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.

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.

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Walt Disney World Resort

Spring

  • Students should apply/interview late August – late October
  • Decisions will be made throughout the recruiting season.  All candidates will receive a final decision status mid-late November
  • Program begins mid/late January and ends in early/mid May

Spring Advantage

  • Students should apply/interview late August – late October
  • Decisions will be made throughout the recruiting season.  All candidates will receive a final decision status mid-late November
  • Program begins late January and ends in early/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.

Members of the Disney College Program Alumni Association will be notified about this opportunity when details are available in late January or early February.

Former participants who have successfully completed a Disney College Program may register for the Disney Alumni Association by visiting dcpalumni.com.

Fall Advantage

  • Students should apply/interview late January/early February – late March
  • Decisions will be made throughout the recruiting season.  All candidates will receive a final decision status mid-late April
  • Program begins mid/late May and ends in early/mid January

Fall

  • Students should apply/interview late January/early February – late March
  • Decisions will be made throughout the recruiting season.  All candidates will receive a final decision status mid-late April
  • Program begins mid/late August and ends in early/mid January

Note:

  • There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.  Candidates who attend these schools should indicate this information on their application and during their telephone interview.
  • 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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Disneyland Resort

Spring

  • Students should apply/interview late August – late October
  • Decisions will be made throughout the recruiting season.  All candidates will receive a final decision status mid-late November
  • Program begins mid/late January and ends in early/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.

Members of the Disney College Program Alumni Association will be notified about this opportunity when details are available in late January or early February.

Former participants who have successfully completed a Disney College Program may register for the Disney Alumni Association by visiting dcpalumni.com.

Fall**

  • Students should apply/interview late January/early February – late March
  • Decisions will be made throughout the recruiting season.  All candidates will receive a final decision status mid-late April
  • 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 late January/early February – late March
  • Decisions will be made throughout the recruiting season.  All candidates will receive a final decision status mid-late April
  • Applicants for the session spanning August – January must reside in the provided housing.

Note:

  • 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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