Unless otherwise stated, all courses/programs take place at Emerson College Los Angeles, located at 5960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Check In

Please bring an official, current photo ID with you for check-in. Acceptable photo IDs include those issued by a city/state/federal government agency (unfortunately, paper or electronic formats are not acceptable).


Limited free parking is available in the ELA Garage located on the ground floor of the building (on the east side of Gordon Street). The nearest subway Metro station is located at Hollywood and Vine. Additional paid parking is available at various public parking lots in the area, as shown on this parking map.

How to Register

Students may register for non-matriculating courses/programs through the home institution.  Alternatively, where available, by clicking on the “Register” link on the individual course/program’s webpage. 

Unless otherwise stated, enrollment in a course is open to individuals who have earned a high school diploma or GED.

Class Audit

Where available, students may apply to audit the first class of select non-matriculating courses/programs. Class Audit Policy rules are as follows:

  • Not all non-matriculating courses are available for class audit (please contact us for information on specific courses)
  • Class audit is subject to enrollment capacity
  • Where available, only the first class of any course/program may be audited
  • Class audit requests must be made at least two weeks prior to course/program commencement
  • Each person auditing is required to apply for audit status (no unregistered guests)
  • Students who audit a class must observe only (and may not participate in the class/take examinations/submit papers, etc.)
  • Where possible, students may request to convert their status from “audit" to “enrollee” by registering and paying for the audited course/program prior to the second class of the course (to ensure academic rigor, conversions cannot be accepted thereafter)
  • Physical entry to the campus requires a State-issued photo ID


ELA reserves the right to change any provision of its programs, courses, and workshops at any time. ELA specifically reserves the right to change its tuition rates and any other financial charges. Tuition fees do not include housing, food, or the cost of transportation to and from classes.

ELA also reserves the right to rearrange its courses, programs, and class hours, to drop courses/programs for which registration falls below the minimum enrollment level, to change instructor assignments, to change the method of instruction of courses or programs, to cancel or discontinue programs at any time, or to substitute courses within a program. Enrollment and attendance in non-matriculating courses/programs offered by ELA is separate from admission to degree programs at Emerson College.

Course/Program Status

Course/program status is communicated to students via emails dispatched to the addresses provided at registration.  ELA strives to provide students such status emails at least seven days, but generally not later than 48 hours, before the scheduled course/program start date.  Status emails may include information such as: syllabi and relative course/program/campus information, registration extensions (for courses/programs with insufficient enrollment by the registration cut off date), and refund notifications (for cancelled courses/programs).  In the event of course/program cancellation, ELA has no obligation to enrolled students other than to refund the actual tuition sum paid, less any non-refundable fees.  It is incumbent on the student to read and act upon all status notifications.


The College offers the following discounts on certain courses/programs (please check with the Department for queries regarding specific courses).  Where available, unless stated to the contrary, discounts are neither cumulative or retroactive: enrollees are only entitled to the highest single discount for which they eligible at the time of their enrollment, subject to availability, eligibility, and approval:

  • 10% off (up to a max. of $50 per individual) “early bird” discount where available. Discount cut-off dates vary by program.
  • 12.5% off (up to a max. of $60 per individual) for employees/members of approved companies/organizations enrolled in the College's Discount Promotion Program.
  • 15% off (up to a max. of $75 per individual) for alumni. No restriction on the number of courses/programs in which alumni may enroll per term.
  • 20% (up to a max. of $100 per individual) for groups of five or more from the same company/organization. Company/organization must enroll and pay for all such students in one transaction.
  • Corporations/organizations seeking to enroll larger numbers of students are asked to contact us directly in order to discuss additional options.


Permission is required to withdraw from a course of study. Unapproved withdrawals will be treated as absences. Requests to withdraw may be communicated by email, or in person to Emerson Los Angeles (as below). Refunds, if any, associated with approved withdrawals shall be made pursuant to the Refund Schedule (below).

Contact: Phone


Contact: Postal Mail/In Person

Emerson Los Angeles
5960 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Mailed requests will be considered according to the postmarked date as it applies to the Refund Schedule.


If a course or program is canceled in its entirety by ELA, a full refund of the registration fee will be issued.

Non-receipt of registration confirmation or change in instructor, location or teaching methodology does not warrant a refund. Please be sure to contact ELA at least 24 hours prior to course commencement if you have not received a confirmation communication.

Refund Schedule: Convenience fees, registration fees, and miscellaneous fees are nonrefundable. Refunds for non-credit courses/workshops are calculated as follows:

  • 48 hours before the first session of a course/workshop: 100% refund.
  • Before the third session of a course/workshop with eight or more sessions: 75% refund.
    • No refund thereafter.
  • After one or two sessions of a course/workshop with four to six sessions: 50% refund.
    • No refund thereafter.
  • No refund is provided for dropping a two-session course/workshop after the first session has met.


Students enrolled in residential programs must provide proof of health insurance, sign housing and conduct agreements, and may be required to show proof of certain vaccinations. You can also review more information on pre-entrance health requirements.

International Students

Emerson College supports international students enrolled in the Los Angeles program through the Boston-based Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) as well as through on-site ELA offices of Student Support and Experiential Learning. 

Support for international students includes: 

  • International student orientation 
  • ELA campus integration and activities 
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for off-campus internships 
  • Advising on post-graduation employment authorization including Optional Practical Training (OPT) 
  • Career support and alumni networking opportunities