Admission Requirements

Jacobs School of Music Requirements for Transfer Students

In addition to the general requirements for transfer admission to the university, students must audition in their major performing area for admission to a particular curriculum in the Jacobs School of Music. (See Jacobs School of Music Requirements for Incoming Freshmen.)

All credits in music from an institution other than Indiana University are subject to place­ment and evaluation in the Jacobs School of Music and must be validated upon entrance by examination or audition. Examinations in music theory are given only before classes begin. For the exam schedule, visit the Music Theory Web site: see “Academics,” and then “Validation/Exemption Exams.”

Transfer students, especially those transferring for their junior and senior years, must be aware of the possibility that not all music credits will be accepted or counted toward degree requirements in the Jacobs School of Music, and that they may have to spend longer than the normally allotted time to complete their bachelor’s degrees at Indiana University.

All courses taken at another institution with the grade of Pass (P) or Fail (F) are subject to Indiana University regulations concerning the Pass/Fail option. Students who wish to use such courses to meet degree requirements in the Jacobs School of Music must obtain verification of a letter grade or the equivalent from the other institution.

Academic Bulletins

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Previous Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.