The CCPA Office of Enrollment is currently working remotely. Please contact us at email@example.com with questions about the application process. You may also request a virtual appointment with a CCPA Enrollment member.
All students must first submit their Roosevelt University Application online. There is no fee associated with this application.
The Roosevelt University Application for Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 will open in early September.
All Chicago College of Performing Arts students must submit the following supplemental materials:
Once you submit your application, you will be able to view your Supplemental Items Listing within the Application Checklist. This is where you can view and track what materials have been received or are still outstanding.
Mailing address for transcripts and test scores:
Admission Processing Center
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
All CCPA applicants must also submit the Artistic Application, which allows applicants to provide more information about their artistic background, submit their musical introduction or pre-screening recordings, and schedule their future audition/interview.
The Artistic Application fee is $100 and is paid through the GetAcceptd website. All applicants will be required to provide email addresses of their recommenders, as well as provide a response to a few short-answer questions.
The Artistic Application will open on September 7.
The Artistic Application Fee is $100.
This form must be received prior to the application deadline.
*Undergraduate applicants who are current members of the Merit School of Music, Music Institute of Chicago, Midwest Young Artists, or Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as CCPA Graduate and Performance Diploma alumni/currently-enrolled applicants, will automatically qualify for a 75% discount. The above request form should not be completed by these applicants. Please email Fred Peterbark, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services, directly for information on the discount process at firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounts will not be made retroactively after applications and fees have been submitted.
After you have submitted your initial Roosevelt University application, all graduate performance applicants are required to submit pre-screen materials (download PDF) for review before they can be invited to a live virtual audition. Pre-screens are to be submitted through GetAcceptd.com beginning September 1st.
After you have submitted your initial Roosevelt University application, all undergraduate applicants are encouraged to submit a musical introduction of two contrasting songs/excerpts and a major and minor scale. Musical Introductions are to be submitted through GetAcceptd.com beginning September 1st.
BFA Acting, BFA Musical Theatre and BFA Musical Theatre: Dance Concentration -- After you have submitted your initial Roosevelt University application you are required to submit pre-screen materials for review before you can be invited to a live virtual audition. Pre-screens are to be submitted through GetAcceptd.com beginning September 1st.
You may not submit your pre-screen materials until you have first submitted the Roosevelt University Undergraduate Application. The pre-screen deadline is December 1st, though earlier submission is highly recommended.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding any in-person auditions in Chicago or at National Unified Auditions. ALL auditions will be conducted in real-time in a virtual live format via GetAcceptd.com.
Please see "Theatre Conservatory Pre-Screen and Audition Details" below.
Demonstration of English proficiency is required of all students. This requirement may be satisfied in the following ways:
All TOEFL exam scores must be submitted by March 1 to receive full scholarship consideration (there is no minimum required score for admission).
Applicants who are unable to access the TOEFL exam, must contact CCPA directly in order to be provided an alternative exam option.
All non-native speakers of English who are admitted and enrolled will be required to take Roosevelt University's English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam upon entry and may be required to complete additional coursework as part of their program of study.
EVALUATED TRANSCRIPTS: International applicants must also have their transcripts sent to an evaluation service, who will then provide an evaluation to Roosevelt University. Please refer to the International Admission page for information on foreign credential evaluation services.
US Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they wish to be considered for federal aid. Please see our Financial Aid page for more information. Enter Roosevelt’s six-digit Federal School Code (001749) to ensure the University receives your FAFSA information.
As the CCPA Scholarship is one award and is inclusive of merit/talent and financial need, all undergraduate applicants that are US Citizens or Permanent Residents are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA by March 1.
All applicants offered admission to the Chicago College of Performing Arts are automatically considered for scholarship.
The scholarship award for the Professional Diploma in Opera grants full tuition with the exception of the Graduate General Fee, Student Activity Fee, and CTA Ventra U-Pass Fee.
CCPA also offers Graduate Music Student Assistantships. However, each assistantship is not always available.
International students must submit a Financial Support Budget Form.
A prescreen is required for all graduate performance applicants. All pre-screening recordings will be submitted through GetAcceptd.
All undergraduate applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a musical introduction, which is also to be submitted through GetAcceptd.
LIVE AUDITIONS: Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding any in-person auditions in Chicago. ALL auditions will be conducted in real-time in a live virtual format via GetAcceptd.com.
Live Virtual Audition Dates:
A prescreen is required for all BFA Acting, BFA Musical Theatre and BFA Musical Theatre: Dance Concentration applicants. All pre-screens will be submitted through GetAcceptd.
We are following guidelines for the Common Musical Theatre Pre-Screen. Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.
Students should prepare 2-contrasting pieces:
Applicants for the Musical Theatre: Dance Concentration program must also submit the BALLET OPTION. This optional for the BFA Musical Theatre (non-dance concentration).
Due to COVID-19, We will not be holding any in-person auditions in Chicago or at National Unified Auditions. ALL auditions will be conducted in real-time in a live virtual format via GetAcceptd.com