Application Procedures

Welcome! We are pleased to know of your interest in applying to the Jacobs School of Music.

All applicants to the Jacobs School must be considered for admission by both Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music, apply by the deadlines established, submit all required supplementary information, and complete an audition or interview depending on your program.

Please note that some programs require pre-screening audition recordings and/or other materials. For detailed information about the pre-screening process, please click here.

The details of the application procedure differ slightly depending on what type of applicant you are (undergraduate, transfer, graduate, international, visiting student, or internal applicant). Please select the link below that applies to you and read everything very carefully.

If you should need assistance or have any questions, please always feel free to contact the Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid at (812) 855-7998, or via email.

  • Undergraduates: Our application for Fall 2017 will be available on August 1st! Remember to follow our application procedures as the Jacobs School of Music is unable to accept the Common Application or Coalition Application for Fall 2017. 

  • Graduates: Our Graduate Application for Fall 2017 will be available on September 1st. Remember, you need to complete an application for both the IU Graduate School and the Jacobs School of Music, so pay close attention to steps 1 and 2 in our application procedures

  • Note for our 2017 Applicants: If your instrument area requires prescreening, Decision Desk will be available for your submissions on approximately September 15th.

Application Instructions

Domestic Applicants
International Applicants
Transfer Applicants within IU
Internal Applicants
Visiting Students