Regulations and Procedures

Academic Regulations


Illness is usually the only acceptable excuse for absence from class and must be officially confirmed. A student’s excessive absence may be reported by the instructor to the director of undergraduate or graduate studies.

A student who misses a final examination and who has a passing grade up to that time may be given a grade of Incomplete if the instructor has reason to believe that the absence was beyond the student’s control.

Every effort is made to avoid time conflicts between Jacobs School of Music classes and performances. However, if a student is required to participate in performances or other activities officially sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music that coincide with classes or examinations within the school, the instructors involved will be informed in advance and asked to make some accommodation for the student. Consideration for professional opportunities not sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music is at the sole discretion of the instructor.

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.