2021 Dates and fees

United States of America

Practical

We hold face-to-face practical and ARSM exams at our Public Venues during the exam sessions listed on this page.

We also offer a remote assessment option for ARSM exams - please click on the Performance Grades tab for dates.

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However, we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Practical exams (session one)

Booking Period: ** Session cancelled **

Exam dates

US (all states) ** Session cancelled **

Practical exams (session two)

Booking Period: 01-15 August 2021

Exam dates

US October-December

Practical exam fees

Prep Test 74 USD
Initial Grade (Bowed strings only) 75 USD
Grade 1 83 USD
Grade 2 90 USD
Grade 3 100 USD
Grade 4 115 USD
Grade 5 124 USD
Grade 6 152 USD
Grade 7 165 USD
Grade 8 221 USD
ARSM 364 USD
Performance Assessment 124 USD
Ensemble: Primary 165 USD
Ensemble: Intermediate 221 USD
Ensemble: Advanced 364 USD
Choral Singing: Primary 165 USD
Choral Singing: Intermediate 221 USD
Choral Singing: Advanced 364 USD
Choral Singing: Attendance Fee 100 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Performance Grades

Performance Grades are remotely-assessed exams available at Grades 1 to 8. We also offer a remote-assessment option for ARSM exams. When you book an exam you can select an exam submission date from a list of options available during the exam session. This will be the latest date by which you must upload and submit the exam recording.

We plan to hold Performance Grade exams throughout 2021, more information will be provided shortly.

Performance Grades (Session One)

Booking Period
Opening: 01:00 (EST) 01 December 2020
Closing: 18:59 (EST) 08 December 2020

Exam dates

US (all states) 05-31 January 2021

Performance Grades (Session Two)

Booking Period
Opening: 09:00 EST, 06 January 2021

(14:00, 06 January 2021 GMT)


Closing: 18:59 EST, 13 January 2021

(23:59:00, 13 January 2021 GMT)

Exam Dates

US (all states) 01-21 February 2021

Performance Grades (Session Three)

Booking Period: 01-08 February 2021

Exam Dates

US (all states) 01-21 March 2021

Performance Grades (Session Four)

Booking Period: 01-08 March 2021

Exam Dates

US (all states) 06-26 April 2021

Performance Grade fees

Grade 1 83 USD
Grade 2 90 USD
Grade 3 100 USD
Grade 4 115 USD
Grade 5 124 USD
Grade 6 152 USD
Grade 7 165 USD
Grade 8 221 USD
ARSM 364 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Online Music Theory (Grades 1-5)

We plan to hold Online Music Theory exams throughout 2021, exact dates of exams from June will be provided in due course.

Online Music Theory (session one)

Booking period: ** Cancelled **

Exam date

Online Music Theory ** Cancelled **

Online Music Theory (session two)

Booking Period: 06-13 April 2021

Exam Date

Online Music Theory Sunday 23 May 2021 10:00AM

Online Music Theory (session three)

Booking Period: 04-11 May

Exam Date

Online Music Theory Saturday 19 June 10:00AM

Online Music Theory (Session four)

Booking Period: July

Exam Date

Online Music Theory August

Online Music Theory (Session five)

Booking Period: August/September

Exam Date

Online Music Theory October

Online Music Theory (Session six)

Booking Period: September/October

Exam Date

Online Music Theory November

Online Music Theory fees

Grade 1 48 USD
Grade 2 60 USD
Grade 3 65 USD
Grade 4 76 USD
Grade 5 81 USD

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

Other diplomas*

We hope to be able to open the following live Practical exam booking periods as planned. However, we will continue to keep these dates under review as our ability to accept live Practical exam bookings remains conditional on COVID-19 travel and government restrictions being lifted. We will provide an update nearer to each booking period.

Diploma exams (session one)

Booking period: ** Session cancelled **

Exam dates

US ** Session cancelled **

Diploma exams (session two)

Booking Period: 01-15 August 2021

Exam dates

US October-December

Diploma fees

DipABRSM (complete exam: new or retake) 519 USD
LRSM (complete exam: new or retake) ** 1614 USD
FRSM (complete exam: new or retake) 2399 USD
DipABRSM (partial retake) 415 USD
LRSM (partial retake) 1291 USD
FRSM (partial retake) 1919 USD

Special notices

* ARSM exams will take place during Practical exam periods – 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, and the rest when entering for the remaining sections of the exam.

Fees

Fees paid in advance by check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Peters ABRSM Agency. Please send one check for Practical entries and one check for Music Theory entries.

Credit card vouchers are available from your representative for payment by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card, and can be downloaded here. Please submit one voucher for Practical and one for Music Theory.

Local representatives

See details of your local representative.

Prerequisites for Practical exams Grades 6–8

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.

International transaction fees

Exam booking and cancellation payments made through our online service are international transactions. Your bank, card issuer or PayPal may charge you for processing these transactions. These additional charges and any foreign exchange rate applied to the transaction are made by your bank, card issuer or PayPal and not by ABRSM. Charges will vary, depending on the payment method and the bank or institution you use to make the payment. Please refer to your bank, card issuer or PayPal for information about international transaction fees.

 

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