Application Process

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019

THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS is about finding the best program for you. Cornish seeks students with passion for their art form, as well as interest in developing both their creative and technical skills. While the admission process is selective, ours is about finding the right students that will get the most out of Cornish.

Personal contact is an important aspect of our admission process. VISITING CAMPUS or meeting with a representative IN YOUR COMMUNITY are the best ways to find out if Cornish is a good match. Admission Counselors can provide insight and advice about the application process and the audition/portfolio review process. The more we know about you, the more we can provide you with the information you need to make the right educational choice.

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.

March 1 – Deadline extended!
Admission Decisions will be sent on a rolling basis as files are completed.

After March 1 -Rolling Admission
Applications will be considered after March 1, 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.