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Exam dates & Fees 2024

We have changed the name of our Performance Assessment to the Open Music Assessment. This is the title that will appear on our online booking service and certificates from now on.

Face-to-face instrumental and singing exams

These exam dates are for Practical Grades and Music Performance ARSM diplomas, Prep Tests, Open Music Assessments and Practical Musicianship exams. For Ensemble and Choral Singing exams, see "Group Exams".

Please note each session is a general timeframe for all our face-to-face exams in the United States, and the actual exam dates will vary by region/centre. Please log in to the online service and view live availability when you go to book an entry.

April to June Session 1
Booking period
23 January 2024 - 06 February 2024
Online booking will open at 10:00 EDT
All instruments and grades
USA (all states): April 2024 - June 2024
October to December Session 2
Booking period
20 August 2024 - 03 September 2024
Online booking will open at 10:00 EDT
All instruments and grades
USA (limited states): October 2024 - December 2024

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Performance Grades

Digital Performance Grades (including Jazz) and Music Performance ARSM diplomas are available on demand. There are no booking periods and exam sessions. Instead, you can book, pay and submit the exam video when you are ready. You can submit the video when you book or at any time during the following 28 days.

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Online Music Theory (Grades 1 to 5)

Online Music Theory exams are available on demand. You can book at any time. After booking, candidates have 28 days to take their exam. They can choose any date and time during this period.

Due to system updates taking place, candidates will not be able to take exams on the dates/times below.

The dates/times listed are UK times (GMT or BST).

DateTime
02/11/202322.00-02.00
14/12/202322.00-02.00
25/01/202422.00-02.00
07/03/202422.00-02.00
18/04/202422.00-02.00
23/05/202422.00-02.00
11/07/202422.00-02.00
15/08/202422.00-02.00
26/09/202422.00-02.00
07/11/202422.00-02.00
19/12/202422.00-02.00

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Paper-based Music Theory (Grades 6 to 8)

Music Theory (6 to 8) Session 1
Booking period
08 January 2024 - 19 January 2024
Exam Time 10:00 | Exam Date
USA (all states): 02 March 2024
Music Theory (6 to 8) Session 2
Booking period
09 September 2024 - 20 September 2024
Exam Time 10:00 | Exam Date
USA (limited states): 02 November 2024

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Diplomas

We are withdrawing our current DipABRSM, LRSM, and FRSM diplomas. For more information, including deadlines for taking exams see: Withdrawal of current diplomas.

Music Performance ARSM – digital exams are available on demand. You can book at any time. You then have 28 days to submit your exam video. For face-to-face exams, see ‘Practical Grades’.

New diplomas from 2024 – our new Music Performance LRSM and FRSM will be available on demand as digital assessments from April 2024. We will provide information about our new ARSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas in Teaching and Directing when available. These will also be digital assessments.

Current DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM - the session dates below are for our current DipABRSM, LRSM and FRSM diplomas only. Fee payment must be included along with your Diploma entry. Please contact your local representative for further information on how to pay.

Diploma Session 1
Booking period
03 January 2024 - 12 January 2024
Exam dates
USA (all states): April 2024 - June 2024
Diploma Session 2
Booking period
22 July 2024 - 02 August 2024
Exam dates
USA (limited states): October 2024 - December 2024

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Ensembles and Choral Singing

It is not possible to book Ensemble and Choral Singing entries using our online booking service. Please download an entry form and send a completed digital copy of to your Local Representative.
April to June Session 1
Booking period
03 January 2024 - 12 January 2024
All instruments and grades
USA (all states): April 2024 - June 2024
October to December Session 2
Booking period
22 July 2024 - 02 August 2024
All instruments and grades
USA (limited states): October 2024 - December 2024

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Prep Test, Open Music Assessment and Practical Musicianship

Please note each session is a general timeframe for all our face-to-face exams in the United States, and the actual exam dates will vary by region/centre. Please log in to the online service and view live availability when you go to book an entry.
April to June Session 1
Booking period
23 January 2024 - 06 February 2024
Online booking will open at 10:00 EDT
All instruments and grades
USA (all states): April 2024 - June 2024
October to December Session 2
Booking period
20 August 2024 - 03 September 2024
Online booking will open at 10:00 EDT
All instruments and grades
USA (limited states): October 2024 - December 2024

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Additional information

Other fees and charges

Update for 2023-2024: We have temporarily changed our certificate replacement and amendment service. Please go to Certificate Reprints for more information.

The following 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’.

Certificate reprintsFee (2023)
Confirmation of marks for exams taken after 1993Free of charge
Duplicate certificate: Graded music exams, including ARSM£ 13.50
Duplicate certificate: Diplomas (DipABRSM, LRSM, FRSM)£ 20.50
Duplicate certificate: Music Medals£   6.50
Confirmation of marks for exams taken from 1977 to 1993, including a copy certificate£ 45.00
Confirmation of marks for exams taken before 1977, including a copy certificate£ 56.00
  
Results reviewFee (2023)
Practical and Performance Grades 1-5£ 30.00
Practical and Performance Grades 6-8, ARSM£ 45.00

Theory appeal investigation (Grades 6-8)

For multiple candidates: 

the fee charged will not exceed five times the local Grade 5 Music Theory fee

50% of the entry fee
External review (instrumental/singing exams, Music Theory exams)£ 60.00
Administrative charge for payment with dishonoured cheque£ 22.00

 

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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