• New Student Application Process

    Download and complete the Mannes Prep Application (PDF).

    New students are admitted to Mannes Prep after passing a faculty audition and a music theory placement test. 

    There is a nonrefundable application fee of $50 for applications received by March 15 and $75 after March 15. Most students enter in the fall semester and enroll for the full academic year (fall and spring semesters). 

    The application deadline for the next fall semester is April 15, and auditions will be held on May 30 and 31.

    Continuing Students Renewal Process

    Returning students must renew by May 1 to ensure a place for the following year. The Renewal Form is automatically issued by the Prep office and must be returned with the nonrefundable tuition deposit by May 1. Course schedules are emailed to continuing students shortly before the start of classes.

    For more information about the admission or renewal process, please email us at or call 212.580.0210 x4841.