Deadlines and Closed Programs

The FSU and College of Music applications are now open for all degrees and majors. Specific dates and complete instructions can be found in the Application Instructions section of this website. The following are the Application Deadlines for each program.

Important Dates

October 15 -   Early Notification Deadline for FSU Application (Freshmen)

  • Freshman applicants who complete the FSU application by October 15 will receive their University admissions decision by December 9. This will not affect your audition for the College of Music, which will occur in January or February.

December 1 - Priority Deadline for College of Music application

  • Applicants who complete the College of Music application by December 1 will be guaranteed an audition on the date of their choice.
  • After December 1, auditions will be scheduled on a space-available basis.

January 13 - Final Deadline for FSU Application (Freshmen)

  • All Freshman applicants must have completed the FSU application by this date. Late applications will not be considered.

February 15 - Final Deadline for College of Music application

  • All undergraduate applicants must have completed the College of Music application by this date in order to be scheduled for an audition. Some audition rooms may fill up prior to this date.
  • If you are submitting a recorded audition, it must be uploaded by this date.

July 1 - Final Deadline for FSU application (Transfer applicants)

  • All transfer applicants must have completed all requirements of the FSU transfer application by this date.
  • Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis, so completing the FSU application requirements early will greatly speed up your decision. It is strongly recommended that you complete the FSU application prior to your audition for fastest notification.
Important Dates

December 1

  • Final deadline for Orchestral Conducting
  • Prescreening deadline for Graduate Voice Performance and Piano Performance
  • Priority application deadline for Musicology, Music Therapy, Music Theory, and Composition - Applications completed by this date will be reviewed during the initial review period in January. We will continue to accept applications after this date provided there is space remaining in the program.
  • Priority application deadline for all Performance areas - Applicants who complete the College of Music application by December 1 will be guaranteed an audition on the date of their choice. After December 1, auditions will be scheduled on a space-available basis.

February 15 - Final application deadline for:

  • All performance Areas (including Piano Accompanying and Opera Coaching) - The College of Music application must be completed by this date in order to be scheduled for a live audition. If your area allows a recorded audition, it must be uploaded by this date.

March 1 - Final application deadline for:

  • Summers-Only Master of Music Education program

April 1 - Final application deadline* for:

  • Arts Administration
  • Conducting (Choral and Instrumental)
  • Composition
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Opera Directing
  • Piano Technology

July 1 - Final application deadline* for:

  • Master of Arts in Music (General)
  • Music Education
  • Music Therapy

* The College of Music reserves the right to close admission earlier (and often does) if warranted by enrollment limitations and the number and quality of applications.

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