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Faculty Advisors. For students in the Performance majors the principal private study teacher is the student's faculty advisor. For students in all other majors, a faculty member from the major department or program is assigned as advisor. See the double-degree section for advising resources available to double-degree students.


Academic Standing


General. The Conservatory of Music Academic Standing Committee reviews the academic progress of Conservatory students, including double-degree students, at the end of every semester. The Committee is chaired by the Assistant Dean in the Conservatory.
Conservatory students are expected to be enrolled full time in the Conservatory in each semester of study, to pass a minimum number of course credit hours, and to be working toward completion of one or more Conservatory majors at a rate suggested by the recommended distribution of requirements for each major.

Double-degree students are expected to be enrolled full time in both divisions in each semester of study, to pass a minimum number of course credit hours, and to be working toward completion of majors in both divisions.


Good Academic Standing. Students who pass the required minimum number of credit hours for their year and who are progressing satisfactorily toward completion of a major are considered in good academic standing.


Freshmen and new transfer students with fewer than twenty-four hours of transfer credit are expected to pass a minimum of ten credit hours in each of the first two semesters of enrollment; all other students are expected to pass a minimum of twelve credit hours in every semester of enrollment. Seniors in their final semester need enroll only for the number of credit hours they need to complete their graduation requirement (see "Enrollment Part Time" below).


The following courses of action are available to the Committee for cases where a student fails to achieve good academic standing.


Academic Warning.
An academic warning will be given to students who receive C+, C, or C- in their principal private or composition study, or who receive a majority of unsatisfactory grades on the First Major Committee Examination.


Academic Probation. A student who fails to pass the minimum number of credit hours will normally be placed on academic probation. A student will be removed from probation when, in the subsequent semester, the minimum number of credit hours is earned.


Denial of Continuation in a Major. Students who receive a No Entry in their principal applied or composition study in any semester, or who receive a C+, C, or C- in two consecutive semesters, will not be permitted to continue in that major without the permission of the department concerned.


Students who receive a No Entry two consecutive semesters in their principal applied or composition study, or who receive a majority of unsatisfactory grades in the Second Major Private Study Committee Examination, are not permitted to continue in that major.


Suspension. A student who fails to pass the minimum number of credit hours and who was on academic probation in any previous semester is normally suspended for one or two semesters; in cases of extenuating circumstances, the Committee may elect to place the student on academic probation a second time. A student who has been suspended for one or two semesters, by action of the Academic Standing Committee, may appeal this decision in writing to the Dean of the Conservatory.


Readmission from Suspension. Reinstatement to the Conservatory following suspension is petitioned through the Registrar's office. Students who have been suspended are normally required to submit a record of successfully completed course work at another institution prior to readmission.


Required Withdrawal (Dismissal). A student who has previously been on academic probation or suspension and who fails to maintain good academic standing may be required to withdraw permanently from the Conservatory. The student may appeal this decision, in writing, to the Dean of the Conservatory.
 
    
   
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