All Official Transcript Evaluations and English Proficiency Scores should be sent to:
Los Angeles College of Music
300 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
1. English Proficiency Testing for International Students
International Applicants must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)test for admission. Scores may not be more than two years old at the time of application to LACM. Below are the minimum scores accepted for each test:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): the minimum score for acceptance is 70 (Internet-Based). Our TOEFL school code is 1987.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): the minimum score is a 6 overall band score.
Exemption from the English Proficiency Test Requirement:
Students are exempt from the English proficiency test requirement if they meet at least one of the following criteria: The student is a citizen or permanent resident (as indicated on the application for admissions) of one or more of the following countries: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
The student has a degree (as indicated on the application for admissions) from an institution where the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, and for which verification is available through the International Handbook of Universities, published and edited by IAU/UNESCO. Additional information may be requested from the applicant’s university registrar’s office to verify that the instruction was conducted in English.
2. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
Individuals who have completed high school, college, or university course work in a country other than the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by a NACES-approved (www.naces.org) evaluation agency. For more information, click here. International students must submit an official transcript evaluation from a NACES Member Service. For a full list of NACES Members, click here.
The transcript evaluation must include:
1. A detailed report (course-by-course evaluation)
2. A U.S. degree equivalency
3. A U.S. Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalency
Transcript evaluations are not required from American universities operating overseas, provided the institution is regionally accredited by a recognized U.S. regional accrediting body, with grades report on a U.S. 4-point scale.
LACM recommends the following NACES members:
F1 Student Visa
International students enrolled in LACM’s Associate or Bachelor Degree programs need F-1 Visa.
M1 Student Visa
International students enrolled in LACM’s Diploma programs need M-1 Visa.
A form I-20, also known as a Certified of Eligibility, is a U.S. Government document that you need in order to apply for a student visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country.