APPLICATION PROCESS

If you have any questions about our programs or application process, please get in touch with Andrea Mardon, Artistic Director at andrea@berridgeprograms.com

CREATIVE SEMESTER GAP YEAR

Before you apply:

Please read carefully our Eligibility Criteria and Code of Conduct carefully. These are the rules and ethos that guide our program which you will be expected to uphold. We also encourage you to look through our Participant Handbook which outlines how we run our program. 

To 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.

Application

Complete the GAP YEAR APPLICATION FOUND HERE. You can attach your personal statement and supporting materials in the online application form.

Scholarship Information

We have a range of scholarships available for our programs. Please read our scholarship information HERE before you apply for a scholarship. 

Acceptance/Deposit

Your application will be reviewed, and you should hear from us in 7-10 days to schedule a zoom interview for both you and your parents. After your zoom interview, you will receive a decision regarding your application and offering you a place on the program via an Acceptance Letter. A $2500 deposit will then be due to secure your space.

Payment Deadlines

Final payment is due Nov 1st for Creative Semester Gap Year. If you apply after this deadline, payment in full will be due when you are accepted into the program. 

Withdrawal/Refunds

You may withdraw up to Oct 1st and receive a refund minus a $500 administrative fee.  Between Oct 1st and Dec 1st, you will receive a refund minus your $2500 deposit. There are no refunds after Dec 1st. 

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

Participant Handbook

A full Participant Handbook will be sent to you about 3 months before your program start date. This includes packing lists, arrival day procedures, staff contacts, insurance requirements and all of the other information you will need to have a fun, safe program with us.

 

Pre-program Zoom Meet Ups

There are two pre-program zoom meet ups for all parents and participants, one 6 weeks before arrival and one pre-departure meeting 2 weeks before arrival. These are an opportunity for you and your parents to ask questions, meet us and meet other program participants. 

Forms to Complete

Complete and return the following forms 60 days before the start of your program (A link will be sent to you)

  1. Berridge Medical Form (hard copy to be completed by your family physician)

  2. Online Medical/Travel/Dietary Forms

  3. Online Parental Medical Release Forms

  4. Online Policies and Conduct Acknowledgement 

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

SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Before you apply:

Please read carefully our Eligibility Criteria and Code of Conduct carefully. These are the rules and ethos that guide our program which you will be expected to uphold. We also encourage you to read through our Participant Handbook which outlines how we run our program. 

To 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.

Application

Complete the SUMMER PROGRAM APPLICATION FOUND HEREYou can attach your personal statement and supporting materials in the online application form.

Scholarship Information

We have a range of scholarships available for our programs. Please read our scholarship information HERE before you apply for a scholarship. 

Acceptance/Deposit

Your application will be reviewed, and you should hear from us in 7-10 days. Once you are offered a place on the program in the form of an Acceptance Letter, a $1000 deposit will then be due to secure your space.

Payment Deadlines

Final payment is due April 1st for our Summer High School Program. If you apply after this deadline, payment in full will be due when you are accepted into the program. 

Withdrawal/Refunds

You may withdraw up to 60 days before the start date of the program and receive a refund minus a $250 administrative fee. Between 60-30 days before the start date of the program, you will receive a refund minus your $1000 deposit. There are no refunds within 30 days before the start of the program.

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

Participant Handbook

A full Participant Handbook will be sent to you about 2 months before your program start date. This includes packing lists, arrival day procedures, staff contacts, insurance requirements and all of the other information you will need to have a fun, safe program with us.

 

Pre-program Zoom Meet Ups

There are two pre-program zoom meet ups for all parents and participants, one 6 weeks before arrival and one pre-departure meeting 2 weeks before arrival. These are an opportunity for you and your parents to ask questions, meet us and meet other program participants. 

Forms to Complete

Complete and return the following forms 60 days before the start of your program (A link will be sent to you)

  1. Berridge Medical Form (hard copy to be completed by your family physician)

  2. Online Medical/Travel/Dietary Forms

  3. Online Parental Medical Release Forms

  4. Online Policies and Conduct Acknowledgement 

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