|Spring Admission*||Regular Decision||Late Admission|
|Application and Fees||Nov. 1||Dec. 1||May 1|
|Assistantship Application**||N/A||Dec. 1||N/A|
|Pre-Screen Materials||Nov. 1||Dec. 1||May 1|
|Required Essays||Nov. 1||Dec. 1||May 1|
|English Language Scores||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||May 1|
|FAFSA/CSS Profile||Nov. 15||Jan. 15||Apr. 1|
|Transcripts||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||May 1|
|Recommendation Letters||Nov. 1||Feb. 1||May 1|
|Recorded Auditions||Dec. 3||Feb. 1||May 10|
|Live Auditions||Ad-hoc||Feb. 10-11, 18-23||mid-May|
|Decision Release||Rolling||Apr. 1||Jun. 1|
|Enrollment Deadline||Rolling||Apr. 15||Jun. 5|
|*Spring Admission is available for certain majors only
Once you have started your application, you can save your progress and return to your application at any time.
When you have completed your application, you will be able to review and submit it before paying the application fee of $120. Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed or scheduled for an audition/interview unless we have receive the application fee. If you feel that you qualify for an application fee waiver, please email [email protected] with your request.
After submission you will not be able to make changes to the application itself, but you will be able to edit your portfolio through your application status portal.
You will be asked to submit email addresses for three people who can speak to your performance ability. These people will automatically be emailed with instructions on how to electronically submit their recommendation. While you must submit these email addresses by the application submission deadline, your recommenders will have until the posted deadlines to submit their recommendations.
If you want to change your recommender or their email address after submitting your application, please contact the admissions office at [email protected].
You are strongly encouraged to list studio teacher preferences on your application if applicable. These preferences have no bearing on the consideration for your admission to Peabody and are not shared with the faculty prior to your audition. Computer Music does not offer teacher preferences at this time; studio assignments are made post-enrollment.
Studios can fill up quickly, especially in the larger departments, so we recommend listing 2 to 3 different faculty choices for areas of study that have multiple studio faculty. If you have any questions about teacher assignments, please contact the admissions office at [email protected].
If we do not have an official score by the posted dates, your application will be considered incomplete and we will be unable to make an admission decision.
Please scan and upload your transcripts from all schools you have attended to our application.
A qualifying undergraduate degree should include 3 years of study following completion of secondary school (or high school) and 25 post-secondary credit hours of non-musical study, the equivalent of 50 European transfer credits (ETCS).
Upload a representative list of the repertoire you have studied in your major instrument or area. Composition, Computer Music, and Film and Game Scoring applicants should list your own works with instrumentation. Please indicate any repertoire performed in public with an asterisk (*). Piano or Voice applicants must upload a complete repertoire list.
Upload a copy of your resume.
Essays are only required in the following areas:
All applicants who complete an audition/interview are automatically considered for Peabody’s merit-based scholarships.
The FAFSA/CSS Profile submission is required for admission. Please note that you must submit the FAFSA if you wish to be considered for need-based aid such as work-study and grant aid. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
Exams are required for the following MM and/or Graduate Assistantship (GA) applicants, to be completed prior to your audition/interview. You will receive notice and instructions via email if you have required exams to complete. GA applicants will only be scheduled for a GA interview if they meet the minimum test score requirements to qualify for said interview.
What to expect during your audition/interview:
Asia Regional auditions are available to instrumental applicants only.