How to Apply to Hallmark Institute of Photography
- Complete and submit the Application For Admission.
- Submit your $25 application fee. Payment can be made via credit card, check or money order.
- Complete your personal admission interview with a Career Training Coordinator. The purpose of the interview is to ensure that your interests, goals, and expectations align with those of Hallmark Institute of Photography. Your Career Training Coordinator will work closely with you to determine if Hallmark Institute is a good fit for your needs and goals.
- Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation to the admission office. Your advocates can either write a letter or use our Recommendation Form. Recommendations should come from professional or educational references and not family.
- Submit a sample portfolio consisting of 4-6 images that you feel best represent your skill development and photographic interests. Your images can be submitted electronically via email to your Career Training Coordinator or by sending a URL to view your images online.
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Your admission file will not be reviewed and you will not receive an acceptance decision until the above-stated requirements have been met.
Upon receipt of your completed application materials, your file will be reviewed and you will be notified of our decision for acceptance.
Full acceptance will be granted to those applicants who:
- Successfully complete the admission process as indicated above.
- State personal goals and educational objectives which are consistent with those of Hallmark Institute of Photography’s philosophy and program objectives.
- Do not have health and/or other personal encumbrances that indicate conditions which would prevent the applicant from serious dedication to his/her studies.
- Are able to show proof that they are or will be a high school graduate or G.E.D. Equivalency Certificate recipient by the start date*.
*Applicants must submit one of the following acceptable forms of proof: an official, final copy of the high school transcript indicating the date of high school graduation; or a G.E.D. Certificate and scores.
*If you are not a U.S. citizen or your education took place outside of the U.S., you will be required to present your educational documentation for evaluation (and translation if necessary) to show proof that you have obtained the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.