Academic Requirements

To learn more about Orange County School of the Arts’ rigorous academic program, please visit our Academic Overview page.

All new applicants must provide a scanned copy of an official, birth certificate (hospital and religious certificates do not qualify), permanent resident card or a valid passport. All applicants, regardless of the school / home-school they currently attend, must show evidence of satisfactory citizenship and provide the two documents listed below. It is recommended applicants maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Without this information, interview/auditions will not be scheduled. Please scan all grade reports together and save as one PDF document. Please click "Read More" to view additional important instructions.

  • 10th - 12th grade applicants must provide: (1) complete high school transcripts and (2) their current progress grades
  • 7th - 9th grade applicants will provide complete grade reports during the enrollment process if enrollment is offered

It is recommended, applicants maintain a minimum academic G.P.A. of 2.0 from a state authorized public school or accredited private institution or program.* The academic G.P.A. is based on at least four of the five core academic subjects listed below:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Science / History
  • World Language

Applicants cannot apply to a grade level above the standard grade level for their age or apply to "skip" a grade level.

Applicants with complete application submissions will be scheduled into the first available interview/audition, or their first-round audition materials (video or portfolio) will be sent to the conservatory director for review.  If the applicant is offered enrollment, their final admission status will be contingent upon their final semester / trimester report card for the current school year. 

* To verify school accreditation, please visit the WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools website at www.acswasc.org. Students attending non-accredited private institutions or programs will be subject to further academic review before final acceptance can be offered. This review will include analysis of nationally recognized standardized test results and / or placement tests administered by OCSA.

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Audition Requirements

Prospective and current OCSA students may audition for a maximum of two arts conservatories or programs. Audition requirements should be carefully reviewed. Applicants who do not conform to the audition requirements will not be considered for admissions. Admission to OCSA requires that applicants attend an interview/audition and be accepted into one of its arts conservatory programs.

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