All of your application materials must be electronically sent or
postmarked no later than two weeks prior to your interview date or February 1, whichever date is earlier.
The first step is to submit the online application. There is no application fee. Applicants
receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to access
their DePaul Portal after they submit the online application.
Submit a resume listing your theatrical experience and/or any related
experience (employment, internships, activities, etc.) You will need to
submit a resume before you are able to sign up for an interview.
Portfolio & Interview
An interview is required for all applicants to the BFA
program. Your portfolio should be brought with you to your
interview so that we may examine examples of your sewing ability in-person. If possible,
applicants should interview on one our scheduled
interview dates, however a phone or Skype interview is also possible. (If you interview by phone or skype, you will need to mail your portfolio to us; we will be able to mail it back to you after the interview.) The $50 interview fee must be paid online when making your interview reservation to confirm your appointment. Read more about the portfolio and interview.
Have an official copy of your high school transcript sent to The Theatre School Admissions Office. If you have taken college credit courses you wish to
have considered for transfer credit, please have your official college
transcripts sent to us as well.
If you are a transfer applicant and have completed at
least 30 hours of college credit or are 24 years or older, high school
transcripts are not required.
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 as part of the online
application. 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
Three Letters of Recommendation
Request three letters of recommendation from individuals who are
familiar with your desire to attend The Theatre School, such as a
teacher, director, or employer. They should not be from family members
or personal friends. There is no specific form required for the letter
of recommendation. Your recommender may send their letter to us by mail
or email, or your counselor may use the High School Counselor
Recommendation Form on The Common Application.
Application Status Check
Application materials can be mailed, emailed, or uploaded
through your DePaul Portal. To check the status of your application
materials, view the checklist on your DePaul Portal or 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
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.