To complete your undergraduate application:
A. Submit your online university application.
To begin study in Fall, submit your application between October 1 and November 30.
Type your instrument (adding “jazz” if applicable) or voice type in the “Emphasis/Concentration” box in your application. Leaving this box blank will delay consideration of your application.
B. Sign up for an audition. Auditions occur in February and March, and you can sign up from late November. Prepare the repertoire required for your instrument below and contact the area coordinator with any questions you may have:
If you are interested in beginning your study in Spring, contact the area coordinator for information about auditions and review the deadlines and enrollment limitations on spring admissions.
C. Order the transcripts and test scores required to complete your university application. To see what is still required, login into Portal, visit the Student Center, and check your To Do list. Here are instructions for logging into Portal.
If you need more detailed guidance on ordering transcripts and test scores, use these resources from university admissions:
First-time freshmen. Also review the Admissions checklist.
Transfer students. Also review the Admissions checklist.
Studying at CSUF is very affordable, and we offer many financial aid options for U.S. citizens. Make sure that you complete the FAFSA, preferably by February, to have access to the most financial aid options.
The School of Music also offers scholarships to students beginning their study in the Fall semester. Scholarships range from modest sums for one or two semesters to full fees for four years. While excellence in performance, as demonstrated in the audition, is the primary criterion for all scholarships, a fine academic record is also influential in the decision-making process.
Other useful resources
University Catalogue, School of Music Coursework
Bachelor of Music
Jazz and Commercial Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music
- Piano Pedagogy
Music History and Theory
More information is available through Areas of Study