Graduate Application Steps

How Do I Apply?

Application steps for first time graduate students to the University of Illinois School of Music*:

  1. Complete the University Application
  2. Complete the Supplemental Music Application (will become available 24-48 hours after submitting the University ApplicationDUE BY DECEMBER 5
  3. Complete an audition and all other pre-screening requirements, as applicable.

* Transcripts / Academic records (and diplomas or certificates of degree if your degree is awarded and not listed on your transcript) music be uploaded directly to the online application. English translations should also be uploaded if the credentials are not in English. Click here for more information on Transcript requirements.

Additional Requirements for Graduate International Applicants

Find your answers to Frequently Asked Questions HERE

*Information for applicants who were previously enrolled as graduate students at the University of Illinois School of Music: 

If you were previously a graduate student at the University of Illinois, please contact the Music Admissions office for information on how to re-enter the School of Music (this does not apply to students who completed their undergraduate degree at the Unversity of Illinois and are applying to enter a Graduate program).


SEPTEMBER 1: Applications available online
DECEMBER 1: Final application deadline for Graduate Applicants (except Summer MME)
DECEMBER 1: Final application deadline to submit pre-screening materials (if applicable)
FEBRUARY 15: Audition deadline to be considered for merit-based financial aid
FEBRUARY 15: Final application deadline for Summers-Only MME Applicants
MARCH 15: Notification of admission
APRIL 1: Notification of financial aid
APRIL 15: Final day to notify the University of Illinois of intent to enroll


November 11 & 12, 2016
January 20 & 21, 2017
February 3 & 4, 2017

January 19 & 20
February 2 & 3
February 9 & 10

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