Graduate Division

Admission Requirements  

Admission Categories 

Upon receipt of the completed application, Graduate Record Examination test scores (if required), transcript, and audition or interview results, the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Recruitment Committee may grant regular admission, conditional admission, or admission on probation; or may reject the application. Certain departments have additional requirements for regular admission to their majors. See individual degrees for further information.

Conditional Admission

Candidates completing a bachelor’s degree in the Undergraduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music may apply for conditional admission to the Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music and may enroll for graduate credit for that portion of their program not required for completion of the bachelor’s degree, provided they meet the following requirements:

  1. They are within one semester of meeting degree requirements and have completed the final recital requirement. Unless requirements for the bachelor’s degree are completed within that semester, graduate credit earned may not be counted toward an advanced degree.
  2. The total course load does not exceed that ordinarily taken by a full-time graduate student.

Any graduate courses taken by undergraduates prior to their admission to the Graduate Division are counted only toward an undergraduate degree.

Admission on Probation

A student who does not have an undergraduate and graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better may be admitted on probation in exceptional cases. Probationary students must be enrolled full time during their first semester and must achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for that semester. Students who are admitted on probation and who incur academic probation during their first semester of study are subject to dismissal. See Academic Standing - Graduate.

Time Limit for Acceptance

Students who do not matriculate within one year of acceptance must repeat entrance auditions and other admission requirements.

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.