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Disney College Program

Students at College of DuPage have the opportunity to participate in the Disney College program, a semester long paid internship at Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Interested students must apply with the Disney College program and must meet College of DuPage requirements.

Visit the Disney College program website for more specific details about the application. Interested students should contact Career Services for more information. Students interested in auditioning for a performer or character role should visit the Disney College program website for audition dates.

College of DuPage Requirements - Disney College Program

  1. All Disney College Program (DCP) applicants must be a current College of DuPage student during the semester in which they apply. Students who are registered for a single class must successfully complete that class to remain eligible.
  2. All students must have completed 12 credit hours and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA. These credentials must be fulfilled by the conclusion of the semester that precedes the DCP internship.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing with the College of DuPage to participate.
  4. Credits that have been completed at other institutions must be submitted to the Office of Student Records for an official evaluation to be considered toward the 12 credit requirement.
  5. Academic Disney internships (internships that earn College of DuPage academic credit) can be pursued for specific cast member positions. Students who have questions about eligibility should contact the Career Services Center.
  6. All DCP students are expected to complete their full DCP term. Students enrolled in academic credit who fail to complete their program may receive a failing grade for their internship. Any student thinking about leaving the program early should consult the Career Services Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, only students currently enrolled at COD are eligible to apply through COD. Students enrolled at other colleges or universities are encouraged to apply through their own university even if there is no officially sponsored program.

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors including the type of aid you have and whether or not you’re enrolled as a College of DuPage student during your internship.

Any student with any kind of financial aid assistance is encouraged to contact Student Financial Assistance at (630) 942-2251 to review their individual financial aid package.

Some of the classes taken through the Disney College Program may transfer as elective course credit at College of DuPage.

Students interested in pursuing this option can submit their ACE transcript they receive from Disney to the Records Office who will review the course to determine if credit may be applied.

Enrolling in a Disney College Program course does not maintain your student status as a College of DuPage student.

As long as you meet COD's requirements and the Disney College Program requirements, you may apply for another Disney College Program experience. Academic credit is not be considered for more than one experience.

Contact Information

Career Services

Regular Hours (operating remotely May 20 through 24):
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

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