has engaged in or submitted false, dishonest or inaccurate credentials, coursework, or other information or violated Hussian’s policies, rules or regulations.

The President or the Dean of Academic Affairs shall make the final decision concerning admissions, readmission or continued enrollment. This decision shall be forwarded to the appropriate office for action.