Application and Admission FAQ

How do I apply? 

CoSA Admission FAQComplete the application for the conservatory of your choice and mail it to: Admissions, CoSA, 650 D Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118, or you can drop it off at that address, or you can scan and email it to: nancy.mcrae@coronadousd.net.  Photographs of the application do not scan well, so please scan the actual application.

All CoSA students are accepted to the school on the basis of their audition or portfolio review and interview.  After your application is received, you will be notified by email of your audition date/time. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES ON YOUR APPLICATION ARE LEGIBLE.  

What if I miss my audition/interview?
iF you are unable to make the audition/ interview scheduled for you, let Mrs. McRae know so that another time can be scheduled for you on that day – or if that is not possible, another time will be scheduled for you on a different day at the convenience of the faculty.

For CMS Musical Theatre students, Audition Day is Feb 23 at 12:30.  For all other Early Acceptance applicants, the Audition/Portfolio Review day is  March 2. For students applying after February 8, your audition or porfolio review will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time for you and the faculty. 

I don't live in Coronado. Can I still apply to CoSA?

Absolutely! About one half of CoSA students do not reside in the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD). If you are accepted to CoSA, your acceptance letter wil contain detailed information about how to begin the Inter-district Transfer (IDT) process. All IDTs are reviewed by the CUSD district office, and they will notify you of your IDT status.

What if I do not live in San Diego? How can I audition?        

Many of our applicants do not live in the San Diego area. Put a note on your application that you cannot audition/interview in San Diego and/or email nancy.mcrae@coronadousd.net, and we will make arrangements for audition by video or electronic/digital portfolio review.

Can I apply to more than one conservatory?
Apply to only one conservatory. After you audition/interview for that conservatory, if you feel that you would be better suited to a different conservatory, please let Mrs. McRae know so that we can withdraw your existing application in anticipation of a new application.
 
How many students do you accept each year?

There is no set number.  It depends on many factors including: how many students apply, how many students each CoSA department can accommodate and other factors. Our goal is to accept every qualified applicant.
 
When will I find out if I am accepted?

Emails are sent to all applicants notifying them of their acceptance status. Students who applied by the Early Acceptance deadline will be notified on or around March 15. Students applyintg after February 8 will be notified within a week of their audition/interview.
 
What is a “conditional acceptance”?

"Conditional acceptance" applies only to inter-district transfer students (IDT). A “conditional acceptance” means that you have been accepted to CoSA, but that your acceptance to Coronado High School (CHS) and the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) is not finalized. IDT’s must apply to transfer to CUSD. The CUSD district office reviews all IDTs and will notify you of your status. Once a student is accepted to both CoSA and CHS/CUSD, they do not need to complete the IDT process again provided they remain in CoSA.
 
Can I be a CoSA student and not be a CHS student? 

All CoSA students must also be enrolled in and attending Coronado High School.

OTHER QUESTIONS? EMAIL: nancy.mcrae@coronadousd.net