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Bachelor of Fine Arts
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About this Program

Overview

The 4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program trains dancers in ballet, modern and contemporary techniques. The program also includes a liberal arts curriculum.

Dancers applying for entrance in fall 2022 must submit prescreening videos. Dancers who receive favorable prescreening results must participate in a callback audition in order to be considered for admission.

The Dance Division typically accepts 24 students per year.

Eligibility

In order to be admitted as a Bachelor of Fine Arts student, you must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent by the time you enroll
  • Have a minimum of three years of prior training in ballet and modern or contemporary dance
  • Currently be training for a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Reach the age of 16 by the time you matriculate at Juilliard

If you apply to this degree program and are denied admission, you may apply again. After two unsuccessful attempts, you are no longer eligible to apply.

Academic Requirements

In most cases, the Juilliard School requires no specific courses, GPAs, standardized test scores, or class rankings for entry to this program. 

However, we will carefully evaluate your academic record and required essay to make sure you have the scholastic competence necessary to succeed in college-level coursework. 

There are specific requirements for:

Criteria for Acceptance

  • A serious commitment to dance training and a career in dance performance
  • Talent and potential as a performer, including a vivid imagination, courage, and emotional accessibility
  • An articulate body promising significant development in dance
  • Demonstrated musicality
  • A willingness to re-evaluate technique and explore new approaches to training
  • A high level and quality of training
  • The ability to work as a part of an ensemble including: the strength and sensitivity necessary to partner/be partnered, the ability to work openly and honestly with other dancers, the ability to be flexible in the artistic process with choreographers, directors, or rehearsal assistants

BCJ Program

Juilliard has a program with Barnard College and Columbia University that allows you to enroll in one course per semester at either institution during your third and fourth years to satisfy your liberal arts requirements. More information is available on the Cross-Registration Programs page.

Application Timeline

Application Timeline

Application Requirement Received-by Deadline
Online Application with Essay(s) December 1
Application Fee ($USD) or Fee Waiver December 1
Prescreening Materials December 1
SAT/ACT Scores (homeschooled applicants only) December 1
Recommender Information December 1
Recommendations Received December 15
Proof of English Language Proficiency December 15
Request for ADA audition accommodations December 15
Prescreening Notification December 23
Official Transcripts Only required if invited to a callback audition

If you receive favorable prescreening results, you will be required to participate in a callback audition, either in-person at Juilliard or live via Zoom. Callback audition details will be made available to dancers who pass prescreening. 

Callback Auditions Date
New York & Live via Zoom February 27 - Mar 2

The following are only required if you are invited to a callback audition:

In-Person Audition Requirement Received-by Deadline
Scholarship & Financial Aid Application  March 1


You will receive notification of your admission status (admit, wait list, or deny) through your application status page no later than April 1. Should you be admitted and enroll, your final official transcripts, indicating your graduation date, must be received by July 1.

Application Fee & Waivers

Application Fee

The $80 application fee is nonrefundable and must be paid through your application status page upon submission of your application. Your application is not considered complete until the fee has been received.

Fee Waivers

The inability to pay a college application fee should never be a barrier to applying to The Juilliard School.

 

First-time College Students

Fee waiver requests are available for first-time college students who demonstrate significant financial need by uploading one of the following to the application:

  • An official College Board fee waiver form signed by a high school guidance counselor
  • An official SAT fee waiver form signed by a high school guidance counselor
  • An official NACAC fee waiver form signed by a high school guidance counselor
  • A letter on school stationery from a college/guidance counselor stating that you qualify for the free lunch program
  • A letter from someone other than a family member that addresses your financial situation 

 

Transfer Students

Fee waiver requests are available for transfer students who demonstrate significant financial need by uploading of one of the following to the application:

  • If you are independent, copies of prior year tax forms
  • A letter on school stationery from your current college's Financial Aid Office stating that you have financial need of a fee waiver
  • A personal letter describing your financial situation

Fee waiver requests will be evaluated after you have submitted a complete application. If you are requesting a fee waiver, please submit your application (including fee waiver documentation) but do not pay the application fee.

How to Upload

Fee waiver documentation must be uploaded directly within the online application and submitted by the appropriate deadline. Documents must be in either .doc or .pdf format. (Convert your file to another format if scanning your document as a jpg.)

Fee waiver requests are processed on an ongoing basis. There will be an application fee payment due on your application status page until either your request is approved or denied. You will receive an email with the results of your request as soon as it is processed.

If your request for a fee waiver is denied, you will be required to pay the application fee by the deadline. Your application is not considered complete until the fee has been received. 

Your Application Materials

Your Online Application

Your application must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline. To begin, create your Juilliard Admissions Account, gather all of the required application materials, and follow the instructions to complete your application.

Start your online application

Your Essay(s)

Juilliard’s Admissions Committee uses your essay(s) to learn more about you as an individual and gain a sense of who you are beyond your application, transcript, and audition.

Essay Requirements

  • 1–2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font
  • written in English (not translated from another language)
  • must be your own original work
  • submitted within the online application

Topic
Please write about what brought you to dance initially, what motivated you to continue and pursue dance at the collegiate/professional level, and how you came to know about Juilliard. Please also elaborate on why you have chosen to apply to Juilliard, and how conservatory training will support your future goals.

Additional Essay Requirements
Additional essays are required in each of the following circumstances:

Optional Essay
Should you have a personal or academic circumstance to share that you feel can provide context for a particular point on your resume - for example, a gap year, unusually low grades in a semester or year, etc. - you have the option to submit an additional short essay.

Your Transcripts

Transcripts are an important component of the decision process. They help us determine if you have sufficient scholastic competence to succeed in coursework at the level for which you are applying. The transcript requirement will be placed on your checklist with a clear deadline at an appropriate point in the application process. DO NOT SEND YOUR TRANSCRIPT UNTIL YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND IT. 

 

Official versus Unofficial Transcripts 

  • An official transcript is one that is sent from your school directly to Juilliard. 
    • To avoid the possibility of fraudulent transcripts, we DO NOT accept transcripts sent via email. 
    • An official transcript must show courses taken and grades earned. 
  • An unofficial transcript is one that you (the applicant) send to us or upload to your application.  
    • Because the transcript did not come from your school, it is insufficient for admission and does not fulfill the checklist requirement. 

 

How Do I Send Juilliard My Official Transcript?

  • If you are sending us a high school transcript, ask your school guidance counselor to send it to us. 
  • In the U.S., many high schools use secure electronic sending services such as Naviance, Parchment, eSCRIP-SAFE, or other system. 
  • Schools outside the U.S. typically send hard copy of the official transcript to Juilliard via regular or express mail. 
  • If you are a homeschooled student in any country, ask your homeschool administrator (usually your parent) to send a transcript to us. See the "Additional Requirements- Homeschool Applicants" section for more information on what a homeschool transcript should contain. 
  • If you are a college student, follow your registrar’s process to request a transcript sent to Juilliard. 
  • Electronic or paper? 
    • Electronic sending services must use this email address: [email protected].  
    • A paper record of your academic progress, including grades earned, is an acceptable alternative to an electronic transcript if it is sent in a sealed envelope directly from the issuing institution(s) to the Juilliard Office of Admissions (mailing address below). 

 

Transcript Requirements for Students Studying in the US

  • ​​​Official transcripts must be sent by the stated deadline once the requirement is added to your checklist.
  • Your official transcript(s) must show all prior and current high school coursework.
  • Report cards, grade reports, and other student records are not considered official transcripts.
  • We understand that the current academic year has not ended, and that, if you are currently enrolled, you have not yet completed your program. Please submit your transcript as is by the deadline; a final transcript will be required later, if you are admitted and choose to enroll.

 

Transcript Requirements for Students Studying Outside the US

  • Official transcripts must be sent by the by the stated deadline once the requirement is added to your checklist. 
  • If your transcript is not in English, we require the transcript in its original language as well as a certified translation. 
  • Your official transcript(s) must show all prior and current coursework, which must be equivalent or similar to a US high school curriculum. 
  • You will be notified if an official evaluation of your transcript is required in order to verify your academic level. Companies such as SpanTran (use this link for a discounted evaluation: SpanTran Pathway - The Juilliard School), WES, or ECE can provide this service for a fee.  
  • We understand that the current academic year has not ended, and that, if you are currently enrolled, you have not yet completed your program. Please submit your transcript as is by the deadline; a final transcript will be required later, if you are admitted and choose to enroll. 
  • You may view the status of transcripts at any time by logging into your application account.
  • Hard copies of transcripts may be mailed to:

          Office of Admissions
          The Juilliard School
          60 Lincoln Center Plaza
          New York, NY 10023

 

Additional Requirements

Your Recommendations

In your application you will be required to identify two individuals who will provide recommendations:

Academic Recommendation
A letter from a high school academic teacher, preferably in English, history, or other language arts coursework (transfer applicants may provide a recommendation from a college professor.) The letter should help us gain insight into your abilities in English and acknowledge your speaking, reading, writing and comprehension abilities.

Home-schooled applicants should submit a recommendation from someone other than a parent who can address the issues listed above. In addition, this recommendation should address social maturity and ability to integrate well with other students and colleagues.

Artistic Recommendation
A letter from a dance teacher that addresses your dedication, openness to corrections, technique, performing skills, and citizenship both in and out of the classroom. 

The recommendations themselves are not due until later in the application timeline. Recommenders will receive an email with a link to securely upload their letters to our application system. We will only accept recommendations received through our application system.

You may view the status of recommendations at any time by logging into your application account.

Your Photograph

A photograph or headshot is required. The photograph does not need to be taken by a professional, nor is there any specific format for photographs. 

The photograph is not used for prescreening purposes. After all auditions are completed, the photograph is used in admissions committee meetings to identify dancers who are being considered for admission.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Forms

To be considered for financial aid and scholarship, you are required to submit the following items by the appropriate deadline:

US Applicants 
FAFSA
CSS Profile
Student Tax Forms 
Parent Tax Forms
International Applicants 
CSS Profile
Parent Income Documentation 

More information about our awarding policies can be found on the Financial Aid section of the website

For information about tuition, fees and expenses, please visit Student Accounts.

Prescreening

Prescreening Requirements

Prescreening Required

If you are applying for entrance in fall 2022 you must prescreen.

Prescreening Procedures

  • You must submit your prescreening as part of the online application by the appropriate deadline.
  • Prescreening may not be submitted via email, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
  • Incomplete or insufficient materials may affect consideration for an invitation to callback auditions.

Prescreening Notification

  • All prescreening decisions are final.
  • If you receive favorable prescreening results, you must attend a callback audition in order to be considered for admission.
  • An invitation to a callback audition is not an offer of admission.
  • If you receive unfavorable prescreening results, you will not be permitted to schedule a callback audition.
  • If you are not invited to a callback audition, you may reasonably conclude that you are no longer under consideration for admission.
  • Prescreening results will be sent to you by the date on the application timeline.

Prescreening Content

Prescreening videos must be submitted online with your application; the faculty will not review videos submitted via email, or on video-sharing websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Dance Division faculty and current students have created a demonstration video that will guide you through the ballet, modern, and improvisation sections of the prescreening. Within 12 hours of starting your application you will receive an email with links and a password that will allow you to access the demonstration video.

Please record each of the following sections separately; professionally recorded video is not required.

Section One: Introduction

  • A brief close-up shot of your face, from the shoulders up.
  • Clearly state your full name, current city and country of residence.
  • Provide a brief history of your previous dance training.

Section Two: Performance

  • A prepared solo, either ballet, modern or contemporary, to musical accompaniment.
  • State the title of the solo, the choreographer, and the composer of the music before performing.
  • The solo may be original choreography or from standard repertory.
  • The solo should demonstrate your artistic qualities and flow of movement.
  • The solo should be approximately two minutes in length.
  • You may submit a second solo in a different style, but this is not required.

Section Three: Ballet Technique - Center Exercises

  • Tendu with pirouette (four phrases of 8 counts on both sides) 
  • Adagio (four phrases of 8 on both sides)
  • Pirouettes (two phrases of 8 on both sides)
  • Petite allegro (two to four phrases of 8 on both sides)
  • Optional (if you have enough space to execute the combination safely): Grande allegro (two phrases of 8 on both sides)
  • Must be with musical accompaniment

Please view Demonstration Video prior to recording your prescreening.

Section Four: Modern Technique

  • Horton combination #1 (four phrases of 8 on both sides)
  • Horton combination #2 (four phrases of 8 on both sides)
  • Improvisation exercise (90 seconds)
  • Must be with musical accompaniment

Please view the Demonstration Video prior to recording your prescreening.

Accompaniment
You may use music from our suggested playlist or any music of your choice. The playlist will be sent to you after you have started your application.

    Clothing Requirement (Technique sections)

    • You must be in a unitard, or tights and tight-fitting top, or leotard that clearly enables the viewer to observe your technique.
    • Do not wear skirts, loose-fitting tee shirts, leg warmers, or costumes.
    • Wear clothing that contrasts with the filming environment so you can clearly be seen and stand out from the background.
    • Pointe shoes may be worn but are not necessary.

    Filming Recommendations

    • It is to your benefit to create the best possible conditions for filming.
    • Carefully consider your space; ideally, there should be enough room for you to move around.
    • Choose a place with minimal visual distractions for the viewer and as free as possible from ambient sound.
    • Ensure you have adequate lighting, especially from the front and side. Avoid placing yourself in front of a strong light source (for example, a window or an overhead lamp).
    • Be sure you are visible within the frame for the duration of the recording.
    • Review your video before submitting to check for playback quality of the image and sound.
    • Professionally recorded video is not required.

    Deadline
    Video auditions must be submitted via the online application by the appropriate deadline

    Prescreening Type

    Format
    You are required to upload your files in a Video format. Acceptable file types include:

    • .avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv

    Please note that some .mov files use a codec which is not supported by the application. We recommend that .mov files be converted to another accepted format (.avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv) to avoid uploading difficulties.

    Additional Requirements

    English Language Proficiency

    Definition
    You are required to show proof of English language proficiency by the application deadline if your native language is not English, regardless of citizenship. The Juilliard School defines native language as the language first spoken as a child and the primary language spoken at home.

     

    Exemption
    You may be exempt from the requirement to provide proof of English language proficiency if you meet certain criteria. Exemptions are determined by your answers to questions on the application form. To qualify for an exemption you must:

    • Have attended school(s) on a full-time basis where instruction was entirely in English for a TOTAL of SEVEN of the past TEN years. Qualifying schools include primary, secondary, and undergraduate institutions.

    An exemption to provide a test score as proof of English language proficiency is granted automatically if you meet the aforementioned criteria. Applicants who are exempt from providing a test score also are exempt from the ELP interview requirement.

     

    Helpful Tool

    To see if you may qualify for an exemption of the requirement to submit a test score as proof of English language proficiency, our online form can help you. Although this form does not grant exemptions or waivers, it can help you plan ahead should the result indicate that you need to schedule an ELP test.

     

    Proving English Language Proficiency

    The ability to speak, read, and understand English fluently is an important factor in admissions decisions. You must submit one of the following test types to prove your mastery of the English language. If your score falls below the minimum scores listed here, you should carefully consider whether to continue the application and audition process. We reserve the right to deny an audition based on scores that fall considerably below our minimum.

     

    NOTE: Given the continuing pandemic and the need to provide applicants with as many options as possible, as of September 1, 2020 The Juilliard School accepts the tests in the table below. We do not accept GRE scores as proof of English language proficiency.

    Test Type Minimum Score
    Cambridge English B2

    TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition

    73

    TOEFL ITP Plus (China)

    543

    IELTS Academic Test and IELTS Indicator

    6

    PTE

    49
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 610
    ACT 24

    Juilliard's CEEB code: 002340
    Juilliard's ACT code: 2778

    The official test results must be sent directly from the testing company and received by the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline. Official test results must be on file before a decision of admit or waitlist can be released.

    Transfer Applicants

    Definition
    You are considered a transfer applicant if:

    • You have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent 
    • You have attended at least one semester of full-time college study

    Transcript Requirement

    • You are required to submit a transcript showing prior and current coursework from all post-secondary institutions attended
    • You are required to submit your high school transcript if you have completed fewer than two full-time semesters of post-secondary study

    Essay Requirement
    You must submit an essay explaining your decision to transfer from your current institution, in addition to the other required essays.

    Program Length and Transfer Credits

    • You are required to study at Juilliard for all four years of the program
    • You are required to take a minimum of 12 liberal arts credits at Juilliard
    • Additional credits from liberal arts courses taken at other accredited post-secondary institutions may be transferred at the discretion of the Registrar; courses with a grade lower than C or its equivalent are not eligible for transfer
    • AP credits are not accepted

    Homeschool Applicants

    Questions within the Online Application
    As a homeschooled student, you will have to respond to the following questions within the online application:

    1. What factors led to your decision to home school?
    2. What relationship (formal or informal) exists between your home school and your state (or provincial) department of education?
    3. Will the state recognize you as a high school graduate?

     

    Transcript Requirements

    Regardless of format, your homeschool documentation must be received by the stated deadline once the requirement is added to your checklist, and must include:

    1. All courses taken, including those in progress, and the academic year and semester in which each was taken
    2. Assessment of performance (letter grades, percentages, portfolio commentary, etc.) and an explanation of any applicable grading scales
    3. Evidence of official recognition by the school district and/or state department of education
    4. If you attended a high school for any period of time, you must submit official high school transcripts of any/all high school work
    5. If you enrolled in any college courses, you must submit official college transcripts
    6. Optional: a full outline of curriculum by subject
    7. Optional: reading lists

     

    Standardized Tests
    You are required to submit official SAT or ACT scores by the appropriate deadline. These scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. If you are unable to provide an official SAT or ACT score due to pandemic circumstances, please contact [email protected].

    Juilliard's CEEB code: 002340

    Juilliard's ACT code: 2778

    Applicants with High School Equivalency

    Acceptable Equivalencies
    In lieu of a high school diploma, you have the option to submit the following high school equivalencies:

    • GED (General Educational Development)
    • TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion)
    • CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination)
    • International High School Equivalencies (contact Juilliard Admissions)

    If you do not have proof of high school equivalency by the stated deadline, you must submit one or more of the documents listed below to demonstrate your academic preparedness. 

     

    Demonstration of Academic Preparedness
    While submission of high school equivalency documentation satisfies Juilliard's minimum entry requirement, the following documents can be helpful in proving your ability to undertake coursework at the postsecondary level:

    • Standardized test scores
    • Advanced Placement (AP) exams
    • High school transcripts
    • College transcripts
    • Homeschooling documentation

    Formerly Enrolled Juilliard Students

    Definition
    You are considered a former Juilliard college student if you have not been in attendance during the previous academic year.  You must submit all required application materials, in addition to the requirements below. 

     

    Essay
    As a formerly enrolled Juilliard student, you are required to submit an additional essay explaining your motivation for resuming your studies or applying to another major at Juilliard. You may choose to address academic, artistic, or professional goals that you believe could be accomplished by returning.

     

    Transcript Requirements

    • You are required to provide official transcripts from all institutions attended after Juilliard
    • Transcripts are already on file from your time at Juilliard and do not need to be submitted

     

    Proof of English Language Proficiency
    As a formerly enrolled Juilliard student, you do not need to submit proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, ITP Plus).

     

    Decisions
    We reserve the right to review your Juilliard enrollment record to assist with admissions decisions.

    Currently Enrolled Juilliard Students

    Online Application
    You must apply if you meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are seeking to change majors
    • You are applying to a new program of study (changing your degree level)

     

    Application Fee
    As a currently enrolled student in the College Division, you are not required to submit an application fee as long as you submit your application by the appropriate deadline.

     

    Essay
    You are required to submit an additional essay explaining your motivation for continuing your studies at Juilliard. You may choose to address academic, artistic, or professional goals that you believe could be accomplished by remaining at Juilliard.

     

    Transcripts
    As a current student, you do not need to provide your official transcripts, as they are already on file.

     

    Prescreening Requirement
    Prescreening is required only if both of the following are true: 

    1. You are applying to a new major AND
    2. The major to which you are applying is prescreened 

     

    Proof of English Language Proficiency
    You do not need to submit proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, ITP Plus).

     

    Decisions
    We reserve the right to review your Juilliard enrollment record to assist with admissions decisions.

    Applicants with Disabilities

    The Juilliard School seeks to facilitate the full participation of applicants with disabilities in the audition process. The School makes reasonable accommodations or adjustments for qualified individuals with known disabilities in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). 

    Juilliard will not make pre-admissions inquiries as to whether or not a student has a disability; however, applicants with documented disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the audition process must notify the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services (OASDS) in writing by the appropriate deadline

    You will be required to submit documentation of your disability to OASDS; this information will be kept strictly confidential. You must complete the following forms in order for the school to accommodate your specific needs:

    • Applicant Release of Disability Related Information Form 
    • Audition Accommodation Request Form

    For more information and to access the forms please visit the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services page.

    Auditioning for Juilliard

    In-Person Audition Scheduling

    If you receive favorable prescreening results, you must register and participate in one of the callback auditions in order to be considered for admission. You may choose to attend an in-person callback audition at Juilliard, or participate in a live via Zoom callback audition.

    Registration

    • If you receive favorable prescreening results, you will receive an email with instruction on how to register for your callback audition.
    • All details will be available when registering for the audition.
    • Auditions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Audition Process

    • Each audition will take place over the course of one day and consist of five parts.
    • All dancers invited to callback auditions will participate in the first three parts of the audition.
    • There will be callbacks after the fourth and fifth parts.
    • You should be prepared to spend 5-6 hours at the audition in the event that you are called back to the final section.
    • If you attend an in-person audition, you may wish to bring lunch or a snack to the audition, as breaks between sections will not be long enough to leave the audition site.
    • Resumes, headshots, videos, and other portfolio materials are NOT required or necessary. If you attend an in-person audition please do not bring these materials to the audition site.

    There is no quota of dancers to be called back on each audition day. Equal consideration will be given to dancers attending in-person auditions and to those participating in live auditions via Zoom. You are encouraged to choose the audition format that is most convenient for you.


    Part 1: Ballet Technique Class (60 minutes) 
    The audition begins with a ballet class that typically includes: 

    • Barre: pliés, tendus, dégagés, rond de jambe, etc. 
    • Center: adagio, petit allegrogrand allegro, etc. 

    Part 2: Modern Technique Class (45 minutes)
    The modern class includes:

    • A short center warm-up using the rounding and arching of the torso.
    • Phrases that travel across the floor focusing on moving rigorously through space with attention to rhythm, changes of direction, and level changes.

    This section of the audition is to be performed barefoot.

    Part 3: Coaching & Improvisation (45 minutes)

    You will be taught and coached on a brief contemporary repertory sequence. The faculty is interested in how quickly you pick up choreography, how you respond to and incorporate corrections, and how you function as a member of an ensemble in a rehearsal-like setting. This section concludes with a short improvisation.

    Part 4: Solo Performance (2 minutes)

    If you are called back, you will be asked to perform one solo of your choosing, from repertory or original choreography, not to exceed two minutes in length. The purpose of the solo is to show you as a performer, and should be chosen to show your range as well as your ability to project.

    You should be prepared to say the:

    • name of the solo (if it has a name)
    • choreographer
    • composer of your music (or name of artist)

    Please bring recorded music as an accompaniment for your solo on a phone or tablet with an auxiliary output. The music should be downloaded to your device; streaming via WiFi may not be available in the studio.

    Please do not bring elaborate costumes or props for the solo portion of the callbacks. A simple change of dress or a small prop is fine.

    You may present the same solo that you submitted for prescreening if you wish.

    Part 5: Interview (15 minutes) 
    Based on the faculty's evaluation of the first four parts of the audition, you may be asked to stay for an interview. The purpose of the interview is to:

    • Gain insight into your interests outside of the dance studio.
    • Identify you personal and professional goals.
    • Assess whether you are intellectually and emotionally ready to enter a rigorous conservatory environment. 

    Clothing Requirement 

    • You must be in a unitard, or tights and tight-fitting top, or leotard that clearly enables the faculty to observe your technique.
    • No skirts, loose-fitting tee shirts, leg warmers, or costumes are permitted.
    • Be prepared with ballet slippers, dance socks, and the ability to dance in bare feet.
    • Pointe shoes may be worn but are not necessary for this audition.

     

    Decisions & Enrolling

    Decisions

    There are three possible outcomes to the audition process:

    Admit

    1. The faculty recommends you to the Admissions Committee based on your potential and artistry as demonstrated in the audition.
    2. The Admissions Committee evaluates your academic record and supplemental materials in order to determine your capacity to succeed at Juilliard.
    3. The Admissions Committee makes the final determination of whom to admit based on their own evaluation, faculty recommendations, and the number of available openings in your major.
    4. The Office of Admissions releases your decision letter.

    Waitlist

    1. The faculty recommends you to the Admissions Committee based on your potential and artistry as demonstrated in the audition.
    2. The Admissions Committee evaluates your academic record and supplemental materials in order to determine your capacity to succeed at Juilliard.
    3. You are placed on the waitlist because, although you are found admissible to the school, we have a limited number of openings.
    4. Should a place become available, the Admissions Committee evaluates the waitlist, making offers of admission as necessary.  

    Deny
    During the application process, there are three points at which you can be denied admission:

    1. As a result of prescreening
    2. At various points in the application and audition process
    3. Following review by the Admissions Committee 

    A denial at any of these stages results in notification that you are no longer under consideration for admission.

    These decisions will be posted to your application status page as noted on the timeline. 

    Scholarship & Financial Aid

    Juilliard admits without considering your ability to pay. All monies awarded require completion of the scholarship and financial aid forms. To learn more about the awarding process, visit our Office of Financial Aid.

    For information about tuition, fees and expenses, please visit Student Accounts.