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Welcome to the Chicago College of Performing Arts!

The Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) offers a conservatory education with renowned faculty in a world-class city. With 500 students from 25 countries around the world, we offer a diverse environment and prepare students for professional careers in music and theatre.

How to Apply to CCPA

The application for Fall 2016 will be open in October. Our application priority deadline is January 15, 2016. A non-refundable performing arts application fee of US$100 is required at the time you submit your supplemental application. 

All transcripts from outside the United States must be evaluated by an approved evaluation service. Submit your transcripts directly to the evaluation service. A detailed list of required documents for each country can be found on the evaluation service's website. We accept evaluations from the following agencies:

You must request the detailed (course-by-course) evaluation for all transcripts coming from outside the United States.

View a full list of application requirements.

How to Audition

After your audition is complete, you will receive an email confirming that it has been received. Follow and bookmark the link in the email to visit our Next Steps page. There you will be given instructions about how to schedule your audition. View a full list of audition dates, locations, and requirements.

Asia Audition Tour for Fall 2016 Admission

Our auditions in Asia are for Music Conservatory applicants only, applying for Fall 2016 admission. We cannot accommodate auditions for classical percussion or any jazz applicants at these auditions. If accompaniment is required for your audition, you will be required to provide your own accompanist. For questions on our auditions in Asia, contact Patrick Zylka, Assistant Dean for Enrollment:

Seoul, South Korea
Friday, December 4 2015
Mozart Hall
2F, 1515-3 Seocho 3-dong, Seocho-gu
Click here for a map

Taipei, Taiwan
Wednesday, December 9 2015
Association of Vocal Artists
3F, No. 95-1, Song Jiang Road
Click here for a map

Hong Kong
Thursday, December 10 2015
Tom Lee Music Academy, Tin Hau
13/F, Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road
Click here for a map

Guangzhou, China
Monday, December 14 2015
Xinghai Conservatory of Music
No 398 Waihuanxilu Road, Higher Mega Education Center
Click here for a map

Wednesday and Thursday, December 16 and 17 2015
The Artshouse - Blue Room
1 Old Parliament Lane
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Information for F-1 Visa Students

International students who wish to study as an F-1 Student must submit evidence of financial resources to cover the costs for the first academic year of study, including: tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal expenses. These documents must be received before a form I-20 may be issued. If admission is offered, a student must submit a bank statement or letter showing the funds are available. If the student will have a financial sponsor, the student's sponsor should complete the Affidavit of Support, available on the website for the International Programs Office, and send it to Roosevelt University along with a bank statement. If a scholarship is offered, a student may use this to show part of the necessary funding. 


If you have questions, please contact the Office of Enrollment for the Chicago College of Performing Arts: or +01 312 341 6735. 

For more information on the resources available to international students at Roosevelt University, please visit the webpage for the International Programs Office.