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Tim Stack
March 27, 2012 AT 08:18 PM EDT

Glee‘s Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Lea Michele) will face a formidable figure when they audition for NYADA this spring: EW has confirmed that Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg will appear in a multi-episode arc as New York professor Carmen Tibideaux, who will be evaluating the McKinley pair for admission to the university. As first reported by TVLine, Goldberg’s first appearance will be on May 1.

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