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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

Professional Studies Certificate in Opera applicants

Pre-college-aged applicants


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 


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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