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Department of Dance

How to Apply

» How to Apply—BA in Dance

All first-year and transfer students must apply to the BA in Dance program. Only current Dance students can apply to the BFA in Dance Performance program or Dance minor.

  1. Follow the Chapman application process and submit your Common Application. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.
  2. Submit your Creative Supplement and Pre-Screening materials through your Application Status Page. You’ll gain access to your Application Status Page within 48 hours of submitting the Common Application!
  3. Wait. (This is when we’ll review your application and materials.) Select applicants will be invited to virtual callback session to meet faculty and current students, view student work, and participate in a Q & A. 
  4. Receive your final admission decision.

Creative Supplement and Pre-Screen Requirements

The following items must be submitted through your Application Status Page to complete your application to the BA in Dance major:

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Application Deadlines

To view deadlines, please visit the appropriate How to Apply page:

Talent Awards

Talent Awards are scholarships that are given to recognize outstanding talent, skill and dedication.

Talent Award funding is determined by the department during review of the Creative Supplement, Pre-Screen Requirements and virtual callback session. No additional paperwork or scholarship application is required.

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