Community School of the Arts Registration

Registration for fall 2019 and spring 2020 is now open. Read about our programs and register today!

  • Pay by credit card for online registration
  • Pay by check or credit card with printable registration form

Lesson, Class and Ensemble Online Registration  Printable Registration Form

Questions? Contact us for help. You can stop by our office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Please call ahead if you need to come during the noon hour.


The deadline to register for lessons is August 26 in the fall and January 13 in the spring.

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.

I am filling out a paper form. Where should I mail it?

Mail paper forms to:

NIU Community School of the Arts
Northern Illinois University
1425 West Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828

Can I fax my form?

Sure! Our fax number is 815-753-8372.

Do you accept telephone registrations?

Unfortunately, no, we do not.


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