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    Proficiency examinations in English and Techniques of Music (music theory, ear training, dictation, and piano) and a live audition are required of all applicants. Students must test at level 3 (low intermediate) or higher in English to be admitted.

    Note: Admission to and completion of the ESL certificate program does not guarantee admission to a degree or diploma program at Mannes College or another division of The New School. Prospective students must apply separately for degree and nondegree programs.

    Application Deadlines for 2015–2016

    April 15 for fall 2015  (late-decision deadline, June 1)*

    Required Application Materials

    All items listed below must be received by the Mannes NEXT office by the deadline date.

    • Completed application.
    • $100 application fee (see the application form for acceptable payment methods).
    • Proof of graduation from secondary school or college: an official transcript translated to English. Transcripts must be received by Mannes College in a sealed and signed envelope.

    Auditions and Proficiency Testing

    Read the audition and testing guidelines. Auditions and testing will take place in New York City on the following dates:

    • July 8, 2015, for fall 2015 admission

    After reviewing your application package and audition and proficiency test results, Mannes NEXT will notify you of our admission decision in a letter. If you are accepted, your letter will include information about applying for a student visa as well as information about student housing, orientation, and registration for classes.
    Direct any questions about visa eligibility to The New School’s International Student Services office.

    *Enrollment is limited. Applications received after June 1 will be considered only if space is available.

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