Application Procedures

International Transfer Applicants

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Step 1: Complete the IU Application

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Application Fee:     $65

Please note that the Office of International Admissions will no longer accept payment in the form of a check or money order. You must pay the application fee online via credit card or PayPal.

Step 2: Send supporting materials to the IU Office of International Services

Arrange to have the following materials sent to the University Office of International Services. Consult the website for the Office of International Admissions to be sure you are meeting all of their requirements.

  • Counselor's Recommendation and Signature
  • Official Transcripts
  • SAT
    • Please note, if you have taken more than 26 credit hours of college level work, you are not required to submit these scores.
           IU Office of International Services
           400 East 7th Street, Rm 221
           Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

Step 3: Complete the JSoM Supplemental Application.

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline for Fall 2020:     December 1, 2019   

Application Fee:     $95

Step 4: Send TOEFL score to the Jacobs School of Music

Send your TOEFL score to the Jacobs School of Music by March 1, 2020.
  • TOEFL Score (Test of English as Foreign Language) - If your native language is not English, you must submit a TOEFL score demonstrating your level of English proficiency by March 1, 2020.
    • Minimum TOEFL score for BM and MM is 84 (internet), 223 (computer), 560 (paper).
    • Minimum TOEFL score for PD and AD is 65 (internet), 183 (computer), 510 (paper).
  • TOEFL can be submitted via email, fax, or mail.

NOTE:  All voice applicants requiring the TOEFL must submit their scores by December 1, 2019.

Step 5: Request a transfer release from your current school

Download the IU Jacobs School of Music Transfer Release Form and have the appropriate official at your current institution complete it and give it back to you. Send it directly to the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (can be faxed).

Please note that no offer of merit-based financial aid will be made unless this completed form is on file.

Prescreen & Audition Information

  • Select instrument areas and departments require prescreen. Refer here for a list of those areas and their repertoire/ portfolio requirements.
  • Prescreening recordings/ portolios must be submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.
  • Prescreen decisions will be sent via email in January.
Audition/ Interview
  • Audition Dates:
    •   January 17-18, 2020
    •   February 7-8, 2020
    •   March 6-7, 2020
  • For a list of audition repertoire requirements, click here.
  • On-campus audition schedules and details will be sent via email no later than 30 days prior to your selected audition weekend.

After Admission

Documentation of Funding

After admission, international applicants are required to submit documents to the Office of International Services to prove that you have the financial means to support yourself for a full calendar year, including tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Your financial documents are not related to your admission decision. However, OIS cannot issue you an immigration document until you have provided sufficient evidence of financial support. We encourage you to submit your financial documents as soon as possible. We will be able to finalize your application and process your necessary immigration documents sooner.