Academics

Transfer Students

The School of Music accepts several transfer students each year. Follow the steps outlined below and read the General Guidelines for Music Transfer Students carefully to complete a successful transfer application.

Step 1: Complete the Application
Follow the instructions for transfer application and admittance to university on the admissions website.

Step 2: Complete the Music Application
Read the audition requirements and submit the music application at the same time as the campus application. More information can be found on the School of Music Web site under the how to apply section.

Step 3: Schedule an Audition
Auditions can be scheduled with the Director of Music Admissions by email or phone at (909) 748-8014.

General Guidelines for Music Transfer Students:

  • The Bachelor of Music degree, in Performance, Composition, and Music Education, is based on eight (8) semesters of lessons and ensembles. If you do not have transferable credits for these areas you may still need to study for four (4) years at the University of Redlands.
  • The audition will be a major factor in determining what academic year (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) transfer students are placed in.
  • All Bachelor of Music students are required to take the Upper Divisional Qualifying (UDQ) exam at the end of their Sophomore year. If you are auditioning to enter as a Junior the audition will also be considered as your UDQ exam.
  • The Bachelor of Music requires 30 credits in Liberal Arts Foundation, (non-music) courses. Transfer students, especially those from junior colleges, are encouraged to transfer as soon and early as possible to avoid adding un-necessary years to their study.

*TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you are receiving a scholarship from your current school, you must submit the Scholarship Release Form before we can consider you for any scholarships at the University of Redlands.

Each transfer situation is unique. Please contact the Director of Music Admissions by email or phone at (909) 748-8014 to discuss your situation or to set up a meeting.


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