Additional Policies

The Office of Admissions has several policies that apply broadly to all applicants to our programs, in addition to the more specific application requirements.

Auditions & Selection

Selection Policy

The Juilliard School seeks students whose talent and commitment to excellence promise future achievement in their chosen areas of major study.

The Committee on Admissions selects students on the basis of their performance at competitive auditions held at The Juilliard School and in selected cities outside of New York. All auditions are evaluated by members of the faculty.

Applicants who are admitted must begin their studies in the fall semester. New students normally may not enroll at mid-year. Applicants who have earned a post-secondary degree are eligible to apply only for a higher degree, not to duplicate the same level.

Age Limits

The School does not set a minimum or maximum age limit (with the exception of Dance and the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies; please see those sections below for more information). In general, the faculty and the Committee on Admissions will give preference to students in the formative stages of their performance careers who will benefit most from the type of training available at Juilliard.

Dance

All applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age upon matriculation to Juilliard. The school does not set a maximum age limit for BFA applicants to the Dance Division. In general, however, the faculty and the Committee on Admissions will give preference to students in the formative stages of their performance careers who will benefit most from the type of training available at Juilliard. If you feel you have the training necessary for the Dance program, you are welcome to apply.

Artist Diploma in Opera Studies

Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination

The Juilliard School is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, staff, students and other member of the Juilliard community, and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, alienage, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, partnership status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law. This non-discrimination policy covers, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, benefits, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, as well as student admission, access, and treatment in School programs and activities.

Affirmative Action

The Juilliard School admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other School-administered programs.

Admissions decisions are not related to financial aid applications or decisions.

Late Applications

Dance

In general, The Juilliard School does not accept late applications for Dance majors. To be assured of consideration for admission, applicants must meet the stated application deadline.

  • After all on-time Dance applicants have been scheduled for auditions, if there are still audition spaces available, the Office of Admissions will consider accepting late applications.

  • The availability of audition spaces cannot be assessed until early January, and it is not likely that spaces will be available.

  • It is the prospective applicant's responsibility to check this website for updated information on the possibility of submitting a late application.

  • The Office of Admissions anticipates that an update regarding the acceptance of late applications will be posted here in early January.

  • In the event that late applications will be accepted, all application requirements (including submission of a prescreening recording for applicants who reside outside of the U.S. and Canada) will apply.

  • Additionally, if late applications are accepted, applicants should be aware that the choice of audition dates will be extremely limited. Therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to meet the application deadline.

Questions should be directed to danceadmissions@juilliard.edu.

Acting

In general, The Juilliard School does not accept late applications. To be assured of consideration for admission, applicants must meet the application deadline.

  • After all on-time applicants have been scheduled for auditions, if there are still audition spaces available the Office of Admissions will consider accepting late applications.

  • The availability of audition spaces cannot be assessed until early January, and it is not likely that spaces will be available.

  • It is the prospective applicant's responsibility to check this website for updated information on the possibility of submitting a late application.

  • The Office of Admissions anticipates that an update regarding the acceptance of late applications will be posted here in early January.

  • In the event that late applications will be accepted, all application requirements (including submission of a prescreening recording for applicants who reside outside of the U.S. and Canada) will apply.

  • Additionally, if late applications are accepted, applicants should be aware that the choice of audition dates will be extremely limited. Therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to meet the application deadline.

Questions may be directed to dramaadmissions@juilliard.edu.

Music

In general, The Juilliard School does not accept late applications or late prescreening materials for Music majors. To be assured of consideration for admission, applicants must meet the stated application deadline.

  • Following the December 1 deadline for Music applications, the Office of Admissions will assess whether late applications will be accepted, by major (for example, violin, composition, jazz, etc.).

  • In general, the determination and posting of majors open for late applications is done within 48 hours of the December 1 deadline. The list of majors will be posted here, with a short timeframe for submission (generally four to five days).

  • It is the prospective applicant’s responsibility to check this website for updated information on the possibility of submitting a late application.

  • In the event that late applications will be accepted, all application requirements (including submission of a prescreening recording) will apply.

  • Additionally, if late applications are accepted, applicants should be aware that the choice of audition dates will be extremely limited; applicants will not have the opportunity to request preferred audition dates, but will be scheduled in whichever appropriate audition slots remain. (“Appropriate” slots are those in which applicants would be auditioning among candidates applying to the same major and degree level.) Therefore, it is in the applicant’s best interest to meet the application deadline.

Questions should be directed to musicadmissions@juilliard.edu.