Regulations and Procedures
Students are in good standing in the Jacobs School of Music if they are admitted to a music degree or diploma program, if they are making satisfactory progress toward that degree, and if they are not on academic probation.
Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Dismissal
An undergraduate student will receive an academic warning after any semester in which
- the student does not achieve a satisfactory grade in a music theory or music history course (D– or C, depending on the course); or
- the student fails to achieve a passing grade in any required secondary piano course, either by not enrolling or by earning the grade of F; or
- the student completes fewer than the required 14 credit hours (including ensemble) in the fall or spring semesters.
An undergraduate student will be placed on academic probation after any semester in which
- the student’s semester or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0; or
- the student receives a grade of F or does not enroll in a major ensemble; or
- the student receives a grade of F or does not enroll in the major area of study; or
- the student receives a grade of F in a core course for the second time; or
- the student receives grades of F in two or more music courses in one semester.
A student who has had two consecutive semesters of academic problems may also be placed on academic probation at the recommendation of the director of undergraduate studies. To be removed from academic probation, a student must meet the terms specified by the Jacobs School of Music. Students on academic probation are not eligible for financial aid from the Jacobs School of Music.
An undergraduate student will be subject to dismissal from the school when
- the student’s semester GPA falls below 1.0; or
- the student does not fulfill the terms of academic probation; or
- the student engages in an act of academic misconduct; or
- the student fails, in the judgment of the director of undergraduate studies, to make satisfactory progress toward the degree.
The Jacobs School of Music considers petitions for readmission from students who have been dismissed.
Class standing is based on the number of credit hours successfully completed: freshman, fewer than 27 credit hours; sophomore, 27 to 55 credit hours; junior, 56 to 85 credit hours; and senior, 86 or more credit hours.