Mannes College The New School for
Music can be the ideal place to transfer for the right student and they can
complete their musical training at the highest level. 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 or attending a four-year college and looking for a change
of scenery or you left college without graduating and are looking for a place
to finish your degree, Mannes could be your destination. Here is some valuable
information about preparing to transfer and applying as a transfer student.
Application Requirements for Transfer Students
you have earned any college credits at another
institution, you are considered a transfer applicant. In addition to the normal
admission requirements, you must also submit official transcripts from every
college or university attended.
you attended a college or university outside the United States, you must
provide a course-by-course evaluation of foreign transcripts by the World Educational Services or another approved evaluation service.
See the international students page for more
transfer applicants who have not received a four-year (bachelor's or
equivalent) college degree must also send an official high school transcript.
(If you have completed a bachelor's degree already, do not provide a high
all other general admission instructions.
cannot apply as a transfer applicant if you have completed a bachelor's degree
in any subject major.
Information about Transferring Credits from Another College
Once accepted, transfer students may receive credit toward
the Mannes degree pending results of your transcript evaluation. An expected
graduation date will be listed in your acceptance letter and is based on your
audition and placement exam results. It is not based on the number of credits
completed at another institution.
The New School accepts credit from regionally accredited
institutions. Credits are accepted under the following conditions: the courses
are in the liberal arts or in other subjects comparable to those offered at The
New School and the student received a grade of C (B- not C) or better. Mannes
does not accept transfer credits for applied music courses from another school;
however, credits for these courses are granted on the basis of entrance tests. Coursework
from non-regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case
basis; students may be asked to provide course syllabi, portfolios, and other
pertinent documentation. Students with more specific questions about transfer
credits should contact the assistant dean.
If your previous institution is not
accredited by a recognized regional association of colleges and universities,
or if you otherwise have questions about transferability of your prior credits,
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be specific about your concerns and we will do
our best to address them.
Transfer credits from other graduate programs are not
allowed, except for Introduction to Graduate Studies (a course in resource
materials and research methods for MM students).
The New School does not transfer grades or grade points from
other schools. Only credits are transferred.
Credits by Exam
Undergraduate students take a battery
of placement tests before beginning their studies and a significant percentage
of them are exempt from one or more courses as a result of these tests. Mannes
issues credits by exam to entering undergraduate students and lists exempted
courses and credits granted on their transcript.
Transfer Credit Policy
A maximum of 64 credits can be
Credit transfers must be completed
during the student's first semester at The New School.
All transfer students, regardless of
expected transfer credits must take placement examinations before they register
for the first time at The New School. Students who place into advanced levels
of applied music courses on the basis of the placement tests will receive
credits for courses from which they have been exempted.