New York City and The New School are a natural destination if you are a young musician looking for an environment where world-class training meets unparalleled opportunities. Whether you are attending a community college and looking for a place to complete a bachelor's degree, attending a four-year college and looking for a change of scenery, or have left college without graduating and are looking for a place to finish your degree, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music could be the destination for you. Here is some information about preparing to transfer and applying as a transfer student.
The New School normally accepts credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Courses taken at other institutions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and students may be asked to provide course syllabi, portfolios, and other pertinent documentation. The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music evaluates college transcripts for transferable courses in three categories:
If your previous institution is not accredited by a recognized regional association of colleges and universities, or if you have other questions about the
transferability of credits you have earned, email email@example.com. Please be specific about your concerns; we will do our best to address them.
A maximum of 64 credits can be transferred to The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Of these, a total of 48 credits can be classified as music studio, 16 credits as music history, and 18 credits as liberal arts. To graduate, students must complete all New School degree requirements, including a total of 128 credits (at least 80 credits earned in residence at The New School and up to 48 credits transferred).
Final transferability of credits is determined solely by the Office of Admission. Credit transfer must be completed during your first semester at The New School. All transfer students, regardless of the number of credits they expect to transfer, must take placement examinations before registering for the first time at The New School. These examinations cover ear training, theory and performance, piano, rhythmic analysis, sight-reading, arranging, and instrumental proficiency.
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