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.
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
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
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 below a C– 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 grade below C– for 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
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.