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Interested in applying to NESA?


Students are accepted to NESA only through an Application and Audition Process. Three rounds of auditions will be held for acceptance in the 2022-23 school year:

  • October 16, 2021 (applications due October 8),
  • January 22, 2022 (applications due January 14)
  • April 9, 2022 (applications due April 1)

In order to apply, you MUST submit all of the following AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE AUDITION DATE:

  2. Resume
  3. Grade Transcript from current school
  4. 2 Recommendation letters, one from a teacher and one from a guidance counselor
  5. 300-500 word typed essay (required for applicants in Creative Writing, Cinema, Instrumental Music, Technical Theatre and Visual Arts) addressing the topic "Why I Should Be Considered for NESA."
  6. Additional requirements for each major: click on your target major below to see detailed audition instructions for specific majors.

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