School of Music Undergraduate Admissions

Applying to an undergraduate music program at Boston University? Visit the BU Office of Undergraduate Admissions website to complete your application through the Common App. BU College of Fine Arts is test-optional meaning you don’t need to submit your SAT or ACT applicants. We believe standardized test scores do not relate to a student’s artistic talent and true potential. However, you are welcome to submit your scores if you’d like!

For any questions related to admissions, email the School of Music or call us at 617-353-3341.


Most of our undergraduate programs also require an audition or portfolio. Open the collapsible menus below to learn more and complete all the steps necessary to successfully apply to your School of Music program of choice.


November 1 Undergraduate Common App for Early Decision 1 and Spring Transfer Applicants
November 1 Submit final recorded audition media (Early Decision 1 and Spring Transfer Applicants)
November 1 Schedule your audition (Early Decision 1 and Spring Transfer Applicants)
December 1 Submit Undergraduate Common App for consideration to receive BU Trustee and Presidential Scholarships
December 1 Submit Pre-screening recorded media submissions via Acceptd
January 4 Undergraduate Common App for Regular Decision Applicants
January 7 Submit final portfolio and score requirements via Acceptd (Composition applicants only)
January 7 Schedule your audition (all other applicants)
January 21 Submit final recorded audition media (Early Decision 2 and Trustee Applicants)
February 3* Submit final recorded audition media (Regular Decision and Transfer Applicants) (*extended from February 1st to 3rd)

Prescreening Video

Some of our programs require a prescreening submission to be invited to a live audition in Boston.

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Music instructor watching student play the violin

Audition Repertoire

Be a step ahead by learning what you need to prepare for your audition.

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