How to Apply

Enrolling in Animation Mentor tells the world that you are ready to learn in the exact same way the industry pros do it. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the Studio School.   Note: Animation Mentor and its programs, curriculum, and diplomas are approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.* Questions? Check out our Support Center for Knowledge Base articles and to submit a request if you need help. We're happy to answer your questions and guide you throughout the enrollment process. *See our Fact Sheet for more information on placement and graduation rates.


STEP 1 Create an Account on the Registration Portal

If you have completed a course or workshop with Animation Mentor — you already have an account. If not, simply visit the Registration Portal to create an account.

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STEP 2 Login and Apply for Your Program

Apply for Animation Mentor

The application process is fast and easy - it only takes 15-20 minutes to complete your application. Be sure to have access to your previous school information and demo reel link before you begin.

Check Your Email
Important: You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your application. If you do not, please check your spam folder and add Animation Mentor to your whitelist.

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STEP 3 Complete the Wonderlic Test and Receive Notification

You will receive the Wonderlic Test by email a few business days after submitting your application. The test is eight minutes long and measures your basic English and math competency.

Important Notes:

  • You must complete the Wonderlic before we can evaluate your application.
  • During the Wonderlic, you will be prompted to select a country code. You may ignore this request.

Receive Notification After we receive your Wonderlic Test results, we will evaluate your application and notify you of your status by email. If you also submitted a 3D animation demo reel for Advanced Placement consideration, a mentor will place you in a class with feedback on your placement.

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STEP 4 Access to Animation Mentor Community

Animation Mentor Community

If you are accepted, hold on to that email because it includes links to the Student Site and other important information you will need during registration.

For now, you can enjoy immediate access to our thriving and global community of staff, students, alumni, mentors, instructors, and industry professionals. We encourage you to log in to begin your on-campus experience. Be sure to check out the News Items, Q&As, forums, and Hangouts — and do not forget about the special orientation for new students, which is available a few weeks before the term begins. Regardless of where you may live, you can be sure to receive the support, mentoring, and unmatched quality of education to enable you to succeed in the world of animation.

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STEP 5 Review Student Financing Options

Please submit a Support Request to review student financing options with our Student Services Team or to schedule a pre-loan counseling session.

Important: Our payment system currently accepts credit or debit cards only. If you wish to pay by check or wire transfer, you must first contact our Student Services Team before you register to gain access to alternative payment options.

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STEP 6 Pay and Register Early

Register for Animation Mentor

By paying early, you may download software associated with your first class. Note: When paying your tuition, applicable fees — such as registration and lab fees — apply.

Registration opens six to eight weeks before the term begins. You will receive an email and other communications to inform you that registration is open. Important: Remember to register early to ensure your choice of class time and mentor:

Class time. With a small 10:1 student-to-mentor ratio, the classes do fill fast. Classes are available from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

Mentor. Animation Mentor offers you the chance to learn from an amazing group of industry professionals from major studios and production houses, including Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Weta Digital, and Industrial Light & Magic just to name a few. Check out our mentor roster to search and sort the mentors by name and studio.

Sign and Return Your Enrollment Agreement with Proof of Education
Within a week after registration, you will receive an Enrollment Agreement from Please submit your signed agreement — and proof of education — before the beginning of the term. See your acceptance email for details.

Your proof of education can be an electronic document, scan, or photo of your high school or college diploma, GED certificate, transcript or foreign equivalent to a high school diploma.

Email as an attachment to
Name your file as follows: [LastName], [FirstName]. Example: Smith, John.pdf

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STEP 7 Go to Class and Pursue Your Dream

Here is a list of must-dos for your first week at Animation Mentor:

Celebrate the first day of the term. The campus opens at 12 noon Pacific Time.
Watch Week 1 Video News and get to know the Animation Mentor staff and community.
Review the Hangouts and Gatherings section of the Community Center and meet other students like you.
Review your class syllabus and lecture schedule.
Download your tools if you have not already.
Go to class.
Pursue your dream.

The time is finally here … welcome to Animation Mentor!

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