Professional Training Programs Application

An application fee of $50 is required at the time you submit your application. When you click next you will be redirected to a page to enter your credit card information in order to complete your application.

Students who qualify for an application fee waiver through College Board or the free lunch program should contact the admission office prior to completing the application at 212 645 0030.

* Indicates a Required Field

Personal Details:

Address Details:

Mailing Address

Permanent Address (If Different Than Above)

Demographic Information:

Educational Details:

High School Information (Secondary)

College/University Information (Post-Secondary)

NYCDA Education Details


In order to allow applicants time to outline their essays, we ask that you submit the essay separately in a Word or PDF format. Essays should be a minimum of 400-500 words and the student’s name should appear in the top or bottom corner of each page. Essays should be emailed to Choose from one of the following topics:

  • Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in theatrical work, film, a piece of art, etc.) that has had an influence on you and explain how you were influenced.
  • Tell us about a performance from a recent film that inspired you. Why did you find it so compelling?

Parent or Legal Guardian Details:

Parent/Guardian 1


Parent/Guardian 2


State and Federal Reporting:

The following information is optional and is used for state and federal reporting purposes only.

Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please indicate how you identify yourself. Check one or more to describe your background:

Certify and Sign:

I understand that once my application has been submitted it may not be altered in any way and that all of the information submitted in the application is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented. I authorize all schools attended to release all requested records and authorize review of my application. I understand that I may be subject to a range of possible disciplinary actions, including admission revocation or expulsion, should the information I certified be false. I understand that an offer of admission is conditional, pending receipt of final transcripts showing work comparable in quality to that upon which the offer was based.*

The electronic signature consists of your name, typed by you on your keyboard. The signature is your confirmation that the application you have filled out is your own work and the information is factually true. Once you type in your name, this will count as your electronic signature.