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Candidates considering enrolling in VanderCook College of Music should contact the Admissions Office. Our admissions personnel are trained to assist you in completing your application, and to answer your questions about the college. Applicants for the MMEd program should follow the following procedure:

  1. Complete the Graduate Application.
     - Download a printable version here.
  2. Submit all official transcripts* indicating graduation from an accredited college or university as well as any previously completed graduate level coursework. Applicants who wish to receive credit for graduate courses completed elsewhere should include a written request with their application. It is strongly recommended that course descriptions accompany these requests. 
  3. Applicants are notified of admissions decisions after admissions files are complete. (In general, this decision is made within two weeks of receipt of all materials, although delays may occur during semester breaks.)
  4. VanderCook has a rolling deadline for the graduate program; however, students accepted into the college should submit a tuition deposit of $100 as an indication of their intent to enroll at VanderCook. This deposit is non-refundable.

* Applicants whose undergraduate cumulative grade point averages fall below a 3.0 must take the GRE and have the scores submitted to the Admissions Office before an admissions decision can be made.

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at or 312.788.1120.


VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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