At a Glance

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

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

Talent Assessments

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 2022 Portfolio or Pre-Screening Deadline

    Application Deadline for Spring 2022

    Acting, BFA*

    November 15, 2021

    General Admissions:
    January 1, 2022

    January 7, 2022 Not Offered
    Creative Writing, BA*

    Early Action:
    November 15, 2021

    General Admissions:
    March 5, 2022

    Early Action: 
    November 20, 2021

    General Admissions:
    March 7, 2022

    November 1, 2021
    Dance, BFA*

    March 5, 2022

    March 7, 2022 Not Offered
    Film, BFA* January 1, 2022

    January 7, 2022

    Not Offered
    Liberal Arts & Sciences**

    Early Action:
    Extended to November 15, 2021

    Rolling Admissions:
    April 1, 2022

    N/A January 5, 2022
    Music, MusB*

    January 1, 2022

    January 8, 2022

    Classical and Jazz programs only

    October 15, 2021 (application)

    October 21, 2021 (pre-screening)

    Theatre Design/Technology, BFA* March 1, 2022 March 5, 2022 Not Offered
    Visual Arts, BS or BFA*

    Priority Deadline:
    November 15, 2021

    General Deadline: February 1, 2022

    Priority Deadline:
    December 1, 2021

    General Deadline:
    March 1, 2022

    Open to all majors except Graphic Design

    November 15, 2021

    *Please visit the linked program information page to view additional deadlines and requirements.  Deadlines can be updated at anytime.

    **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.