Academic Flexibility

New York, NY
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American Academy of Dramatic Arts
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5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I didn't had a lot of experience in the class, but the experiences I already had with the teachers were great

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I chose this school because it provided pretty much all the possible help I can find. and they are flexible with helping out with my schedules. my schedules don't interfere with my lifestyle and that's a plus. when it comes to transferring my credits they were willing to help out with everything I needed.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The Academy has a fixed curriculum, so we didn't get to pick any classes the first year. Certain classes changed each semester as well as the class times, which, on occasion, completely changed scheduling things outside of school. However, you can mention your work schedule and they will do their best to work with you.

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3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The Academy can be accommodating, but it comes with very strict guidelines. Most classes start at 8 or 9 am and the last class can end at 10 (although I personally don't know). Since there is a small population of students to begin with, every class you have are with the same people. The Academy matches with people who share your strengths and weakness for your first year. If you work, tell them and they will do there best to accommodate you, however know that you can only work a certain amount of hours a week do to the vigorous work load. School will take up most, if not all, your time and even after class is over, the work doesn't stop. There are after-school rehearsals with cast mates and homework.

It's been fairly easy for me since I decided not to work during my first year, wanting to focus solely on school. Students who did work, made it happen, but they were exhausted and didn't have any room for schedule changes. (The Academy cannot change your schedule during the middle of the school year. You start and end each semester with the same schedule. Schedule changes with each semester.) Students who made a living as an actor already, and decided to study with the Academy had a hard time finding work due to time consuming schedule.

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Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: No
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 9 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% They are not flexible at all.
  • 29% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 14% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 0% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 57% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 8 responses

  • 75% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.
  • 0% None of my credits transferred.
  • 0% They only replaced electives.
  • 0% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 25% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Non-applicable
  • 12% No
  • 38% Yes

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.
  • 43% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 14% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
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