2023-24 First-Year & Transfer Important Dates

First-Year Important Dates

First-Year Important Dates

Early Action

  • September 1: Applications Open
  • October 30: Recommended Early Action School of Music Application Deadline. NOTE: The Music supplement takes 24-48 hours to generate upon submission of the University/Common Application. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you complete the University/Common application no later than October 30th so that you can complete the Music Supplement by November 1st
  • November 1: Early Action Application Final Deadline
  • November 1: Deadline to submit a portfolio for priority filing (CS+Music, Musicology, Music Technology, Composition, BA Music + majors only)
  • November 1: Deadline to submit a video audition for priority filing for those who choose to submit a recording in lieu of an on-campus audition (BM, BME, BMA majors only)
  • November 10: Early Action Interview/Audition Date (if required by major)
  • Late January: Early Action Notification Date
  • April 1: Notification of talent scholarships sent via email
  • May 1: Deadline to submit intent to enroll

Regular Decision

  • September 1: Applications open
  • January 5: Regular filing application deadline
  • January 10: Deadline to submit the music supplemental form
  • January 10: Deadline to submit portfolio (CS+Music, Musicology, Music Technology, Composition, BA Music + majors only)
  • January 10: Deadline to submit a video audition for priority filing for those who choose to submit a recording in lieu of a live audition (if required by major)
  • January 19-20: Interview/Audition Weekend #1
  • February 2-3: Interview/Audition Weekend #2
  • February 3: Deadline to complete an audition for majors that require an audition
  • Early March: Admissions decisions released
  • April 1: Notification of talent scholarships sent via email
  • May 1: Deadline to submit intent to enroll

Transfer Important Dates

Transfer Important Dates

Spring 2024 Term

It is recommended that all applicants interested in transferring to the Spring 2024 term, contact MusicAdmissions@illinois.edu prior to application as some studios in the School may not be accepting new students for the Spring term.

  • September 15: Applications open
  • October 15: Application deadline for Spring 2024 transfer
  • October 15: Deadline to submit a portfolio (CS+Music, Musicology, Music Technology, Composition, BA Music + majors only)
  • November 1: Deadline to submit a video audition for those who choose to submit a recording in lieu of an on-campus audition (BM, BME, BMA majors only)
  • November 10: Virtual Interview/On-Campus Audition Date (if required by major).
  • December: Admissions decisions released

Fall 2024 Transfer Dates

  • January 15: Applications open
  • March 1: Application deadline
  • March 1: Deadline to submit a portfolio (CS+Music, Musicology, Music Technology, Composition, BA Music + majors only)
  • March 5: Deadline to submit a video audition for those who choose to submit a recording in lieu of an on-campus audition (BM, BME, BMA majors only)
  • March 8: Virtual Interview/On-Campus Audition Date (if required by major).
  • April-May: Admissions decisions released
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