The Juilliard School seeks students whose talent and commitment to excellence promise future achievement in their chosen areas of major study. A key component of the admissions process is the applicant’s performance at competitive auditions held at The Juilliard School and in other selected locations. All auditions are evaluated by members of the faculty; application materials, including transcripts and recommendations, are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Applicants who are admitted must begin their studies in the fall semester; new students normally are not permitted to enroll at mid-year.
The School does not set a minimum or maximum age limit. In general, however, the faculty and the Admissions Committee will give preference to students in the formative stages of their performance careers who will benefit most from the type of training available at Juilliard.
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Act Amendment of 1972, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments and other federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws, and in accordance with the School’s core values, Juilliard will not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment based upon a protected classification, including actual or perceived race; color; religion; creed; age; sex; national origin; alienage; citizenship status; ancestry; sexual orientation or preference; gender identity; physical or mental disability; medical condition; predisposing genetic characteristics; marital status; partnership status; past or present service in the uniformed services or application or obligation to serve in the uniformed services; status as a survivor of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law (collectively, “Protected Classes”). This prohibition applies not only to intentional discrimination but also to practices that have the effect of discriminating against individuals in any of these Protected Classes.
Juilliard is also committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all qualified persons without discrimination based on a protected classification. This principle applies to students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, contractors, volunteers, or participants in or users of the School’s programs, services, and activities.
Juilliard will promptly and equitably respond to all reports of discrimination and harassment based on a protected classification in order to eliminate the discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on any individual or on the community.
Note: Admissions decisions are made independent of the applicant’s ability to pay, and apart from any financial aid applications and decisions. Applicants who have earned a post-secondary degree are not eligible to apply for a program at the same major and level as the earned degree, only for a higher degree.
Visit the Admissions area on our website for detailed information, including entrance audition requirements.