Community School of the Arts Registration

Registration for fall 2021 and spring 2022 CSA activities is now open. Learn more about CSA activities!

  • Pay by credit card for online registration.
  • Contact us at 815-753-1450 for help with registration and other payment options.

Online Registration Form   Paper Registration Form

Questions? Contact us for help. You can call our office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Or email us at anytime.


The deadline to register for fall lessons is Aug. 20 and for spring lessons the registration deadline is Jan. 18.

In general, the registration deadline for classes and ensembles is one week before the start date.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the $15 registration fee? How many times do I have to pay it?

A nonrefundable $15 registration fee is required for each person at the time of registration. This per-person fee is owed once during the school year and once in summer. Fall students returning in spring are not charged the fee in spring. One person registering for multiple activities owes $15. The fee for two siblings registered on one form is $30. This fee is used for many expenses, including the cost of background checks required by the university for employees who work with children.

What is the purpose of the $10 deposit charged with the online registration form?

When you sign up using the online form, a $10 deposit is charged to your credit card. The purpose of the deposit is so we can collect your credit card information for payment while not charging the full amount of your order. Your order will be charged in full once the registration has been confirmed by our office and based on the payment plan you select. The $10 deposit is not an additional charge, and will be deducted from the total you pay.


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College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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Online Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(lunch from noon – 1 p.m.)

To protect the safety of our staff, students and families, we will operate remotely until further notice. Our staff will be available at their remote offices during normal NIU business hours and can be contacted via phone or email.

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