School of Music

Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Students

Welcome

Transfer students are encouraged to contact the Director of Music Admissions to discuss their specific situation personally.

Eligibility
To be eligible for admission to the College of The Arts, a transfer student must satisfy the minimum requirements for admission as specified in the Admissions section of the Undergraduate Catalog.  Additionally, all students must complete two sequential courses of foreign language in secondary school, or 8-10 semester hours at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency. 

Admission Criteria
The primary criterion for admission to the College of The Arts is proficiency in the student's discipline. Students are admitted to the program following completion of a satisfactory audition and have achieved an acceptable proficiency in music skills. 

Credit Transfer
The Office of Admissions determines the transferability of credit earned at other institutions. Students may transfer no more than 60 hours from a state college as part of the hours required for a UF degree. The 60 credit hour transfer limit does not apply to coursework taken at a four-year institution. 

Students with fewer than 60 credits

Lower Divisional students are Freshman or Sophomore Transfers with fewer than 60 (13-59) credit hours. Due to space limitations, UF is not currently accepting lower-division transfer students. Prospective transfer applicants are encouraged to remain at or to transfer to a Florida community college until the AA degree is completed.

Students with an AA or at least 60 credits

Upper Divisional (Provisional)

Upper Divisional (Provisional) students have an AA or at least 60 hours at the time of matriculation, but HAVE NOT completed the coursework required for admission at the professional level. This includes students who have transferred from community colleges that do not offer music programs, students who have not successfully completed the theory requirements, etc. Community college students, with or without an AA degree, who have NOT completed the required pre-professional course work will audition at the “pre-professional level”. All students auditioning at the “pre-professional level” will take a theory exam for placement within the theory program and must then successfully pass the final Comprehensive Musicianship Exam upon completion of the theory course work assigned for remediation. 

Upper Divisional (Professional)

Upper Divisional (Professional) students have an AA or at least 60 hours at the time of matriculation, and HAVE complete the required coursework listed below. Transfer students who do not meet the criteria for admission at the professional level, may be admitted as provisional. If you do not have and AA degree or at least 60 credit hours, please see the lower divisional information above. All transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree or with 60 hours of accumulated credit must be accepted into a specific college when they apply for admission to the University of Florida.

Requirements for admission at the professional level:

Courses
4 semesters applied studio (8 hours)
4 semesters ensemble (4 hours)
4 semesters recital attendance 
4 semesters theory (12 hours)
4 semesters secondary piano (4 hours)
Total: 28 hours

Competency Requirements
3000 Level Pre-Professional Jury
Comprehensive Musicianship Examination (CME)

Grade Point Average Minimums
2.5 for Music Education
2.0 for all other degree tracks

Students with more than 90 credits

Advanced Upper Divisional & Second Degree Students
Students who have achieved advanced upper division status, 90 credits or more, at a four-year institution may not be admitted, and in turn, are encouraged to complete their degree at their current institution and consider the University of Florida for graduate degree programs. Students who are interested in pursuing a second degree along with a degree in any of the schools at the College of The Arts should have all the qualifications (course work) completed in that area prior to their start at UF.

Do I Need to Audition

An audition is required of all students applying as music majors, minors and of anyone wishing to be considered for music scholarships. If you are unsure, please contact the Director of Music Admissions

  1. Apply to the University of Florida

    • Sep 15, 2020If applying for Spring (please note that students are highly encouraged to start the music degree programs in the Fall due to sequential nature of course work)
    • Mar 01, 2021If applying for Summer B or Fall

    Be certain that you apply by the published deadlines, and that UF Admissions has all of your application materials (application, fee, transcripts, admissions test scores, residency, etc.) prior to your audition. 

    University of Florida Transfer Student Application

  2. Schedule Your Audition

    • Virtual Information Session for Transfer Students: March 20, 2021
    • Audition Recordings due by March 5, 2021
    • Please submit SOM application no later than two weeks prior to the audition date so that we may provide you with information necessary to prepare for your audition.

    School of Music Audition Application

    Do I need to audition?
    ***2021 Transfer auditions will be recorded auditions. There will be no live auditions on campus***

    An audition is required of all students applying as music majors or performance minor. If you are unsure, please contact the Director of Music Admissions

    To become a music major every prospective student must complete a pre-admission audition and be accepted into a performance studio. It is not possible to become a music major if the student does not exhibit sufficient performing competence in his or her audition. Prospective majors should contact the Director of Music Admissions as early as possible. You must have submitted an application to the University of Florida prior to your audition.

    Participation in one of the scheduled audition days is highly recommended, but individual auditions can also be arranged through the Office of Music Admissions in unusual circumstances. In addition, students who cannot make it to campus may submit a high-quality CD or upload MP3 files/YouTube links to music@arts.ufl.edu. These arrangements must be made in advance. Recordings must be received by the School of Music no later than March 5, 2021. Though graduate student audition requirements differ slightly, graduate students are welcome to audition on the scheduled audition days.

  3. Complete the Recommendation Form

    Have someone who knows you in a musical capacity complete the instructor recommendation form. 

  4. Prepare for Your Audition

    Upper Divisional (Provisional)

    Upper Divisional (Provisional) students have an AA or at least 60 hours at the time of matriculation, but HAVE NOT completed the coursework required for admission at the professional level. This includes students who have transferred from community colleges that do not offer music programs, students who have not successfully completed the theory requirements, etc. Community college students, with or without an AA degree, who have NOT completed the required pre-professional course work will audition at the “pre-professional level”. All students auditioning at the “pre-professional level” will take a theory exam for placement within the theory program and must then successfully pass the final Comprehensive Musicianship Exam upon completion of the theory course work assigned for remediation. 

    Upper Divisional (Professional)

    Upper Divisional (Professional) students have an AA or at least 60 hours at the time of matriculation, and HAVE complete the required coursework listed below. Transfer students who do not meet the criteria for admission at the professional level, may be admitted as provisional. If you do not have and AA degree or at least 60 credit hours, please see the lower divisional information above. All transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree or with 60 hours of accumulated credit must be accepted into a specific college when they apply for admission to the University of Florida.

    Requirements for admission at the professional level:

    Courses
    4 semesters applied studio (8 hours)
    4 semesters ensemble (4 hours)
    4 semesters recital attendance 
    4 semesters theory (12 hours)
    4 semesters secondary piano (4 hours)
    Total: 28 hours

    Competency Requirements
    3000 Level Pre-Professional Jury
    Comprehensive Musicianship Examination (CME)

    Grade Point Average Minimums
    2.5 for Music Education
    2.0 for all other degree tracks

  5. Audition

    ***Participation in the March 20, 2021 virtual information session is highly recommended.  All recorded auditions must be submitted by March 5, 2021 to music@arts.ufl.edu

    Pre-Professional*
    Students with less then 4 semesters of studio

    *  Verbal presentation of PPJ will take place during the "faculty chat" portion of the virtual information session on March 20.

    Professional*

    Students with 4 semesters of studio and at least 2 semesters of Theory/Aural Skills

    *  CME will be administered some time in April after the students who are eligible to take the CME have been accepted to the School of Music

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