Undergraduate - How to Apply


Please email the Undergraduate Advisor with any questions at music-auditions@ucsb.edu.

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 all freshman applicants. The total application fee is $70.

Step one

  • Complete the UCSB Undergraduate Application between November 1 - 30. The application fee is $70.
  • Please note: applicants applying simultaneously to both the Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies and the Bachelor of Music with a specific instrumental or vocal emphasis, please select BM as your 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 music-auditions@ucsb.edu.

Step three

International Students

Visit our International Student Admission section for important information about applying as an international student.