Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
New Student Information
Congratulations on your acceptance to Longy. We are looking forward to welcoming you into our community in January. As you prepare for your transition to Longy, it is important you read the following information:
Note: We will continue to update this page with information as it becomes available. Please visit this page frequently for the latest updates.
Important Dates and Deadlines
||Financial Support Documents Due (international students only)
||Immunization Records Due & Health Insurance “Petition to Waive” Due (domestic students only)
||New Student Orientation (attendance is mandatory)
||First Day of Classes
Orientation – Save the Date
New student orientation will be held January 4, 2013 on the Los Angeles Campus.
The official start of classes is Monday, January 7.
Attendance at orientation is MANDATORY for all new students. Please contact Elsje Kibler-Vermaas immediately at email@example.com if you have a conflict with orientation.
The following are some of the activities that will take place at Orientation:
- Course overview and registration
- Campus tour
* Further details about orientation will be posted in the future. Please check for updates during the fall.
Housing and Meals
The Los Angeles campus of the Longy School of Music of Bard College MAT Program is uniquely integrated with the campus of Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). Many of the standard college facilities do not exist at the residency program site. There are no dormitories or dining halls. Graduate students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.
A great place to find housing is through http://losangeles.craigslist.org. Many students have successfully found housing and/or roommates through this website.
Feel free to contact Elsje Kibler-Vermaas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your housing search or would like more information about the various neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area.
According to California law, all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled more than half-time are required to provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) and hepatitis B. Students living in dormitory housing must provide additional documentation of immunity for meningitis, and tuberculosis (PPD skin test). Students who do not comply with the requirements within 30 days of matriculation will be fined $75. In addition, a hold will be placed on the student’s account, and no transcripts will be released. Students who do not fulfill the requirements will not be allowed to enroll at Longy.
All full-time students are required by California law to provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) and hepatitis B. All students must fill out the immunization form below and return it to the Los Angeles Campus by December 1, 2012 in order to be eligible for matriculation. Students who do not comply with the immunization requirements are subject to a fine and a hold on registration.
Longy Immunization Policy, CA Campus (PDF)
Longy Immunization form, CA Campus (PDF)
Health Insurance Requirements and Waiver Information
California law requires all full-time students to have health insurance coverage. All registered students are automatically enrolled in the Longy Health Insurance plan, and the cost of the health insurance is billed to your account. You can waive the Longy Health Insurance if you are enrolled in an insurance plan of comparable coverage by submitting the online waiver form. This may be done by visiting http://www.gallagherkoster.com/longy. The deadline to submit your online waiver is December 14, 2012.
Students currently enrolled in Longy's student health plan can find more information and search for preferred providers by specialty or location at http://www.gallagherkoster.com/longy
* International Students are requiredto enroll in the Longy health insurance plan and are not eligible to waive.
Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Cost of Attendance
Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Cost of Attendance (PDF)
International students must hold a valid F-1 visa (or a J-1 visa for those students sponsored by an outside organization such as Fulbright). F-1 students must be enrolled in a full course of study. Click here to access additional information and policies for international students.
Form I-20, Required Documents, and Evidence of Financial Support
All F-1 students must receive a Form I-20 from Longy in order to apply for the F-1 visa. Longy will issue the Form I-20 only after the following documents have been received, reviewed, and accepted:
- The completed application for admission including a TOEFL score report.
- A clear photocopy of the student’s passport from the home country. If a student has obtained a visa from another school, a clear photocopy of the student’s previous visa is also required.
- Certified evidence of financial support and a letter of sponsorship where applicable. This should include official, original records of personal or family funds. These records can also include the funds of outside agencies or sponsors. All international students must submit proof of financial support that they, or their sponsors, can cover the cost of attendance for one full year at Longy.
Determining your Cost of Attendance
In order to receive the Form I-20, international students must provide documents of financial support for the following:
Tuition : $39,312 (for the one-year program)
+ Institutional Fees: $425
+ Health Insurance: $1,850 (estimated)
+ Housing: $13,200 (estimated)
+ Books, music, travel, miscellaneous: $1,828 (estimated)
- Longy Scholarship/Assistantship
Total Amount = Your Cost of Attendance
Applying for the F-1 Visa
Students residing outside of the United States must take the following steps once Longy has issued the Form I-20:
International Students Currently in the U.S.
Students currently in the U.S. in valid F-1 status do not have to pay the SEVIS fee. The fee is not required from students transferring to a new school or changing to another degree program or level within 5 months of completing a previous F-1 program.
The student’s SEVIS record will be transferred to Longy from the student’s previous school after submitting a completed Eligibility Confirmation Form for School I-20 Transfer. Once the SEVIS record has been transferred, Longy will issue the student a new I-20.
Eligibility Confirmation Form for School I-20 Transfer (PDF)
Find out what’s happening at Longy by reading our monthly E-newsletter.
We are here to help guide you through the process of becoming a student at Longy. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you have – we are happy to help.
Elsje Kibler-Vermaas, Associate Director of MAT in Music (Los Angeles Campus)
email@example.com or 617-876-0956, x1700
Alex Powell, Director of Admissions and Student Services
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-876-0956, x1521
Elvie Reyes, Director of Student Financial Assistance
email@example.com or 617-876-0956, x1530