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Graduate Questions

Do I need to take the GRE?
What GRE score does CCM require?
What graduate assistantships are available, and how do I apply for one?
Who should use the new Graduate Paper Application?
May I apply to enroll in the winter or spring quarter?
How can I defer my term of enrollment once I have been accepted?

Do I need to take the GRE?

Please refer to the CCM Application Handbook for more specific information regarding the GRE.

What GRE score does CCM require?

There is no minimum score. However, your GRE scores will be taken into consideration by the Admissions Committee along with the other information in your file.

What graduate assistantships are available, and how do I apply for one?

Assistantships are available in all majors except composition (composition majors can apply for the Theory GA), euphonium, harpsichord, and saxophone. These assistantships are awarded based on merit, not financial need, and are distributed based on the recommendation of our faculty. Assistantships in accompanying, jazz studies, music education, music history, secondary piano, theory, trombone, and trumpet require an additional audition/interview. There will be a section on the graduate online application to indicate your interest in these assistantships. To apply for a music education, secondary piano, or studio accompanying GA, a supplemental application form is required for pre-screening purposes.

May I apply to enroll in the spring semester?

Yes, but you must first have the approval of the faculty in your major area.

How can I defer my term of enrollment once I have been accepted?

We will hold all materials on file for one year, but if you do not enroll within one academic year of your application (fall through summer semesters), you will need to apply online and pay the application fees again.