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Exam dates and fees 2018

Checks or credit cards should be used to pay exam fees. Fees should be sent with the Entry Forms to your Local Representative.

Checks

Checks should be made payable to Peters ABRSM Agency. Please send one check for Practical entries and one check for Music Theory entries.

Credit cards

For payment we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. Please submit one voucher for Practical and a separate one for Music Theory.

Practical exams (session two)

Exam periods vary by state/region. See below for information about your area.

Entry period (ALL states, except Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut and Ohio): 1-15 August

All instruments and grades

USA (ALL states, except Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut and Ohio) October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 67 USD
Grade 1 76 USD
Grade 2 83 USD
Grade 3 91 USD
Grade 4 105 USD
Grade 5 113 USD
Grade 6 138 USD
Grade 7 150 USD
Grade 8 202 USD
ARSM 331 USD
Performance Assessment 113 USD
Ensemble: Primary 131 USD
Ensemble: Intermediate 143 USD
Ensemble: Advanced 192 USD
Choral Singing: Initial 150 USD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 190 USD
Choral Singing: Advanced 230 USD
Choral Singing: Attendance fee 120 USD

What if I miss the deadline?

Entries received later than the final day of the entry period cannot be accepted and will be returned.

Special notice

The Practical exams in Hawaii have been cancelled until further notice.

Music Theory exams (session one)

Entry period: 1-15 January

Exam date

USA Saturday 3 March

Music Theory exams (session two)

Entry period: 1-15 April

Exam date

USA Saturday 2 June

Music Theory exams (session three)

Entry period: 1-15 August

Exam date

USA Saturday 3 November

Music Theory fees

Grade 1 44 USD
Grade 2 55 USD
Grade 3 59 USD
Grade 4 69 USD
Grade 5 74 USD
Grade 6 80 USD
Grade 7 82 USD
Grade 8 92 USD

What if I miss the deadline?

Entries received later than the final day of the entry period cannot be accepted and will be returned.

Special notice

The Music Theory exams in Hawaii have been cancelled until further notice.

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam) 473 USD
LRSM (complete exam) 1,470 USD**
FRSM (complete exam) 2,184 USD
Retake fee: DipABRSM 360 USD
Retake fee: LRSM 1,120 USD
Retake fee: FRSM 1,660 USD

Special notices

* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods (as of January 2017) - see the first tab for details of fees.

** LRSM Teaching fees are payable in two instalments. 40% must be paid on submission of the Case Study Portfolio & Video of Teaching Practice. The balance is payable when entering for the remaining sections of the ex

Fees

To be paid in advance by check or credit card.

Check

Checks should be made payable to Peters ABRSM Agency. Please send one check for Practical entries and one check for Music Theory entries.

Credit cards

Credit card vouchers are available from your Representative for payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card and can be downloaded from this website. Please submit one voucher for Practical and a separate one for Music Theory.

Representatives

Refer to www.abrsm.org/examcentres for details of your local Representative.

Prerequisites for Practical exams, Grade 6, 7 and 8

Candidates for Practical Grades 6, 7 and 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.

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

Practical exam timings by state/region

*Please be aware that 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 given for the USA above.

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

Seattle

May

October

Wisconsin

Madison

April to June

October to December

Prerequisites

Candidates for Practical Grades 6, 7 and 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.

Other fees and charges (2017)*

 

Exam taken after 1993

Exam taken from 1977 to 1993

Exam taken before 1977

Confirmation of marks

free of charge

£40.00

£50.00

Duplicate certificate

£10.50 (diplomas £17.50)

£10.50 (diplomas £17.50)

£10.50 (diplomas £17.50)

 

Practical

Theory

Appeal investigation**

No fee

Half of the entry fee

Independent review

£60.00 per candidate

£60.00 per candidate

* The above charges should be paid direct 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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