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Domestic/International Freshmen and Transfer Applicants

Early Action

Deadline: November 1st

  • Apply to UM online through the CommonApp
  • Apply to the FSOM online through the arts supplement (SlideRoom)
  • Upload your prescreening (required for ALL Early Action applicants) on SlideRoom
  • Upload your portfolio for Composition, Media Writing & Production, and Music Engineering Technology on SlideRoom

Regular Decision 

Deadline: December 1st 

  • Apply to UM online through the CommonApp
  • Apply to the FSOM online through the arts supplement (SlideRoom)
  • Upload your prescreening (see below) on SlideRoom
  • Upload your portfolio for Composition, Media Writing & Production, and Music Engineering Technology on Slideroom

 Prescreen

  • Required for all Early Action applicants.
  • Required for Regular Decision applicants in the following areas: contemporary/CAM, jazz, flute, keyboard, tuba/euphonium, viola, and violin.

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.

 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.

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.  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 Admission/Credits

  • 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.  Visit the Undergraduate Admission Transfer Application Steps instructions for more information.
  • If transfer applicants do not have 30 credit hours we will wait for spring grades to make a decision.
  • Transfer applicants follow the same deadlines and procedures as freshmen outlined for Regular Decision applicants 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 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.  

Internal University of Miami Transfers

  • Application priority deadline is December 1st, internal transfers are not eligible for Early Action.
  • 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.
  • Internal transfers submit an application through SlideRoom and follow all other procedures as outlined for Regular Decision applicants above.

 

Admission Guidelines

  • Early Action deadline is November 1st
  • Regular Decision deadline is December 1st
  • Audition required for all applicants
  • All Early Action applicants must submit prescreen videos
  • Regular Decision applicants in the following areas must submit prescreen videos: contemporary/CAM, jazz, flute, keyboard, tuba/euphonium, viola, and violin 
  • 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 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 documentation, the application will be withdrawn from consideration for both the Frost School and the University of Miami. Please check your CaneLink account regularly to track your application and document status.

 

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