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Graduate Admissions

International Applicants

Important Information

Non-native English speakers must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The internet-based TOEFL (IBT) measures the areas of reading, listening, writing and speaking; VanderCook requires a minimum IBT score of 90, with at least 25 in Reading & Writing. The EIKEN test may be considered in lieu of the TOEFL; VanderCook requires a minimum grade of 2A, but admission is dependent on an interview. International applicants may be asked to register for the Intensive English Program (IEP) through the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) prior to beginning academic work at VanderCook. These applicants may participate in performances or instrumental techniques 40 FINAL DRAFT FOR REVIEW 2021-22 COLLEGE CATALOG courses at VanderCook while taking IEP coursework. All international applicants must submit proof of complete financial support before an I-20 will be issued.

Every Gift Matters…

Gifts to VanderCook come in many forms and sizes and each one truly makes a difference. You may wonder how a small contribution can matter to the college – how it can “make a dent.” Combined with other donor gifts, even a relatively minor contribution can make a major impact.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations by developing uniquely skilled music teachers who exhibit strong character, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.

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