Application Procedures

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Step 1: Complete an Undergraduate Application to Indiana University

Application Deadline for Fall 2019:    December 1, 2018   

Application Fee: $65

You may choose one of the following applications:

Apply IU click here.

Common Application click here.

Coalition Application click here.

Step 2: Complete the Jacobs School of Music Supplemental Application

Deadline for Fall 2019:    December 1, 2018   

Application Fee: $95 ($80 application fee, $15 processing fee)

To apply, please click here.

Remember:

Send supporting materials to IU Office of Admissions

Arrange to have the following materials sent to the University Office of Admission, not the Jacobs School of Music (see address at the bottom of this page):

       Official Transcripts
       SAT or ACT Scores ( sent directly from the testing agency)

To view Indiana University Academic Requirements for Admission, click here.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are requested inside the Jacobs School of Music Supplemental Application. Your recommender(s) will submit the letter(s) via a secure link sent to them when you submit your application.

Pre-screening, Audition, and Interview process

Audition or interview at the Jacobs School of Music on one of the designated audition weekends. Please note that the following instrument areas and departments require pre-screening:

Applicants in areas where pre-screening is required will be notified if they will be invited for an on-campus audition or interview in January.

All prescreening recordings for performance areas must be submitted via the Jacobs School of Music Supplemental Application. For detailed instructions click here.

Note: All applicants to Audio Engineering should submit the elements of their portfolio online by December 1, 2018. For details about content of portfolio, please click here.

All other applicants will be contacted regarding an on-campus audition or interview as soon as all application materials have been received and reviewed, but not later than 30 days prior to your selected audition / interview weekend.

The Jacobs School of Music is neither responsible for materials sent to another office on campus in error nor for materials that are labeled incorrectly.

Audition / Interview Dates 2018-2019

January 11-12, 2019
February 1-2, 2019
March 1-2, 2019

For a complete listing of audition / interview requirements for individual instrument areas and departments, please see the Requirements by Department page.

Admission Decisions

In the Jacobs School of Music, we operate on a rolling admission process. This means that once your applications to both the University Office of Admission and the Jacobs School of Music are complete, you have submitted all supplemental information, and have completed an audition / interview, an admission decision will be made and you will be notified of an admission decision from Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music as soon as possible. You should expect a decision from us anytime between three weeks from your audition / interview date and May 1st.

Accepted applicants who wish to enroll in the Jacobs School of Music for Fall 2019 must submit an enrollment confirmation to the Jacobs School of Music, and a $100 enrollment deposit to the University Office of Admission no later than May 1, 2019.

Addresses:

Indiana University Office of Admissions
940 East Seventh St
Bloomington, IN 47405

Office of Music Admissions
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
East Studio Building JS 100
1201 East Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7006
Fax: (812) 856-6086 / Email: musicadm@indiana.edu

Teacher Assignments

The IU Jacobs School of Music application gives you the opportunity to express your preference for individual faculty members. Every effort will be made to honor your request based on studio availability and general balance in individual studios. While we cannot guarantee placement with any of those faculty members for whom you indicate a preference, all incoming students will be placed with a faculty member for their primary applied music study.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

If your native language is not English, you are required to demonstrate your level of English proficiency by taking the TOEFL and submitting your scores. The minimum TOEFL result required for the BM and MM degree program are a paper-based score of 560, a computer-based minimum of 223, and an internet-based minimum of 84. The minimum TOEFL result for the DM degree program is a paper-based score of 600, a computer-based minimum of 250, and an internet-based minimum of 100. The minimum TOEFL result for the Performer/Artist Diploma is a paper-based score of 510, a computer-based minimum of 183, and an internet-based minimum of 65. There are no exceptions to these requirements and the TOEFL must be submitted by March 1, 2019 in order for an admission decision to be made.

NOTE:  All voice applicants, who are required to submit a TOEFL score, must do so by the December 1, 2018 deadline.