Dance Admissions FAQs

Is there financial assistance available for international students?

There are a very limited number of tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships for international students (F-1 and J-1 visas). International applicants are urged to seek aid from their home country's government and other outside sources. For more information on financial aid for international students, visit the NYU Financial Aid Web Site,

What is the faculty looking for?

Dancers who are serious about entering an intensive conservatory dance program with the intentions of becoming an artist.

Individuals who have strong technique and the potential to have a professional career as dancers and/or choreographers. 

I want to apply Early Decision. How does it work? (BFA only)

Early Decision is an admissions option for freshman applicants who are certain that New York University is their first choice college and who have decided that they will attend NYU if admitted.   In the Tisch Dept. of Dance  the Early Decision audition is very competitive.  

If you feel that you are a strong candidate, submit an application to New York University as an Early Decision candidate by November 1st.  The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will notify the Dept. of Dance and an Early Decision audition audition instructions will be sent to you by email. 


Can I have a double major or minor if enrolled in the dance program? (BFA only)

Yes, and Dance will be considered the primary major.  Once enrolled you should determine the requirements of the 2nd major.  Having done that, you will discuss with an advisor how and if the additional courses can fit the into the dance program schedule.  In some cases, students may have to take an additional semester to finish up the academic requirements of their 2nd major.  It is challenging to double major but we have several students who double major and/or minor in other subjects.




What style of modern do you teach?

We do not teach a particular style of modern.  Our teachers are from diverse backgrounds and teach different styles of modern.  The faculty rotate classes so all students will be taught by each teacher.

I am interested in transferring to your dance program. What is the process?

Simply submit an application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  While the transfer application deadline is April 1st, the Dept. of Dance strongly suggests that your application be submitted as soon as the portal is open, to ensure an in-person audition.  Transfer students who are accepted begin the program as first year students.  Any dance credits you have will not transfer to this program and Admissions determines which academic credits transfer based on their requirements.