Complete the Common Application and U-M Supplement (on the Common App). There is no separate application for music, dance, theatre or musical theatre applicants.
Submit the online cross-campus transfer application if you are already a U-M student.
School of Music, Theatre & Dance applicants apply for the Fall term, with limited openings in Winter term. The School does not accept applications to Spring or Summer terms.
The priority deadline for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance is December 1. Look ahead though: each audition/interview date has a "must apply by" date associated with it and, for early auditions, these application deadlines may be earlier than December.
Apply early. Since audition/interview schedules fill quickly in most programs, requests that arrive late in November can be more difficult to accommodate. If invited to audition/interview, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your date.
Essays? Yes. Essays are a required part of our application process. The Common Application has 2 required essays – one short answer regarding an activity that you’ve participated in, and one slightly longer essay with different choices of topics. U-M will also have 2 additional essays as part of our Supplement.
Send all the required materials. Upload all the items you can with the online application. Send anything more to email@example.com.
If you're running behind... The December 1 deadline is firm, but we may continue to accept applications after December 1 in some areas. Most programs will not accept applications after January 15 because of limitations in enrollment.
How are things going? If you applied more than two weeks ago, you may check your status online.
Receive a decision. Admission to all undergraduate programs in the School requires both a successful academic review and completion of an audition, portfolio, and/or interview, depending upon program requirements. All application materials will be considered in the final decision.
International applicants Welcome to our global community!
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