Applications for 2020-21 School Year

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Application Materials are due February 10, 2020. Students who apply by this deadline will have their audition or interview in late February (see dates below), and be notified of their acceptance status by March. 

Any rising 9th grade (currently in 8th grade) or high school student in San Diego County is invited to apply to CoSA; about one-half of our students are from various school districts throughout the County. 


Nov 14. 2019 @ 4 pm

CoSA Talk & Tour - meet in Black Box Theatre

Dec 20. 2019

CoSA Applications available online

Jan 21. 2020 @ 6 pm

CoSA Preview Night for students/parents from all over SD county in Black Box

February 2. 2020 @ noon

CoSA Talk & Tour 2 for all prospective parents/students, BB theatre


February 10. 2020

CoSA Application Materials Due

Feb 22. 2020

CoSA CMS only Musical Theater & Drama Audition Day


Feb 29. 2020

CoSA IDT Audition Day (for all applicants who are not Coronado residents)


March 13. 2020

CoSA Admission Decisions Released

Summer 2020

CoSA Summer Intensives (Optional workshops in the arts)


Applications may be submitted after February 10 until May 31, 2020; however, these will only be considered on a space-available basis. Please be aware that most conservatories fill up after the February auditions.

Application Process

Step One: Complete and submit an online application for the 2020-21 school year.  Applications will be available December 20. 2019.

Please do not send portfolios, CDs or other materials with your application. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PHOTOS of Applications or PHOTOS of Admission materials.

Step Two: Prepare for your Audition, Portfolio Review or Interview.

Prepare, prepare, prepare! We will contact you by email to inform you of your time slot.  Please note that auditions/interviews for current Coronado students will be held on Saturday, February 22; for Inter District Transfer studens on Saturday, February 29.2020. SAVE THE DATES!

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

We will contact you by email to CONFIRM your audition/portfolio review date and time slot.  Please give us the courtesy of notification if your plans change and you are no longer able to attend.

Step Three: You will be notified of your acceptance status by email.  Admission Decisions will be released by March 13. 2020

Your status will be one of the following:

  • For students residing in Coronado: Admitted or Not Addmitted.  If not offered admission you may be encouraged to apply to a different conservatory.
  • For students residing outside the Coronado Unified School District boundaries (IDTs): 

            a)Conditional offer of Admission pending completion and approval of the IDT process; 

            b)Not Admitted.

If offered admission to CoSA, your Acceptance Letter will contain detailed information on how to begin the IDT process. All IDT applications are reviewed by the CUSD office, and they will notify you of your IDT status.

  • If a conservatory has filled up, you may be put on a Waiting List, pending space availability.

Step Four:  Accept or decline your admission to CoSA as soon as possible.

Your acceptance letter will specify a deadline for you to accept or decline your admission to CoSA. Please respond by the deadline,  or you may forfeit your spot.