The Travel Academy can help you start your travel career adventure in just weeks. Our hands-on program, along with industry-experienced instructors, will provide you the opportunity to land a career that most people only dream about- getting paid to travel the world!

Below are The Travel Academy’s admission requirements to attend. International students have different requirements and should visit our international student page.

Admission Requirements

In order for United States citizens to be considered for admission to our school, they must:

1- Be at least 17 years old (with parental consent required) and turn 18 prior to completion of program, or 18 years old (without parental consent)

2- Have no visible tattoos (Flight Attendant/Cruise Line Focus Only):

a. fingers, hands, wrists, face, neck, behind the ear

b. Some airlines/cruise lines do not allow any tattoos, tattoos with certain images, or may include entire length of arm without tattoos.

3- Complete assessment form of criminal background indicating:

a. No record of any felonies

b. Misdemeanors

i. No record of assault, battery, or domestic violence
ii. Must be more than 3 years old

4- Not be prescribed a medication(s) or taking illegal substances that could impair judgement and affect ability to perform in emergency situations.

5- Submit a completed Admission Application found on the school’s website.

6- Review and submit Prospective Employer Job Performance form.

7- Submit a signed Enrollment Agreement.

8- Complete a minimum of one telephone survey with an Admission Recruiter.

9- Demonstrate adequate command of spoken English. If prospective student is not a natural born United States citizen or does not speak English as their primary/first language, the student must submit an official test score (with a minimum of 81) from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

10- Provide evidence of high school/GED completion or intent to graduate/complete prior to class start date. Submit a copy of a high school diploma or GED, or written certification by a cognizant authority for home-schooled students. If earned a minimum of six credit hours or has earned a degree, a college transcript can be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript. If prospective student has attended a high school/college outside of the United States, the student must submit their transcript to the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation.

Prospective students will be required to review a compilation of job performance expectations from prospective employers. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to conduct further research and assess for additional requirements and determine if the prospective student can perform all essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation, prior to the start of the program.

Certain tattoos and tattoo locations, past felonies/misdemeanors, height, certain prescribed medications, and/or any physical or mental condition that would limit a person’s ability to effectively deal with emergencies encountered in the travel industry will not preclude students from attending TTA, however; employment opportunities for people in such situations may be limited due to employer hiring restrictions.

Because The Travel Academy holds confidentiality to the utmost standards, we cannot share any information with people other than students unless they provide express written authorization to share information with outside parties. 

TTA does not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law, in our programs and activities. Should student have any concerns regarding this policy or any possible violations thereof, the Student shall immediately address this issue in accordance with the Complaint Procedures described in the Student Catalog.

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