Undergraduate Application Process

Undergraduate Application Instruction

Follow these instructions to apply for a music degree program as a first-choice major. If you have questions, please email MusicAdmissions@illinois.edu

  1. Complete the Online Application.
  2. Complete the Music Supplement Form. The link to your form will be emailed to you 24-48 hours after you submit your University application. The Music Supplement collects major-specific preferences such as instrument or concentration. It also allows applicants to select their audition or interview preference (if required). There are no additional essay questions asked in the Music Supplement Form.
  3. Refer to the relevant degree page for more details on program-specific application requirements.
  4. International Students: In addition to following the standard admission steps as a first-year or transfer applicant, you should be aware of the Undergraduate International Requirements.


Information regarding applying for an undergraduate music degree program as a second-choice major.

  • On the University Application, the only music degree option for individuals who list music as their second-choice major is the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. The second-choice option on the application means that if you are denied your first choice, your application will be reviewed for your second-choice major.
  • At the University of Illinois, you can only declare a second degree after you’ve earned 30 credits on campus. Students interested in pre-approval to pursue Music as a dual degree should email MusicAdmissions@illinois.edu once their University Application is submitted for more information.
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