You may call us directly at (248) 358-9000 or (866) 61-SPECS, or Apply Online to start the process. One of our Admissions Advisors will follow up with you to set up an admissions appointment and a tour of the school. Applying online does not bypass any of the following steps.
The admissions appointment allows you to inquire about our programs, employment opportunities, program schedules, calendars, policies, registration processes and Career Services procedures. The tour will allow you to see the campus and facilities available at Specs Howard School of Media Arts.
The entrance evaluation tests vary slightly depending on the program.
- Broadcast Media Arts (BMA): Prospective students must take a general aptitude test, a grammar test, a computer proficiency test and a recorded speech sample.
- Graphic Design (GFX) & Digital Media Arts (DMA): Prospective students must take a general aptitude test, a grammar test and a computer proficiency test.
Applicants must obtain a passing score in all designated areas to be admitted into their respective program. Applicants who do not pass the entrance evaluation are informed of their area or areas of weakness. An applicant may be referred to an appropriate educational facility or private organization for possible remedial work.
All applicants are charged a $50.00 application fee following successful completion of the entrance evaluation. (Note: this fee is non-refundable after midnight of the third business day following the signing of the enrollment agreement.) Applicants must meet the admissions criteria, and all applications for enrollment must be approved and accepted by a member of the SHS acceptance committee. Specs Howard School is a private institution and reserves the right to deny admission to any individual who, in the judgment of the acceptance committee, does not possess the ability to be successful in the chosen program of study or who poses a threat to the educational environment.
Upon acceptance to Specs Howard School, an enrollment agreement must be completed in order to secure a seat in a class. Applicants may enroll at any time prior to the start date of any scheduled class, subject to availability. Each applicant’s Admissions Advisor will explain the provisions of the enrollment agreement, admissions procedures, registration requirements and class openings and availability, and will work to place the student in the class of his or her choice, pending availability.
Student orientations are scheduled approximately two weeks before the start or class. Attendance at orientation is mandatory. If a student is unable to attend orientation, that student must notify his or her Admissions Advisor. Failure to attend orientation without acceptable notification may result in loss of the assigned seat in class. The Specs Howard School reserves the right to replace that student with the next student on the waiting list. Applicants must adhere to all requirements as described on the enrollment agreement.
The Specs Howard School of Media Arts is an equal opportunity educational facility open to all persons, regardless of age, sex, race, creed or national origin. Application to the Specs Howard School is open to students who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent, including a GED certificate, at the discretion of the Specs Howard School. High school seniors who satisfy all other admissions requirements may register for Specs Howard School programs, but their enrollment will be contingent upon receiving a high school diploma or equivalent.