Are you ready to take the next step? Review the admissions process below, and take the next step by starting your online application by clicking the link above. Updated 9/9/2020

STEP 1: SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS

In order to receive an admissions decision, applicants must submit official transcripts from the school(s) that they have attended. International applicants may require additional documentation. All academic documents must be submitted in English and can be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail to the address below.

If your Final Official Transcripts are not yet available, please re-submit them once you have passed your graduation/completion date and before the Final Official Transcript Deadline for submission (see step #2 for your start term).

Los Angeles College of Music
ATTN: Admissions Office
300 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

  • Applicants must request their high school or institution to submit final official transcripts or General Educational Development (GED) scores.
  • If the applicant is currently in their final year of high school and has not yet graduated, they can submit an unofficial copy or scanned copy of their transcripts. They will still need to submit the Final Official Transcript before the deadline.

  • Applicants must request any and all of their current and former college/universities to submit official transcripts.
  • If the applicant has not yet graduated with a Bachelor Degree or higher, they must also request their high school to submit Final Official Transcripts or General Educational Development (GED) scores.

  • Applicant must submit an English Proficiency Exam (Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS). Visit the International Student Services webpage for details, requirements and terms for exemption.
  • Applicant must submit a Foreign Transcript Evaluation. Visit the International Student Services webpage for details, requirements and terms for exemption. SpanTran is the preferred evaluation company of LACM. They offer a discount and expedited turnaround on the evaluation and will send a fee copy directly to LACM. SpanTran Application

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Attention International Applicants:

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, IELTS and TOEFL examinations are temporarily not available in many areas. The Duolingo English Test is an English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49.

Applicants must submit official General Educational Development (GED) scores or an accredited homeschooled transcript.

STEP 2: START YOUR APPLICATION

Please review the following start dates to ensure that your major is offered during the term of your choice. Follow the start my application link below and complete the fields on pages 1-5 to get started.

Classes begin on October 5, 2020

Fall 2020 applications are now open for rolling admission. Please contact [email protected] for more information as our deadlines have past. We are happy to assist you!

Priority Application Deadline
November 15, 2019

Regular Application Deadline
February 15, 2020

FAFSA Submission
October 1, 2019 – application opens
February 15, 2020 – recommended deadline

Housing Deposit
May 1, 2020

Enrollment Form: Fee and Agreement
Extended – June 15, 2020

I-20 Requirements (see International Student Services page)
May 1, 2020

Final Transcript and Evaluations
July 15, 2020

Transfer Credit Evaluation (transfer students)
July 15, 2020

Tuition Payment Deadline
July 5, 2020

Classes begin on April 5, 2021

Priority Application Deadline
November 15, 2020

Application Deadline
February 1, 2021

FAFSA Submission
October 1, 2020 – application opens
February 1, 2021 – recommended deadline

Housing Deposit
March 1, 2021

Enrollment Form: Fee and Agreement
February 15, 2021

I-20 Requirements (see International Student Services page)
February 15, 2021

Final Transcript and Evaluations
February 15, 2021

Transfer Credit Evaluation (transfer students)
February 15, 2021

Tuition Payment Deadline
February 15, 2021

Classes begin on October 5, 2021

Priority Application Deadline
November 15, 2020

Regular Application Deadline
February 15, 2021

FAFSA Submission
October 1, 2020 – application opens
February 15, 2021 – recommended deadline

Housing Deposit
May 1, 2021

Enrollment Form: Fee and Agreement
Extended – June 15, 2021

I-20 Requirements (see International Student Services page)
May 1, 2021

Final Transcript and Evaluations
July 15, 2021

Transfer Credit Evaluation (transfer students)
July 15, 2021

Tuition Payment Deadline
July 5, 2021

START MY APPLICATION

STEP 3: COMPLETE AUDITION & SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Complete page 5 of the application by uploading your audition materials. Each major has unique audition requirements. Please carefully review the requirements for the major you are applying to before submitting.

Please ensure that all uploads are clearly labeled.

To act in abundance of caution surrounding COVID 19, the following virtual audition options are now viable at LACM:

  • Upload Audition Requirements to the Online Application. OR
  • Audition LIVE via Zoom at one of the LACM Open Houses (September 19, November 14, or January 23) | Register Here

Both options are considered equally upon review. Whether you choose the upload or Zoom audition option, LACM highly recommends attending a virtual campus event or virtual tour to see if LACM is the right fit for you.

If you are interested in being considered for a merit-based scholarship, please answer the following prompt:

What are your career goals within the music industry? What obstacles do you foresee facing, and how will you overcome them?

Please submit a response of 750 words or more to your application. All responses should be attached as a PDF.

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Once your application is complete, please submit the application. Upon receipt of your completed application, audition material and supporting documents, LACM will be able to process your application and provide an admissions decision. Priority Deadline students will receive admissions decisions by December 15 for Fall 2021 and Spring 2021 terms. Regular Deadline students will receive admissions decisions by April 1 for Fall 2021 and by March 1 for the Spring 2021 term.

Application Fee: $60

What to do after submitting your application:

Follow up with LACM to ensure that any transcripts, evaluations, or English proficiency scores have been recieved by LACM. Contact us today to confirm receipt: 626-568-8850 | [email protected]

As we audition our applicants, we invite them to audition us as well. Learn more about Virtual Campus Visits and Open Houses at LACM and experience the difference for yourself. We look forward to meeting you!

See what is going on at LACM. Connect with us on social media and join the conversation today. #LACMofficial

STEP 5: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

If you are considering financing your future at LACM with the help of Federal Financial Aid, it is very beneficial to complete your FAFSA application and book a financial aid appointment while your program application is still in process. Our team is ready to help you explore your options and advise you throughout the process.

Book an appointment with LACM Financial Aid:
LACM Financial Aid | [email protected] | 626-568-8850

Before considering Federal Financial Aid, please confirm that you meet the following criteria:

  1. U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
  2. Not been previously defaulted on student loans
  3. Have not exceeded their annual and/or aggregate student loan limits for a particular award year.
  4. Valid Social Security Number
  5. High school diploma or equivalent

Requirements for the Federal Financial Aid include:

  1. Males between the ages of 18 and 26 must be registered with Selective Service
  2. Maintaining satisfactory academic progress while attending LACM
  3. Satisfactory repayment status of prior Federal student loans
  4. Satisfactory payment arrangements of prior Federal grant over payments
  5. LACM must have record of your Final Official Transcripts proving graduation/completion.

Complete Your  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Application

  • Complete the FAFSA Application www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • In order to submit your application online, you must first apply for a PIN to use as your electronic signature (parents of dependent students must also apply for a PIN).
  • Once you have received your PIN, return to the website to complete your FAFSA and make sure to enter LACM’s School Code: 038684.

STEP 6: RECEIVE YOUR DECISION

Once you have completed the application process you can expect to receive a decision by mail or email. Priority Deadline students will receive admissions decisions by December 15 for Fall 2021 and Spring 2021 terms. Regular Deadline students will receive admissions decisions by April 1 for Fall 2021 and by March 1 for the Spring 2021 term. Applicants will either be accepted, denied, provided a conditional acceptance or invited to apply for their second program of choice.

Confirming your acceptance to LACM: Welcome to the #LACMFamily!

  1. Choose LACM: Your acceptance email will give you instructions on how to “Choose LACM” and confirm your intent to attend the school. After confirming your attendance, you will receive a link to the Enrollment Form.
  2. Complete the Enrollment Form: The form allows students to sign the enrollment agreement, view student performance factsheets and pay the enrollment fee ($150 domestic students, $335 international students). Please note that you must submit the Enrollment Form by the deadline to guarantee your place in the program. The Spring 2020 deadline is February 15, and the Fall 2020 deadline is May 1.

In your acceptance letter, you will receive information on how to register for Student Housing. Enjoy the convenience of fully furnished apartment living with shuttle service to and from campus. The non-refundable housing reservation fee is $100, and does require a $1,000 security deposit. For more information, please review the reservation form or visit the Housing and Roommate Connection webpage. You may also email [email protected] with any remaining questions.

Show your pride for the LACM Family and announce your acceptance on social media. We recommend posting a photo of your acceptance letter, pictures in LACM swag, or screenshots of your acceptance email. Be sure to tag LACM and hashtag #igotacceptedLACM to discover other future students online.

Each year in August, the Admissions team hosts Accepted Student Day at the LACM Campus. This is a great opportunity to meet other students in the Fall cohort, get aquainted with faculty, and discover what it takes to pursue a career in entertainment. Students also have the opportunity to tour student housing and request future roommates. We look forward to seeing you!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please click the following buttons to view live and online audition requirements for your major.

DATES AND DEADLINES

Please see the Following Dates and Deadlines for the Fall and Spring classes. If you are interested in applying to LACM for the Winter quarter, please follow the instructions on Step 2.

Fall 2020

Classes Begin October 5

Fall 2020 applications are now open for rolling admission. Please contact [email protected] for more information as our deadlines have past. We are happy to assist you!

Priority Application Deadline
November 15, 2019

Regular Application Deadline
February 15, 2020

FAFSA Submission
October 1, 2019 – application opens
February 15, 2020 – recommended deadline

Housing Deposit
May 1, 2020

Enrollment Form: Fee and Agreement
May 1, 2020

I-20 Requirements (see International Student Services page)
May 1, 2020

Final Transcript and Evaluations
July 15, 2020

Transfer Credit Evaluation (transfer students)
July 15, 2020

Tuition Payment Deadline
July 5, 2020

Spring 2021

Classes Begin April 5

Priority Application Deadline
November 15, 2020

Application Deadline
February 1, 2021

FAFSA Submission
October 1, 2010 – application opens
February 1, 2021 – recommended deadline

Housing Deposit
March 1, 2021

Enrollment Form: Fee and Agreement
February 15, 2021

I-20 Requirements (see International Student Servicespage)
February 15, 2021

Final Transcript and Evaluations
February 15, 2021

Transfer Credit Evaluation (transfer students)
February 15, 2021

Tuition Payment Deadline
February 15, 2021

Fall 2021

Classes Begin October 4

Priority Application Deadline
November 15, 2020

Regular Application Deadline
February 15, 2021

FAFSA Submission
October 1, 2020 – application opens
February 15, 2021 – recommended deadline

Housing Deposit
May 1, 2021

Enrollment Form: Fee and Agreement
May 1, 2021

I-20 Requirements (see International Student Services page)
May 1, 2021

Final Transcript and Evaluations
July 15, 2021

Transfer Credit Evaluation (transfer students)
July 15, 2021

Tuition Payment Deadline
July 5, 2021

Please note that all processes, dates, and deadlines are subject to change. Program availability is also subject to change pending minimum cohort enrollment. Should you be accepted or enrolled into a program that does not meet the minimum cohort requirement, you will be able to defer your acceptance to a later start date.