have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
have a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a scale in which an A is a 4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. Transcripts can be emailed from the university to Admissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Office of Admissions, 201 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 2200, Normal, IL 61790-2200
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
Have completed an undergraduate degree in music (or the equivalent for international students) and earned a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate enrollment.
Fill out a School of Music application (included within the university application).
Include three current letters of recommendation
Submit a live or recorded performance audition on your primary applied instrument. Suggested repertoire may be found under the music studios area for your specific instrument/voice.
Write a comprehensive biographical statement of approximately 250 words.
Interview with the faculty.
Additional Admission Requirements for International Students
International students applying to the program will also need:
English translation(s) of official transcript(s), verified with fresh seals and signatures.
An official English Language Exam Score (TOEFL or IELTS). The minimum iBT TOEFL score is 90. The minimum overall IELTS score is 6.5. Official scores need to be sent to Illinois State directly from ETS (TOEFL) or the testing center which administered the test (IELTS).
A copy of your passport.
The documents listed above for international students need to be sent to the Office of Admissions.