Admissions

Admissions at NESOP

Since 1968, NESOP has been creating marketable artists. Compare our program, our community and, most importantly, the success of our alumni, to other photo programs, and we are confident that you will quickly understand why NESOP is the choice for those serious about a career in photography.

NESOP offers a complete photographic education that empowers you to turn a passion for photography into a successful, fulfilling profession.

The decision to pursue a career in professional photography starts with a passion for capturing the moment. The commitment to succeed at it requires more: artistic vision, technical and creative problem solving skills and practical business knowledge. NESOP offers a balanced, intensive training program that delivers on all levels, helping you achieve your professional goals.

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Upcoming Events & Open Houses

We are so proud of NESOP and our graduates, and you'll find that we love to talk about it, so we welcome your questions and comments. Open Houses are a great way to connect with NESOP, meet administration, faculty and staff, see demonstrations in some of our major and minor course offerings, get some literature on the school, tour the facilities and get your questions and concerns about NESOP, its program and a career in photography addressed. If you are unable to attend an Open House, attending an Information Session at the school or visitng one of our representatives at your local college fair are great ways to get a lot of the details regarding the Professional Photography Program in a smaller and more intimate format.

Open House

Sunday, April 28th, 2019, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

If you are thinking of attending NESOP—particularly the Professional Photography Program, we recommend attending one of our Open Houses. These events are a great way to meet administration, faculty and staff, see demonstrations in some of our major and minor course offerings, get some literature on the school, tour the facilities and get your questions and concerns about NESOP, its program and a career in photography addressed.

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Application Checklist

Applying to NESOP is the first step toward your career as a professional photographer. This checklist will keep you on track throughout the process.

  • All Applicants
  • International Applicants

Fill Out the Admission Application Completely

Admission Applications are available in paper form (they are included within the print version of our Professional Photography Program Catalog, and can be mailed to you upon request) and on this website (www.nesop.edu) via the Apply Now link.  

Submit $25 Registration Fee

Once you have completed the application, sign and date the application and mail it (or submit it, via the online application process), with a non-refundable $25.00 application fee (payable by cash, check, money order or credit/debit card--please do not mail cash) to:

New England School of Photography
Admissions Department
274 Moody Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Send High School/Home School Grade Transcript, G.E.D., HiSET or Applicable High School Equivalency Certificate or Complete, Official College Transcript to NESOP

Make arrangements to have a complete, official high school/home school grade transcript, G.E.D., HiSET or applicable High School Equivalency Certificate or complete, official college transcript sent to NESOP.  If a complete, official high school transcript is submitted with the application, it must include the date of your graduation and must be an original from the awarding institution.  If a complete, official college transcript is submitted with the application, it must indicate the degree earned, must include the date of your graduation and must be an original from the awarding institution.  Partial college transcripts are not accepted.  Transcripts may be mailed to:

New England School of Photography
Admissions Department
274 Moody Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Schedule Interview

Upon receipt of your application materials, the school will contact you to arrange a personal interview or to make other arrangements (such as a telephone interview) if the interview cannot be held in person.  

If Accepted, Complete Enrollment Agreement and Make $500 Tuition Deposit

After all application materials are received and the personal interview completed, you will be notified of the Academic Director's decision by mail.  Accepted applicants must sign an Enrollment Agreement and make a $500.00 tuition deposit.  

Fill Out the Admission Application Completely

Admission Applications are available in paper form (they are included within the print version of our Professional Photography Program Catalog, and can be mailed to you upon request) and on this website (www.nesop.edu) via the Apply Now link.  

Submit $25 Registration Fee

Once you have completed the application, sign and date the application and mail it (or submit it, via the online application process), with a non-refundable $25.00 application fee (payable by cash, check, money order or credit/debit card--please do not mail cash) to:

New England School of Photography
Admissions Department
274 Moody Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Provide Documentation Specific to and Required of International Applicants

In addition to the completed, signed and dated Admission Application, all International Applicants are required to submit:

a.  A document certifying the applicant's ability to meet the financial costs of tuition, photo supplies, equipment and living expenses.

b.  A school or test certification of the ability to speak and understand the English language.

c.  Complete, official transcripts, translated to English.  The transcript(s) must indicate a level of education equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma or college/university degree.  Your official transcript must include the date of your graduation and must be an original from the awarding institution.  Partial college/university transcripts are not accepted.

d.  A photocopy of your high school diploma or college/university degree.

e.  A photocopy of your passport and/or national identification card.  

All documents may be submitted to:

New England School of Photography
Admissions Department
274 Moody Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Schedule Interview

Upon receipt of your application materials, the school will contact you to arrange a personal interview.  Though a personal interview is preferable, telephone interviews are common for international students and are acceptable.    

If Accepted, Complete Enrollment Agreement and Make $500 Tuition Deposit

After all application materials are received and the personal interview completed, you will be notified of the Academic Director's decision by mail.  Accepted applicants must sign an Enrollment Agreement and make a $500.00 tuition deposit.  

Apply for Entrance to the U.S. as a Student

Upon receipt of the tuition deposit and Enrollment Agreement, the school will forward a U.S. Immigration Form I-20M-N to you, permitting entrance to the U.S. as a student.  As an international student, you MUST have all enrollment paperwork (i.e., tuition deposit and Enrollment Agreement) completed and into the school no later than three months prior to the start date of the program for which you are enrolling.  

NESOP Near You

Spring 2019 College Fair Schedule

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:30-11:00 AM Blackstone Valley Technical College Fair
Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM Newton South High School College Fair
Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM Billerica Memorial High School College Fair
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 PM Pathways to Success:  Holliston High School
Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM Merrimack High School College Fair - Merrimack, NH
Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30 - 8:00 PM Upper Cape Regional Technical High School College Fair - Bourne, MA
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 PM TEC - The Education Cooperative Westwood High School - Westwood, MA
Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM Landmark School Post-Secondary Fair - Prides Crossing, MA
Monday, April 1, 2019 6:30 - 8:00 PM Arlington High School College Fair
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM Bedford High School College Fair
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 & Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Wed:  9:00 - 11:30 AM & 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thurs:  9:00 - 11:30 AM
NACAC - Hartford National College Fair - Connecticut Convention Center
Thursday, April 4, 2019 & Friday, April 5, 2019 Thurs:  9:00 AM - Noon, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Fri:  9:00 AM - Noon
NACAC - Boston National College Fair - Seaport World Trade Center - Boston, MA
Monday, April 8, 2019 9:00 - 11:30 AM, 6:30 - 8:30 PM NACAC - Springfield National College Fair - Eastern States Exposition - West Springfield, MA
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:30 - 8:30 PM NACAC - Providence National College Fair - Rhode Island Convention Center - Providence, RI
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:00 - 10:15 AM Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School College Fair
Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:45 - 10:45 AM Nashua High School North College Fair
Friday, April 12, 2019 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM Waltham High School - "Do in 2" College/Career Fair
Friday, April 19, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 PM Dover High School College Fair - Dover, NH
Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:00 - 11:00 AM Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School College/Career Fair - Rochester, MA
Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:15 - 9:45 AM Tewksbury Memorial High School Collge and Career Fair
Monday, May 20, 2019 10:00 AM - Noon NEACAC - Franklin Pierce University, Fieldhouse - Rindge, NH
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:00 - 11:00 AM NEACAC - Bridgewater State University, Tinsley Center
Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:20 - 10:20 AM Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Expo - Marlborough, MA
Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:00 -11:00 AM NEACAC University of Maine at Augusta

Of course, we always welcome your phone calls (617-437-1868) and emails (admissions@nesop.edu) and are happy to speak with you at your convenience.