How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Please email the Undergraduate Advisor with any questions at

Application Procedure

The UCSB Department of Music admits new students in the Fall Quarter only.  Applicants must first apply for admission to the University of California either as a freshman or as a transfer student.  The UC application filing period is November 1st - 30th for enrollment in September of the following year.  For more information on UC eligibility, please visit the University of California website.
This section is for transfer applicants from outside of UCSB who are seeking admission to UCSB and the Bachelor of Music major with Upper-Division (Junior) standing.

Step one

  • Complete the UCSB Undergraduate Application between November 1 - 30. The application fee is $70.
  • Please note that applicants are permitted to apply simultaneously to both the Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies and the Bachelor of Music with a specific instrumental or vocal emphasis. The BM program must be selected as the first-choice major on the UCSB Application.

Step two

  • The Audition Form is now closed for Fall 2018. It will re-open November 1st for Fall 2019. For questions, or to inquire about the possibility of submitting a late application, please email

Step three