Admission

Admission Timeline

Start Application

Begin your online application here. You'll need to upload your official undergraduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a personal essay, and other supporting materials.

Schedule an Audition and Interview

We audition in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. To schedule an audition appointment, please email the ACA Program Coordinator, Kat White.

Application Materials Due

Look at our Application Checklist to make sure your application is complete. Be sure to begin your Financial Aid application at this time.

Auditions and Interviews

You'll be asked to present two contrasting Shakespeare monologues, and interviewed by ACA Director Alec Wild and other Faculty Members.

Admissions Decisions Released

Initial admissions decisions are made in March/April; every effort is made to let candidates know their admission status as early as possible. However, waitlisted students are occasionally offered admission as late as June 1.