High School Drama Admissions

The UNCSA School of Drama High School program is a one-year intensive course of study for 12th graders only. In addition to your online application and required documents, you will audition in person with the Drama faculty. Acceptance is limited to rising high school seniors who demonstrate artistic potential, academic readiness and social maturity.

The high school program is designed for North Carolina residents and a limited number of nonresident students. Admission decisions are based on a combination of your artistic and academic merits.

Deadlines & Audition Dates

Note: The application for the 2018-19 school year is now closed. The application for the 2019-20 school year will open September 1, 2018. 

Choice of audition dates depends on when you complete your online application and submit your required application documents. More choices of audition dates will be available to you the earlier you apply. Audition availability after the posted deadlines have passed is not guaranteed.

Admissions Criteria

GPA & Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.3 (C+), no more than one failing grade in the previous year's work and no more than two failing grades in their overall coursework.

Completed Application, Fees & Required Documents

1. Complete the online application.

2. Pay your Application Fee: $95 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, $130 for international applicants. Application fees are non-refundable.

Payment Options

  • Online: Follow payment instructions at the end of the application.
  • Check or Money Order (through a U.S. bank): Make payable to "UNCSA" and include your full legal name. Mail your payment and fully legible name of the applicant to the Office of Admissions.
  • International Applicants: Use Flywire to pay your application fee online through an international bank or pay by check or money order through a U.S. bank as listed above.

3. Upload all Required Application Documents prior to your scheduled audition or interview.

Please note: If you are applying to two different UNCSA art schools (Music, Drama, Design & Production/Visual Arts and Dance) you will need to complete a second application and pay a second application fee.


Bill Poole
Drama Admissions Counselor

I am here to help guide you through the admissions process for the School of Drama. Let me know if you have any questions!

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