We are excited that you are interested in pursuing your desire to major in theatre at Belhaven University. At Belhaven, we place a very high value in providing the highest quality fine arts programs.

The foundation of your financial aid award will be your academic scholarship, which is determined by your GPA and ACT, SAT, or CLT score.  To be considered for a supplemental theatre scholarship, you will need to complete an audition or a portfolio review. After your audition/portfolio review, you may be eligible for additional aid based on your performance level and family financial need.

Here are the specific steps you need to follow:

  1. Apply to Belhaven so that we can begin the process for you to be accepted to the University.
  2. Submit/report your high school GPA and either your ACT, SAT, or CLT test scores. Based on this information, we will offer you an academic scholarship that recognizes your academic achievement.
  3. Audition or Present a Portfolio Review. If you plan to major in B.A. Theatre (Performance emphasis) or B.A. Theatre (Production emphasis), make plans to come to campus to audition on one of our Arts Discover Days in November or February. The auditions/portfolio reviews for entrance into these programs are combined with the scholarship reviews. If you plan to major in B.A. Theatre (with no emphasis), you may choose to either audition/interview in person on one of these audition days or submit your audition/portfolio digitally for scholarship purposes. Your audition or portfolio review will be taken into consideration as we complete your final scholarship award package.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA (available October 1). The FAFSA will let us know what amount of federal assistance or Belhaven need-based assistance you would be eligible to receive. No matter what you think your family might qualify for from the federal government, we STRONGLY encourage you to complete the FAFSA as Belhaven's grants are typically more generous than the government might indicate you could receive.
  5. After we have all your information (academic record, audition, and FAFSA) you will receive a comprehensive financial aid package that is influenced by all three of these areas.
  6. Please contact the admission office at 1-800-960-5940 or to learn more or to meet with an admission counselor.