Application & Fees

FEES 

SUMMER 2019 TUITION:

Application Fee $50  
Tuition Full-time $2,090  
Tuition Part-time (1 class) $750 Includes performance tickets & additional drop-in classes

Summer 2019 optional Fees:

Single A/C Dorm $1,705*  
Double A/C Dorm $1,345*  
Dorm Damage & Key Deposit $175* Required for dorm residents
Conference Food Points $1,140* Conference Food Points required for dorm residents. Redeemable in all Duke dining facilities.
Conference Food Points (Off-campus) $25* increments Optional Conference Food Points for off-campus residents
Student Health Center Fee $140  
East Campus Parking Fee $32*  
Transcript Fee $40 First time academic credit applicants only (May 15 deadline)
Visa Fee $125 For international students who require visa assistance
Wire Transfer Fee $50 For international students who require bank to bank wire transfer
Withdrawal Fee $40  
Returned Check Fee $30  

*These fees are estimates. Finalized amounts will be confirmed in early Spring 2019.

The application fee and tuition are the only required fees. All other fees listed above are optional. Certain fees will be required depending on student’s housing preferences.      

Please note:

  • Dorm rooms cannot be guaranteed unless paid by May 1, 2019.

how to apply 

Apply Now

  1. Fill out an online application form.
  2. Submit $50 non-refundable application fee (not credited toward tuition).
  3. If applying for financial assistance, please see the specific instructions on the scholarship page for additional submission materials required. Students may apply for scholarships once they have been accepted into the program. 

The ADF does not require an audition to enroll in the Summer Dance Intensive (unless the student is applying for a tuition scholarship, in which case a video or live audition submission is required in the scholarship application phase).

For technical issues with the Acceptd online application, call or email 888-725-2122 or support@getacceptd.com. 

IMPORTANT DATES 

February 1 Class registration opens (full-time students)
March 1 Class registration opens (part-time students)
March 1  1st Scholarship application deadline (early decision)
March 15  1st Scholarship awards announced
April 1  2nd Scholarship application deadline
April 15  2nd Scholarship awards announced
May 1  Final payment due
May 15  All completed forms due, including academic credit applications.
May 15  Last day to withdraw and receive a refund, less the $300 deposit, $50 application fee, and a $40 withdrawal fee.
June 13  Arrive at ADF!
June 21  Depart ADF

HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENT

Participants in all programs must provide ADF with proof of adequate health insurance coverage. Students are responsible for obtaining adequate coverage on their own. Proof of coverage must be provided before arrival. Students will not be allowed to take class until the ADF School office has their insurance information on file – no exceptions!

Duke University Student Health Center

For basic health needs that can be taken care of in a clinic, Duke University allows ADF students the option to pay a Student Health Center Fee and take advantage of the outpatient services on campus. Examples of services provided include medical care for illnesses and minor injuries, medication dispensed by the Center’s pharmacy for short-term treatment of acute problems, and basic laboratory services. This fee does NOT COVER emergency room or hospital visits. Please note that purchasing the Student Health Center Fee DOES NOT take the place of health insurance. 

how to make a payment

Payment Instructions

  • Applicants submit payments for the application fee, deposit and program through their online application. Applicants can access their application by logging in to their Acceptd online account and clicking the yellow “continue” button next to their ADF application to continue on to the next application or payment phase.
    • When completing the initial online application, applicants must submit a $50 application fee.
    • Once accepted into the program, the applicant will be taken into the scholarship phase where they can apply for all scholarship opportunities available at ADF! No payments required at this phase of the application.
    • After submitting the scholarship application (or selecting they do not want to apply for scholarships), applicants will be moved into the $300 deposit phase and must complete the deposit to confirm their spot in the program within 30 days of acceptance.

payment details

  • Applicants may also call to make a payment over the phone or mail a check. 
  • For payment assistance, please contact our online registration platform (Acceptd) through email at support@getacceptd.com or phone at 888-725-2122.
  • ADF accepts the following forms of payment:
    • All major credit/debit cards
    • Personal checks
    • Bank check, certified check, or cashier check
    • Money order
  • Checks should be made out to “ADF” or “American Dance Festival” and mailed to ADF School, Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708.
  • All student accounts must be paid in full by the May 1st deadline. Payments must be received or postmarked by this date. 
  • Payment after the deadline requires special arrangements with the ADF School office.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY PAYMENTS MADE IN PERSON, OVER THE PHONE, OR BY CHECK MAY NOT APPEAR IN YOUR ADF ONLINE ACCOUNT immediately. SCHOLARSHIPS MAY ALSO NOT SHOW UP IN ALL ONLINE ACCOUNTS. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE ADF OFFICE FOR UPDATED ACCOUNT INFORMATION BEFORE MAKING A PAYMENT. 

REFUND POLICY

Withdrawal


  • Summer 2019:
    • May 15, 2019: All paid tuition (less the $300 deposit), dorm room fees, and meal plan fees will be refunded in full only if written notice of withdrawal is received on or before this date.
    • May 16–June 13, 2019: Tuition (less the $300 deposit) will be refunded for medical reasons only. A signed note from a doctor is required. Dorm room fees and meal plan will be refunded in full.
    • After June 13, 2019: Tuition and meal plans will not be refunded for any reason. Prorated dorm room fees will be refunded by December 2019 if a student leaves the festival early, based on the date that a student’s room key is returned.
  • All withdrawals from a program will incur a $40 withdrawal fee. ADF refunds, if applicable, will be processed within 3-4 weeks of withdrawing.

After Summer Refunds

  • Summer 2019: Refunds for dorm damage and key deposits will be refunded by December 2019, after ADF receives final billing from Duke University.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The ADF School welcomes and encourages students from around the world to apply to the Summer Dance Intensive. International students enhance the ADF community and contribute to the education and personal growth of fellow students and faculty. Over the years, ADF has hosted students from many countries including Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Guyana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and Trinidad, to name just a few. 

Student J1 Visa

ADF is able to submit a DS2019 form for international students who wish to obtain a J1 visa. This J1 visa will only cover the dates of the five-week festival. All students are responsible for all other steps involved in obtaining a J1 visa beyond the DS2019.

If a foreign student requires assistance for obtaining a visa, a $125 fee will be added to their bill. This fee must be paid even if the visa application is not approved. This fee only covers ADF processing and will not cover additional visa fees incurred from the US government. Students must pay all other fees directly to their local US Embassy.

International students who need a visa to attend ADF should email school@americandancefestival.org EARLY so that the visa is obtained in a timely manner. Visa appointments may need to be booked as early as three months in advance of the festival. 

Visa Fee: $125 – for international students who require visa assistance

Wire Transfer Fee: $50 – for international students who require bank to bank wire transfer

 

The ADF and Duke University offer equal opportunity of admission to all applicants.