Application Process

There is no application deadline. We accept applications on a rolling basis until the program is full. If you have any questions about our programs or application process, please get in touch with Andrea Mardon, Artistic Director at andrea@berridgeprograms.com

Before you apply you will need:

A 500 word personal statement telling us a little about yourself, why you would like to attend your chosen program and what you hope to get out of the program. This can be written or video taped.

 

Creative Semester Gap Year

Before you apply please read our Eligibility Criteria and Student Policies carefully. These are the rules and ethos that guide our program and which you will be expected to uphold. Please get in touch if you have any questions about these policies.  

Scholarship Information

We have Merit, Financial Need and Diversity Scholarships available. Please read our scholarship information HERE including requirements to qualify and amounts available. Scholarship applications are done through the regular online application. 

Step 1

Complete the online application form found here. You can attach your personal statement and supporting materials in the online application form.

Step 2

Your application will be reviewed and you should hear from us in 7-10 days. After your successful application, you will receive an email offering you a place on the program. Your deposit will then be due to secure your space: 

 

Gap Year Programs Deposit $2500 per session

High School Summer Program Deposit $1000

 

If you are a Financial Need or Diversity Scholar, we will arrange a deposit amount and payment schedule with you that fits your individual situation.

Step 4

Make your final payment for your program.  Final payment is due:

May 1st for USA Summer High School

Oct 15th for Creative Semester Gap Year

If you apply after these deadlines, payment in full will be due when you are accepted into the program. 

Refund Policy

You may withdraw from our USA Summer High School Programs up to June 1st, 2021 and receive a full refund. After June 1st, 2021 you may receive a refund minus your deposit. After June 20th, 2021 there are no refunds. 

If our program is cancelled for any reason, including Covid 19 safety restrictions, you will receive a full refund of all fees.

You may withdraw from our Creative Semester Gap Year up to 60 days before the program start date and receive a full refund. After 60 days there is a $1000 fee to withdraw. There are no refunds 21 days before the start of the program.

 

Step 5

Complete and return the following forms 60 days before the start of your program (To be update for 2021)

  1. Medical Form

  2. Rules and Regulations

  3. Student Questionnaire

It is recommended that you book your travel 60 days before the start date of your program.

Final Steps

When you are ready to pack for your trip please be sure to read through our suggestions about what and what not to bring and follow our guidelines with regards to travel insurance.