Interested in Applying?

Getting Started

1. Apply to Ithaca College via the Common Application. Auditions and interviews, which are required for majors in the School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts, must also be completed.

2. Complete the MLK Scholar Program application in IC Connect. The MLK Scholar Program application for fall 2021 applicants will be available in late October. (Please note that you will not be able to access the application until you have submitted your application for admission to Ithaca College.)

3. Watch your email. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to  interview with us and participate in related programming in late March.

Applicants Should Be

  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America .
  • A Person of Color (ethnic and racial identities that have been historically marginalized in U.S. higher education).
  • Able to demonstrate current (and past), continued involvement in social justice service opportunities in their local communities.
  • Able to expand upon their leadership involvement and what they’ve learned from these experiences.


Admission Application Deadlines

  • November 1: Early decision
  • December 1: Early action
  • December 1: Regular decision (School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts)
  • February 1: Regular decision (all other majors)

MLK Scholar Program Application Deadline

  • January 15

Late February: Finalists notified

Late March: On-campus interview and programs for finalists

Mid April: Scholarship recipients announced

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-7000

(607) 274-3124 or (800) 429-4274