Application for Admission

All application materials must be received by the application deadline published below. The $100 application fee should be paid electronically as instructed in the online application form. Applications received after the deadline will be processed at the discretion of the Admission Office and will incur a $50 application surcharge. Note: Applicants who wish to audition for two concentrations must pay a second $100 application fee. Application fees are not waived for any reason. Download the Application Instructions (PDF) for a complete list of requirements and other important information.

Application Deadline

Fall 2014 admission: December 1, 2013

Contact the Office of Admission for information about spring semester admission.

Audition Dates

New York City auditions: March 2-9, 2014
Paris regional auditions: January 17-18, 2014
Shanghai regional auditions: February 7-8, 2014

Mannes strongly recommends that all applicants audition during these periods. Applicants to some majors and degree programs can request a later audition, subject to the approval of the Office of Admission, but openings will be limited and scholarships may not be available.
Deadline for late audition requests for fall 2014 admission: April 1, 2014
Late audition period (New York City only): May 27-28, 2014

Supplemental Materials

Supplemental materials must be received by the application deadline. Original documents should be mailed to Mannes College Admission with an Application Materials Cover Sheet (PDF). Photocopies, faxes, and PDFs are not acceptable. We strongly recommend that you use certified mail or another traceable mail service to ensure that the Office of Admission receives your supplemental materials. Please do not send any unsolicited materials, such as headshots, reviews, or concert programs.

Applying for Readmission

If you are applying for readmission to the BFA program, please complete the Application for Readmission form and follow the submission instructions.

Application and Audition Information

Communications about your application and audition information will be emailed to you from Please update your email address book with both of these addresses (and check your spam filter regularly).

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