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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 at the start of the program. All orientation times and locations will be communicated to Intensive participants once students have deposited.

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. 

Audition & Apply Quick Facts:

Applications close May 1, 2015.

Apply & Submit Audition Materials: DecisionDesk

Non-refundable Application Fee on or before April 1, 2015: $65

Non-refundable Application Fee after April 1, 2015: $100

How do I apply?

Students interested in participating in High School and Collegiate Intensives must apply online using DecisionDesk. 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 1st, 2014. After this date the application fee will become $100; 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 on the page for the specific program.

How do students audition if they apply online?

All audition materials must be uploaded onto DecisionDesk. Audition materials may include audio and video recording, resumes, head shots, recommendations, and essays. All guidelines for content of audition materials are listed on the individual program’s website. 

How do students submit materials on DecisionDesk?

Audition recordings and materials may only be submitted through DecisionDesk. Emailed audition materials will not be included in your application. Please click on DecisionDesk, register, and submit your audition materials to The Boston Conservatory Extension Programs by May 1, 2015.

All applications to High School and Collegiate Intensives must 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. Extension Programs staff cannot provide technical support for DecisionDesk.

Is the application process the same for international students?


Can students apply if they miss the deadline?

Late applications will not be accepted for the High School and Collegiate Intensives.

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. However, participation in the Extension Programs does not guarantee admission to The Boston Conservatory's degree 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. There is an additional fee for housing and/or meal plans.

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 DecisionDesk to enroll in these programs. DecisionDesk allows for participants to pay by credit card. 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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