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CCM: Admissions
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Undergraduate Questions

Are there minimum test score and GPA requirements?
Do I need to write an essay?
Can I complete a double major?
Can I minor in music, or take music classes as a non-major?
Will my AP, IB, or CLEP credits transfer to UC?
What is the music transfer form, and who needs to fill it out?
Do transfer students need to submit high school transcripts and test scores?
Is it possible for me to audition for multiple schools in one day at the Unified Theatre Auditions?

Are there minimum test score and GPA requirements?

The University of Cincinnati does have minimum academic standards, however CCM students are generally evaluated based on their application and audition, and applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements may still be admitted to their program. For further details on the minimum academic standards, contact the UC Admissions Office.

Do I need to write an essay?

All freshmen applicants write an essay on the Common Application.

Can I complete a double major?

CCM offers a double major in Music Education and Music Performance. You may also double major between two bachelor’s of music in performance programs. Some CCM students also qualify to major or minor in many of the 34 majors offered through the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences  (due to space considerations, some exceptions are communications, political science, and psychology). We recommend that you contact the CCM Admissions Office regarding dual enrollment.

Can I minor in music, or take music classes as a non-major?

CCM does not offer minors in any area or program. Some CCM classes are open to non-majors by permission of the faculty, and students can take private lessons through the CCM Preparatory Department. Open to all students at UC are the Bearcat Marching Band, University Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and the UC Symphony Orchestra.

Will my AP, IB, or CLEP credits transfer to UC?

Advanced Placement:
The AP Transfer Key will tell you exactly what credit you will receive at UC for your AP credits. UC is on the quarter system, and many courses are three quarter credits. For example, if a student receives 9 quarters credits of psychology, this is generally a one year sequence of Psychology 101, 102, 103.

International Baccalaureate:
UC will award credit for International Baccalaureate courses. The IB Key will be forthcoming. In the meantime, contact Robert Fee, Sr. Assistant Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, for details. He can be reached at 513-556-5860 or Robert.Fee@uc.edu.

CLEP Test:
The Clep Test Key will give you information on what credits the University of Cincinnati will receive for any tests you have taken. It is up to your particular college to determine if the credits from your CLEP Test will fulfill requirements for your particular CCM major.

What is the music transfer form, and who needs to fill it out?

CCM honors the Code of Ethics established by the National Association of Schools of Music. Therefore, students applying to transfer to CCM from a program at another university or college must have the Music Transfer Form signed by a representative of the school where they are currently enrolled. We must have this form before you can be considered for a CCM scholarship.

Do transfer students need to submit high school transcripts and test scores?

You are required to submit high school transcripts if you have earned fewer than 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college credit. Test scores are not required if you graduated from high school more than one year before the date you intend to enroll at UC.

Is it possible for me to audition for multiple schools in one day at the Unified Theatre Auditions?

Yes. Once you have applied, we can work with you to schedule audition time that will not conflict with your other audition(s) at the National Unified Auditions. The best way to accommodate multiple auditions is by submitting your application early so that you can receive your first choice of audition dates. Audition slots fill quickly as deadlines approach!