Skip to main content


Choosing the perfect college is a hard enough task as is but add the undertaking of picking the ideal performing arts program housed within your dream college and it can be enough to make your head spin!

Junior year is the time for students to solidify their college list and start to get organized on each school’s academic and artistic requirements.

Below you will find some important information and resource materials that can help get you started.

ACT/SAT Information

The SAT and ACT are more similar now than ever. However, the scores and the way schools view them can be challenging. Many of you will need to take both if you are applying to multiple schools.

ACT & SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th and 12th-grade students in the U.S. or U.S. territories. U.S. citizens living outside the country may be able to have test fees waived.

  • Go HERE to learn more about ACT Fee Waivers
  • Go HERE to learn more about SAT Fee Waivers

Due to the pandemic, there are many changes, updates, and cancellations to the ACT and SAT testing schedules. Some colleges and universities have announced that they are “test optional” for the current year’s applicants. Information is changing almost daily.

Visit the ACT website for updates and to learn more about registration and preparing for this exam!

Visit the SAT website for updates and to learn more about registration and preparing for this exam!

Finding The Right School For You!

Each year, there are many published lists on the best performing arts programs in the country. Here are just a few of these lists. Remember, choosing a college is not a one-size-fits-all and it is important to know what elements are most important to you when choosing a school. Visit the OnStage Blog site School Edition to gain advice, observations and stories. Click Here for access.

Not sure what kind of school might be right for you? This college personality test could be a good way to get started!