Incoming School of Music Graduate Students
Graduate student diagnostic exams in theory and sight-singing are required before taking graduate-level theory courses. You must pass, or you will have to take and pass the Graduate Theory Review course (MUS 602) and/or the Graduate Ear Training Review course (MUS 604) before being allowed to take a graduate-level theory course. If you have already taken the test, you do not need to take it again.
This year, the exams are online, on a special Canvas site that you can access from anywhere. The exams are available from now until August 15. If you need to take the exams, follow these steps:
Use your ACE account to enroll into the Canvas site.
Go through the first four units:
- Browser recommendations
- Best practices for test-taking
- Graduate exam information
- Sight-singing (practice and technology test)
After you have completed the practice and technology test, you can take the two diagnostic exams. You may take them at any point between now and the end of the day, August 15, and you can take the two tests on different days, but: you must finish each test in a single session- you cannot stop, log off, and come back to finish.