Application Process

  • Applications for the District’s Application Schools are submitted electronically. The application should be completed and signed electronically by a parent or guardian, but may include questions that need to be answered by the student. Read below for a step-by-step guide to the application process, as well as support resources available to all applicants! 


    Step One: Start your application process by clicking one of the options below: 

    K - 8 Application

    High School Application

    Detroit School of Arts Application

    Middle School Arts Conservatories Application

    Step Two: Create your Account 

    • Helpful Tips 
      • Use an email you check regularly.  The email address used to create your account will be used to update you on your application status 
      • Make note of your password
      • The first and last name recorded should reflect student's name

    Step Three: Confirm Email to Access Account

    • The email will be from Submittable (not DPSCD); be sure to check your spam if necessary

    Step Four: Begin your Application 

    • Helpful Tips
      • You don’t need to do your application in one sitting
      • Be sure to save your work as you go along! 

    Step Five: Submit your Application 

    • Before you select “Submit” at the bottom of the application, be sure to review your application for accuracy and completeness. 
    • After submitting your application, you will automatically receive a notification email to confirm your submission. 
    • Make sure to apply before the deadline! 
  • Need further assistance? Find information below on upcoming webinars, one-on-one application support available via phone or video call, and FAQs!

  • Schedule One-on-One Support

  • Have more questions on the application process or managing your account?

    Visit our FAQ Page

  • Helpful Resources

    For technical issues related to the application contact Submittable directly:

    • Phone Number (855) 467-8264 ext. 2 
    • Website:
    • Hours: 10am – 6pm, Monday – Friday


    For all other issues, the Office of Enrollment has a suite of resources: 


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