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How to Apply

MFA Acting


Applications are available via Apply Web.

Schedule An Audition

An in-person audition is required for all applicants to the MFA Acting program. Applicants must audition on one of our scheduled audition dates and videotaped auditions cannot be considered. Visit our Auditions & Interviews​ page to view dates. More information about the audition process is included below.

Application & Audition Fees

The DePaul University application fee is $25 (credit or debit card) an is paid when completing the online application. The Theatre School’s audition fee is $50 (credit or debit card) and is separate from the application fee. The audition fee must be paid when making your audition reservation to confirm your appointment.

Official Transcripts

Have an official copy of your academic transcript from every undergraduate college or university you have attended mailed to The Theatre School Admissions Office.

Letters of Recommendation

Request three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your desire to attend The Theatre School. There is no form required for the letter of recommendation, just have your recommender send us a letter to


A photograph is required for identification purposes. Any photograph is acceptable provided it looks like you. A professional headshot is not required. Your photo can be uploaded through the online application.


Submit a resume listing your theatrical experience and/or any related experience (employment, internships, activities, etc.). You must upload your resume when submitting the online DePaul Application.

Test Results

The GRE is NOT required for admissions consideration.


All of your application materials must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to your audition date or January 15, whichever date is earlier.

Application Status Check

To check the status of your application materials call The Theatre School Admissions Office at (773) 325-7999. Please allow at least three weeks from the time you send in your materials before requesting a status check.

All application materials (except transcripts) must be uploaded through the online DePaul Application.

Official transcripts should be mailed to:

The Theatre School Admissions Office
DePaul University
2350 N. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-8422