Application Process

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019

Admission to Cornish is selective. We look for students with passion for their art form and interest in developing both their creative and technical skills. Personal contact is an important aspect of our admission process. We recommend that, if possible, all applicants visit our campus and talk with an Admission Counselor during the admission process. Your visit with us will enable you to ask questions about Cornish, as well as provide you with useful insights about the audition and review process. The more we are able to learn about you and your artistic vision and ambition, the better we are able to provide you with the information you need to make the right educational choice for your artistic future. We are always on the lookout for students who are passionate about their creative practice. We look forward to reviewing your application in the near future.

Application Deadlines

December 1 - Early Action
Complete all parts of the application, including audition or portfolio review,  by December 1 and receive admission decision by mid-December.

February 15 - Application Deadline
Admission Decisions will be sent on a rolling basis as files are completed.

After February 15 -Rolling Admission
Applications will be considered after February 15, pending space availability.

Application Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Application Fee
  • High School Transcript or GED score report
  • College transcripts, if applicable
  • ACT/SAT Scores (encouraged but not required)
  • Artist Statement OR Personal Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Audition or Portfolio Review

Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

Once your application and all documents have been submitted, we will contact you to schedule your audition or portfolio review. This may be completed on campus, at an off-campus location or with a digital upload. See Audition and Portfolio Review section for details.