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How to Apply

BFA Acting

Schedule An Audition

An in-person audition is required for all applicants to the BFA Acting program. Applicants must audition on one of our scheduled audition dates and videotaped auditions cannot be considered. Visit the Auditions & Interviews​ page to view dates, sign up information will be provided after you submit your application. More information about the audition process is included below.


Submit via Common Application.

Application & Audition Fees

DePaul University does not require an application fee from undergraduate applicants.

The Theatre School’s audition fee is $50 (credit or debit card) and must be paid when making your audition reservation to confirm your appointment.

Official Transcripts

Have an official copy of your high school transcript mailed to The Theatre School Admissions Office. The High School Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form included with the application is an easy way to request your high school transcripts.

If you have taken college credit courses you wish to have considered for transfer credit, please have your college transcripts mailed to us as well. If you are a transfer applicant and have completed at least 30 hours of college credit or are 24 years old or older, high school transcripts are not required.

Test Scores

You can choose to apply with or without ACT or SAT scores. If you choose to submit your test scores and they do not appear on your high school transcript, request the testing agency forward a score report to DePaul, if you have not already done so. Our college code number for ACT is 1012 and for SAT is 1165.

If you choose to apply test optional, you are required to submit answers to several short essay questions. Learn more about applying test optional.

If you are a transfer applicant and have completed at least 30 hours of college credit or are 24 years old or older, test scores are not required.

Letter of Recommendation

Request one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your desire to attend The Theatre School. Note that your High School Counselor Recommendation Form can be your recommendation. There is no form required for the letter of recommendation, just have your recommender send us a letter to


All of your application materials must be postmarked no later than two weeks prior to your interview date or February 1, 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.

Materials submitted to DePaul University by applicants or guidance counselors via Common App, Naviance, or other electronic sources will be received by The Theatre School Admissions. You do NOT need to send them to us again.

All other application materials can be uploaded through your DePaul application portal.