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week05.jpgAlthough they are important for your future, your actual grades from previous educational experiences are of less interest to us than what you are capable of achieving once you get here. For that reason, we do not require SATs. We do, however, require a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Equivalency Certificate. (See Notes of Interest, below).

Admissions Requirements

  • Your compatibility with the objectives and philosophies of the Hallmark program, as evidenced by the written statement on your application and in your personal interview.
  • Your willingness to abide by Hallmark’s regulations and procedures and to accept the demands of program schedules.
  • Passion, commitment to excellence, the desire to pursue a career (not a hobby) in photography, and the motivation to work hard.
  • An interview with an Admissions Representative.

How to Apply

  1. Contact us to make arrangements for an interview. The number to call is 413.863.2478, or you can email us at
  2. If you are recommended to apply, you should submit a completed application for admission. Be sure to sign and date the form.
  3. Mail all of this to:
    Admissions Office
    Hallmark Institute of Photography
    241 Millers Falls Road
    Turners Falls, MA 01376

You can learn more about our 10-month unique educational training system, our admissions requirements, or our admissions process by calling our Admissions Office at 413.863.2478 or by emailing us at

Notes of Interest

If you are a high school senior or G.E.D. Equivalency Certificate candidate (as a US Citizen in the US), it’s OK to apply for enrollment to Hallmark prior to receipt of scholastic documentation. But, your successful graduation or equivalency certification will have to be verified before you will be able to start classes with us.

An applicant that is not a US Citizen or a US Citizen that has obtained his/her educational background in a country other than the US will be required to submit all educational documentation for translation (if necessary) and evaluation to show proof that his/her academic achievements equal that of a US high school graduate or G.E.D. Equivalency Certificate holder. Contact the Director of Admissions for further information and an application for this process. G.E.D. test centers can be located by contacting the Director of Admissions at Hallmark.

Hallmark admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap. We are also authorized by Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

English language requirements may be met by completing an ELS Language Center proficiency program or by any other recognized test of English proficiency. Hallmark would be happy to provide a list of ELS Language Center locations.

Here are a few links you may find useful:

Refund Policy

All proprietary schools in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts have uniform tuition refund policies which are mandated by legislative act.

In the event of enrollment termination, initiated by either the school or the student, a tuition refund may be due to the student. Refunds are calculated from the last day of class attended and refunds are made within 30 days from that date. Applicants who have not visited the school prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three business days following either attendance at our three day Orientation, held prior to the first day of scheduled classes, or following a tour of the school facilities and inspection of equipment. Any monies due the applicant shall be refunded within 30 days after cancellation or failure to appear on or before the first day of class.

Students attending Hallmark Institute of Photography for the first time using Title IV funds (Federal Stafford, Federal PLUS, Federal Pell, Federal SEOG) who withdraw or otherwise fail to complete the period of enrollment will receive refunds calculated in accordance with the “Return of Title IV Funds” as prescribed in Section 484B of the HEA Amendments, which determines the amount of Title IV aid a student has earned at the time of withdrawal or termination. The amount of the Title IV aid a student has not earned is then returned to the Title IV programs. It is a proportional calculation based on the date of withdrawal through 60% of the payment period.


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Licensed by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Private Occupational School Education
Financial Aid available to those who qualify
Hallmark Institute of Photography, 241 Millers Falls Road • Turners Falls MA 01376
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