INTERESTED IN STUDYING MUSIC IN THE U.S.?

California College of Music enables music students from all around the world to receive an inexpensive education in popular music. We pride ourselves on our culture of inclusion and diversity, and we have nearly two decades of experience assisting international students during their transition into an American music college. Since 1999, we have welcomed students from countries including Armenia, Afghanistan, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Mexico, Norway, Nigeria, Belarus, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and more!

Our incoming international students can expect support from faculty and staff members throughout their college program. Our courteous and helpful admissions team is here to help you with every step of the admissions process, ensuring the smoothest possible transition to studying abroad in the United States.

STEP 1

FILM YOUR
AUDITION VIDEO

Your video audition must meet our Audition Requirements.

STEP 2

Provide links to your video audition within the application form.

STEP 3

PAY YOUR
APPLICATION FEE

Application fees must be paid via PayPal; all major credit cards are accepted. You can pay your app fee once your Online Application is submitted.

STEP 4

SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Government-issued Photo ID
Academic Transcript
Proof of English Proficiency

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON

 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Academic Transcript
Submit an academic transcript from your highest level of education which proves you have graduated from high school (or the equivalent).

Passport
Submit a high-resolution scan of the photo page from of your official government-issued passport.

Bank Statement
Submit a bank statement showing you will be able to afford your full program tuition plus living expenses of approximately $1000 per month. If you submit a bank statement from a financial sponsor, they must also sign a Letter of Financial Support.

Proof of English Proficiency
Please provide us with a TOEFL (iBT) score of 50 or above, IELTS 5.0 or above, TOEIC 600 or above, CEFR Level B2 or above, or a diploma or degree from an accredited institution at which the primary language of instruction is English.

Proof of English Proficiency is NOT required for students from the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, Holland, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, St. Lucia, Sweden, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands, Ghana.

SPRING 2019 APPLICANTS

APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 8, 2019
LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: April 1, 2019 (Late App Fee $70)

TUITION PAYMENT DUE DATE: March 8, 2019
LATE TUITION ACCEPTED UNTIL: April 1, 2019 (Late Tuition Fee $100)

CLASSES START: April 8, 2019

FALL 2019 APPLICANTS

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Sept. 7, 2019
LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: Sept. 30, 2019 (Late Application Fee: $70)

TUITION PAYMENT DUE DATE: Sept. 7, 2019
LATE TUITION ACCEPTED UNTIL: Sept. 30, 2019 (Late Tuition Fee: $100)

CLASSES START: Oct. 7, 2019

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

HOUSING PLACEMENT

TUITION
& FEES

O.P.T.

OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING