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  • New Student Application Process

    Download and complete the Mannes Prep Application 2014-2015 (PDF).

    New students are admitted to the Preparatory Division after passing a faculty audition and a music theory placement test. 

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

    The application deadline for the next fall semester is April 15, and auditions are held on May 31 and June 1. Applications received after April 15 will be accepted to the extent possible.

    The application deadline for the spring semester is December 12, and auditions are held in January. (See the academic calendar.) Note: Because the Techniques of Music course and most electives are yearlong courses, course scheduling for students who enter in the spring semester is far less flexible than for those who enter in the fall.

    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 Division office. It must be returned with the requested nonrefundable tuition deposit by May 1. Course schedules are sent to continuing students shortly before the start of classes.

    For more information about the admission or renewal process, call 212.580.0210 x4841.

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