International Students

55% of current Longy students are from countries outside of the contiguous United States. We look forward to working with you throughout the admission and audition process.

Please carefully review the important information below for international students applying to Longy School of Music.

English Proficiency

All applicants for whom English is not a first nor primary language must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  While there is no minimum score for the TOEFL, prospective students who present consistent scores on each subsection and a composite score of at least 63 will be more competitive candidates for admission. Similarly, a score of 5.5 or higher on the IELTS will strengthen a prospective student’s application.

The TOEFL reporting code for Longy is 3467. Longy must receive the test results by March 1 for Fall Admission.

Completing a full-time degree program at a college or university where English is the language of instruction may be grounds for a waiver of the TOEFL requirement. All students seeking this waiver must email lconrad(at) to request a waiver application.

Translated Transcripts

All international applicants are required to submit official transcripts from their most previous institution. This transcript must be an official English translation. This translation cannot be done by the applicant. All students must complete their studies and earn their respective credentials (certificates, diplomas, etc.) before enrolling.

Longy prefers translations via one of the following services:

Other transcript translation services are available HERE.

For more information for admitted international students, including F1 visa and I-20 processing, please see the Admitted Students page.

  • "One particular thing I like about Longy is that there are so many students from around the world; it permits us to interact with and learn about other cultures and people. Now I have really good friends from China, Russia, Turkmenistan, Spain, and of course from the U.S., so, the community at Longy is a multicultural and fascinating one!"
    Juan Camilo Gonzalez, UD Clarinet '18