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Before you enroll in any course in the Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)™, you must first submit an Admissions Application.  If you are a current OPDI student, you do not need to submit another application.



OPDI students are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed in order of receipt, and applicants should expect to hear from NDEO within a week of their submission date. Please submit your OPDI application at least a week prior to the start date of your desired course in order to allow for processing time.


Application Fee

The application fee for non-NDEO members is $25. The fee is waived for all current NDEO members. To take out an NDEO membership prior to applying to OPDI, please click here. Your application will not be reviewed until payment is received.

The Application

In addition to basic contact information, you will be required to provide detailed information about your educational background (schools, degrees, dates) and answers to the following questions:

Question 1: Summarize your dance training and performance history. (145 words)

Question 2: Summarize your teaching experience in the field of dance. (145 words)

Question 3: Summarize other activities, certifications, or work experience that you feel is relevant to your acceptance into the Institute. (145 words)

Question 4: Statement of Purpose, your career goals and how OPDI can help you achieve these goals. (145 words)