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Important Dates and Virtual Info Sessions for Applicants

Review the dates and events below to learn all about the application process for GSA 2021.

Dates are subject to shift/change.

 

In addition to the information below, review an overview of the summer program and application FAQ here and check out previous applicant resources here. Contact us with questions at [email protected] Edcuators and organizations can also request a customized virtual GSA info session via this link. 

 

October 1st – Virtual Info Session: GSA 101!

4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

An overview of GSA’s summer program and the application process. Click here to view a recording of this webinar.  

 

October 14th – Applicant Guides Released

Click here to review the applicant guide for your artform(s) of interest to learn what you'll need to submit in the application, what criteria is used to score applications, applicant tips, and more! 

 

October 15th – Virtual Info Session: What’s an Applicant Guide?!

4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

An overview of these important documents and how applicants can use them to submit the strongest application possible. Click here to view a recording of this webinar.

 

October 29th – Virtual Info Session: GSA Application Walk-through!

4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

A step-by-step review of what it’s like to complete a GSA application. Q&A included; session will be recorded and made available here afterward. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT THIS LINK.

 

By November 4th – GSA 2021 Application Window Opens

Students will be able to start uploading their applications materials. Read the applicant guides (referenced above) for more information; the entire application is virtual. All completed applications will be considered. Applications are due January 10th.

 

November through December – Virtual Info Sessions: Meet Your Adjudicators!

Dates/times listed below

Conversations with adjudicators in each art form about what they’re looking for in GSA applicants. Q&A included; each session will be recorded and made available here afterward. FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED VIA LINKS BELOW.

  • Architecture & Design: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, November 17th (Register HERE)
  • Creative Writing: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, December 3rd (Register HERE)
  • Dance: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, November 16th (Register HERE)
  • Drama: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, December 2nd  (Register HERE)
  • Film & Photography: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, November 19th (Register HERE)
  • Instrumental Music: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, December 1st (Register HERE)
  • Musical Theatre: 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT, November 20th (Register HERE)
  • Visual Art: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, November 18th (Register HERE)
  • Vocal Music: 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT, December 4th (Register HERE)

 

December 17th – Virtual Info Session: Open Q&A!

4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT

A final opportunity to ask questions via webinar (but remember you can contact GSA anytime at [email protected]). FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT THIS LINK.

 

January 10th, 2021 - GSA 2021 Application due by 11:59 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to upload their applications before this date; GSA offices will not be staffed over the weekend and we will not be accessible to answer questions after January 8th.

 

February 19th - GSA 2021 Finalists Announced

All applicants will be notified of whether they have advanced to the final round of adjudication.

 

March 19th & 20th - Final Round Auditions & Reviews

All Finalists will attend an in-person audition/review if health guidelines allow; if auditions must shift to a virtual model, more information will be sent to applicants. If in-person auditions take place, finalists will only need to attend one day. Friday auditions run from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern; Saturday auditions run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.

 

Friday, April 16th - Announcement of GSA 2021 Accepted Students and Alternates

All Finalists will be notified of whether they have been accepted into the summer program. A list of alternates will also be announced.

 

June 27th – 17th: GSA 2021 Summer Program at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

 

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