PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE UPLOADED ONTO THE APPLICATION ANY NECESSARY SUPPORTING MATERIALS (see list below). You can return to your application any number of times until all items have been uploaded – THEN click on the submit button.
Your application will be complete when Credo has received each of the following items:
(applications will not be acted on until all items are completed)
- Online Application
Application Fee: $45 (paid at the end of online application)
Credo Alumni: $25
- Digital Photo of the applicant – uploaded in the online application
- Audition – either uploaded in the digital application, or live audition (see Audition tab for schedule)
- For new applicants only: Recommendation letter (from teacher, orchestra director, youth leader, pastor, or employer) – You do not need to send in a letter or have one sent – once you have competed the “recommender” section of your application, Credo will send a request to that individual for a recommendation letter on your behalf.
You may scan supporting documents and upload in your online application, OR mail directly to:
65 East College St., Suite #7
Oberlin, OH 44074
Attn: Director of Admissions
All students must audition for admission and placement. Live auditions are preferred for Credo Oberlin. Video auditions are perfectly also acceptable.
All applicants are required to audition with two pieces or movements in contrasting styles; one should demonstrate technical abilities, the other melodic abilities.
Below is the schedule of audition dates.
Please indicate on your online application which audition date you prefer.
We will contact you to schedule your specific audition time and answer any questions about the audition process two weeks before the audition is to occur.
|February 4||Oberlin, OH|
|February 18||Oberlin, OH|
|February 19||Chicago, IL|
|February 25||Oberlin, OH|
Check back mid-November for additional audition dates.
2017 Deadline & Admissions Timeline
|Nov. 20 (approx.)||Application Opens|
Feb. 15 – March 15
|Strong preference will be given to counselor applications received by this date
A limited number of applicants will be admitted via “rolling admission”
|March 10||Completed applications due for financial aid applicants (program application and financial aid application materials)|
|March 25||Completed applications due for ALL applicants|
|April 1-10||Admissions decisions made. Initial $100 deposit due two weeks after notification.|
|April 15||Total $400 tuition deposit due (Initial $100 tuition deposit plus additional $300 deposit)|
|May 15||Students on Wait List notified of final status. Initial $100 deposit due two weeks after notification.|
|June 15||Tuition/Room/Board Balance Due
Student registration forms due (available on website May 1)
For information about Credo programs, or for general assistance in completing your application, contact: