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Undergraduate Admissions

How to Apply to UofSC School of Music

Interested in applying for admission to the University of South Carolina School of Music? Follow this simple three-step process.

1. Apply for admission to the university through the University of South Carolina Office of Admissions.

You should apply online for admission to USC. Prospective students are automatically reviewed for USC’s academic scholarships when they submit an application in accordance with USC’s application deadlines.

2. Complete the School of Music Application.

The School of Music Application can be found in the UofSC admissions application portal beginning September 15th.  After an applicant selects music as their primary or seconday choice major, they will have a music tab containing the School of Music Application as well as a location to submit audition materials.

3. Complete a music audition for the UofSC School of Music.

An audition is required for you to be considered for admission to the School of Music as a music major and for scholarship awards. You do not need to know for certain whether your application was accepted or denied prior to submitting your audition materials. Most applicants will find their USC applications are still pending when they perform/submit their audition. 

It is important to submit all required audition materials by February 1st for admissions and music scholarship consideration. Remember that you will need to be accepted by both the university and the School of Music in order to enroll as a music major at USC.

A note for transfer students:

Prospective transfer students can apply for admission to USC as late as the summer before they plan to attend in the fall, but those students should submit all audition materials by February 1st to be considered for a music scholarship and admission to the School of Music. An audition is required to be reviewed for admission. Students will not be permitted to enroll in the School of Music without a qualifying audition on record.

Questions about music admission at UofSC?

Contact the School of Music undergraduate admissions office at 803-777-4281 or email Jennifer Mitchell.

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