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Application Process 416
Application Process


Step 1: Register Online
Registration for the Regional Arts Program will be using Edsby.   
For your reference, here is the Edbsy Registration Instructions

  • Registration Link will be opened from November 10 to December 1, 2023:  Please click here to register. ​ Please Note: We encourage applicants to apply to Edsby through a Chrome Browser on a laptop/desktop. 
The York Region District School Board Specialized Arts Program registration is completed centrally for all candidates. Students are eligible to apply to the school in their Program Area Boundary.
Please visit the YRDSB School Locator to determine which school serves your home address.

2023-2024 Registration Requir​ements for Regional Specialized Program:​​

  • You must currently live in the Program ​Area Boundary indicated on theYRDSB School Locator when you apply
  • You are a student currently in Grade 8 or Grade 9
  • Complete the online registration process through Edsby
    • Applicants are encouraged to contact the school of the program they are applying to if support is needed in completing the registration process.​ Edsby Registration Instruction​. Contact school for question: or 905-479-2787 
    • Opening Tuesday November 10, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. and closing Friday, December 1, 2023 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Grade 8 Progress Report Card
    • YRDSB student reports cards will be shared with the Arts schools automatically
    • Non-YRDSB students who live within our arts boundary must email a scanned copy of the grade 7 final report card to the school before December 8, 2022. Please email to school:
  • Fees: A non-refundable application fee for each discipline (These fees are not eligible for tax receipt).​
  • Students will receive an email with further application instructions for audition.

Step 2: Audition Process

This year, the Application will be an in person audition process.
A:  Student receives notification of audition time and date through email January 2024.
B:  Student responds to audition time and date for the program(s) they are applying for.
C:  Student attends auditions in January 2024.
Once the AU application submission closes on December 1, 2023, the audition preparation will be shared before the winter break and the auditions will be scheduled end of January 2024. Be sure to check your emails after the winter break for your scheduled audition date and time.
Step 3: Acceptance Email
After the selection process, schools will send out acceptance emails at the end of January or early February.
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