Undergraduate Music Admissions

How to Apply | Important Dates

How to Apply

INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS:

  1. Apply to UO: Complete the University of Oregon application for admission by January 15, 2023.
  2. Apply to SOMD: Complete the UO School of Music and Dance online application by January 15, 2023. 
  3. Audition/Portfolio: If your degree program requires an audition, you will perform an audition during one of our scheduled audition dates. Music Technology applicants will need to submit a portfolio.

Incoming students are eligible for admission during Fall term only.

CURRENT UO STUDENTS:

  1. Apply to SOMD: Complete the UO School of Music and Dance online application by January 15, 2023.
  2. Audition/Portfolio: If your degree program requires an audition, you will perform an audition during one of our scheduled audition dates. Music Technology applicants will need to submit a portfolio.

Current UO students are eligible for admission in any term, but most degrees do require a Fall term start. Only the following degrees will admit students for Winter or Spring terms: BA or BS General Music Concentration, BA or BS Popular Music Studies Concentration. Please note that no scholarship auditions are available for Winter or Spring admits.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS 

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate language proficiency though testing:

  • TOEFL score 88 IBT (575 paper-based); or IELTS score 7.0; or Duolingo score 120. 

Applicants who do not meet these English language proficiencies must complete all required Academic English for International Students (AEIS) course work.

Important Dates  

DEADLINES FOR FALL 2023 ADMISSION:

  • January 15, 2023: Application deadline
  • January 27, 2023: Deadline to submit recorded auditions and music technology portfolios (if applicable)
  • April 1, 2023 (approx): School of Music and Dance mails scholarship offers
  • May 1, 2023: Admitted students will be asked to verify their intent to enroll with UO by paying the enrollment deposit online

SPECIAL NOTE TO TRANSFER APPLICANTS: Although the University of Oregon posts an official application deadline of February 15 for transfer applicants, those applying to be music majors must complete BOTH their UO application and School of Music and Dance application by January 15, 2023.  Applications received after January 15 run the risk of not being admitted and are generally not considered for music scholarships.

DEADLINES FOR WINTER OR SPRING 2023 ADMISSION:

  • November 14, 2022: Application deadline for Winter 2023
  • February 27, 2023: Application deadline for Spring 2023

Only Current UO students may be considered for admission to Winter or Spring terms, and only for the following degrees: BA or BS General Music Concentration, BA or BS Popular Music Studies Concentration.