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Tuition and Application FAQ

How does orientation for my program work?

All students participating in High School and Collegiate Intensives will have an orientation session before the actual program begins (or immediately following placements). All orientation  times and locations will be communicated to Intensive participants once students have completed their enrollment or upon arrival.

What is the daily schedule like?

The High School and Collegiate Intensives follow a rigorous schedule of classes, rehearsals and lectures that take place for the entire day. Some intensives continue work into the evening with rehearsals and/or lectures. A sample schedule will be available for viewing on each program’s section of this website.

Audition & Apply:

On website: Applications will be available November 1st.

How do I apply?

Students interested in participating in High School and Collegiate Intensives must apply online using ActiveNet. Applications will not be considered complete until the application fee has been paid and the appropriate audition materials have been received. The application fee is $65 for all applications submitted by the Early-bird Deadline on April 15th, 2014. The application fee will become $100 after this date, so early applications are encouraged.

What is the audition process and application requirements?

Audition requirements for High School and Collegiate Intensives differ from program to program. All guidelines for content of audition materials (audio and video recording, musical scores, essays and recommendation) are listed under each specific program on this website.

How do students audition if they apply online?

Audio and video recording can be uploaded onto DecisionDesk. Resumes, head shots, recommendations and essays can also be uploaded onto DecisionDesk. All guidelines for content of audition materials are listed under each specific program on this website.

How do I submit my materials on DecisionDesk? Our preferred method of receiving your audition recordings is online through our DecisionDesk portal. Please click or tap on DecisionDesk, register, and submit your audition materials to The Boston Conservatory Extension Programs by May 31, 2014.

At this time, students applying for the Vocal/Choral Intensive, Musical Theater Dance Intensive, Summer Dance Intensive, and High School Composition Intensive may submit work through DecisionDesk.

DecisionDesk accepts the following format types:

  • Audio (.mp3, m4a, wma)
  • Video (.asf, .avi, .flv, .mov, .m4v, .mp4, .mpg, .mvb, .swf, .wmv)
  • Images (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tiff)
  • Documents (.doc, .pdf, .xls)

Total portfolio size needs to be under 3 GB, with a maximum file size of 500 MB. Please upload each piece as its own file. There is no fee for submitting your audition via DecisionDesk. For technical support with your DecisionDesk submission, please click on the Help tab on the left-hand side of the DecisionDesk website.

Is the application process the same for international students?


Can students apply if they miss the deadline?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however we encourage early applications as space is limited. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Extension Programs Office.

Does experience in The Conservatory’s Extension Programs improve my chances of being admitted to the Conservatory?

Many students who have attended the Extension Programs at the Boston Conservatory have applied and been accepted to The Boston Conservatory's academic programs.

Tuition and Financial Aid

What is the tuition for my program?

Tuition prices are listed on individual program pages.

Do the Extension Programs have any kind of financial aid or scholarship?

Not at this time.

Are discounts available for siblings or students enrolling in multiple sessions?

Not at this time.

Are all fees included in the tuition?

The tuition includes all classes and the activities fee. It does not include housing, meal plans, or materials.

Payment Options and policies

How do I pay my application fee?

Application fees must be paid online with a credit card when you submit your online application.

How do I pay my tuition?

Accepted students use ActiveNet to enroll in these programs. ActiveNet allows for participants to pay by credit card and use payment plans. Most programs will require a $500 initial deposit at time of enrollment to reserve a spot in the program.

If I pay the application fee and am not accepted, do I get a refund?

Application Fees are non-refundable.

If I pay the deposit and decide not to come, do I get a refund?

No, all deposits are non-refundable regardless of circumstance.

When are payments due?

Payment due dates differ by program. See the individual website for further information. All accounts must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.

What is your Refund Policy?

If circumstances prevent the accepted student from attending, a refund (less the nonrefundable application fee and deposit) will be issued. A written request must be submitted to the Extension Program Coordinator before the commencement of the program.

In cases of withdrawal after the program has commenced, refunds are granted when there are extenuating circumstances (injury, illness, family emergency, etc.). Documentation of the extenuating circumstance must be submitted to the Extension Programs Coordinator within 30 days after the last date of attendance. Tuition and fees cannot be deferred to future programs.

Please allow 12–14 days for refunds to be processed by the Business Office.

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