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Admission to the TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance

Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate admission to the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance at TCU is a two-step process:

There is no specific sequence for these two applications, but you must be accepted to TCU before we can finalize your acceptance to the SCCD. In addition to meeting all admission requirements to the University, candidates for admission to the School for Classical & Contemporary Dance must complete an on-site audition. The only exception made to this policy is for students living outside of the 48 contiguous states.  Should you meet this requirement, contact us and we can provide you with the requirements for a media audition.

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On the audition request form, you must specify ballet, modern dance or either ballet or modern dance as your first preference of major.


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Find information about TCU’s undergraduate admission process and plan your next step. All applicants are encouraged to participate in TCU’s Early Action Program.  Early Action candidates must participate in either the October of November audition.

Dates & Deadlines


Audition Dates for 2018-19

October 19, 2018
November 16, 2018
January 25, 2019
February 2, 2019

Selecting your Audition

In-person auditions are required for all applicants.

The only exceptions we allow are for students from outside the contiguous 48 states.  If you meet this criteria, email us at and we will send you the required format for the media audition.

Before selecting your audition, review the dates with your home studio instructors and choreographers so they are aware you are unavailable on the day prior to and the day of your audition for rehearsals or performances. If you are not flexible with your audition date, we encourage you to submit your materials well in advance of the deadline.

Auditions are scheduled on a first come, first served basis with a maximum capacity of 36 applicants per audition.  You can request a specific audition date at any time; however, you will not be confirmed in the audition until all of the required materials are received. If we have not received all the elements of your application by the deadline for audition materials date, your slot in the audition will be released to the wait list.

Do not schedule non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive written confirmation.

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