Application Information

Application Information

SF Semester Fall 2018


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For most serious consideration, apply by May 14, 2018.

For questions about the San
Francisco Semester, including information on International Applications or scholarships,

Ilyssa Ernsteen

Who is eligible?


  • Recent high school graduates with a performance background seeking a gap year
  • Theater majors in their junior or senior year
  • Theater minors and second-term sophomores with special recommendations from theater faculty 
  • Recent college graduates with an A.A., B.A. or B.F.A. degree in theater or theater minor
  • International students




  • A GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Evidence of health insurance



Dates and Deadlines:


Fall 2018


Early bird admission deadline: 
March 30, 2018
For most serious consideration, apply by: May 14, 2018


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.




• Application fee: $50


• Tuition: $15,000 


• Housing: $5,000–7,500*


• Cultural Landscapes Course Fee: $400 


• Library fee: $25


*Please contact the Conservatory Office at 415.439.2426 for housing suggestions and information.


Financial Aid


A.C.T. offers a limited number of scholarships to students enrolled in the San Francisco Semester. While no federal or state aid—such as a Pell Grant or a Stafford Loan—is available, A.C.T. can work with your current/home college to develop a consortium agreement if you are eligible.


Students applying for an A.C.T. scholarship must complete their enrollment application package and submit an online 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (available at by October 15, 2017 for the Spring 2018 Semester. Private educational loans are also available if you qualify.  


If you have any questions, please contact A.C.T.'s financial aid office at 415.439.2411 or email


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