Important Dates and Deadlines

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  • DANCE : BFA and BA (Spring and Fall 2016) | EdM (Fall 2016) | MFA (Winter 2017)

    OCTOBER 1: 

    Rutgers University application deadline for undergraduate transfer applicants to the Spring 2016 semester. Depending on Fall enrollment, Mason Gross may consider current Rutgers students who wish to transfer to Mason Gross and students who wish to transfer from outside of Rutgers University. Please check back here in mid-September to see if Mason Gross will be accepting applications.

    DECEMBER 1:

    Priority Rutgers University application deadline for all Fall 2016 (BFA, BA, EdM) and Winter 2017 (MFA) applicants. Although it is highly encouraged that applicants submit their Rutgers University application by December 1st for full scholarship consideration, applicants 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. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit their supplemental application as soon as possible after receiving these instructions to ensure they will be able to schedule their audition on the dates they prefer. Dates fill up quickly and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

    FEBRUARY 1:

    Recommended Recorded Audition deadline for all fall Dance applicants.

    Recommended FASFA submission deadline.

    Rutgers University application deadline for all transfer undergraduate and EdM graduate applicants. However, because of the audition process it is HIGHLY recommended that all Mason Gross students complete and submit their application in December.

    APRIL 1:

    Admissions notification date for all undergraduates who completed their application by December 1 and have completed or submitted an audition. 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 a student receives an admission decision from another school at Rutgers before they hear from Mason Gross their decision to Mason Gross will be be affected by that result.) **School to school transfer students will not hear a decision until AFTER spring 2016 grades have been posted**

    MAY 1:

    Enrollment deadline. Undergraduate applicants who were admitted to Mason Gross must commit and pay a $150 enrollment deposit by May 1st to secure their spot and any scholarship awarded.

  • FILMMAKING : BFA Fall 2016

    DECEMBER 1:  

    Priority Rutgers University application deadline for all Fall 2016 applicants. Although it is highly encouraged that applicants submit their Rutgers University application by December 1st for full scholarship consideration, applicants 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.

    JANUARY 1:

    Mason Gross supplemental application deadline.

    January 15:

    Digital Narrative submission deadline. Review the digital narrative requirements here.

    APRIL 1:

    Admissions notification date for all undergraduates who complete their application by December 1 and have completed or submitted an audition. 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 a student receives an admissions decision from another school at Rutgers before they hear from Mason Gross their decision to Mason Gross will not be affected by that result.)

    MAY 1:

    Enrollment deadline. Undergraduates applicants who were admitted to Mason Gross must commit and pay a $150 enrollment deposit by May 1st to secure their spot and any scholarship awarded.

  • MUSIC : BM (Spring and Fall 2016) | MM, MA, DMA, PhD, AD (Fall 2016)

    OCTOBER 1:  

    Rutgers University application deadline for transfer students to the Spring 2016 semester. Depending on fall enrollment and studio availability, Mason Gross may consider current Rutgers students who wish to transfer to Mason Gross and students who wish to transfer from outside of Rutgers. Please check back here in mid-September to see if Mason Gross will be accepting applicants.

    DECEMBER 1: Priority Rutgers University application deadline for all undergraduate Fall 2016 applicants. Although it is highly encouraged that applicants submit their university application by December 1 for full scholarship consideration, applicants 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. Applicants are encouraged to submit their supplemental application 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.

    Rutgers University graduate application deadline for all GRADUATE VOICE, OPERA, AND SOLO PIANO APPLICANTS. The Mason Gross supplemental application will be sent a minimum of 5 days after submission of your Rutgers University application. Graduate voice, opera and solo piano applicants should complete the supplemental application within one week. Once the supplmental application is submitted, applicants will be sent a link to upload prescreening by no later than December 12th.

    DECEMBER 12:

    Pre-screening submission deadline for all graduate voice, opera, and solo piano applicants.

    JANUARY 15:

    Graduate voice, opera, and solo piano pre-screening notifications. Please note: only those who submit their graduate application and pre-screening recordings by December 12th are guaranteed a reply from the department.

    FEBRUARY 1:

    Recommended recorded audition deadline for all fall Music applicants.

    Recommended FASFA submission deadline.

    Rutgers University application for all transfer undergraduates and graduate applicants. However, becuase of the audition process it is HIGHLY recommended that all Mason Gross students complete and submit their application in December.

    APRIL 1:

    Admissions notification date for all undergraduates who completed their application by December 1 and have completed or submitted an audition. Please note: notifications happen on a rolling basis, so applicants 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 a student receives an admissions decision from another school at Rutgers before they hear from Mason Gross their decision to Mason Gross will not be affected by that result).

    **School to school transfer applicants will not hear a decision until AFTER Spring 2016 grades have been posted.

    MAY 1:

    Enrollment deadline. Undergraduate applicants who were admitted to Mason Gross must commit and pay a $150 enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure their spot and any scholarship awarded. Graduate applicants who were admitted to Mason Gross must commit and pay a $400 enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure their spot and any scholarship awarded.

  • THEATER : BFA and MFA (Fall 2016)

    DECEMBER 1: 

    Priority Rutgers University application deadline for all fall 2016 applicants. Although it is highly encouraged that applicants submit their university application by December 1 for full scholarship consideration, applicants will still be accepted after this date.

    The Mason Gross supplemental application is not due on December 1. 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. Applicants are encouraged to submit their supplemental application 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.

    FEBRUARY 1:

    Recommended FASFA submission deadline.

    University application deadline for all transfer undergraduate applicants. However, because of the audition process it is HIGHLY recommended that all Mason Gross students complete and submit their application in December.

    MARCH 1:

    University application deadline for all graduate applicants. However, because of the audition process it is HIGHLY recommended that all Maosn Gross students complete and submit their application in December.

    APRIL 1:

    Admissions notification date for all undergraduates who completed their application by December 1 and have completed or submitted an audition.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 a student receives an admissions decision from another school at Rutgers before they hear from Mason Gross their decision to Mason Gross will not be affected by that result.

    **School to school transfer applicants will not be notified until AFTER Spring 2016 grades have been posted.**

    MAY 1:

    Enrollment deadline. Undergraduate applicants who were admitted to Mason Gross must commit and pay a $150 enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure their spot and any schoalrship awarded.

  • VISUAL ARTS : BFA and BA (Spring and Fall 2016) | MFA (Fall 2016)

    OCTOBER 1: 

    Rutgers University transfer application deadline for spring 2016 admission. Depending on fall enrollment, Mason Gross may consider current Rutgers students who wish to transfer to Mason Gross and students who wish to transfer from outside of Rutgers. Please check back here in mid-September to see if Mason Gross will be accepting applicants.

    UNDERGRADUATE EARLY ACTION DEADLINES:

      November 1: Rutgers University application deadline
      November 15: Portfolio submission deadline
      January 31: Admissions decision notification. **Only applicants who submitted their application by November 1 and their portfolio by November 15 will receive an admissions decision at this time. Applicants who apply early action are not committed to Rutgers in any way. Early action applicants do not have a stronger chance for admission or scholarships than applicants who meet the Regular Action Deadlines.**
      February 1: Recommended FASFA submission deadline
      May 1: Enrollment deadline. Applicants who were admitted to Mason Gross must commit and pay a $150 enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure their spot and any scholarship awarded.

    UNDERGRADUATE REGULAR ACTION DEADLINES:

      December 1: Rutgers University application deadline
      January 15: Portfolio submission deadline
      February 1: Recommended FASFA submission deadline.
      April 1: Admissions decision notification. **Only applicants who submitted their application by December 1 and their portfolio by January 15 will receive an admissions decision at this time.
      May 1: Enrollment deadline. Applicants who were admitted to Mason Gross must commit and pay a $150 enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure their spot and any scholarship awarded.

    Undergraduate applicants who miss the deadlines listed above are still encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    GRADUATE DEADLINES:

      February 1: Rutgers University graduate application and portfolio submission deadline.
      April 1: Admissions decision notification.
      May 1: Enrollment deadline. Applicants admitted to Mason Gross must commit by May 1 to secure their spot and any scholarship awarded.