Required Application Documents

The following supplemental documents are needed to complete an applicant's file. With the exception of official transcripts and official test scores, applicants upload the following documents to their Admissions Portal after submitting the initial application to UNCSA.

Graduate voice applicants should review the Fletcher Opera Audition Process for complete application procedures.


Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts into their Admissions Portal for initial review. If admitted to UNCSA, official transcripts must be sent to UNCSA directly from each attended institution so that UNCSA can confirm the final grades at each school.

Transcripts should be submitted to the UNCSA Office of Admissions electronically whenever possible. If an institution does not have the capability to send a transcript electronically, the official transcript can be mailed to the Office of Admissions.

Official Transcripts should be sealed, signed or notarized for all secondary school academic records, and should include a list of courses in which the applicant is enrolled at the time of application. Any transcript uploaded by the student through the Admissions Portal is considered unofficial.

International Applicants
Transcripts MUST be translated to English with both a credential evaluation and a GPA equivalent from a certifying agency. Transcripts from each school attended must be sent to the certifying agency for evaluation and certification. Approved agencies can be found at in new tab)(opens in new tab) or in new tab)(opens in new tab).

A certified credential evaluation is required in order to be reviewed for admission.

Test Scores

International Applicants:
International applicants should submit official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores. Minimum score requirements for international students are:

  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 100

Letters of Recommendation

As a part of the application, UNCSA require applicants to submit contact information for two references*. References will be sent a recommendation form and have the ability to upload an additional letter. UNCSA requires contact information for the following:

  • One letter from an arts instructor
  • One letter from an academic instructor

If you are not currently enrolled in school, a letter may come from an employer, mentor, instructor, director, etc.

*Graduate voice applicants will need to submit a total of three references, per the listed Fletcher Opera Application Requirements.

Letter of Intent

A statement expressing your creative and professional interests, goals and other information providing insight into your work and your plans after graduate school. This document may be used if you are recommended for scholarship consideration. Please include your full name on the document. Include full name on the document. This document may be used if recommended for scholarship consideration. 

*Graduate Voice applicants are required to submit a cover letter instead of an artistic statement, per Fletcher Opera Application Requirements.


A resume detailing artistic experience and educational objectives.

Repertoire Lists

Provide two repertoire lists:

  • A list of every piece and its composer that you have studied or performed. If needed, this list can be limited to only include pieces studied or performed within the past 5 years.
  • A list of pieces and their composers that you have prepared for your audition. (Read more about what audition repertoire you should prepare.)

Repertoire lists are not required for Composition applicants.

Application Recording

Upload a brief video recording* demonstrating your playing or singing abilities with repertoire of your choice. This recording should be recent (within the past year) and display your playing or singing in a solo environment.

Application recordings are not required for Composition applicants.

*Graduate voice applicants will need to submit prescreenings, per the listed Fletcher Opera Application Requirements.

Additional International Documents

In addition to the documents listed above, international applicants should be prepared to submit the following documents to an Admissions Counselor only after have notification of being accepted to UNCSA has been received:

  • A copy of a current passport
  • If currently holding an F-1 Visa, submit a copy of this visa and Form I-20
  • Complete a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (to be provided by UNCSA)