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

  • Fill out and Submit the Audition Form. The Audition Form is currently closed. It will re-open November 1st for Fall 2019 BM applicants. For questions, please email music-auditions@ucsb.edu.

Step three

International Students

Study Music at UCSBVisit our International Student Admission section for important information about applying as an international student.