The Catholic University of America

 

HSDI Application Process

Admission to the CUA High School Drama Institute is by application, teacher recommendation, and personal statement. Applicants will be accepted on the basis of their commitment to work within a concentrated summer drama program.

Application Materials Checklist:

1. Complete the online application form.

2. One Teacher Recommendation
Ask one of your teachers to complete this recommendation form.

Complete Part 1 of the form and give it to your teacher with a stamped envelope addressed to:
The Catholic University of America
Drama Department--HSDI
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064

3. Personal Statement
Write a personal statement of no more than 250 words about your interest in the CUA HSDI.

4. High School Transcript
Request a copy of your high school transcript (an unofficial copy is fine).

5. Application Fee of $25
Mail a $25 non-refundable application fee (via check payable to The Catholic University of America) with your materials.

6. Scholarship Application (if applicable)


Submit your personal statement, transcript, $25 non-funable application fee, and scholarship application (if applicable):

By Mail

The Catholic University of America
Drama Department--HSDI
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064

OR

By Email

Scan your personal statement, high school transcript, and scholarship application and email them to cua-drama@cua.edu (Note: you will still need to mail a check for your application fee)

 

Acceptance into the High School Drama Institute

Admission will occur on a rolling basis once all application materials plus the application fee have been received.
This program will enroll no more than 30 students, so early submission of application materials increases the likelihood of acceptance.


Applicants will receive notification of admission within 2 weeks of receipt of all materials.
 

Financial Aid

The High School Drama Institute has a limited amount of financial aid for students who would not be able to attend the Institute at full cost. To apply for this aid, students need to complete and submit this scholarship application.