Interlochen Arts Academy Boarding High School: How to Apply

Admission Process

Step 1:

Join our Academy Admissions Community
Join this community to submit your application, receive personalized assistance, make important connections and more.

Step 2:

Start your Online Application for Admission
You can save your progress and exit at any time. The application includes the following

  • Student Information
  • Parent Information
  • Student Profile
  • Financial Aid
  • Health and Wellness
  • Recommendations
  • Admission Documents
  • Audition/Portfolio
  • Payment
  • Review and Submit

Step 3:

Audition/Portfolio: Review and prepare your Audition/Portfolio Materials. See detailed requirements and guidance based on your chosen arts focus.

Step 4:

Financial Aid: If applicable, submit application for Financial Aid. See detailed information and instructions.

Step 5:

Submit Your Online Application for Admission by returning to the Admissions Community, reviewing your application and submitting your materials by the posted deadline.

Decision Periods and Deadlines

If you are applying for financial aid, the application for financial aid must be submitted concurrently with the application for admission as the admission notification and the financial aid package are issued at the same time. See our financial aid page for details.

Timeline for Applications to the 2018-19 Academy Year:

Early Decision
Deadline for Admission and Financial Aid Application: November 15, 2017
Decisions Sent: December 15, 2017
Decision Reply Date: January 5, 2018

Regular Decision
Deadline for Admission and Financial Aid Application: February 1, 2018
Decisions Sent: March 10, 2018
Decision Reply Date: April 10, 2018

Spring Decision
If applicable space and funding remains:
Deadline for Admission and Financial Aid Applications: May 1, 2018
Decisions Sent: May 25, 2018
Decision Reply Date: June 15, 2018

Applications received after decision deadlines will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space and funding permits.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 231.276.7472 or Submission of all materials is required through our online Admissions Community. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application by the posted deadlines.

Comprehensive instructions and additional details can be found in the Admissions Community. Please also reference the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Admission Process: Frequently Asked Questions

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