Pre-screening recordings and materials must be submitted by December 1 through acceptd.
The following areas require pre-screening for undergraduate and graduate applicants: Audio Engineering and Sound Production (Recording Arts degree), Ballet, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Early Music, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Violin, Voice, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Percussion, Jazz Saxophone, and Jazz Voice.
The following areas require pre-screening for graduate applicants only: Choral Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Computer Composition, Music Education, Musicology, Music Theory, Orchestral Conducting, Strings (D.M. only), Trombone (D.M. only), Wind Conducting, Woodwinds (D.M. only).
Any materials received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on space availability. In the case of pre-screening audition recordings, please note that if received after the deadline, we reserve the right to consider your recording as a final audition, on which a final admission decision will be made.
Note: If you are applying for more than one area, or if you are applying for B.M. or B.S.O.F. Composition Option 1, please submit your pre-screening under one account in acceptd.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
D.M. applicants in piano, all voice applicants, and all graduate applicants in choral conducting, orchestral conducting and music education who are required to submit a TOEFL score, must do so by the December 1 deadline. Your recording will not be screened unless you have a passing TOEFL score.
In the Jacobs School of Music, we operate on a rolling admission process. This means that once your applications to both the Indiana University Office of Admissions and the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions are complete, you have submitted all supplemental materials, and have completed an audition/interview, an admission decision will be made and you will be notified of an admission decision from Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music as soon as possible. You should expect a decision from us any time between three weeks from your audition/interview date and May 1st.
The Jacobs School of Music application gives you the opportunity to express your preference for individual faculty members. Every effort will be made to honor your request based on studio availability and general balance in individual studios. While we cannot guarantee placement with any of those faculty members for whom you indicate a preference, all incoming students will be placed with a faculty member for their primary applied music study.
If your native language is not English, you are required to demonstrate your level of English proficiency by taking the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and submitting your scores.
The minimum TOEFL result required for the B.M. and M.M. degree program are a paper-based score of 560, a computer-based minimum of 223, and an internet-based minimum of 84. The minimum TOEFL result for the D.M. degree program is a paper-based score of 600, a computer-based minimum of 250, and an internet-based minimum of 100. The minimum TOEFL result for the Performer/Artist Diploma is a paper-based score of 510, a computer-based minimum of 183, and an internet-based minimum of 65.
There are no exceptions to these requirements and the TOEFL must be submitted in order for an admission decision to be made.
January (Spring) admission is limited and is dependent upon space availability in individual departments. For optimal merit-based financial aid consideration, fall admission is encouraged. Please contact our office if interested in January admission.