Admissions Process

Steps to Apply

All Students seeking admission must demonstrate musical background and performance strengths necessary for successful completion of the stated curriculum. Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission into the Conservatory of Music as a music major.

Step 1: Apply to Biola University

Step 2: Apply to the Conservatory of Music

Step 3: Submit 2 Reference Forms

Step 4: Complete a Conservatory Audition

Auditions include a basic musicianship examination designed to demonstrate university level music study readiness.

After acceptance and upon entrance, students will be given placement examinations and auditions in music theory, keyboard skills and performance. These examinations are given for the purpose of validating prior study and determining proper placement in music courses. Specific information concerning the content of these examinations and suggestions for preparation are available by writing the Conservatory of Music office. To find out more, please call the Conservatory of Music's general number at 562.903.4892 or email

Dates and Deadlines

Applying for the Fall Semester

September 1

All online application materials and forms available

December 1

Priority Deadline

In order to receive priority handling (including audition/interview scheduling), the online application and two music references must be received by this date

Note: this is not an early decision deadline

February 1

Final Application Deadline

DVD and Online Audition Submission Deadline

DVDs must be postmarked on or before this date

March 1

Final Audition Deadline

Auditions must be completed prior to this date

Applying for the Spring Semester

September 1

All online application materials and forms available

December 1

Final Deadline

Includes the music application, two references and completed audition