Share your talent with us! The links at left will help you understand the process of auditioning or presenting your portfolio or writing sample to the departments of Art, Communication, Music, and Theatre & Dance at Otterbein. Each department coordinates the process a little differently, so read carefully and do not hesitate to call the Office of Admission at 614.823.1500 or 1.800.488.8144, or any of the individual departments if you have questions.
Your application for admission to the University should be sent to the Office of Admission prior to your visit for an audition or portfolio review.
Talent Awards ranging from $8,000 to $24,000 over four years are offered to selected incoming students who pursue majors in the Departments of Music, Communication, Theatre, or Art, or a minor in Dance. String Talent Awards of up to $36,000 over four years are available. Music Participation Awards are available for non-music majors by audition, and range from $4,000-$8,000 over four years; a limited number of String Participation Awards up to $18,000 over four years are also available; students may also audition for an Athletic Bands Participation Award of $4,000 over four years. Talent and Participation Awards become part of a student's total financial aid package and each department has a set of guidelines that students must meet in order to keep the award.
Students who have been accepted to Otterbein and who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will receive a financial aid award from Otterbein after Talent Award offers have been made. Your financial aid award would include your Talent Award, as well as any other scholarships you have received and any need-based financial aid for which you have qualified. See Scholarships for more information. Please call (888) OTTERBEIN or (800) 488-8144 with your specific financial aid questions.
Auditions, Portfolio Reviews and Talent Awards
/ Additional Information
/ Undergraduate Admission
The Office of Admission is located in Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)
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/ Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid is located in Barlow Hall, 88 Cochran Alley
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