How to Apply

Domestic/International Freshmen and Transfer Applicants

The Fall 2018 application will be available in early August.  
Early Action deadline is November 1st, 2017.
Regular Decision deadline is December 1st, 2017. 

Step 1 - Apply

Step 2 - Audition

  • Confirmation emails & invitations to audition will be sent in advance. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation.
  • Audition on-campus in January/February
  • Regional/Recorded/Skype auditions may be an option depending on instrument/genre and availability. Please check the Audition Requirements page for more details

Step 3 - Portfolio

  • Portfolio Deadline is February 1st, 2018
  • Portfolios are required for Composition, Media Writing & Production, and Music Engineering Technology applicants
  • A portfolio submission link will be sent after prescreenings are reviewed and auditions are scheduled - Check the Audition Requirements page for specific requirements

Early Action and Regular Decision 

The Early Action deadline is November 1st.  Early Action is for the most academically competitive students admitted to the freshman class. Applicants that wish to be considered for the University of Miami premier scholarships should apply Early Action and submit all required materials by the deadline.  Early Action applicants will also be considered for FROST School of Music merit scholarships as well as need-based aid if they apply.  Early Action applicants will receive their music decision in mid-March after an audition has been completed and reviewed.

The Regular Decision deadline is December 1st.  Regular Decision applicants will be considered for both academic and music merit scholarships as well as need-based aid if they apply.  Regular Decision applicants will receive their admission decision in mid-March for both the FROST School of Music and the University of Miami. 

 Transfer Admission/Credits

  • Application priority deadline is December 1st, 2017; transfers are not eligible for Early Action
  • Transfer applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration.  Visit the Undergraduate Admission Transfer Application Steps instructions for more information.
  • Transfer applicants follow the same deadlines and procedures as freshmen outlined in Steps 1 - 3 above

Credit may be granted for academic classes in which a student received a grade of C or better at an accredited institution, however, not all classes may count toward degree requirements. After a student has passed the audition and has been admitted to the University, the University Office of Admission evaluates the transcript and determines the University of Miami equivalents. After matriculation and prior to orientation, the FROST School of Music Office of Undergraduate Studies will evaluate which courses meet degree requirements. Every effort will be made to utilize as many courses as possible. However, transfer students should be aware that the University of Miami general studies program is unique and therefore some courses may be transferred into the university, but will not count toward a specific degree requirement. The FROST School of Music accepts music theory courses from accredited institutions, however, a music theory placement exam may be utilized to determine the appropriate level of theory and aural skills. The applied faculty will determine the level of study on the instrument or voice based on the jury exam at the end of the first semester. Transfer applicants should carefully consider their individual situation when evaluating the option to apply as a transfer.  In some cases, residency requirements and credit hour restrictions may not make it beneficial to transfer and still complete a degree in a timely manner.  It may be wiser to consider the FROST School for a graduate degree.  

Internal University of Miami Transfers

  • Application priority deadline is December 1st, 2017; internal transfers are not eligible for Early Action
  • Internal transfers must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration
  • Internal transfers submit an application through SlideRoom and follow all other procedures as outlined in Steps 1 - 3 above

Admission Guidelines

  • Early Action deadline is November 1st, 2017
  • Regular Decision deadline is December 1st, 2017
  • Audition required for all applicants
  • A prescreening is required for all contemporary, jazz, flute, keyboard and violin applicants
  • Admission is for the fall term only
  • Admission and aid decisions for music applicants are released in mid to late March
  • May 1st is the national commitment date
All students must be recommended for admission to the FROST School of Music by the Faculty Audition Committee. The admission decision is a joint decision made by the University Office of Undergraduate Admission and the FROST School of Music. Applicants must complete an audition while demonstrating that they are academically admissible candidates. Applicants must submit the UM application, the FSOM supplemental application and all required documents for the Office of Undergraduate Admission by their respective deadlines. If an applicant fails to submit all required documents, the application will be withdrawn from consideration for both the FROST School of Music and the University of Miami. Please check your CaneLink account regularly to track your application and document status.