May I submit parts of my application at different times?
It is strongly recommended that you submit all parts of your application at the same time.
How will a student be scheduled and notified of an audition?
Students who complete an online application will have the opportunity to select a day and time of their audition. They will then receive an email confirming this selection.
How many arts disciplines can a student audition for?
Because of the intensity of the application and audition process, NOCCA requires that students apply for one arts discipline. NOCCA recommends families attend Open Studios and Audition Information Sessions to help them decide what arts discipline their student has the most passion for.
Are only 8th grade students eligible to apply for Academic Studio?Yes. Incoming students must enter the Academic Studio as freshman; therefore, they must apply during their 8th grade year.
How will a student know if they are accepted to NOCCA?
Students are notified by mail of their admission status approximately 3-4 weeks after the last audition date. Admission status notification will not be provided by phone.
What is the fee to attend NOCCA?
NOCCA is a tuition-free professional arts training institution. Students are required to pay an annual student fee determined by the department's supply needs. Financial assistance is available through a financial aid program provided by The NOCCA Institute, NOCCA's philanthropic support organization.
What Partner School should a student attend to be able to also attend NOCCA?
NOCCA asks parents and students to discuss scheduling options with their academic schools once they have been admitted to NOCCA. Many schools are able to accommodate the NOCCA schedule, but NOCCA cannot guarantee that an academic school will allow a student to attend NOCCA. We do not encourage parents and students to consider changing schools in order to accommodate NOCCA attendance.
How long does it take to complete the online application process?
Typically, the process should take from 10-20 minutes, depending on the program you are applying for.
What if I do not have access to a computer?
Please contact NOCCA for assistance.
Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful?
Once the application is submitted online, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account.
How do I check on the status of my application?
Use the Parent Dashboard to check on the status of your application and to determine if any outstanding documents are needed.
How will I know the application is complete?
Once the online application is submitted and determined eligible and all necessary supplemental documents have been received by NOCCA, you will receive a generated message letting you know that you may schedule an audition.
Should I allow anyone else to use my account?
It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.
My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account?
No. You must call NOCCA for an administrator to assist you.
Summer Intensive for High School Students
May I apply for the Summer Intensive and High School Arts Instruction?
The Summer Intensive was created primarily for students unable to attend during the school year. Students may apply for EITHER the Summer Intensive for High School Students OR High School Arts Instruction, not both.
Is there a fee for the Summer Intensive?The fee for the Summer Intensive is $200.
In order to apply for NOCCA your student must currently be a resident of the state of Louisiana attending a public, private, parochial or homeschool.