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    Nervous, excited and slightly confused

    Ok I have quite a story and I need TONS of help...I hope I'm of no bother...

    First off this Disney College Program is a complete dream come true for me, I heard about it through my mom's friend's friend who was a recruiter for the program and every since its been my goal. Sadly I haven't been doing so hot in high school. I'm a total brain I can retain tons of information but I can never bring myself to turn papers in, but when I'm at work I'm a total work-a-holic and put my all into everything I do. So unfortunately I'm taking my GED test in the winter and going into HCC (a community college) in its 2nd semester. I was terrified that DCP wouldn't take GED but an FAQ on the site said they do so I screamed and cried for joy.

    My only concern...how hard is it to get accepted?
    Disney is my one joy in life and it would mean everything in the world to me to go there and WORK there. When I see cast members when I'm a guest I envy them. I wanted to be in their shoes so badly...

    but the first among many questions I have, what's the criteria of acceptance at DCP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious_Hatter View Post
    Ok I have quite a story and I need TONS of help...I hope I'm of no bother...

    but the first among many questions I have, what's the criteria of acceptance at DCP?
    To do the CP, you just need:
    *To be at least 18 years old
    *To be a current student
    *To have completed at least one semester in school
    *To be in good standing with your school (usually this means a 2.0 GPA).
    *And to have a good personal record.

    That's it!
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

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    Well thank goddess someone replied I was starting to think my quest was hopeless.

    but umm another few questions,

    1. How much does the program cost?
    2. how long do you have to be in it to be an alumni or do you stay in for however long?
    3. And can you stay working as a cast member after you finish the program?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious_Hatter View Post
    Well thank goddess someone replied I was starting to think my quest was hopeless.

    but umm another few questions,

    1. How much does the program cost?
    2. how long do you have to be in it to be an alumni or do you stay in for however long?
    3. And can you stay working as a cast member after you finish the program?
    It doesn't cost anything to do the CP (except a $60 fee).

    The CP varies from 4.5 months (Jan-May for Spring, and Aug-Jan for Fall) to 7.5 months (Jan-Aug for Spring Advantage, and May-Jan for Fall Advantage). There also is the Summer Alumni program, which is for people who have done the regular CP (it runs May-Aug).
    Yes, you can go FT after your CP.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
    FT: 5/16/10~
    Montclair State Campus Rep- Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009







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