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.