NOTE: An applicant for graduate study in the Department of Music must have an undergraduate degree in music from an accredited college or equivalent proficiency. An applicant without a music degree will be required to take a proctored test before being admitted; he or she may have to do undergraduate work before becoming a graduate student. UNM does not accept graduate students provisionally.
PLACEMENT EXAMS: Click HERE for information on graduate entrance exams in theory, history, and music education, and on piano proficiences for the various graduate concentrations.
DOMESTIC STUDENTS: If you have been admitted to the graduate program at UNM on the basis of an in-progress transcript, you will receive a letter saying that you have been admitted in "provisional" status and that you need to supply a final transcript before the end of your first semester of studies. Please note that just because your transcript shows the grades for your last semester, it is not necessarily a final transcript. In order for a transcript to be considered "final," it has to indicate the degree you were awarded and the date of the award. Most universities take 6 weeks or more after the end of the semester to confirm all the degrees before they post them to the transcripts. Please check your record online to make sure that your degree award date is indicated before you order a transcript to be sent to UNM.
WHERE TO SEND THE TRANSCRIPT: Even though your admission letter says to send the final transcript to the Graduate Admissions Office, please send it instead to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Music; MSC10 2470; 1 University of New Mexico; Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001.
REGISTERING FOR CLASSES: Even though you are in provisional status, you should still be able to create a NetID and register for classes. If you are having difficulty doing this, please notify the Graduate Coordinator.
DEFERRAL OF ADMISSION
Acceptance into the graduate program is good only for the semester for which you apply. If you cannot enroll during that semester, you will forfeit your admission unless you submit to both the Office of Graduate Studies and the Department of Music a written request for deferral. This must be done no later than the Friday of the third week of classes of the semester for which you were accepted.
Click HERE to download the Admission Deferral Request Form from the Office of Graduate Studies website.
If you have questions about how to apply to the graduate program, contact Mrs. Colleen Sheinberg, Graduate Coordinator, at email@example.com, or (505) 277-8401.