The holidays are over, and performing arts students who want to start classes in the fall need to submit their applications within the next few weeks. Deadlines for some schools have passed already, and several schools have deadlines in late January and early February.
The majority of the remaining colleges' deadlines are set for sometime between now and April 1.
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Here is a selection of popular performing arts schools listed with application dates. The dates are for theatre programs only; some schools have different deadlines for the dance and music departments. University of Maryland: Jan. 20
National Theatre School of Canada: Jan. 31
Ithaca: Feb. 1
Indiana University-Bloomington: Feb. 1
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: Feb. 1
University of Illinois-Chicago: Feb. 16
University of Wisconsin-Madison: March 1
Oberlin: March 15
Wellesley: March 15
Kent State: March 15
University of Arizona: July 1
SUNY Purchase: July 15
Marymount Manhattan University: Rolling Admission
Deadline already passed: Boston University, CalArts, Carnegie-Mellon, Cal State/LA, College Conservatory of Music, Boston University, Dartmouth, Emerson, Harvard, Manhattan School of Music, McGill, New England Conservatory, New School–Eugene Lange College, Northwestern, NYU, Princeton, Syracuse, UCLA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Texas-Austin, Williams. (Some of these schools will consider late applications if room remains.)
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