Application Procedures- Domestic & International

To apply to LACM Online, complete the online application, submit audition material & $60 application fee to: Admissions Follow the steps provided on the webpage. Program applications include a video audition with the Acceptd application and may include a personal essay.

Application Requirements

  • Official high school, GED
  • College transcripts if applicable
  • Professional Reference from an academic or music professional
  • International applicants only: TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT results. Additionally, applicants with schooling that has been completed outside of the United States are required to submit a credential evaluation report. You must submit official transcripts for evaluation by an accredited credential evaluation agency (including high school/secondary school). You may find a list at

Audition Requirements*

*note audition requirements are different per program. Please refer to the audition requirements link.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) enable specified rights with respect to education records. These rights include:

  • The right to inspect and review your education records within 45 days of the day LACM Online receives a request for access.


  • The right to a written request: All written requests should be sent to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will make arrangements for access and provide notification when the records can be reviewed.


  • The right to request an amendment of educational records is believed to be inaccurate or misleading: Written requests that clearly identify the part of the record that needs to be changed must be submitted with rationale for why it is inaccurate or misleading. If LACM Online decides not to amend the record as requested, LACM Online will give notification of the decision and advise the right to a hearing with detailed information about the process.


  • The right to consent for disclosures of personally identifiable information within educational records: One exception that will permit disclosure without consent is a disclosure to LACM Online officials with legitimate educational interest. A school official is a person employed by LACM Online as a member of staff, as an instructor, administrator, contractor, law or health personnel, attorney, auditor, member of the Board of Trustees, or a student service or performing tasks for an official on a committee. In order to fulfill position responsibilities, this school official must have a legitimate educational interest to review a record. This practice will only occur in emergency circumstances as LACM Online respects the rights of students and their families. LACM Online does disclose educational records of students applying to other institutions as assistance toward further study and recommendation.


  • The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by LACM Online to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

English Proficiency

All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting an official score from at least one of the following tests:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT): Minimum score 70

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum score 6

Scores may not be more than two years old at the time of application to LACM Online.

Applicants are exempt from the English proficiency test requirement if the applicant has a degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English.

Admissions Process and Enrollment

LACM Online will review all admissions materials and send notice of status of application. Once accepted, students can enroll.

To Enroll and Accept Offer of Admission:

  • Complete enrollment agreement and submit to Admissions by email (
  • Submit $150 Enrollment Fee
  • Arrange payment for 1st quarter tuition.

International Students: Enrollment is provisional until all required documents are received (i.e. Student Visa Verification)

Institutional Merit- Based Scholarships & Need Based Grants

LACM Online offers merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to both domestic and international students demonstrating exceptional musical potential determined by the Scholarship Committee. Candidates are evaluated based on academic transcripts, professional reference, scholarship essay, and overall musicianship. For students awarded an LACM Online scholarship, the award amount will be applied directly to tuition and divided over the course of the program. To maintain a scholarship award, students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Details of scholarship will be included in the scholarship award letter. Students may only apply for scholarships during the application process. To learn more about how to apply for scholarships, contact the Office of Admissions.

LACM Online offers need-based institutional grants. Institutional grants are awarded to both domestic and international students demonstrating financial need. To maintain an institutional grant, students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Application will require the FASFA be completed. To learn more about how to apply for need-based grants, contact the Office of Admissions.

LACM Online does not discriminate against ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

Optional Disclosure

Student health, academic, and financial information records are considered confidential and will not be released without written permission unless there is an emergency situation. LACM Online follows all FERPA and HIPPA laws.

Returning to LACM Online

If a student has withdrawn and not re-enrolled within one year, the student must reapply through the Office of Admissions.

Language of Instruction

All courses at LACM Online are instructed in American English.