Beverly Hills Design Institute is a private institution that prepares students to become successful professionals in the global market place.

Students engage in this preparation, at Seven Levels:

  1. Definition of their Professional Mission
  2. Valuation and Financial Responsibility
  3. Development of their Unique Brand Identity
  4. Dedication to Serve
  5. Productivity
  6. Client Satisfaction
  7. Personal Reward

This journey starts by demonstrating to the admissions committee, your ability to fulfill this mission through the application process and the submission of the components requested.

After submitting your application form and fee, an email will be sent inviting you to make an Interview Appointment with your Admissions Representative.

Your Admissions Representative will help you step by step during the admission process.

Candidates need to demonstrate they have either of the following:

  • A high school diploma (this can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma);
  • The recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general education development or GED certificate; or
  • Completed homeschooling at the secondary level;

Your completed Application Package should be uploaded and submitted to your admission online account no later than:


Enrolling Quarter Due Date*
Summer Quarter July 1st
Fall Quarter October 1st
Winter Quarter January 1st
Spring Quarter April 1st


* If you cannot meet (or found you have missed) the deadline for your planned quarter start, you may appeal for an extension with the admissions office

Complete your application form by following this link or through the button at the bottom of each page of the site.

When you finish to fill out the form online, you will be redirected to pay the fee.

Do not forget to pay your application fee, your application will not be considered without payment.

Complete the FAFSA relevant to the period of attendance you would like to attend.  (BHDI School Code:   041855)

For any help, contact our Financial Aid Department at 1-310-360-8888 ext 130.

You will need to schedule a Professional Orientation over the phone with one of our Admissions Committee member.

Make an Appointment

Write a short essay answering these questions:

  • What makes you think you were born for your future profession?
  • What would you like to teach to your generation?
  • Why do you think your clients will adore your creations? How will you impact their lives?
  • Why do you think Beverly Hills Design Institute can bring you the Mastery you need to become a successful professional in your industry?

Submit a mood board following these specifications:

  • Create a collage either paper based (and take a picture for submission) or in a digital format.
  • Place a portrait of yourself at the center surrounded with pictures of what you adore the most in life.

The Portfolio is not intended to assess your technical skills but to help us understand the type of products you are planning to create.

Submit at least seven fashion examples of what you would adore to be able to create, through personal sketches, pictures of what you made, or simply pictures of products found online.

Expect to be contacted by our Financial Aid Department to discuss your financial means to graduate from BHDI.

International applicants who have completed a high school or a higher education degree in which the language of instruction was NOT English, must submit their TOEFL, IELTS, ACCUPLACER ESL results, or transcripts from an ESL program.

International applicants who DO NOT HAVE any supporting evidence of their English Language proficiency may be required to take first our Intensive English Language Program before studying any professional major at BHDI.

Upon acceptance, candidates will need to provide ONE of the following:

  • an official sealed transcript from your high school showing evidence of graduation
  • a copy of your high school diploma
  • a General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
  • a high school equivalency certificate such as the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
  • Home school transcripts should include course titles, grades (with an explanatory scale if not letter grades), credits and signature of the home school administrator (the parent or other person who organized, taught and evaluated your home school coursework). If documentation is not possible, GED or CHSPE scores must be submitted.
  • Earned credits at an accredited higher education institution recognized by the US Department of Education
  • Earned credits at a foreign higher education institution recognized by the federal government of that nation

Transcripts from international schools that are not provided in English directly from the issuing institution must be presented both in the original language form and translated into English by a translation agency or official translator.