Transferring to Oberlin

The Conservatory encourages applications from transfer students, including graduates of two-year colleges. In addition to submitting all forms required of freshman applicants, transfer applicants must submit a confidential transfer report and official transcripts of all college work completed. They must also perform entrance auditions or, in the case of composition and electronic and computer music students, submit compositions, tapes, and other supporting materials. If an on-campus audition or a regional audition is not possible, candidates may submit a video recording electronically through the Audition and Screening Dropbox located on your Applicant Portal.

A maximum of 84 credits in music and/or liberal arts (half of the 168 credits required for the B.Mus. degree) may be transferred. Transfer candidates are strongly urged to come to campus for a personal audition.


Transferring from the College of Arts and Sciences

Non-music course credits transfer at their full value from other accredited colleges and universities provided that a grade of C or better was received and the course falls within the scope of a liberal arts curriculum.