Application Process

By now, you have learned about OCSA’s rigorous academic program, pre-professional arts conservatories, and unique school culture. You are ready to apply!

Before getting started, please make sure that you thoroughly understand the admissions requirements and have gathered all of the necessary materials. You will complete your application online and should be prepared to upload all required materials along with your application. Be sure to follow these step-by-step instructions.

Please read our Admissions FAQ. You may also contact our admissions office at admissions@ocsarts.net or 714-560-0900, Ext. 5510.

Attend a Preview Day

Attend a Preview Day

Prospective students and parents are encouraged to learn more about OCSA by attending one of our Preview Days, which are typically scheduled on a Saturday in October, November, and January.

Register here for an upcoming Preview Day.

Submit your Online Application

Submit your Online Application

The admission session for the 2017-18 school year is now closed.  We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year in mid-October 2017.  

How to Check Your Application Status

How to Check Your Application Status

Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be available mid-October 2017.

Academic Review Process

Academic Review Process

Orange County School of the Arts provides a rigorous dual academic / arts program.  It is recommended, applicants interersted in applying, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in 4 of the 5 core academic subjects.   Additionally, applicants applying to grades 10th - 12th must be on track to graduate.  For more information, please review OCSA's academic requirements .

Audition Scheduling

Audition Scheduling

Once approved by the Academic Review Process, applicants will be scheduled to attend the first available audition, or their first-round audition materials (video or portfolio) will be sent to conservatory faculty for review. Please monitor your online application account for the audition date, time, and location.

All auditions for the 2017-2018 school year will be conducted in January, February, and March 2017. Generally, all audition space is full by early February and auditions conclude in March. Opportunities to audition in late spring and summer are rare and only scheduled if space is available.

Once an audition is scheduled, there can be no changes to the scheduled date or time.

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Admission Decision Notifications

Admission Decision Notifications

All auditioned applicants for the 2017-2018 school year will be notified via email of admissions decisions during the first week of April 2017.

Admissions Timeline

October Preview Day
October Online application made available
November Preview Day
January Preview Day
January

No guarantee of an audition can be made for applications received after midnight January 15.

(Students who apply after the deadline will be scheduled into an audition only if space is available within their conservatory(s) of choice. Applicants are still encouraged to apply after January)

January-March Auditions are held
April Notifications are distributed via email
May Deadline to submit application: May 30 2017