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BFA Musical Theatre Transfer

berrytenorberrytenor 18 replies1 threads Junior Member
Oppose to taking a gap year (because that just isn't an option), I have considered re-auditioning during my first year of my undergrad (studying voice) for MT again. It's not I that had bad auditions, I received a lot of positive feedback from amazing schools for having a great audition. I try not to read into it because of my outcomes with acceptances. Can anyone or parents shine some light on the chances of transferring, stories of transferring, and information on transferring (besides the fact you may have to restart as a freshman). This process has been extremely stressful for some us, and any information would be amazing to leave some hope.
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  • loribelleloribelle 385 replies9 threads Member
    Good advice here, especially about scholarships. Once you take a single unit of college after you graduate from high school, most schools see you as a transfer...you are no longer eligible for all the freshman merit money you see on university websites; however, you will likely still start out as a freshman in the program to follow the 4-year cohort plan...only advantage would be getting GE units out of the way to free up schedule for additional classes you want to take (in major). Explore a part-time job to fund your gap year and start now on audition prep and training.
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  • muscialmamamuscialmama 30 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @berrytenor my daughter transferred last year from MT at BoCo to Syracuse MT. Her situation was a little different because she had been previously accepted to Syracuse MT the previous year as a senior in High school. She did restart as a freshman but is ahead of others as far as credits. Another program offered her a transfer to MT as a sophomore mid year with a decent scholarship too. So it is possible. I agree with others though that financially you’ll get your best offers if you do gap year and re-audition as freshman.
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  • berrytenorberrytenor 18 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @muscialmama @loribelle @owensfolks Thank you so much! I think the best thing for me to do is just contact the schools I'm interested in and hopefully talk to the departments and discuss the situation. I've heard stories of students receiving full-ride, talent, transfer, and outside scholarships. If I stayed at the college I've committed to I'll have my first year of school covered, get a couple gen-eds finished, continue my training at my ballet, stay close to my talent agency, and etc... (I'm trying to stay away from conservatories because of how things transfer)
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  • young_scrappy_and_always_hungryyoung_scrappy_and_always_hungry 4 replies5 threads New Member
    Hi! I saw this discussion and was wondering how things have been working out for you. I'm applying to several MT programs this year, but I'm worried about not getting accepted, since transferring would be hard for me financially as well. I've had a family emergency that has put a lot of pressure on me these past few months, and I'm not very well prepared for my auditions coming up in a week... If anyone has any advice here, that would be great too. I'm only auditioning for 5 institutions because we can't afford all the application/audition fees, travelling for auditions, etc. I'm just not sure what to do at this point.
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  • actorparent1actorparent1 771 replies6 threads Member
    edited November 2018
    @young_scrappy_and_always_hungry , my advice would be to do the best you can at you auditions, and if you don't get in anywhere, take a gap year. Since money is an issue, you can get a part-time job during the gap year to earn some extra money, and also work with a coach who can help you pick the best schools for you and help you pick the right material to show you at your best. Many people find a gap year helpful because it gives them the opportunity to focus on the auditions and applications without the stress of senior year and high school assignments and finals and things like that. And if you take a gap year, then you still get all the good scholarships for incoming freshmen, which you often don't get if you start at one college and then transfer. Good luck to you!
    edited November 2018
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  • niksaladniksalad 3 replies0 threads New Member
    @berrytenor hey! I was wondering if you could give us an update on how you're doing right now. I'm a senior looking to pursue MT/Acting. I passed 4/7 of my prescreens, but when I went into most of my auditions I felt unprepared compared to most of the other students. I just was unaware of how intense and rigorous this entire process was. Just yesterday, I got the rejection letter from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, my dream school, for both acting and MT. As you can imagine, I was devastated and am unsure of my capability to get into any of my other schools, hence why I'm here. I was wondering, how have auditions been for you so far? Have you heard back from anywhere yet? Please get back to me as soon as I can!
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  • berrytenorberrytenor 18 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Hey @niksalad ! I passed all 10 of my prescreens (mostly competitive schools). I did Chicago Unifieds and I felt I did amazing. I think I auditioned at 12-13 schools? I haven't heard from any schools yet, but I am praying for the best outcome. I won't hear till end of Feb and beginning of March.
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  • niksaladniksalad 3 replies0 threads New Member
    @berrytenor hey! Just checking in. Have you heard back from anywhere? Please let me know how you're doing!
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  • MTmama42MTmama42 152 replies4 threads Junior Member
    @berrytenor How are things going? Did you commit to Otterbein? How is your "first year" there going? Also, wanted to ask if you were offered any merit scholarships or other scholarships/grants.
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