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
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.
We have Merit, Financial Need and Diversity Scholarships available. You may apply for a scholarship through the regular online application. You will need to submit an audition or portfolio, a letter of reference and financial information to qualify. Please read our scholarship information HERE before you apply.
Complete the online application form found here. You can attach your personal statement and supporting materials in the online application form.
Artistic Director Andrea Mardon will arrange a time to meet you via Zoom. This meeting is to make sure the program is a good fit for you, get a sense of what you would like to get out of the program and for you and your parents to ask any questions.
After your successful application and Zoom interview, 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.
Make your final payment for your program. Final payment is due:
April 15th 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.
You may withdraw from our USA Summer High School Programs up to 7 days before the program start date and received a full refund including your deposit.
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 14 days before the start of the program.
Complete and return the following forms 60 days before the start of your program (To be update for 2021)
Rules and Regulations
It is recommended that you book your travel 60 days before the start date of your program.
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.