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Admissions for Our Automotive School in Jamaica, New York

Wondering if automotive school is the right fit for you? At NYADI The College of Transportation Technology in Jamaica, New York, we welcome prospective applicants to tour our facility and get to know our school.

Quick facts

No high school diploma? No problem – we’ll help you prepare for the TASC exam. What’s more, NYADI offers rolling admissions throughout the year.


To qualify for admission to NYADI, an applicant must:

  • Be able to read and write in English.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
    • Note: Students who are 17 can apply to NYADI with parental consent
  • Complete an initial interview with a representative from the Admissions Office.
  • Meet the minimum educational requirement, which can be achieved with:
    • A high school diploma
    • A high school equivalency diploma
    • A high school transcript confirming the student’s graduation date
    • A recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a homeschooled certificate
    • Successful completion of an Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) entrance examination, followed by concurrent enrollment in NYADI’s High School Equivalency prep course and one of our three certificate programs

New York Automotive and Diesel Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges(ACCSC).


If you meet the above admission requirements, you are welcome to:

  • Complete an informational interview (your spouse or parents are encouraged to be present)
  • Take a tour of NYADI’s facilities
  • Submit required documentation for enrollment
  • Complete NYADI’s Enrollment Agreement

Note: NYADI is an equal opportunity employer and follows the same policies in accepting applications from potential students. The institution is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status.



NYADI typically offers multiple program start dates throughout the academic year. Each semester is approximately 15 weeks long, and classes are held Monday through Thursday. Information on upcoming semester start dates is available from the admissions office.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all admissions and financial aid paperwork at least one week before their preferred start date. In the event of extenuating circumstances, students may be permitted to begin classes up to three days after a semester begins with the approval of NYADI’s executive director.

Full-Time Day Starts – New Students

  • SPRING I – 2024 1/08/2024
  • SPRING II 2024 – 3/13/2024
  • SUMMER I 2024 – 4/24/2024
  • SUMMER II 2024 – 7/15/2024
  • FALL I 2024 – 9/4/2024
  • FALL II 2024 – 11/6/2024
  • SPRING I 2025 – 1/08/2025
  • SPRING II 2025 – 3/17/2025

Part-Time Evening Starts – New Students

  • SPRING I 2024 – 1/08/2024
  • SPRING II 2024 – 3/20/2024
  • SUMMER I 2024 – 4/24/2024
  • SUMMER II 2024 – 7/22/2024
  • FALL I 2024 – 9/4/2024
  • FALL II 2024 – 11/14/2024
  • SPRING I 2025 – 1/08/2025
  • SPRING II 2025 – 3/24/2025


NYADI The College of Transportation Technology is an accredited institution in keeping with the requirements established by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). NYADI is authorized to award the following degrees by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York:

NYADI also offers the following non-degree certificate programs:

Complete accreditation information is available in NYADI’s College Catalog.

Get in Touch with the Admissions Office at NYADI

If you’re looking for more information about the academic opportunities at NYADI, we welcome you to get in touch with our admissions team. The admissions office maintains the following hours each week:


Our Admission’s Office is open as follows:

Day From To
Monday 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

For more information about our automotive school in Jamaica, NY, contact NYADI today.