How to Apply

Students at the Longy School of Music may apply to the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree with the Emerson Application via Emerson’s undergraduate transfer process. (International applicants, please visit the International Transfer website.)

Some important notes about applying that are unique to the BM degree:

  • Please use only the Emerson Application when applying to this program.
  • Be sure to select "Summer" as your starting term on your application.
  • If the Longy Registrar’s office has an official copy of your high school transcript, you may have the Registrar send a copy directly to Emerson. (This applies to both U.S. and international high school transcripts.)
  • Official transcripts must be submitted from any other college where you have taken courses (in addition to Longy).
  • Please request that an official score report be sent directly to Emerson from the College Board (SAT) or ACT. (Our SAT code is 3367. Our ACT code is 1820.) We will review your application with SAT or ACT results that are indicated on an official transcript sent from your high school, but an official score report must still be submitted.

Bachelor of Music Degree Enrollment Timeline

  1. Apply and enroll at the Longy School of Music.
  2. Complete your second year at Longy.
  3. Apply to Emerson as a transfer student in the fall semester of your third year at Longy –  the deadline is November 1st. After November 1, check with nicholas_washburn [at] (nicholas_washburn[at]emerson[dot]edu) for availability. 
  4. Once admitted, students must confirm their enrollment, through the Application Portal, by their specified deposit deadline.
  5. Register for liberal arts curriculum required courses at Emerson. (Students should contact Emerson's Academic Advising center to speak with an advisor before registering.)
  6. In your third year at Longy, work with your academic advisor at Emerson to schedule your remaining Emerson liberal arts curriculum requirements in the upcoming fall, spring, or summer term.

Credit Requirements for the BM Degree

  • 84 credits in Music at Longy.
  • Complete the Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements at Emerson:​
    • Number of credits depends on whether the student qualifies for course waivers for Quantitative Reasoning and World Language requirements, and also on Diversity requirements, which may be fulfilled simultaneously with other requirements depending on the courses taken. (Check with your academic advisor to find out how these situations may apply to you.)
    • A minimum of 44 credits must be taken at Emerson.

Information about cost per credit at Emerson can be found here.