At Purchase, you’ll find several programs have specialized instructions and deadlines for admission.

Scan below to see when your selected program requires that you submit your application and supporting documentation and  schedule interviews and auditions, if applicable.

Your specific instructions, all in one place.

When you’re ready for in-depth information about your selected major, visit our Application Instructions page to see just what you’ll need to do and when.

 Application Instructions

Applying to a visual or performing arts program or to creative writing? 

We have additional requirements for talent assessment. Be sure you have all the information you need.

Audition and Portfolio Guidelines

  • Program

    Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Portfolio or Pre-Screening Deadline

    Application Deadline for Spring 2021

    Acting, BFA*

    January 13, 2021

    January 20, 2021 Not Offered
    Creative Writing, BA*

    Early Action:
    November 15, 2020

    General Admissions:
    March 1, 2021

    March 15, 2021 November 1, 2020
    Dance, BFA*

    January 1, 2021

    January 5, 2021 Not Offered
    Film, BFA* January 1, 2021

    January 5, 2021

    Not Offered
    Liberal Arts & Sciences**

    Early Action:
    November 15, 2020

    Rolling Admissions:
    March 1, 2021

    N/A January 5, 2021
    Music, MusB*

    January 1, 2021

    January 5, 2021
    (pre-screening)

    October 21, 2020
    (Classical and Jazz programs only)
    Theatre Design/Technology, BFA* March 1, 2021 March 5, 2021 Not Offered
    Visual Arts, BS or BFA*

    Priority Deadline:
    November 15, 2020

    General Deadline:
    February 15, 2021

    Priority Deadline:
    December 1, 2020

    General Deadline:
    March 1, 2021

    Transfer Applicants Only: November 15, 2020

    *Please visit the linked program information page to view additional deadlines and requirements.

    **We review applications on a rolling basis, and will review applications until our incoming class is full. Students are encouraged to apply and complete their application early in the application cycle.