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Apply for the
Paris American Academy

Before applying

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Paris American Academy. As you complete this application, we’ll ask you to upload various documents to support your application. Please ensure you have the following documents available when it comes time to submit your application.

Please label each individually uploaded document with your full name.

  • A copy of your high school diploma or equivalent
  • A letter of motivation, outlining your previous experience and your goals in studying at PAA
  • A resume of your career to date, including your name, date of birth, and contact information
  • Samples of your work

Please note: the July Creative Writing Workshop has its own application form and does not require a separate letter of motivation, resume, or C.V. For more information, please contact

  • A detailed portfolio
  • 2 letters of recommendation from former teachers
  • A transcript of your current grades

Application Fee for Bachelor & Semester Program Applicants

There is an application fee of €70 payable upon the submission of this application, for all programs EXCEPT the summer workshops. This fee is non-refundable.

Deposit for Summer Workshop Applicants

There is no application fee for summer workshop applicants; however, students will need to pay a 250€ deposit upon acceptance in order to reserve a spot in the program.

Academic Guidelines

The Paris American Academy strives to create an environment conducive to the finest level of teaching possible. Students are expected to make every effort to profit from this opportunity. To maintain academic, artistic and professional standards, the school must insist upon certain codes of scholastic behavior and procedure. You can refer to our Academic Guidelines for more information. Submitting this application notifies an agreement to these Academic Guidelines.


Centered in the famous Paris Latin Quarter, less than a mile from Notre-Dame cathedral and a few blocks from the Luxembourg Gardens, PAA draws upon Paris’s vibrant cultural and artistic heritage, stretching its campus across the city’s museums, exhibits, cafes and fashion houses.

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