General. Credit for study completed prior to matriculation at Oberlin
College or at another college may be granted under the following guidelines.
Private Applied and Composition Study. No credit in private applied
composition study is granted for work completed before the student
has matriculated at Oberlin College or another college.
for exemption from a required secondary private applied study will
be established by audition when secondary auditions are held during
the first week of classes each semester.
Music Class Work. Credit toward an Oberlin College degree for
music class study completed prior to matriculation at Oberlin College
is usually granted only under the Advanced Placement program, administered
by the College Board. For students matriculating at Oberlin College
in August 1993 or later, Oberlin College will grant credit for non-performance
music courses taken while enrolled in high school, for which credit
appears on the transcript of an accredited college or university.
Transfer credit for acceptable music history or music theory courses
will count toward the major only upon successful completion of the
Oberlin Conservatory music history or music theory placement tests,
as appropriate. The number of transfer credits awarded will not be
greater than the actual number of credits completed at the other institution.
If the required scores on these placement tests are not achieved,
transfer credits will count only as electives. Other non-performance
courses may also be counted as elective credit, on approval of the
appropriate Conservatory department and the Assistant Dean.
A Conservatory or Arts and Sciences student is granted credit for
Advanced Placement Examinations in Music Theory on the following basis:
1) the student scored a four or five on the examination, 2) the credit
granted is three hours, 3) the credit is entered on the transcript
as "AP-Music Theory," 4) the credit may be counted only as free elective
credit toward requirements for majors leading toward Conservatory
Eligibility for advanced standing in a music course may also be established
when a student enters Oberlin. While no credit toward an Oberlin degree
is granted, a student may, by this means, be eligible to enter an
advanced course, or may have a requirement waived.