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We deliver hands-on cinematic training that covers every level of bringing a film to life. By the time you graduate, you’ll have more than 1,000 hours of on-set experience, and have completed 7 projects to assemble a high-caliber portfolio. Lastly, you’ll have access to a large network of film professionals. 
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Take a behind the scenes glimpse of life as a Compass student. Tour our beautiful campus and meet the creative people who will inspire you, fuel your imagination, and help you develop your craft. 
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The next start date is in the fall of 2021. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

To schedule a campus tour, contact us at 616-988-1000, admissions@compass.edu, or complete the online Visit Form and a representative will contact you.

Transfer credits are accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on the classes we offer and the descriptions and requirements of the courses a student has already taken. To find out if any of your classes transfer, please complete this form and return it to the Registrar’s Office.

Compass College will grant credit for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP tests. In order to receive credit, the student must request that the College Board send score reports to the Compass College Office of Admissions. To learn more about how credits apply, we encourage you to check out our AP Equivalency Chart.

Yes! Students have come from all over the world to attend Compass College. Learn more about the International Student admissions process here.

Scholarships vary from year to year. Please contact our Financial Aid Office at 616-988-1000 or finaid@compass.edu for more information.

Yes, we’re honored to acknowledge the service and contributions made to our country by the members of our Armed Forces. To learn more about enrolling at Compass College and activating your educational benefits, contact our Admissions Office at 616-988-1000 or admissions@compass.edu.

Compass College offers an on-campus work study program on a limited basis. For more information, contact Ken Boersma, Director of the Center for Excellence at ken.b@compass.edu or 616-988-1000.

You can click on this link to download the form. In order for the form to be valid, you must physically sign it and drop it off or mail it to the school at:

Attn: Admissions Manager
41 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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