Music Admission Process

1. Submit materials.

Submit all materials for admission to DePauw through the Common Application. Please be sure to refer to the required admission material checklist

2. Reserve audition date.

While students do not have to be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts prior to reserving an audition visit, we highly recommend you apply Early Action (no later than December 1) to ensure your application is received and reviewed ahead of their audition visit. Upon submitting your application to DePauw, you will receive an email with instructions on scheduling your audition and accessing your student portal.

3. Complete Audition.

Audition results are reviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be released approximately three weeks after your audition. NOTE: Your academic credentials will be reviewed prior to your audition. Most School of Music applicants will receive an admission decision from the College of Liberal Arts prior to auditioning for the School of Music. Applicants should confer with their admission counselor, before making final travel plans for their audition visit. A list of important audition information can be found here.

4. Apply for financial aid.

Applicants wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid should follow the instructions for prospective students by the February 1 deadline. NOTE: All admitted College of Liberal Arts and School of Music applicants are automatically considered for merit awards and Music Performance Awards. Merit award decisions will be sent soon after admission. Music Performance Award decisions will be made in March after all auditions have been completed.