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Some departments require an audition or portfolio review for admission. This page 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 (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. Admission to Otterbein is on a rolling basis, which means the Office of Admission will accept your application and credentials (high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores and recommendations) and notify you about your admission status as quickly as possible.

Auditions, Portfolio Reviews and Talent Awards

  • Department of Art Portfolio Review

  • Communication Abilities Awards

  • Department of Music Auditions and Awards

  • Department of Theatre and Dance Auditions and Awards

/ Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Admission is located in Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


p/ 614.823.1500
e/ uotterb@otterbein.edu