First-year applicants must submit:

  • Secondary school report and official high school transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation or teacher evaluation
  • $60 application fee
  • SAT or ACT scores are optional (exception noted below), and SAT subject tests are not considered 

* Please note, if you are home schooled or attend a high school that provides a descriptive report card (rather than alpha-numeric grades), you must submit SAT or ACT scores. 

Your senior grades matter. Please be sure to have your counselor send us first trimester or first marking period grades when they become available. 

Transfer applicants must submit:

The Common Application requires a personal essay describing your academic goals and past experience.

You will also need to submit:

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Official college or university transcript(s)
  • Letter of recommendation or academic evaluation
  • $60 application fee
  • SAT or ACT scores are optional 

We regret that we cannot consider transfer applications to occupational therapy or physical therapy.

Music and theatre programs have audition or interview requirements for all applicants.

Learn more:
Audition requirements for music
Audition/interview requirements for theatre

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 admission options for these programs). 
  • Applicants to programs in the School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts may not apply early action.

International applicants must submit the following:

  • A complete and original secondary school transcript or marks sheet (grades) that bears the school seal and certifying signature of a school authority. Also submit official transcripts from all universities attended. Applicants must provide a certified English translation of all transcripts that are not in English.
  • A letter of recommendation from the principal, school head, or college counselor sent directly from your school to Ithaca College.
  • Proof of English proficiency (if English is not your primary language)
    • If you took the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), please have an official score report sent to Ithaca College.  Recommended minimum scores are 213 or higher on the TOEFL computer version, 80 or higher on the Internet-based version (iBT), and 6.0 or higher on the IELTS. A score of 600 or its equivalent on the critical reading section of the SAT exempts applicants from the testing requirement. 

    • The Ithaca College code for TOEFL is 2325. There are no university and college codes for IELTS. 

Please note: Ithaca College has waived the application fee requirement for international students.  Please select the "Institutional Fee Waiver" in Ithaca College’s member section questions on the Common Application.