The ACADEMY Class of 2019 Application

We are very much looking forward to reviewing your information.

Before completing this form, please take a moment to review the full application requirements for The ACADEMY.

Following the receipt of this form, the Admissions Department will be in touch to schedule your ACADEMY audition. Information regarding what to prepare will be provided following the receipt of this form. Auditions will be held in Chicago on February 16, March 9, March 30, and April 5, 2019.

In addition to this form, we require a short personal artistic statement and one (1) letter of recommendation. We ask that you provide the Admissions Department with these supplemental materials no later than two business days prior to your audition date. Instructions for providing these materials will be emailed to you following the receipt of this form.

If you have any difficulties with this form, or questions regarding any portion of the application process, please email
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Thank you for submitting your application for The ACADEMY Class of 2019.

We will be in touch via email shortly to schedule your audition. That email will also contain instructions regarding what material to prepare.

Please note, your supplemental materials - your personal statement and your letter of recommendation - are due no later than two business days before your audition date. If you are ready to upload your materials now, you can continue to the upload form through the button below. An access link will also be emailed to you.

If you are intending to apply for financial aid, please return to to complete the additional Financial Aid Application. This application must also be completed prior to your audition date.

If you have any questions about your application, please email our Admissions Department at
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