Checks or credit cards should be used to pay exam fees. Fees should be sent with the entry forms to your local representative.

All exam fees in the US will be processed by Peters ABRSM Agency in New York City, several weeks after entries close.

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  • Checks should be made payable to Peters ABRSM Agency
  • Please send one check for Practical entries and a separate check for Music Theory entries
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  • For payment, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card
  • Please submit one voucher for Practical entries and a separate voucher for Music Theory entries

Diploma retake fees

Please note that retake fees apply only to candidates applying for a partial retake (2.2 or 2.1 and 2.2, etc.). If candidates are retaking the complete exam, the full fee is payable.

Additional information

These dates are for guidance only and the information is based on previous exam sessions. Exams may take place any time between the main session dates.

State Region 1st session 2nd session
Arizona Mesa April N/A
Tucson April N/A
California Los Angeles & San Diego April to May October to November
Monterey April October
Fremont April to June October to December
Hayward April to June October to December
Mountain View April to June October to December
Newark April to June October to December
San Francisco April to June October to December
Colorado Colorado Springs April N/A
Denver April N/A
Fort Collins April N/A
Connecticut Hartford May N/A
Georgia Atlanta May November to December
Illinois Chicago April to June October to December
Inverness April to June October to December
Kentucky Louisville May November
Massachusetts Boston May to June November
New Hampshire May to June November
Worcester May to June November
New Jersey Bridgewater May to June October to November
Cherry Hill May to June October to November
East Brunswick May to June October to November
Edgewater May to June October to November
Edison May to June October to November
Greenbrook May to June October to November
Matawan May to June October to November
Morganville May to June October to November
Princeton May to June October to November
Tenafly May to June October to November
New York Albany April to May October to November
Brooklyn April to May October to November
Elmhurst April to May October to November
Flushing April to May October to November
Manhattan April to May October to November
New York April to May October to November
Utica April to May October to November
Ohio Cincinnati May N/A
Solon May N/A
Oregon Portland May November
Pennsylvania West Chester May November
Tennessee Nashville April November
Texas Austin May November
Dallas May November
Houston May to June November to December
Virginia Annandale June November to December
Washington Kirkland May October to December
Seattle May October to December
Wisconsin Madison April to June October to December

Candidates for Practical exams Grades 6–8 must already have passed one of the following qualifications: ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship, or a solo Jazz subject. A copy of the certificate or mark form must be supplied at the time of entry.

  Exam taken after 1993 Exam taken from 1977 to 1993 Exam taken before 1977
Confirmation of marks free of charge £42.00 £53.00
Duplicate certificate £11.50 (diplomas £18.50) £11.50 (diplomas £18.50) £11.50 (diplomas £18.50)
  Practical Theory
Appeal investigation No fee Half of the entry fee
Independent review £60.00 per candidate £60.00 per candidate

Fees should be paid directly to ABRSM's office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.

If you wish to pay locally please contact your local representative, who will advise you of the local fee and method of payment.

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