Prospective Students/Admission

Open the door to your future in the arts! Apply to CoSA for the 2015-16 school year.  Here are important dates and information about CoSA’s application, audition/interview, acceptance and registration process.

Admission Schedule for the 2015-2016 School Year  


November 13, 2014 CoSA Open House for Prospective Students* 6-7:30 pm
January 20, 2015 CoSA Prospective Student Workshop* 6-7:30 pm
February 6, 2015

Application Deadline – Early Decision (Applications received
after February 6 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.)

February 28, 2015 Audition/Portfolio Review Day (specific time assigned to each student)  
March 20, 2015 CoSA sends notice of Acceptance status (on or around this date)  
March 27, 2015 Due Date for Student Acceptance of Offer to Join CoSA  
Summer 2015 CoSA Registration information online  

*There is no need to register for these events.

Application Process

Step One: Complete a CoSA application for the 2015-16 school year.

Please apply to only one conservatory. Each conservatory’s application is unique to that conservatory, but ALL applications must contain the following four parts:

Part I: Application for specific conservatory
Part II: Proof of Grades and Attendance Record
Part III: Essay
Part IV: Evaluation from arts professional or teacher

To download an application for the 2015-16 school year, please click on the conservatory to which you are applying:


Step Two: Send the COMPLETE application packet to:

Admissions, Coronado School of the Arts
650 D Avenue
Coronado, CA  92118 

Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete (all four parts have been received). You do not need to send portfolios, tapes or other materials with your application.  You are responsible for submitting Parts I, II and III (the application, proof of grades and attendance, and essay). Please make sure your arts professional or teacher has sent your evaluation (Part IV).

When your application is complete, you will receive an email with the time of your audition/portfolio review.

Step Three: Prepare for your audition and/or portfolio review.

There are several things you can do to prepare for your audition and/or portfolio review and interview:

  • Come to the Prospective Student Workshop on January 20, 2014 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Carefully review the “Interview, Portfolio and/or Audition Tips” provided at the end of each application form.
  • Prepare your portfolio with materials that portray your talent and abilities (if you are required to bring a portfolio).
  • Practice your audition song and monologue (if applicable).
  • Role-play an interview situation with your parents or friends or a teacher.

Step Four: Come to your Audition or Portfolio Review and Interview.

Be on time. Please give us the courtesy of notification if your plans change or you need to reschedule your interview time.

Step Five: You will be notified of your acceptance status.

Prospective students will be notified by approximately March 20, 2015. Your acceptance status will be one of the following:

  • Accepted
  • Not Accepted
  • Conditionally Accepted, pending space availability in Coronado Unified School District and Coronado High School, or acceptance to Pathways Charter School

Step Six:  Please accept or decline your admission to CoSA as soon as possible.

We must have your acceptance by no later than April 10, 2015 or you may forfeit your admission to CoSA. If you decline, please notify us by no later than April 10. If you are an inter-district transfer student and you accept, you will need to obtain paperwork to transfer from your district. Information on that process will be included in your Conditional Acceptance letter. If you plan on attending Pathways Charter School, please contact them at to complete application and registration.