Chicago 430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
Schaumburg 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
Kick-Off Week is around the corner! Please read everything that applies to you on this webpage to ensure that you are prepared for your arrival on campus. You will be busy with activities from the moment you arrive on the 17th, so the more informed you are, the better! As always, you can contact the CCPA Office of Enrollment with questions at any time.
Please read everything on this page, as well as all
pertinent items within your specific Conservatory page below.
By now you should be very familiar with RU Access. This is what you will use to arrange your payment plan, check your balances, and view your housing status. You may log in from the Roosevelt home page by clicking on RU ACCESS in the upper right hand corner.
If you have not yet set up your Roosevelt email account, do so ASAP! We have been sending information to this account since June, so it is very important that you check with account regularly. You can log into your Roosevelt email through Hotmail - your email address was provided to you when you applied to the University, and your password will be your birthday in MMDDYY format.
The CCPA Office of Enrollment has created two groups on Facebook to better field your questions and create a community for new students and parents. You can find these by searching for CCPA New Students: Fall 2012 and CCPA Parents & Guardians: Fall 2012. Within the student group you will also find links to private groups for theatre and music majors where you can get to know one another more personally. Please read through the posts in these groups - many questions that you may have may have already been answered!
The CCPA Office of Enrollment is always happy to help you out, but we can get a little swamped in the summer. If you have a specific question pertaining to any of the following items, please call the appropriate office directly.
Housing, Roommates, Meal Plans, Health Insurance
RESIDENCE LIFE: 312-341-2005
STUDENT ACCOUNTS: 312-341-3570
Federal Loans, State Grants, Scholarships
FINANCIAL AID: 312-341-3566
Are you over 21 and looking for an apartment in the city? Here are some helpful resources:
The Reader Online - Click "spacefinder" on the homepage. This newspaper has the most comprehensive listing of apartments available in Chicago. Favorite neighborhoods of current students include Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Bucktown, and the Loop.
Apartments.com - You can search apartments by neighborhood, price, etc. at this website, which also contains classifieds from the Tribune.
Craigslist - Apartment listings, furniture, bikes, etc.
Sublet.com - Sublets available by neighborhood
Chicago Tourism Bureau - Detailed information of the neighborhoods of Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority - Everything you need to know about the train and bus system
A final transcript shows all coursework that you have completed and is a statement of graduation (unless you are a transfer student). Final transcripts are the last step in the admission process, and failure to submit a final transcript can lead to complications in registration and financial aid. Your status will remain "incomplete" until this transcript is received. If you have not done so already, please contact your prior institution and arrange to have your final transcript sent to:
Office of Admission
1400 N Roosevelt Blvd, Room 110
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Unless there is a completed file for you in the Financial Aid office, no funds will be distributed. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE! Remember that the closer it gets to the beginning of the semester, the busier the Financial Aid office will be. We suggest making a folder for yourself and keeping copies of everything you receive from and send to the Financial Aid office. All offices within the University are doing their very best to meet the demands and needs of the students - but with so many students to handle, things can sometimes get overlooked. Keep a positive attitude, keep cool if someone makes a mistake, and be prepared with your own copies and documentation if they are needed. You will find that this will save you a lot of headaches and get your questions answered sooner.
If you are in doubt about the status of your financial aid, please call the Financial Aid office as soon as possible to avoid any confusion in August.
You will not register for classes until you meet with your advisor during Kick-Off Week. You will most likely be taking part in placement testing at the start of Kick-Off Week, which will determine some of your class assignments. For transfer students, your advisor will have your credit evaluation and will be able to determine which courses will transfer into our program.