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Admission to the BFA in Dance is highly selective, with the school seeking to enroll approximately 24 of the world’s most exceptional dancers each year.

Applicants for Fall 2025 admission—including first-year applicants, transfer applicants and current USC students—must submit all materials by December 1, 2024. This includes the USC Undergraduate Application and the USC Kaufman Portfolio for first-year applicants and transfer applicants. Current USC students need only submit the USC Kaufman Portfolio. All applicants are notified about the results of their portfolio review in mid-December. Finalists are then invited to our live auditions in January.

Information about Fall 2025 admission will be available on our website in July/August.

Read frequently asked questions and peruse our BFA brochure.

Interested in applying for a minor in dance? Visit our Dance Minors page.

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