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Students 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. Campus tours, interviews and auditions may be arranged at most times throughout the year. Applicants for the BMEd program should follow the following procedures:

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Application.
     - Download a printable version here.

  2. Submit high school transcripts indicating all coursework completed to date (a final transcript indicating graduation and a copy of the high school diploma will be required prior to final admission to and enrollment in the college). A GED certificate may be submitted in lieu of a high school diploma. Transfer students must also submit an official transcript from the college(s) they have attended.

  3. Submit scores of either the ACT or SAT test.

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

  5. 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.)

  6. 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. This deposit is non-refundable.

All required materials must be received by the Admissions Office at least 30 days prior to the date of admission.


VanderCook College of Music

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

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