How To Apply

Apply using the Common Application. Learn more below about how to apply as a first-year, transfer or international applicant.
Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify.)

Once your Temple University application is on file, you can view additional audition or portfolio requirements.

Learn more about applying to Temple as a high school student or transfer student. The Admissions team considers the following when reviewing your application.

Supporting Materials

All application materials should be sent to or mailed to 

Boyer College of Music and Dance
Presser Hall
Attn: James Short
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Examination Information

The Music BS and Music Technology BS degree programs require music theory examinations for admission. For information on these examinations, please contact

James Short, the associate dean of  admissions and recruitment.
Phone: 215-204-8598

Applicants who do not successfully pass the portfolio review for the BS in Music Technology may be considered for the BS Music program.

International Students

You are an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa, including a student (F-1) or an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.

International students must submit either their TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum score of 79 on TOEFL iBT or 6.0 on IELTS is required for admission.

Learn more about additional application requirements for international students.

Project Deadlines

  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: Dec. 1

Application Deadlines

  • Application start: Aug. 1, 2023
  • Application end (fall early action): Nov. 15, 2020
  • Application end (fall freshman): Feb. 1, 2024
  • Application end (fall transfer): June 1, 2024
  • Application end (spring): Nov. 1, 2023


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