Which programs take transfers?

<p>I'm currently a B.A. at a University with an excellent theatre program, but their MT program is a conservatory, meaning I can't audition to be in the program next year without starting over.</p>

<p>Musical Theatre is my passion, and I'm seriously considering re-auditioning. I initially wanted more freedom in my curriculum, but now I realize that I should have gone BFA all along. </p>

<p>Does anyone have any suggestions on which programs to audition for, programs who take incoming sophomore transfers?</p>


<p>I believe that quite a few programs will accept transfer students, BUT may require you to complete four years of training at their program. Some schools also consider transfer students in a different applicant pool than incoming freshmen. </p>

<p>I know people who have transferred to NYU-Tisch, Syracuse, Penn State, James Madison (BA - MT),Montclair State, and Hartt. </p>

<p>Your best bet may be to look on the websites for the schools that interest you,and if you cannot tell by the information posted on the department websites, contact the programs directly.</p>

<p>Are you a first semester freshman? Make sure to get involved and do well in your classes this fall at your current school. You may find that it is a good fit for you after all, but if not you will want a strong transcript and recommendations form teachers at your current school. Also look closely at the websites for the schools you end up applying to. Some will want to see you be successful in core academic courses for transfer admissions. </p>

<p>Good Luck! :)</p>

<p>Indiana U. BFA in musical theater may be an option for you; my son just started there and there are a couple of incoming transfer students in the MT program among the baker's dozen of first year students this fall.</p>

<p>I think most programs will accept transfers, as a transfer is any student who has taken college classes elsewhere. However, most programs at which my daughter looked would have required her to either start over or transfer in as a sophomore. She transferred from a conservatory BFA program to a university BFA program and had to go in as a sophomore instead of a junior. Of the programs to which she was accepted, only UCLA (a BA) would have taken her as a junior. Of the others, it is hard to say at level she would have ended up, as most of them only do a unit evaluation after you have committed to the school. Penn State did look at her classes and told her they would most likely take her as a sophomore, and in fact did. Have you checked to see if your current program would allow you to take extra MT classes, or to audition for musicals?</p>

<p>Some food for thought. If your options end up being taking another full year to complete a BFA, it might be worth investigating local options for supplementing your MT training and finishing at your current school. For example, if you're near Chicago, I imagine you could find world class vocal and dance training near your current campus, which could cost substantially less than an extra year of college.</p>

<p>Ball State accepts transfers. We will be at Unifieds and also have three campus auditions. Visit our website at <www.bsu.edu theatre="">.</www.bsu.edu&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Thanks and Good Luck!</p>

<p>I am a first semester freshman, and I'm interested in transferring for sophomore year, seeing as auditions aren't until winter anyway. </p>

<p>Thanks for the advice!</p>

<p>We take transfers at the University of Central Oklahoma. GREAT MT program!</p>

<p>Our majors work. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Broadway National Tours, International Tours, Disney, Cruise Ships. You name it!</p>

<p>Shenandoah Conservatory regularly takes transfers and is willing to work with students to accept as many of their previous credits as possible.</p>

<p>I'm currently a transfer student to BALL STATE UNIVERSITY. If you have any questions about our programs, audition process or anything in between, feel free to ask! :)</p>

<p>Best of luck!</p>

<p>Roosevelt/Chicago College of Performing Arts takes transfers! Usually they have to start as freshmen because, like many conservatory programs, our curriculum is sequential and they don't want anyone to miss out on Freshman year classes. However, some people have transferred in as Sophomores. Depending on the classes you have taken thus far at your current college, they'll look at your transcript to see if you are eligible for sophomore status. Let me know if you have any other questions!</p>