Bauer has been selected as a Disney College Program institution!

We are excited to share the following registration information for the spring 2018 term:

Disney Exploration Series (DES) Seminar Lottery Registration at Walt Disney World
Again for this term, Disney Exploration Series (DES) seminar registration will be done via a lottery system.  Here are the key things you need to know about this process:

  1. Waitlist Registration– All participants who are interested in taking a DES offering will have the option to waitlist for a class on a first come, first serve basis.  Participants will have a chance to preference their top choices, as well as provide information if they are required to enroll in a DES seminar offering to fulfill their school requirements.
  2. Participants required to take a DES offering– Our education administrative team will ensure those participants who have a requirement to take a DES offering are enrolled.  Please have your participants sign up for the waitlist during the lottery period, and provide the information indicating their requirements at the time they are selecting their lottery options.
  3. Notification of Enrollment– Once the lottery registration period is closed, participants will be notified via the DORMS system messaging if they were selected to be enrolled by receiving one of the following messages:
    • You’ve been enrolled notification– This message will state the participant has been promoted into the course. We will share reminders with the participant regarding class expectations, Disney Look, and checking workplace schedule to ensure availability to attend class.
    • Not selected notification– A message will be provided to all participants who did not gain enrollment into a DES class about additional opportunities during their program.
  4. NEW! Drop/Waitlist Period– Based on feedback from participants, new for this term we will provide participants an opportunity to adjust their enrollment after the Lottery Registration selection has been completed during the “drop/waitlist period”.  During this time, participants will have the option to drop themselves from the class if they are no longer interested, or if they want to waitlist for a class they did not get into, they will have the option to waitlist for the class.  Waitlist spaces will become available only as participants who are no longer interested in a class drop, and this will be on a first come-first served basis.

NEW! Professional Development Studies (PDS) Interest Statement at Registration (Walt Disney World only)

New for this term, in addition to requiring a participant’s transcript indicating their major for enrollment we will be requesting an interest statement as part of the waitlist process.  The purpose of this interest statement is to provide participants the opportunity to share how participating in the PDS will benefit their overall educational development, as related to their major.  Each term we see many participants with majors on their transcript that don’t match our requirements, but through further discussion we find that the major at their school does align with our requirements.  Asking for these statements during registration will help to streamline our process.

Registration Dates & Term Dates at Walt Disney World
Here are the key dates for registration and course term dates:

Collegiate Courses & Distance Learning (11 week course offering)

  • Registration Dates
    • Monday November 13th at 12:00 pm EST to Sunday January 28th 11:59 pm EST
  • Term Dates
    • February 5th to May 4th

Disney Exploration Series (DES) Seminars, Term A and Term B (4 week class offering)

  • Lottery Registration Dates
    • Monday November 13th at 12:00 pm EST to Friday December 15th at 4:00 pm EST
  • Lottery Notification Dates
    • On or before Wednesday January 3rd
  • Drop/Waitlist Dates
    • Monday January 8th at 12:00 pm EST to Sunday January 28th at 11:59 pm EST
  • Term Dates
    • Term A: February 12th to March 9th
    • Term B: March 12th to April 20th


Registration Dates & Term Dates at Disneyland

Here are the key dates for registration and course term dates:

Enrollment Dates

  • Collegiate Courses & Seminars- 1st class (required)
    • Wednesday November 15th at 12:00 pm EST/9:00 am PST to Sunday January 28th at 11:45 pm EST/9:45 pm PST
  • Collegiate Courses & Seminars- 2nd class (optional)
    • Monday January 8th at 12:00 pm EST/9:00 am PST to Sunday January 28th at 11:45pm EST/9:45pm EST

Term Dates

  • Collegiate Courses (11 week course offering)
    • February 5th to May 4th
  • Seminars (10 week class offering)
    • February 12th to May 4th

To best assist your students, here are a few quick tips:

Verifying DORMS log in credentials
Participants should check that they have the right credentials to log into the DORMS site, and to contact our administration team if they need assistance with resetting their password or verifying their log in information.  Participants can visit the dorms.disney.com page for a password reset link. If participants have challenges with their log in credentials, they may contact wdpr.dorms.tech.support@disney.com for support.

Learn about our offerings 
Participants should visit our dorms.disney.com/learning homepage that provides explanation of our various offerings, and the benefits of each of them.

A few quick reminders about our offerings:

Disneyland College Program class requirement
Registering and completing a class during each semester is a requirement of the Disneyland College Program.

Receiving academic credit is a requirement to register for a collegiate offering at Walt Disney World
The commitment from a university or school to provide credit for our classes and/or the overall internship (Bauer students can get Internship for Credit) is important to us, and we greatly appreciate your support in providing this credit opportunity.

Lastly, check out Education Connection regularly for specific details on your students.  The Disney Education Connection, www.disneyeducationconnection.com is your one-stop location for information regarding your students on the program.  This site is updated regularly throughout registration and the length of their program.

Thank you for your continued support of our Programs.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact our team at wdw.disney.education.ops@disney.com.

Disney Internships & Programs Education Team

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling Troy Hopkins