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Dance Admissions

EDM Dance Education Application Information

Application Deadlines

Rutgers University Application: December 1

Mason Gross Supplemental Application: January 15

Rutgers University Application

All applicants must complete and submit the Rutgers University Application. The university application requires the following:

  • $70 Rutgers application fee
  • University questionnaire
  • English proficiency test scores (international applicants)
    • All international applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts are required to submit an English proficiency exam. Applicants who completed an undergraduate degree in the U.S. or another English-speaking country are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who completed a graduate degree(s) in the U.S. or another English-speaking country are not exempt from this requirement.
  • Request for transcripts (completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university is a required prerequisite)
    • Official transcripts must be sent from the Registrar’s office of the undergraduate institution where the bachelor’s degree was awarded.
      Transcripts can be sent:

      Via Mail:

      Administrative Services Building
      ATTN: Graduate & Professional Admissions
      65 Davidson Road
      Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

      Via Email:

Mason Gross Supplemental Application

Five business days after submitting the Rutgers University application, applicants will be emailed a link to submit a Mason Gross supplemental application.

  • $40 dance audition fee
  • Dance questionnaire
  • Resume and headshot
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two required audition videos (outlined below)
  • Optional teaching video

Mason Gross School of the Arts will not be hosting in-person auditions for the 2021 admissions cycle. Instead, applicants will be required to upload audition materials through the Mason Gross supplemental application as outlined below.

Recorded Audition

Dance applicants will be sent the links to three 10-minute dance classes recorded by Mason Gross dance faculty members. Applicants are expected to record themselves taking the classes in real-time.

To complete the recorded audition requirements, applicants must have:

  • Access to the internet
  • A device to play the recorded class
  • A second device to record the performance
  • A performance space approximately 4 feet by 4 feet

All applicants must submit a total of two recordings from the following:

  1. Ballet audition
  2. Contemporary audition
  3. Hip-hop audition
  4. Alternative dance study if your choosing: Upload a 3-5 minute video of yourself performing a dance form other than ballet or contemporary. This can include hip-hop, street dance, jazz, flamenco, African, Indian, etc. The video can be of yourself on a stage, in a studio, or in your own space.

Optional Teaching Video

In addition to the 2 recordings selected from the list above, applicants may also include an optional teaching sample– upload a video between 5-10 minutes that showcases your teaching of Dance or another form of movement (e.g., Bartenieff Fundamentals, Pilates, Yoga, etc.)

Entrance Requirements

Five-Year BFA+ EdM and EdM Dance Education Certification Applicants
  • Passing Praxis Core test scores (Reading: 156; Math: 150; Writing: 162) or minimum SAT scores of 560 Reading; 540 Math (if taken 2/28/16 or earlier); or 610 Reading & Writing or 30 Reading; 570 Math (if taken on or after 3/1/16); or, minimum ACT scores of: 23 English; 23 Math; or, minimum GRE scores of: 155 Verbal, 156 Quantitative
  • Praxis Core or GRE scores do not have to be submitted at the time of application. However, applicants interested in scholarships should plan to have the Praxis Core or GRE scores reported by February 1. See for more information.
    • Combined test code: 5752
    • Reading: 5713, minimum score 156/200
    • Writing: 5723, minimum score 162/200
    • Math: 5733, minimum score 150/200.

Note: Praxis Core test codes were updated on 9/1/19. Passing test scores taken before 9/1/19 are still valid.

EdM Professional Non-Certification Applicants
  • GRE scores: 155 Verbal, 156 Quantitative recommended.

Note: Any test scores submitted must be less than five years old as of the application deadline. Scores must be official, not self-reported.

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