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Students considering enrolling in VanderCook's BMEd program should contact the Admissions Office. Our admissions personnel are trained to assist you in completing your application and answering your questions about VCM. Campus tours, interviews, and auditions may be arranged at most times throughout the year. Applicants for the BMEd program should complete the following steps:


1. Complete the Undergraduate Application online or submit a printable version. Please refer to the Admission Requirements page for details about completing your application.


2. Submit all required materials along with your completed application (high school transcript or GED certificate; ACT or SAT scores; $35.00 non-refundable application fee). Please refer to the Admission Requirements page for complete details.


3. Contact the Admissions Office at 312.788.1120 to schedule an audition and interview. Audition criteria are available here.


Applicants are notified of admissions decisions once the application process is complete. (In general, this decision is made within two weeks of receipt of all materials, although delays may occur during semester breaks.)


Students accepted into the College should submit a tuition deposit of $100 by May 1 (or December 1 if beginning study in the spring semester) as an indication of their intent to enroll at VanderCook College of Music. This deposit is non-refundable.


Priotity Admission Deadlines:

All required materials must be received by the Admissions Office no later than the following deadlines:

•  March 1, 2022 - Undergraduate application due for priority scholarship consideration

•  May 1, 2022 - Deposit for fall 2021 due

•  August 1, 2022 - Final rolling acceptance deadline


VanderCook Scholars Program Deadlines:

The priority deadlins for FAFSA for VanderCook Scholars Program applicants is December 1, 2021.

The priority deadline for VanderCook Scholars Program applicants is December 31, 2021. Applications submitted by this date are given priority consideration.

•  February 15, 2022 - Audition & Application Complete deadline.

•  April 1, 2022 - Enrollment deposit due if accepted into the program


VanderCook College of Music

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

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