Students who are just discovering the Disney College Program often ask us when the program actually takes place and when we accept applications and conduct interviews.

Here is a quick overview of our program session time frames and when we actively recruit for them.


Walt Disney World Resort

Spring

  • Students should apply/interview late August – late October
  • Program begins mid/late January and ends in early/mid May

Spring Advantage

  • Students should apply/interview late August –mid/late October
  • Program begins late January/early February and ends in early/mid August

Fall

  • Students should apply/interview February – late March
  • Program begins mid/late August and ends in early January

Fall Advantage

  • Students should apply/interview February – late March
  • Program begins late May/early June and ends in early January

There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.

There is not a summer-only program session for first-time participants.

Disneyland Resort

Spring

  • Students should apply/interview late August – mid/late October
  • Program begins mid January/early February and ends in mid August

Summer*

  • Due to extremely limited number of positions, applicants for this session are restricted to Disney College Program Alumni who meet certain criteria.
  • Eligible Disney College Program Alumni will be contacted via email with specific details about this opportunity approximately in early February.  Alumni are encouraged to opt-in to receive information as it becomes available.
  • Opportunity begins in May and ends in August.

Fall**

  • Students should apply/interview February – late March
  • Applicants for the session spanning May – January must be able to provide their own housing accommodations in the Disneyland Resort area.  This session does not offer housing.

Fall***

  • Students should apply/interview February – late March
  • Applicants for the session spanning August – January must reside in the provided housing.

 


These time frames are only approximations and may vary slightly from year to year based on business needs. This information is presented to provide a general idea as to when a student should plan on applying for a specific program session and the general time commitment involved.

It should be noted that most programs have several arrival dates spread over several weeks. Upon accepting an offer to participate on the program, an applicant is presented with their arrival date options which should fall within the general time frame stated above.

The best way to receive notification when our recruiting season begins is to subscribe to our email updates. Information will also be posted here on our blog and on our Facebook page once our recruiting seasons begin.

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