Application Process, Tuition & Financial Aid: Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy at Sarah Lawrence College

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E-mail Elise

914.395.2611

You may apply for Fall entry to the Dance/Movement Therapy program using our online application system. Dance/Movement Therapy students are accepted on a full-time basis only. The deadline to apply is February 1. 

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Before submitting your application you’ll need to have:

  • A copy of your transcripts 
  • A resume or CV
  • The names and contact details of two people who can provide a letter of reference
  • A personal statement
  • TOEFL results (for international applicants)

You can find detailed guidance on these application requirements below.

Application Requirements

Academic Qualifications

Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Previous college work is expected to be at 3.0 or higher and should reflect advanced course study. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission.

Transcripts

Official transcripts are not required in order to apply to Sarah Lawrence College. However, if an applicant is admitted and accepts the offer of admission, an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended will be required prior to enrollment in the graduate program.


Unofficial transcripts for application purposes should be submitted to us via a scanned upload in the Academics section of the application. Official transcripts for enrollment purposes can be sent to us via your institution's electronic transcript delivery or mailed to us from each undergraduate and graduate institution. Our mailing address is as follows:

Graduate Admission
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708

If your transcript is from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must provide a translated copy of your transcript from a service such as WES or AACRAO. All grades must be converted to the US 4.0 GPA scale.

Please note: An "unofficial" transcript is a document that has been opened and examined by the student or printed from an institution's website before being submitted to Sarah Lawrence College. Any transcript that you upload to your application is considered "unofficial."

An "official" transcript is a document that has been prepared, authenticated, and sealed by the Registrar at your college or university. To be considered official, a transcript must be mailed, unopened, to our office or sent to us electronically directly from the institution.

Curriculum Vitae

Your one- to two-page curriculum vitae should accurately reflect your completed educational background and your professional experiences to date. 

Recommendations

Applicants will be asked to submit the names of two recommenders with their online application. Applicants should ask people who can give an informed opinion of intellectual ability for sustained academic effort.

If an applicant is unable to contact former teachers, we welcome letters from others, such as employers, who can make similar assessments. Preferably, one of those should be from a person in your field of interest.

Note: Please inform your recommenders that they will be receiving an email from Sarah Lawrence College indicating that they have been asked to recommend you, and that the letter may be submitted electronically through a secure site.

Personal Statement

Please tell us a little about your background and what influenced your desire to pursue a graduate degree at Sarah Lawrence College in Dance/Movement Therapy.  (1000-1500 words)

TOEFL Results (for International Applicants)

Individuals whose native language is not English must include official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information concerning TOEFL may be obtained by writing: TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541. Request that the results are sent to Sarah Lawrence College, ETS code 2810. For more information: www.ets.org/toefl.

For students who have limited access to taking the TOEFL, Sarah Lawrence College will accept the IETLS as an equivalent examination.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $60 must be submitted; upon completion of the application, online payment will become available.

Payments may also be made by check or money order to Sarah Lawrence College, and submitted via mail.

Interview

A personal interview is required as part of the admissions process. Once you are invited for an interview, you will receive directions and details of what to expect on that day. 

Please note: All materials submitted become property of Sarah Lawrence College and cannot be returned. This application and all the materials shall not be disclosed to any person not concerned with the professional development of the student.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Visit the Graduate Financial Aid site for a basic outline of graduate tuition, costs, and financial aid.

For more information, please contact Graduate Admissions, or Roberta Daskin, Associate Director of Financial Aid.