Credit by Examination and Transfer Credit

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 for test scores of 4 or 5.

The Curtis Institute of Music will accept credit for liberal arts and music history courses taken at an accredited college, university, or music school. Transfer courses must have a grade of C or better. Curtis will examine all applicable transcripts before granting the transfer of credits. Final assignments of transfer credit are made by the registrar.

During a student’s enrollment at Curtis, including semester break and summer vacation periods, any course taken for transfer credit must have approval of the dean. Curtis students who wish to take a course for transfer credit should contact the dean for consideration with the following information: the name of the institution at which the course is offered, the course name, and a course description and/or proposed syllabus.

Transfer students may receive credit for up to twenty-seven semester hours in liberal arts subjects. Students with a previous undergraduate degree must take a minimum of fifteen semester hours in liberal arts subjects at Curtis to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from the Institute.