Entrance exams are required in music theory and dictation, as appropriate to your level of entrance. Sample tests are not available — we want to see what you can do without specific test prep. The results of these exams are used for class and program placement.

What if I don't pass?

If you've been admitted and you don't meet expected entrance requirements, you must register for appropriate remedial coursework.

Advanced Placement

If you're an undergraduate applicant, we do accept AP test results in many subject areas. However, we do not accept AP test results in the area of music theory. Instead, we use the results of your admission examinations to determine advanced placement, as warranted.