Ready to experience Purchase College for yourself? Drop by, ask questions, and get a feel for why the campus vibe here is a little offbeat.
Virtual Express Decision Day
Sign up to attend Virtual Express Decision Day on December 2, 2021. This is an online instant decision day for high school seniors and transfer students.
If you want to attend the Express Decision Day, you must first submit your application for admission to the School of Art+Design, and you also need to register in order to attend.
This event provides students applying to the School of Art+Design an opportunity to show their work to faculty and, in many cases, receive an expedited admissions decision.
Visit Options for All Majors
Visit In Person
Please note that as of September 1, we require all visitors to show proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours. Visitor Policy
Following strict COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, students may bring only two guests to their information session and/or tour. Any additional guests that come with a student will be asked to wait in their car.
Join us for a general information session and campus tour.Hear from an admissions advisor about the college, how to apply, and more.
Then take a walk around the academic plaza with one of our student ambassadors.
This visit lasts approximately 2 hours.
We know that choosing to transfer is a big decision and you want to get your questions answered, see campus, and have a chance to meet with an Admissions Advisor individually. Please join us for Transfer Sessions, an intimate view of Purchase College. Hosted on most Tuesdays (including evenings and other dates), this is your chance to join in on a group Q&A and speak with current students.
Set up an individual appointment with a Transfer Admissions Advisor for review & questions and the opportunity to take an individualized campus tour. These appointments scheduled for 30 minutes. The campus tour is a 60 minute walking tour.
These appointments are for accepted transfer student’s only. If you are not an accepted student please schedule an appointment here.
For a general overview of Purchase College, our academic programs, and life on campus, we offer information sessions remotely.
All are welcome to attend, but this session is geared towards our liberal arts and sciences programs.
After the session concludes, you will hear from current student ambassadors.
Schedule a personal appointment with an admissions counselor to ask questions about our admissions process, college or career goals, student life, and anything else you may want to know about Purchase College, and let us get to know you. Appointments can be over the phone or through video call.
Some applicants may be asked to interview with an admissions counselor. These interviews allow a student to tell us more about themselves beyond what is in a written application and may help the admissions committee make a more informed decision about your enrollment. Applicants will be notified by email if an interview is being requested.
Read our interview policy to learn more.
Desde la oficina de admissiones de Purchase College queremos invitar a ti y a tus padres a participar en nuestra presentación de Purchase College en Español. En esta presentación contestaremos todas tus preguntas sobre Purchase College, admisiones, asistencia financiera, y hablaremos de todos los recursos disponibles para nuestros estudiantes. Al terminar la presentación, nuestros embajadores te hablarán de sus experiencias como estudiantes en nuestro campus. Este evento es solamente para estudiantes aplicando para los semestres de Otoño y Primavera de 2022.
We are unable to offer any group visits for the fall 2021 semester. Information regarding group visits for the spring semester will be posted in January 2022.
Considering applying to Purchase College but need some assistance? Attend our How to Apply event to learn more about the process. Hear about the application requirements, deadlines, think wide open submission, and talent assessments.
Visit Options for Visual and Performing Arts Majors*
Students who are interested in performing and have a love for theatre, this is the session for you! Hear about the differences between these two competitive programs.
During your visit, you will have the opportunity to see some of our performance stages and spaces.
Learn about our Visual Art programs and about what is required for the portfolio.
You will also have the opportunity to tour our 160,000 square foot Visual Arts building just for our artists.
Unsure of what is expected and required for the portfolio? Attend one of our Portfolio Prep Webinars to get some tips.
Attend one of our virtual portfolio review days to get a 1on1 review with a faculty member from our School of Art and Design. Registration must be completed at least 24 hours before the review.
Students interested in studying dance, don’t miss your opportunity to tour the nation’s first ever building designed solely for dance education! Hear about audition requirements.
Students seeking a more immersive experience, attend our Mini Open House. Come get a campus tour, see a student performance, and hear from the Director of the conservatory.
Learn how you can become an engaged maker and critical consumer of media.
This session is not only for students interested in pursing the Film BFA, but for all students interested in media, such as New Media and Media Studies.
During your visit, you will tour our film suite and see our film equipment store.
Learn about our dynamic and supportive community of musicians. See where these students collaborate and create their music.
During your visit, you will learn about the audition and its requirements.
Can’t make it to campus but still want to connect with the Conservatory of Music? Attend one of our Virtual Mini Open Houses. You will hear first hand from the Director and some current faculty about the programs.
Emphasizing studio and classroom training, our professional training program in Theatre Design/ Technology gives students the guidance and support of established and theatre industry professionals.
During your visit, you will learn about the portfolio and its requirements.
*Visual and performing arts visits are in person.
Virtual Tour Now Available
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