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.

Get Specifics

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

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 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:
    Extended to
    March 15, 2021

    March 22, 2021 November 1, 2020
    Dance, BFA*

    Extended to
    January 22, 2021

    Extended to
    January 27, 2021
    Not Offered
    Film, BFA* Extended to January 29, 2021

    Extended to February 2, 2021

    Not Offered
    Liberal Arts & Sciences**

    Early Action:
    Extended to December 1, 2020

    Rolling Admissions:
    April 1, 2021

    N/A January 5, 2021
    Music, MusB*

    January 1, 2021
    Extended: Accepting certain music applications on a rolling basis

    January 5, 2021
    Accepting on rolling basis

    Extended to:
    November 15, 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:
    Currently on a rolling basis.

    Priority Deadline:
    December 1, 2020

    General Deadline:
    Currently on a rolling basis 

    Open to all majors except Graphic Design

    November 15, 2020

    *Please visit the linked program information page to view additional deadlines and requirements.  We are no longer accepting applications and music pre-screening materials for our undergraduate Studio Composition and Studio Production programs for Fall 2021 semester consideration.

    **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.