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Program Requirements

Before applying to Curtis, please be aware of the following prerequisites and standardized test results:

Bachelor of Music applicants

Master of Music applicants

Diploma applicants

Post-baccalaureate Diploma applicants

Professional Studies Certificate in Opera applicants

Pre-college-aged applicants


Undergraduate students at Curtis are enrolled in either the Diploma or Bachelor of Music programs. Upon acceptance to Curtis, all undergraduate students are automatically placed into the non-degree undergraduate Diploma program. Students who wish to enter the Bachelor of Music program must meet the program’s entrance requirements by submitting the most current official transcript of high school and (if applicable) college academic work, as well as standardized test results.

Any change from one program to another by post-secondary-school diploma students must be made no later than the end of the second year at Curtis. Diploma students wishing to apply for entrance to the Bachelor’s degree program must complete the Degree Program Transfer Application and submit it to the Registrar for consideration. 


Bachelor of Music applicants

Prerequisite: High school diploma (or equivalent—The GED will be accepted by Curtis only as a supplement to exceptional academic achievement.)


Native speakers of English: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I)
Pre-2005 SAT I—Verbal: minimum 500
Post-2005 SAT I—Critical Reading: minimum 500
Post-2005 SAT I—Writing: to be evaluated for placement


Non-native speakers of English: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Pre-2005 SAT I: Verbal—minimum 500
Post-2005 SAT I: Critical Reading—minimum 500
Post-2005 SAT I: Writing—to be evaluated for placement
TOEFL Written: minimum 550
TOEFL Computer-based test: 213
Post-2005 Internet TOEFL iBT: 79–80


Master of Music applicants

Prerequisite: Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent


Native speakers of English: Standardized tests are not required.


Non-native speakers of English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL Written: minimum 550
TOEFL Computer-based test: 213
Post-2005 Internet TOEFL iBT: 79–80


Diploma Applicants

Native speakers of English: Standardized tests are not required.


Non-native speakers of English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*
TOEFL Written: minimum 550
TOEFL Computer-based test: 213
Post-2005 Internet TOEFL iBT: 79–80
 

* The TOEFL scores for students entering the Diploma program will be used for placement purposes only 


post-baccalaureate diploma applicants

Prerequisite: Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent


Native speakers of English: Standardized tests are not required.


Non-native speakers of English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL Written: minimum 550
TOEFL Computer-based test: 213
Post-2005 Internet TOEFL iBT: 79–80


Professional Studies Certificate in Opera applicants

Native speakers of English: Standardized tests are not required.


Non-native speakers of English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL Written: minimum 550
TOEFL Computer-based test: 213
Post-2005 Internet TOEFL iBT: 79–80


Pre-college-aged applicants

Standardized tests, such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), may be requested for placement purposes.

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