Piano and voice students with a high level of performance who enter the University with at least a 3.5 GPA, and have maintained a 3.5 GPA at the University for at least one semester, can apply to participate in a five-year BA/MM or BM/MM degree program. The Bachelor’s degree will be conferred upon completion of all undergraduate requirements and the Master’s degree will be conferred at the end of the fifth year. This program is appropriate for qualified transfer students. Students are expected to excel both in performance and in academics. Performance levels will be reevaluated each semester at the Performance
Students whose GPA falls below the 3.5 minimum will be allowed one probationary semester to regain good standing. No additional probationary semesters will be allowed. When the student has reached within 35 units of graduation with both degrees, the advisor will ask the student to complete a change of major form from the Student Resource Center. The student will then be officially classified as a graduate student on the registration database, and will be charged the graduate student tuition rate and eligible for graduate student financial aid.