Graduate Admissions Process
1. Submit the combined University of Hartford/Hartt School Application. It can only be submitted online. For application deadlines and audition dates, click here. Include with your application, or submit within two weeks of applying:
- Letter of intent
- Three letters of recommendation from music teachers/professionals
- $90 application fee ($50 university application fee [payable with the application], $40 audition/interview fee; check made payable to The University of Hartford)
- Performance/Professional resume
- Repertoire list (performance and conducting applicants)
- Transcript(s) from all school(s) from which you have earned credits or recieved degree(s)
Additional Requirements by degree/major due with application:
AD/DMA applicants must submit their preliminary recording and Recording Submission Form with the application before an audition date will be assigned.The application and preliminary recording are due by December 18.
DMA/PhDapplicants must submit their music history or music theory research paper with their application.
PhDapplicants must submit their GRE scores.
Composition applicants must submit sample compositions (scores and recording, if available; recordings are required for AD and DMA applicants); up to 50MB of audio and PDF documents can be uploaded at http://harttserv-01.hartford.edu/upload.html. You must include your name and intended degree in the subject line of each file. Please note: if your name and degree are not included in the subject line of each file your submissions will be automatically rejected. Please also note that we will only accept audio and PDF files. Finale or Sibelius files will not be accepted.
Conductingapplicants must send their preliminary video and Recording Submission Form with their application. Those applicants whose videos are reviewed favorably will be notified by February 15, to coordinate an audition date and time. (This includes Music Education-Conducting applicants)
Music Education applicants must send their preliminary teaching video and Recording Submission Form with their application.
Music History applicants must submit one subject-appropriate research paper with their application.
Music Theory applicants must submit two music theory research papers with their application, one of which must be an analysis paper.
Additional Requirements for Non-US citizens only (due by January 15):
Official TOEFL or IELTS scores forwarded to the University of Hartford using school code 3436. (only if English is not your first language)
The minimum TOEFL scores expected are:
The minimum IELTS scores expected are:
- Master's, GPD, and AD: 79-80 internet-based or 550 paper-based
- DMA or PhD: 92-93 internet-based or 580 paper-based
Completed Guarantor's Statement Form (pdf) signed by bank official indicating that you or your sponsor have funds available to pay for the cost (pdf) of living expenses and tuition for one year. This statement is required to issue the student an I-20 form.
- Master's, GPD, and AD: 6.5 or above on the academic test
- DMA or PhD: 7.0 or above on the academic test
All transcripts from colleges outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). The application fee is waived for applicants with international transcripts because applicants will have to pay a fee to WES.
2. Submit official transcripts from all universities from which you have earned credits. All transcripts from colleges outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES).
3.Submit audition/interview date preference on the Hartt Supplemental application. The audition/interview date chosen on the Hartt Supplemental Application will be confirmed in writing once both applications have been processed.
4. Graduate student decisions will be made in March, and decision letters will be postmarked by March 15.
5. Accepted graduate students who choose to attend The Hartt School must send in a tuition deposit postmarked by April 15.
For detailed information on program requirements/prerequisites, please consult the University of Hartford Graduate Bulletin
The following are official University of Hartford codes for processing TOEFL, GRE, and financial aid applications:
TOEFL and GRE: 3436
FAFSA and CSS (Financial Aid Profile): 001422
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS TIME LINE
November through February
- Applications processed
- November 1 complete application deadline for those requesting an audition/interview on December 8.
- December 18 complete application deadline for those requesting an audition/interview on January 26.
- December 18 complete application deadline for DMA/AD/PhD applicants requesting an audition/interview on February 15, 16 or 17.
- January 2 complete application deadline for MM/GPD applicants requesting an audition/interview on February 15, 16 or 17.
- Audition/interview confirmation letters mailed by Hartt Admissions following review of application or preliminary video where applicable.
- Decisions on acceptance and financial awards made
- Decision letters and scholarship awards are mailed
- $250 tuition deposit deadline
*Please note: Auditions/interviews completed after March 1 will be eligible for acceptance but may not be eligible for scholarship.