Application Procedures

Domestic Transfer Applicants

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Step 1: Complete an Undergraduate Application to IU

To apply, choose one of the following applications:

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019

Application Fee:     $65

Step 2: Complete the JSoM Supplemental Application

To apply, please click here.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Application Fee:     $95

Step 3: Submit Supporting Materials

Send the following materials to the IU Office of Admissions

  1. SAT or ACT Scores (must be sent directly from the testing agency)
    • Please note, if you have taken more than 26 credit hours of college level work, you are not required to submit these scores.
  2. TOEFL score, if applicable (please see below)
TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)
  • If your native language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL score demonstrating your level of English proficiency by March 1, 2020.
    • Minimum TOEFL score for BM and MM is 84 (internet), 223 (computer), 560 (paper).
    • Minimum TOEFL score for PD and AD is 65 (internet), 183 (computer), 510 (paper).
    • Minimum TOEFL score for DM is 100 (internet), 250 (computer), 600 (paper).
  • Please ask the testing agency to send your TOEFL score directly to Indiana University.

NOTE:  All Voice applicants requiring the TOEFL must submit their scores by December 1, 2019.

Letters of Recommendation
  • Letters of recommendation are submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application. Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • Please note, secure links for uploads will only be sent to your recommenders after you have submitted your application.

Step 4: Submit Transcripts to IU and JSoM

  • Official transcripts of all college coursework completed must be sent to both to the Jacobs School of Music and the IU Office of Admissions by December 1, 2019.

 Jacobs School of Music Admissions Address:                   
        Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid
        East Studio Building JS100
        1201 East Third St.                   
        Bloomington, IN 47405

IU Office of Admissions Address:                   
        Indiana University Office of Admissions
        940 East Seventh St.
        Bloomington, IN 47405 

Step 5: Request a transfer release from your current school

  • Download the IU Jacobs School of Music Transfer Release Form (PDF) and have the appropriate official at your current institution complete it. Return the signed release form to the IU Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid via email or fax.
  • Please note, no offer of merit-based financial aid can be made unless this completed form is on file.

Prescreen & Audition Information

  • Select instrument areas and departments require prescreen. Refer here for a list of those areas and their repertoire/ portfolio requirements.
  • Prescreening recordings/ portolios must be submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.
  • Prescreen decisions will be sent via email in January.
Audition/ Interview
  • Audition Dates:
    •   January 17-18, 2020
    •   February 7-8, 2020
    •   March 6-7, 2020
  • For a list of audition repertoire requirements, click here.
  • On-campus audition schedules and details will be sent via email no later than 30 days prior to your selected audition weekend.