Community School of the Arts Registration

Registration Now Open for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

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

A non-refundable $15 registration fee is required for each person at the time of registration. This is a per-person fee and 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 all employees who work with children.

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

When you sign up for CSA programs 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 and additional charge, and will be deducted from the total you pay.

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

All paper forms can be mailed 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.

If you have further questions about registration, call 815-753-1450, fax 815-753-8372 or email

Registration Deadlines and Office Hours


Lesson registration deadlines can be found on the CSA calendar.

Classes and Ensembles

At least one week before the start date.

Office Hours and Location

Our office is located in Room 132 in the Music Building. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Call ahead if you need to come during the noon hour.

CSA Evaluation Form

We are always striving to improve our students' experience with the Community School of the Arts. Please help us in our mission to keep improving by filling out our evaluation form!