Important Dates and Deadlines

October 1

  • University Undergraduate Transfer Application deadline for spring admission. Mason Gross currently will only accept current Rutgers students wishing to transfer schools within the university for spring admission in VISUAL ARTS. Please check back her in mid September to see if Mason Gross will be accepting any more application types for spring entrance.
  • Pre-Screening recording submissions due for all SPRING M.M., D.M.A. and A.D. solo piano performance and voice.

November 1

  • Recorded audition deadline for all spring transfer Dance and transfer/graduate Music applicants.
  • Early action deadline for university academic programs and MASON GROSS VISUAL ARTS applicants. No other Mason Gross decisions adhere to the early action timeline. Students who apply to Rutgers by November 1 will only receive a decision for academic majors, BFA Visual Arts and BA Visual Arts by January 31. Due to the audition/interview and portfolio process Mason Gross applications in Music, Dance and Theater will NOT post a decision by this date.

November 15

  • Early action PORTFOLIO deadline students who wish to apply early action to our BFA or BA visual art programs.

December 1

  • Priority university, scholarship, and financial aid application deadline for all fall undergraduate applicants. **Although it is highly recommended you submit your UNIVERSITY application by December 1 for full scholarship consideration, applications will still be accepted after this date.
  • **The Mason Gross Supplemental Application is not due on December 1st-Instructions on how to submit your Mason Gross supplemental application will be sent a minimum of 5 days after submission of your Rutgers University Application.  Students are encouraged to submit their supplemental applciation as soon as possible after receiving these instructions to ensure they will be able to schedule their auditions and/or interviews on the dates they prefer.  Dates fill up quickly and are assigned on a first come first serve basis.
  • Pre-Screening Deadline recording priority submission due for all FALL M.M., D.M.A. and A.D. solo piano performance and voice/opera performance. PLEASE NOTEThose who submit a pre-screen recording by Dec. 1 are guaranteed a reply from the department by Jan. 5, 2014.

 December 10

  • Online notification date of spring applicant's admissions decisions for all students who have submitted a complete application. Please check your status screen to be sure your application is complete. Does not pertain to Visual Arts.

January 5

  • Graduate Piano and Voice pre-screening audition notification date.  

  • **Please note: Only those who submit their prescreen recording by December 1 are guaranteed a reply from the department by January 5th  

February 1

  • Recorded audition deadline for all FALL Music applicants.
  • Recommended Recorded audition deadline for all fall Dance applicants.
  • Recommended FAFSA submission deadline.
  •  University application deadline for all transfer undergraduates applicants. However, because of the audition and portfolio process it is HIGHLY recommended that all Mason Gross transfer students complete and submit their application by December 1st .
  • Application deadline for Music M.M., M.A., Ph.D, A.D., and D.M.A. candidates.
  • Application deadline for Visual Arts M.F.A. candidates.
  • Application deadline for Dance ED.M Dance education certification track.
  • Visual Arts portfolio submission deadline for undergraduate and graduate fall semester candidates.

March 1

  • Rutgers University Graduate application deadline.
  • Application deadline for Theater M.F.A .Acting, Design, Directing, Play writing and Stage Management candidates.

April 1

  • Admission and scholarship notification date for most undergraduate applicants who completed their application by December 1 and audition/portfolio submission by department designated dates.  (Please note, notifications happen on a rolling basis, so you may hear earlier than April 1. Admissions decisions do not happen in any particular order and are no indication of the student's chance of admission to Mason Gross or Rutgers University. If students receive an admissions decision from another school at Rutgers before they hear from Mason Gross their decision to Mason Gross will not be determined by that result). 

May 1 

  • Tuition deposit deadline for candidates with scholarship. **Enrollment deposits will be accepted after May 1 if space is still available. 
  • Application deadline for Dance Ed.M. Dance education non-certification track.

May 15

  • Tuition deposit deadline for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates in Music Education.

University deadlines can be found here:

Undergraduate Admissions Cycle Deadlines 

Graduate Admissions Cycle Deadlines

**Please note that due to the talent portion of the application (auditions,interviews and portfolios) Mason Gross applicants may be not be notified of their admission decision as indicated by the university dates in the links above. If the University application and the Mason Gross supplemental application are both complete and the applicant attends the scheduled audition, the applicant will be notified by April 1st .

For Spring Admission:

  • All applicants should see their decision posted online No later than December 10