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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. First-year applicants applying for Fall 2021 who would like to be considered for USC Merit Scholarship must submit all materials by December 1, 2020. The final deadline for Fall 2021 first-year applicants, transfer applicants and current USC students is January 15, 2021. This includes the USC Undergraduate Application and the USC Kaufman Portfolio. All applicants will be notified about the results of their portfolio review in early February. Finalists will be invited to our second-round online interviews.

Applicants for Fall 2022 should check back in August 2021 for updated information.

Read frequently asked questions, peruse our BFA brochure, and watch the video below to learn more about the program.

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

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