Music Admission

The Center for Music strives to remove as many barriers as possible when applying to, auditioning and interviewing for, and attending Ithaca College.
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Applications for admission to the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance for Fall 2024 have closed.

Applications for Fall 2025 will open in September 2024. Please check our website for more information, including updated requirements and deadlines later this summer.


Step 1: Apply to Ithaca College via the Common App.

Step 2: Apply to the Center for Music by submitting an Acceptd application with pre-screen materials (if required by your intended major).

Step 3: Apply for financial aid.

NOTE: Both the Common App and Acceptd application (with pre-screen materials if required) must be received in order for your materials to be evaluated.

After You Submit Your Application

Schedule Your Audition or Interview: After reviewing your pre-screen or audition materials, the Center for Music will invite successful applicants to schedule an audition or interview. We typically let applicants know if they are invited to audition or interview on a rolling basis starting in October.

Wait for Your Decision: The hardest part! Offers of admission typically go out on a rolling basis starting March 1. We appreciate your patience!

Visit: The best way to know if Ithaca College is the place for you! Accepted students may observe class and connect with current students and faculty to help you make your decision. Find out about the ways you can engage with us here!


Applicant Type Program / Instrument Application Deadline (Common App & Acceptd Pre-Screen and/or Application)
Early Decision

All Programs

November 1

If invited to audition, applicants must select the December audition and interview date.

Regular Decision

(First-Year Applicants)

B.M. Sound Recording Technology and applicants whose primary instrument is Drum Set or Voice.

December 1

Regular Decision

(Transfer Applicants)

All Programs December 1

Regular Decision

(First-Year Applicants)

All Programs except B.M. Sound Recording Technology and applicants whose primary instrument is Drum Set or Voice.

February 1

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants to Drum Set, B.M. Sound Recording Technology, and Voice have pre-screen requirements.

Early Action is not available for any Center for Music degree program.

Audition & Interview Requirements

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Dates, Locations & Schedules

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