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Admission

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Office of Admission
800-843-2655
315-859-4457 (fax)

Application Process

Supplementary Materials

You are invited to submit materials to document your special talent(s), including solo music performances, theatre  performances, dance performances, visual artwork, and creative writing. Submissions for creative writing must be emailed to the admission office directly at admission@hamilton.edu.  All other submissions can only be initiated through Hamilton's SlideRoom web portal and are expected to be received by the application deadline. Submission requirements are explained in SlideRoom, but a short summary of the requirements for each type of special talent can also be found below.  Candidates wishing to submit a supplement will be directed to SlideRoom when completing Hamilton's supplemental questions on the Common Application.  Hamilton will absorb the fee for all SlideRoom submissions.

Art:

  • Students can submit 10-20 images of drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures or other visual artwork.  Videos can be uploaded as a link to YouTube.  Each image requires a title, description, date, dimensions, and materials used.
  • Students must describe their plans for artistic involvement in college and provide a short Artist’s Statement.

Dance:

  • Students can upload 1-5 videos and/or link to videos on YouTube or Vimeo.  Submissions should not exceed five minutes total.
  • Students must describe their plans for dance involvement in college, provide a summary of their training and/or expertise (including instructor names and length of training), and describe their roles in any submitted work.  Submitting company work is not recommended unless the student is a featured performer.

Music:

  • Students can upload 1-5 videos, audio files, and/or links to videos on YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Students must categorize their submission as either jazz or not jazz (to facilitate the assignment of the correct faculty reviewer).  They must also select their music type as one of the following:
    • Vocal
    • String
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Wind
    • Brass
  • Students must describe their plans for music involvement in college, provide a summary of their training and experience (including instructor names and length of training), and describe their roles in any submitted work. 
  • Do not submit full orchestral, band, or choral recordings unless you are a featured soloist; if so, please specify your solo.

Theatre:

  • Students can upload 1-5 videos and/or link to videos on YouTube or Vimeo.  Submissions should not exceed five minutes total.  Students should include two contrasting monologues.
  • Students must describe their plans for theatre involvement in college, provide a summary of their training and/or expertise (including instructor names and length of training), and describe their roles in any submitted work.  Submitting company work is not recommended unless the student is a featured performer.

Creative Writing:

  • Creative writing supplements must be emailed directly to admission@hamilton.edu.  Applicants should make sure their name and birth date are included in the email and that their name is prominently displayed on every page of their submission.
  • Acceptable submissions include poetry, short stories, selections from longer works, and other writing samples.

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