All pieces of your application are important to us. We take into account everything you submit. We are most focused on the rigor of your curriculum and the level of success that you’ve demonstrated in your academic work. We suggest that you select the most appropriately rigorous (i.e. where you will be successful) curriculum that your school offers.
We encourage you to consider taking challenging coursework including Dual Enrollment (high school courses affiliated with an accredited college or university), Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses. Ithaca College grants college credit for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, based on your demonstrated level of achievement on the associated exam. Ithaca College will review your Dual Enrollment coursework to determine transfer credit eligibility.
For programs in music or theatre arts that require a prescreening submission, audition, or interview, talent is an important factor.