Application & Audition Requirements






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 around the country. 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.

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 above for more information). 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.

Affirmative Action Policy

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.

Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination Policy

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.