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Undergraduate Admission

​​​The Theatre School admits a diverse population of students and encourages applicants inclusive of all gender and sexual identities and expressions, including their intersection with racial and ethnic identities, as well as the multiplicity of identities in our ever-evolving society. For more on our commitment to diversity and inclusion, read our diversity action statement.

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Admissions Timeline

All applicants to The Theatre School, regardless of whether they are first-time college applicants or transfer applicants, follow the same admissions timeline. All new Theatre School students begin in the fall.

August: application opens
December 1: prescreen/application deadline (BFA Acting & BFA Stage Management only) 
February 1: application deadline (all other majors)
Mid-March admissions decisions and Theatre School Scholarships released
April 1: need-based financial aid packages released
May 1: deadline to respond to offer of admission

The Application Process

Applicants begin with DePaul's online application, selecting a Theatre School major as their intended major. Once the online application has been received, applicants gain access to the Blue Demon Domain, DePaul's application portal, where they can check the status of their application. Applicants must submit all required application materials and complete an audition (acting major) or interview (all other majors) in order to be considered for admission to The Theatre School.

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Application Requirements

Transfer Applicants

Potential transfer students should read our transfer student FAQ to determine whether transferring into our conservatory makes sense for their academic plan.

International Applicants 

International applicants should visit our international theatre admissions page for information about additional application requirements.

Auditions & Interviews

An audition or interview is required of all applicants for admission. BFA Acting applicants must pass a video prescreen before registering for a callback audition; all other majors require an interview. (BFA Stage Management is the only major that interviews that requires a prescreen prior to registering for an interview.) Only those who have submitted an application will have access to the audition/interview registration system. 

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