How many times?

Frankie Heckish

Earning My Ears
Jan 2, 2019
I would love to hear from veterans! How many times did you or your child apply to DCP before being accepted?


Earning My Ears
Mar 6, 2020
My twin daughters were both accepted for Fall advantage on their first application. They are graduating from university right before they start the program. They also both have had amusement park job experience, as well as both working at a movie theater and one of them at Target. Not sure if their experience played into them getting accepted on the first try, but it can’t hurt.


DIS Veteran
Oct 4, 2005
My son was accepted yesterday and this is his first time applying.

My son had no prior experience with amusement parks, but did work in a grocery store for a year. That might be why they gave him merchandising.

He watched a lot of YouTube videos and researched before applying, and I think that helped.
  • terpgirl

    Retired homeschooler
    Feb 26, 2008
    My son got in his first time and is doing custodial. He has worked at a golf course for 3 years.


    DIS Veteran
    Jan 29, 2002
    My son was accepted to FA 2018 on his first try. Once home, he graduated and applied for Fall 2019 but was not accepted. He applied again, and was accepted to SA 2020. My daughter applied, and was also accepted, for Spring 2020 on her first try. Sadly, their program was suspended and they were both sent home in March.


    We create happiness.
    Feb 11, 2012
    My dd applied 3x times before she was accepted. She was a part of the doomed SA 2020 program sent home early. Her roomie had applied 4x before getting in and my dd has a friend who finally made it in on app #5.
  • sghokie

    Dec 27, 2019
    Mine got in on try 1, but she is graduating this May and has prior restaurant exp. She was picked for the same restaurant position that she worked for almost 2 years before.
    I would not be surprised if they picked her based on these 2 things.


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