Program-Specific Requirements

Some academic programs have special requirements.

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.


A personal appointment with a member of the department is recommended. You may present a portfolio of your work at the interview. Photographs or 35 mm slides may be included if a work is too large to include conveniently in the portfolio. 

If you are unable to visit campus, you may send your portfolio to:
Department of Art
101 Ceracche Center 
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road 
Ithaca, NY 14850

All materials will be returned. Please send sufficient return postage and insurance fees with your portfolio, and indicate the amount for which the portfolio should be insured. Ithaca College is not responsible for portfolios lost in the mail. Please contact the Department of Art with questions. 


All applicants to majors in the School of Business should have completed at least three years of high school mathematics, including algebra taken at the highest level possible.

Modern Languages and Literatures

Applicants to majors in modern languages and literatures are required to have completed 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

STEM Disciplines

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