You are invited to submit materials to document your special talent(s), e.g. CDs or DVDs of solo music performances, theatre, dance or athletic performances, or samples of creative writing or visual artwork. Unless otherwise indicated, send directly to the Office of Admission. We will return samples if you include stamped, self-addressed packing materials. These materials are expected to be received by the application deadlines.
Whether or not you send samples, you may include a special-talent résumé listing training and experience, repertoire or roles performed, writing or scientific research, athletic involvement and honors received.
Send an artist's statement and 10-15 images of drawing, paintings, photographs, sculpture or other visual artwork. Do NOT send originals.
Acceptable media are CDs and DVDs or URLs. An accompanying explanatory document with name, date, medium and explanation of work is recommended.
If appropriate, send a DVD to Hamilton's head coach of your sport or Hamilton's athletic director.
Other important information to include with your submission: schedule of your high school season, years of varsity competition, times/stats, awards and recognitions.
Submit a CD, DVD or URL labeled with your name and address, instrument (or voice), and the work's title and composer. Do not submit full orchestral, band or choral recording unless you are a featured soloist; if so, please specify your solo.
Describe with whom and for how long you have trained, any ensemble and solo experience you have had and your plans for musical involvement in college.
If you are involved in scientific research or mathematical projects and are considering a research or academic career, we welcome descriptions of your work. Please send a full report of your research, including an abstract and a cover sheet noting your intended field of study. Provide a résumé of related activities, independent projects, summer study, or research and recognition received.
Theatre and Dance Students (optional)
Submit a DVD or URL of a performance (less than five minutes total). Theatre students should perform two contrasting monologues. Do not send a full company work unless you are a featured performer. If so, please specify your solo/role.
With your submission, include your name and address, the titles of works performed, and your training and experience.
Send poetry, short stories, novels or other writing samples to be evaluated.