Chicago 430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
Schaumburg 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required for applications completed on or before January 15, 2013. After January 15, the application fee is $125.
First-time undergraduate applicants to the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) seeking a waiver of the application fee must submit a Request for Application Fee Waiver, available from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Once the form has been completed, an original copy must be mailed to the CCPA Office of Enrollment to the attention of Assistant Dean Patrick Zylka. The form must be received prior to the application deadline. Submission of this form does not guarantee a waiver will be approved, and applicants will be contacted as to the status of their fee waiver request once a decision has been made. Our office is happy to answer questions you may have on this process.
Please note: Members of the Merit School of Music and/or Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra automatically qualify for a fee waiver. The above NACAC form does NOT need to be filled out by these individuals. Members of these organizations should contact our office directly to request a fee waiver.
Graduate applicants who have completed a degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts may contact our office to receive a fee waiver. Waivers of the application fee will NOT be granted for any other applicant to the graduate programs of CCPA.
Applicants to the Opera Diploma program should select the "Pay Later" option on the application. The application fee will only be required if they are asked to audition live on campus following review of their pre-screening materials.
Once your application is complete, you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. Follow and bookmark the link in this email to visit our Audition Page. There you will be able to select an audition date or submit a recorded audition. All Theatre applicants must create a profile on Acceptd and submit supplemental materials through that site; all Music applicants must create a profile on Decision Desk and submit supplemental materials (and recorded auditions, if applicable) through that site.
Applicants to the Professional Diploma in Opera will be notified in December if they have been selected for the live January audition.
Music Composition applicants must submit portfolios in lieu of an audition; please refer to the Audition Requirements page for details.
Official transcripts from your high school and/or all colleges previously/currently attended. Digital transcripts are welcomed - have your school send them to Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, IL (address below) or emailed to email@example.com. Transfer applicants with more than 15 earned college credits are not required to submit high school transcripts. International students must have their transcripts evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation. There is no standard form for these letters, and they must be submitted through Acceptd (theatre applicants) or Decision Desk (music applicants). Mailed letters will not be accepted.
TEST SCORES (high school applicants only)
Official test scores must be sent electronically through the testing center or the College Board website. You are not required to submit your test scores separately if they are printed on your high school transcript. Copies of score printouts will not be accepted. Transfer students with more than 15 earned college credits do not need to submit test scores. Roosevelt's ACT code is 1124; SAT code is 1666.
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
Theatre applicants must submit a headshot and theatrical resume to CCPA via Acceptd.
If you are a transferring music applicant currently on scholarship at an NASM institution, you must submit a Transfer Release Form as per NASM requirements. You will not be permitted to audition without this form on file.
International applicants must submit additional admission requirements, which can be found here.
Send transcripts & test scores to:
Attn: Office of Admission
1400 North Roosevelt Blvd, Room 125
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Send NASM forms, Composition Portfolios, and Fee Waiver Requests to:
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents must file the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as close to the start of 2013 as possible if they wish to be considered for financial aid (this includes scholarship). The Roosevelt University FAFSA code is 001749.
Students who apply to CCPA are ONLY eligible for performing arts scholarships, and are not eligible for academic scholarships. Auditions, programmatic needs of the conservatory, and financial need are all considered when assigning performing arts scholarships.
Students who wish to appeal their scholarship decision may do so by submitting the CCPA Scholarship Appeal form, available here starting April 1, 2013. This form is due by April 30, 2013.
Master of Music applicants who wish to apply for Graduate Assistantships may do so here.