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    Admission and Aid

  • Start your creative journey with Mannes School of Music. Apply to study alongside award-winning faculty and become a master of your craft.

    We want to get to know you! Our application and audition process helps us explore your artistic voice and potential. And our admission team is here to help. You can email us questions, attend an information session, or meet with a counselor to learn more about applying and auditioning. We’ll help you every step of the way, so that you can focus on showcasing your creativity.

  • Accepting Applications for Spring 2024!

    We are continuing to accept undergraduate applications from freshmen and transfer students for spring admission. On-campus housing is still available for all incoming students.

    Deadline - 
    December 1: 
    Fall admission application deadline for freshmen and transfer students from other colleges for fall admission. 

    All admitted students are considered for merit scholarships, with no separate scholarship application required.

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  • How to Apply

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    We are here to guide you through the application process. Find instructions for applying to Mannes for each area of study, including details of application requirements and the audition process and important deadlines.


  • We understand that pursuing higher education involves a major financial investment. You are about to embark on a creative and academic journey that will pay dividends for years to come. We are committed to working with you to make that journey possible.

  • Find answers to commonly asked questions about applying to Mannes School of Music. Learn more about required admission materials, the audition process, and our campus and programs.

  • Plan a visit to our main campus in New York City's Greenwich Village. During your visit, you’ll experience firsthand what it's like to live and study in one of the greatest cities in the world.

    We host events throughout the year, including campus tours, open house days, and auditions.
    And don’t miss our Performance Days, where prospective students have the chance to perform alongside members of the Mannes community.

  • Have more questions about applying to Mannes? Let us know—we are here to help. Contact our admission team now.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.