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Admission Requirements

Priority given to applications received by January 15

We will continue to review applications after this deadline if there are studio spaces available.

Ready to Apply?

1. Review the application process

Review our graduate programs https://www.newpaltz.edu/graduate/programs/ and select the School of Fine and Performing Arts for admission requirements, curriculum outline, as well as, faculty information. Contact us at (845) 257-3285 or gradstudies@newpaltz.edu if you would like to schedule an advising appointment or need assistance selecting a program.

2. Begin your application

Visit our website at www.newpaltz.edu/graduate/admissions/apply-now/ to begin the application process. Remember to submit your application well in advance of your program’s admission deadline to ensure timely application review and early decision. We will continue to accept applications after January 15 if studio spaces remain available. To verify availability for late applications please contact gradstudies@newpaltz.edu.

The Graduate School will only review complete files for admission. We close all incomplete applications at the conclusion of each admission cycle and dispose of these files after two years. Please review our records retention policy on our website for more information: www.newpaltz.edu/graduate/records_retention


Office of Graduate & Extended Learning
State University of New York at New Paltz
800 Hawk Drive, OM 127
New Paltz, NY 12561-2442
(800) 248-8856