I GOT IN!Helping your students build a “SmartList” for Acting and Musical Theatre      audition-based programs
Who is Mary Anna Dennard?•   My background as actress•   Casting Director•   Coach•   Author
20% Increase in performing arts                applicants•   University of Michigan stats•   Glee Kool-Aid•   BFA options ...
The audition changes the college          acceptance stats• Academic categories do not apply• Program stats rule over acad...
Naviance is not a reliable guide for      audition-based programs• Assessments that lead to standard college lists  are in...
What does Reach, Fit, Safety mean  when there is an audition process?• Audition counts for as much as 80% in the  admissio...
Auditions for talent scholarships are               plentiful• Good news for financial aid• Talent merit• Private schools ...
Grades and test scores still matter• Could be the deciding factor• Academic merit money
How competitive are these programs?•   Carnegie Mellon stats•   My stats for white females•   Some types more in demand•  ...
Importance of a balanced list• Yield the most acceptances• Visiting after acceptances• More offers, more bargaining with f...
It’s all about the audition•   When to begin preparation•   Summer programs•   Coaching•   Great gpa/test scores can’t tru...
College Audition Coach Online Prep               college lists•   Reach•   Fit•   Safety•   Bargain•   Brainy
Special offer•   Online Prep FREE to mycca members•   90% discount for referred students•   FREE copy of my book, I GOT IN...
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"I Got In" Webcast slides with Mary Ann Dennard

  1. 1. I GOT IN!Helping your students build a “SmartList” for Acting and Musical Theatre audition-based programs
  2. 2. Who is Mary Anna Dennard?• My background as actress• Casting Director• Coach• Author
  3. 3. 20% Increase in performing arts applicants• University of Michigan stats• Glee Kool-Aid• BFA options are relatively new• Conservatory style training in a liberal arts setting
  4. 4. The audition changes the college acceptance stats• Academic categories do not apply• Program stats rule over academic stats• Define program acceptance categories of reach, fit, safety
  5. 5. Naviance is not a reliable guide for audition-based programs• Assessments that lead to standard college lists are inaccurate• Motivated performers already know what they want to do
  6. 6. What does Reach, Fit, Safety mean when there is an audition process?• Audition counts for as much as 80% in the admission• Traditional reach, fit safety categories do not apply• No such thing as a safety
  7. 7. Auditions for talent scholarships are plentiful• Good news for financial aid• Talent merit• Private schools may have the most to give
  8. 8. Grades and test scores still matter• Could be the deciding factor• Academic merit money
  9. 9. How competitive are these programs?• Carnegie Mellon stats• My stats for white females• Some types more in demand• Would Merrill Streep get in?
  10. 10. Importance of a balanced list• Yield the most acceptances• Visiting after acceptances• More offers, more bargaining with financial aid
  11. 11. It’s all about the audition• When to begin preparation• Summer programs• Coaching• Great gpa/test scores can’t trump a bad audition
  12. 12. College Audition Coach Online Prep college lists• Reach• Fit• Safety• Bargain• Brainy
  13. 13. Special offer• Online Prep FREE to mycca members• 90% discount for referred students• FREE copy of my book, I GOT IN!• College Audition Coach Online https://vimeo.com/46005456

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