Music and theatre programs have audition or interview requirements.

Learn more:
Audition requirements for School of Music
Audition/interview requirements for the Department of Theatre Arts

The regular admission deadline for the School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts is December 1. 

  • Applicants to the musical theatre and acting programs in the Department of Theatre Arts may only apply regular decision (early decision and early action are not options). 
  • Applicants to the School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts cannot apply early action.
  • Applicants to the School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts may only apply for fall admission.


A personal interview with a member of the department is recommended. A portfolio of the applicant’s work may be presented at the interview. Photographs or 35 mm slides may be included if a work is too large to include conveniently in the portfolio. Applicants unable to visit the campus may send their portfolios to:

Ithaca College
Department of Art 
101 Ceracche Center 
953 Danby Road 
Ithaca, NY 14850.

All materials will be returned. Applicants should send sufficient return postage and insurance fees with their portfolios and indicate the amount for which the portfolio should be insured. The College is not responsible for portfolios lost in the mail.

School of Business

We recommend that applicants to majors in the School of Business complete at least three years of high school mathematics, with algebra taken at the highest level possible. Transfer students should note that the last 48 credits and at least 50 percent of the coursework in the business administration or accounting major must be completed at Ithaca College. Further details regarding transfer credit eligibility may be found in the Ithaca College undergraduate catalog.

Modern Languages and Literatures

We recommend that applicants to majors in modern languages and literatures complete at least two full years of high school study of a modern language.

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Applicants to physical therapy and occupational therapy must complete a minimum of three years of high school mathematics and one year each of biology and chemistry. In addition, one year of physics is strongly recommended for prospective physical therapy students. 

Applicants to physical therapy and occupational therapy should be able to demonstrate knowledge of their chosen profession. Ithaca College encourages prospective PT and OT students to complete a shadowing or volunteer experience with a professional in their field. Applicants to the physical therapy program must also be able to perform the functions described in the document Department of Physical Therapy Essential Functions for Physical Therapy Practice

Roy H. Park School of Communications

Applicants to undergraduate majors offered by the Park School of Communications are invited to submit an optional short video message via Acceptd. This is not required and will not be evaluated by admission staff as part of your application to Ithaca College.

Help Park School of Communications faculty and students get to know you by recording your responses to a few questions about your goals and interests. For more information, see the information for prospective Park School of Communications students.

STEM Disciplines

If you are considering a major in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science, we recommend a minimum of three years of high school science and mathematics.