Undergraduate Application Steps

How Do I Apply?

  1. Complete the University Application.*
  2. Complete the Supplemental Music Application (will become available 24-48 hours after submitting the University Application) DUE BY DECEMBER 5
  3. Complete an audition (see Audition requirements)+
  4. Complete additional requirements for the following degree/concentration:
  5. Complete the Music Theory Diagnostic Test (all applicants). Applicants who attend an on-campus audition/interview will complete the exam on site; all others must arrange for a proctor to administer the exam. Applicants wishing to engage a proctor must complete and return the Proctor Approval Form.

*If you have applied, and/or plan to apply, to a major other than music on your University Application (i.e. Engineering), please contact the Music Admissions office for information/assistance.
+There is no audition requirement for the Bachelor of Arts


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Find your answers to Frequently Asked Questions HERE

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 217-244-7899 or email us at musicadmissions@illinois.edu.


Undergraduate International Applicants

International Applicants: Test scores that will be used to fulfill the English proficiency requirement must be taken within two years of the student's date of enrollment in the University.

Please note that these are only the minimum requirements needed to meet English proficiency. In many cases, the standards needed to gain admission will be much higher, so it would be to your advantage to submit all test scores demonstrating a high level of English competency, especially if you do not meet the ACT/SAT minimums.

You must meet one of the following conditions to satisfy our minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • Complete all secondary (years 9-12) and post-secondary schooling in Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), certain Caribbean countries, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United States (excluding Puerto Rico).
  • Score at least 25 on the ACT English portion or 550 on the SAT I Critical Reading portion.
  • Score a minimum of 80 on the Internet-based (ibt) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
  • Score a minimum total of 6.5 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6 on all four modules. 

Click HERE for more information on the application process and requirements.

UNDERGRADUATE TIMELINE

SEPTEMBER 1: Applications available online
DECEMBER 1: Final application deadline for Freshman Applicants
FEBRUARY 1: Application deadline for Transfer Applicants
FEBRUARY 15: Audition deadline to be considered for merit-based financial aid
LATE-FEBRUARY: Notification of admission
APRIL 1: Notification of financial aid
MAY 1: Final day to notify the University of Illinois of intent to enroll

2015 AUDITION DATES

2015 ON CAMPUS
JANUARY 23 & 24
FEBRUARY 6 & 7
FEBRUARY 13 & 14

2015 NATIONAL AUDITIONS
JANUARY 10 - Interlochen, MI
JANUARY 16 - NYC, NY 

FUTURE AUDITION DATES

2016 AUDITION DATES
January 22 & 23
February 5 & 6
February 12 & 13

2017 AUDITION DATES
January 20 & 21
February 3 & 4
February 10 & 11

2018 AUDITION DATES
January 19 & 20
February 2 & 3
February 9 & 10

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