FAQ

FAQ

If you still have questions after reading the FAQ and the other application materials, please email youngconservatory@act-sf.org.

YC Student Handbook

Download the YC Student Handbook (PDF).

THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

Q: Do I need to have any experience in order to enter the program?
A: No. The YC accepts students at varying levels of development and experience. Our instructors work diagnostically with each student in each class.

Q: Is there an audition required to be accepted into the YC?
A: There is no audition required to take a class in the YC. However, our performance projects and productions are by audition only. Audition information can be found on the Performance Opportunities page of our website.

Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: The YC accepts students from ages 8 (or entering the 3rd grade) to 19 years old.

Q: Is there a deadline for applying?
A: The application deadline for our classes is the Monday before classes are scheduled to begin. We will accept applications after this time; however, space in the class cannot be guaranteed.

Q: What kind of financial aid is available for the YC?
A: We offer financial aid to students based on need. Please email youngconservatory@act-sf.org to request a financial aid application.

Q: How do I know if there is still space available in a class?
A: Space is available in all of our classes unless otherwise noted on our website. If the class is not available for online enrollment that indicates that the class is full.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: If there is not sufficient enrollment, the course will be cancelled and all tuition paid refunded in full. Requests for withdrawal from the course by the student must be received in the Conservatory Office in written form no later than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the second class. No requests for a refund will be accepted after this deadline. The request MUST be made in writing. Requests in person or by telephone will not be accepted. If faxed, the request must be sent to 415.834.3210. If emailed, the request must be sent to youngconservatory@act-sf.org. The school's receipt of the request will be confirmed by phone or email. If withdrawing before the scheduled start of the first class, the student will be financially responsible for the prorated cost of the first scheduled class, unless the request is properly received no later than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the first class. If the above procedure is followed, the student will be eligible for a refund and will receive the amount of course tuition paid, minus (1) all nonrefundable fees; (2) the prorated cost of any scheduled class held before the acceptance of the written request; (3) the cost of adjusting any course discount; and (3) any outstanding library or returned check fees. Allow ten (10) working days to process. If the student is dismissed by the school at least 24 hours before the scheduled start of the second class, the student will be eligible for a refund according to the above refund schedule. The student is not eligible for a refund if dismissed after 24 hours before the scheduled start of the second class. The student is not eligible for a refund if expelled

Q: What tuition discounts do you offer?
A: Current A.C.T. subscribers receive 20% reduction of tuition from one course during the season. During the fall, winter, and spring sessions, students enrolled in two or more courses will receive a 10% discount off one class. In the summer session, for every third class you select, we will deduct $100 from your tuition. Discounts are applied after applications are received and processed.

 

THE PROGRAM:

Q: Where are YC classes held?
A: All of our classes are held at our studios at 30 Grant Avenue in San Francisco. On the first day of class, enrolled students will be informed as to the studio in which each class will be held.
Q: May I visit the school for a tour?
A: Due to the complex scheduling of our studios, we are unable to offer tours of our facilities. If you are in the area, a conservatory associate will be happy to speak with you about our actor training programs. Please call 415.439.2444 for more information.
Q: Do you offer supervision for students before or after classes?
A: We are not able to offer supervised care for students before or after classes. We have a lounge and library that are open to our students before and after class; however, it is not monitored by A.C.T. staff.

Q: Can my child sit in on a class?
A: All of our classes are closed to the public. Families and prospective students are not permitted to view or audit classes. During the last class of every session, we offer open classes, which family and friends are invited to attend.

Q: What is the pick-up procedure?
A: All students being picked up after class will be brought to the foyer of the building at 30 Grant Avenue. Each family is responsible for making their own pick-up and drop-off arrangements. Students traveling on their own must leave the building immediately after class.

If you still have questions after reading the FAQ and the other application materials, please email youngconservatory@act-sf.org.

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