Second Bachelors

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to the University of North Texas

Apply for the Second Bachelor's Degree through the Toulouse Graduate School. After you submit the application and pay the fee, you will receive an email which includes your Student ID#. The Student ID# is processed by the UNT Admissions Office two to three business days after your application is submitted.  Please note you cannot submit the music application until you receive the Student ID. 

Step 2: Apply to the College of Music

Complete the College of Music application through Acceptd (opens September 1 each year):

  • Select 'Second Bachelor's Degrees' as your Level in the Start an Application box beneath the UNT logo
  • Select your Area (Brass, Critical Studies, Electronics, Jazz, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds)
  • Select your Program (this is the primary instrument or voice on which you will audition) 
  • After you begin the application, you will indicate your desired degree(s) – e.g., composition, jazz studies, music education, performance, or the bachelor of arts. 

This is your application for audition, admission, and music merit scholarships. The application will require you to submit names and email addresses of three people whom you wish to submit music recommendations on your behalf. Only complete applications can be submitted. The music application fee is $30. 

Step 3: Complete the audition

Auditions will occur in one of three ways:

  • Live Audition – Will occur on campus in Denton on our specified dates. Applicants invited for a live audition will be notified through email of their scheduled audition day/time. 
  • Virtual Audition – Reserved for applicants who reside more than 250 miles from Denton. This audition will happen virtually in real-time through our Acceptd application system with the faculty from your specific area. 
  • Final Video Audition – Available for applicants who are unable to attend the auditions in person and/or who apply after live auditions are full and closed. Following review of the video audition, our faculty may contact you to schedule an interview or virtual session if additional information is needed. 

Please note certain areas require a screening (preliminary audition) video. Information regarding the screening is available within the area listing on the repertoire pages:

-Classical audition requirements:
-Jazz audition requirements:

In addition to the audition, applicants in composition and music education who audition on-campus, will participate in an interview with faculty.  Instructions for arranging the interview will be included in the audition confirmation email you receive from

Applicants are notified of admission results by email after the final on-campus audition date.

*The second bachelor's degree requires an earned/conferred undergraduate degree prior to enrollment. This program is a good option for those who have an earned degree in something other than music but are either not prepared or not eligible for graduate-level music coursework.  Applicants with an earned undergraduate music degree are eligible to apply for a second bachelor’s only if the second degree is unrelated to the first. For instance, an applicant with an undergraduate degree in music performance, may apply for the second bachelor’s degree in music education, but not a second bachelor’s degree in performance. Should you have additional questions regarding eligibility, please contact the admissions or advising office. 


SPRING 2023 ADMISSION – Acceptance of spring applications is determined in mid-September of each year based on studio space and ensemble needs.  Email to inquire if your area will accept applications. We encourage you to do this prior to submitting the application to UNT.  Applications and video auditions for Spring 2023 admission consideration (if applicable) must be submitted on or before November 1, 2022.

FALL 2023 ADMISSION – To be considered for admission in the fall semester, preference will be given to applications received by Monday, December 5, 2022. Applications received after that date will be reviewed, and auditions will be scheduled until all live auditions spots are closed. If by the time you apply live auditions are full, you will be given the opportunity to submit a final video audition prior to the deadline. The final deadline to submit the music application and video audition for Fall 2023 admission consideration is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2023*.

*Final deadline to submit video auditions for Classical and Jazz Piano, Critical Studies, Electronics, and Jazz Voice is February 1, 2023

Additional Information

Scholarship Application:

  • The UNT College of Music application also serves as your music scholarship application. 
  • Announcement of awards typically begins in late March or earl April. 
  • We encourage all applicants to create a profile in the Eagle Scholarship Portal which will match you to scholarship opportunities based on your responses.

Other campus offices which you might need to contact:

Degree Plans: