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Domestic/International Freshmen and Transfer Applicants

 

Deadline Steps

Early Action

November 1

Regular Decision 

December 1

*Special information - 

Frost School of Music supplemental application: 

It takes several days to complete all the steps for a complete application submission. There is a process of downloading your commonapp before the Frost supplemental application can be accessed. Please plan ahead and start the process well in advance of the deadline. 

  • First, submit your CommonApp for the University of Miami.
    • You must select a Frost School of Music program as your major in order to access the supplemental music application. 
  • Next, log into your University of Miami applicant portal to set-up access.
    • Information about your University of Miami applicant portal will be sent via email 24-48 hours after you submit your CommonApp. 
  • Then, access the Frost School of Music supplemental application and prescreen upload from your University of Miami applicant portal.
    • Links to the Frost application and to the video/portfolio upload are in your applicant portal checklist.
    • Your email and password for the applicant portal are the same login credentials you'll use to access the Frost supplemental application. 

 

Check out our video below with all the details on how to apply!

Admissions Guidelines

  • Deadlines: Start the process of applying well in advance in order to complete all the steps by the deadline. 
    • Early Action deadline is November 1st. 
    • Regular Decision deadline is December 1st
  • All applicants must submit prescreen videos that meet the requirements for the primary instrument/voice
  • Auditions are required for all applicants
  • Portfolios are required for some programs. Check the portfolio section below for more information. 
  • 1 supplemental music specific Letter of Recommendation can be submitted, but it is optional. Submit along with your CommonApp or send to: mydocuments@miami.edu
  • Frost School of Music supplemental application essay:
    • Write a short (2-3 paragraph) essay about what is distinctly appealing to you about the Frost degree program to which you're applying.
  • Admission is for the fall term only

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 Frost School of Music supplemental application and all required documents for the Office of Undergraduate Admission by their respective deadlines. If an applicant fails to submit all required documentation, the application will be withdrawn from consideration for both the Frost School and the University of Miami. Please check your University of Miami Applicant Portal regularly to track your application and document status. 

Steps in Detail

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  • Prescreen

  • Portfolio

    • Required for Composition, Media Writing & Production, and Music Engineering Technology applicants.
    • In addition to the portfolio, applicants to the three programs mentioned above must follow the prescreen/audition requirements for their primary instrument/voice in one of the following genres: Classical, Contemporary, or Jazz.
    • Supplemental portfolios for these 3 programs are NOT the same as prescreening requirements related to your musicianship skills on your instrument/voice. 

  • Audition

    • Select an audition date on the supplemental music application.
    • Confirmation emails & invitations to audition will be sent as soon as possible after a review of your prescreen. Do not make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation.
    • Early Action applicants, if approved, must audition on campus on the December audition date.
    • Regular Decision applicants, if approved, audition in February.
    • Regional/Recorded/Skype auditions may be an option depending on instrument/genre and availability. Please check the Audition Requirements page for more details.

Early Action and Regular Decision

The Early Action deadline is November 1st.  All Early Action applicants must submit prescreening videos meeting the requirements for their instrument/voice along with their Frost supplemental application by November 1st*.

Early Action is for the most academically competitive students admitted to the freshman class. Applicants who wish to be considered for the University of Miami premier scholarships should apply Early Action and submit all required materials for both the university and the Frost School 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 decisions are released in late January.

The Regular Decision deadline is December 1st.  All Regular Decision applicants must submit prescreening videos meeting the requirements for their instrument/voice along with their Frost supplemental application by 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-to-late March for both the Frost School of Music and the University of Miami. 

*Note: Historically, a large percentage of students who apply Early Action to the Frost School of Music are deferred to Regular Decision to be considered with the larger Frost School of Music applicant pool. Students who are deferred will be notified of their deferral in December and will receive a final admission decision in mid-to-late March.

Transfer Students

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  • Transfer Admission/Credits

    Transfer applicants follow the same deadlines and procedures as freshmen outlined for Regular Decision applicants above.

    • The application priority deadline is December 1st.
    • Transfers are not eligible for Early Action.
    • Transfer applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration.  
    • If transfer applicants do not have 30 credit hours we will wait for spring grades to make a decision.

    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 to 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.  

    Click below for the Undergraduate Admission Transfer Application Steps.

    More Information

  • Internal Univerity of Miami Transfers

    Internal transfers apply online. Contact the Frost School of Music Office of Admission for a link to the application. 

    admission.music@miami.edu

    • The application priority deadline is December 1st.
    • Internal transfers are not eligible for Early Action.
    • Upload prescreen videos for your instrument/voice (required of all applicants).
    • Upload a supplemental portfolio if applying to: Composition, Media Writing & Production, Music Engineering Technology. 
    • Internal transfers must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for consideration.
    • If internal transfer applicants do not have 30 credit hours we will wait for spring grades to make a decision.