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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 2014–2015

    November 1 for spring 2015

    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, signed, and dated application form
    • $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:

    • December 4, 2014, for spring 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 November 1 will be considered only if space is available.

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