Frequently Asked Questions

Juilliard

Do Columbia-Juilliard Program participants receive a degree from Juilliard?

No, the Program is a cross-registration program that does not lead to an additional degree. The lessons are for credit at Columbia College. However, Program participants may choose to continue with the Joint Program, which offers the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College and Master's of Music from Juilliard.

How do I obtain an application for Juilliard?

Please obtain an application and audition information from Juilliard's Office of Admission and submit the Juilliard application directly to Juilliard.

Is there an additional fee for Columbia College students participating in the Columbia-Juilliard Program?

The Columbia-Juilliard Program tuition for the academic year 2018-2019 was $6,450. Financial aid is available to cover the additional tuition expenses for Program participants based on demonstrated need and consistent with Columbia policies.

May I apply Early Decision if I am interested in the Columbia-Juilliard Program?

Yes, first-year candidates admitted to Columbia College under Early Decision may keep their candidacy open for the Program. However, successful Early Decision candidates must withdraw their Bachelor of Music candidacy to Juilliard along with candidacy to all other institutions as part of the Early Decision binding agreement.

May I apply to both the Columbia-Juilliard Program and Juilliard's Bachelor of Music program?

Yes, candidates will need to check the appropriate boxes when applying to Juilliard. However, successful Early Decision candidates must withdraw their Bachelor of Music candidacy to Juilliard, although they may keep their candidacy open for the Program.

May I be admitted to both Columbia College and Juilliard for the Bachelor of Music program but not be admitted to Juilliard specifically for the Program?

Yes, due to highly selective admissions for the Program, it is possible that applicants may only be admitted to Juilliard's Bachelor of Music degree and not admitted to the Program, regardless of admission status at Columbia.

May I reapply to the Program as a Columbia College student if I was not initially admitted to as an incoming student?

Yes, a small number of current Columbia College students apply (or reapply) to the Columbia-Juilliard Program each academic year and occasionally students are admitted to participate for the following academic year. Once admitted into the Program, Columbia College students may continue each eligible academic year pending performance during annual juries.

When will I hear from Juilliard?

Columbia notifies all candidates by mid-December for Early Decision or April 1 for Regular Decision. Juilliard notifies all Program candidates regarding admission specifically to the Program by April 1. Candidates may hear sooner from Juilliard regarding pre-screening results and live audition dates.

Who may I contact with additional questions about applying to the Columbia-Juilliard Program?

Prospective students with questions beyond those addressed on this webpage may reach out to Rachel Taylor in Columbia's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, rmt2138@columbia.edu. For questions about The Juilliard School, please contact their office directly at admissions@juilliard.edu.