Credit by Examination

Students may meet requirements in musical studies and supplementary performance subjects by examination. Credit for Advanced Placement examinations may be given in certain liberal arts subjects.

Curtis will give credit for liberal arts and music history courses taken at an accredited college, university, or music school earned either before admission or while enrolled. However, Curtis reserves the privilege of examining all candidates and applicable transcripts before granting the transfer of credits. Any transfer courses taken at another institution while a student is enrolled at Curtis must have a grade of C or better, as well as the prior approval of the dean of faculty and students.

Transfer students may receive credit for up to 27 semester hours in liberal arts subjects. Students with a previous undergraduate degree must take a minimum of 15 semester hours in liberal arts subjects at Curtis to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from Curtis. Final assignments of transfer credit are made by the registrar in consultation with the dean of faculty and students.