Academic regulations

It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with the academic rules and regulations, as well as any changes to them that are disclosed annually as an addendum to this catalog. All students are expected to comply with academic regulations and to exhibit conduct in accordance with the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and respect for the property and rights of other members of the academic community.

Academic year

The Conservatory's academic year is divided into two semesters with a duration of 15 weeks each.

Home

The official definition of residency for all study programs of the
Conservatory is as follows:

Undergraduate Programs

Program

Normal Residence

Home

Minimum

Maximum time

Bachelor of Music in Performance

4 years

2 years (64 crs.)

8 years

Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Music Performance
Caribbean

4 years

2 years (64 crs.)

8 years

Bachelor of Music in Composition

4 years

2 years (64 crs.)

8 years

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

4 years

2 years (64 crs.)

8 years

Graduate Programs

Program

Normal Residence

Home

Minimum

Maximum time

Graduate Diploma in Execution

1 year

1 year

1 year

Master of Music in Performance

2 years

1 year

6 years

Master of Music in Music Education

2 years

1 year

6 years

Does not apply to courses taken in the master's program during the summer session.

The validation of credits from other institutions does not eliminate or modify the residency requirement in any way, nor will it count towards that purpose.

The definition of maximum time for residency purposes is counted continuously from the date the student first enrolled at the Conservatory and includes all study leaves taken and/or semesters not enrolled. Readmissions to programs after the maximum time has passed require starting over.

In the case of students enrolled in any part-time semester, the residence time may be extended up to 10 years. The maximum time to be eligible to receive Title IV funds is six years, based on the percentage of use from previous years.

Retention and Graduation Rates

In compliance with the Students Right to Know Act of 1990, (Public Law 101-542, Sec. 668.46) the Conservatory provides retention and graduation data on the Conservatory website at the address: Consumer information.

Student Classification

Regular Student
Student who has been admitted, has enrolled, and has paid tuition for the program to which he or she was admitted and for the current semester.

Active Student
Student enrolled and attending classes. Students maintain this status by registering for the next semester.

Inactive Student
Student who has not enrolled for one or more semesters, but intends to return. Applies to students with a study interruption license.

Student on Leave
Student who discontinues attendance or enrollment at the institution because he or she has requested and been approved for a travel leave, study interruption leave, or extended study interruption leave.

Student in Baja
Student who has not enrolled and has no intention of returning to the Conservatory.

Student on Academic Probation
Students who, due to lack of satisfactory academic progress, have been placed on academic probation.

Suspended Student
Students on academic probation who do not make the required academic progress after their return as active students. These students will be suspended from the institution.

Admission Students at the Remedial/Preparatory Level
Students who are taking remedial courses in instrument, music theory or both, to be able to change their conditional admission and enter the first-year level of high school in the specialty. Students may be classified in this category only once. Remedial instrument students will be accepted in the following specialties at the undergraduate level: Bachelor of Music in Performance and the Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Caribbean Music Performance. Bachelor of Music Composition students will also be accepted to take remedial/preparatory composition.

Students of any specialty at the undergraduate level who do not qualify in the theory exam and taught at the first-year level, will take the remedial Preparatory Solfeggio course. All students accepted at the remedial/preparatory level will have up to a maximum of two semesters to pass it and be placed at the first-year level. Otherwise, they will be suspended from the institution.

If the Remedial/Preparatory Level student is suspended and wishes to request readmission, they must audition on the instrument and take the Theory and Dictation exam again. The student must pass both tests and be classified at the first-year level to be readmitted. Readmission will not be allowed if they are classified at the remedial/preparatory level again. These exams are offered during the second semester of the academic year.

Students Listeners
They are those who attend group classes as listeners. Students under this classification must be duly enrolled and with the consent of the professor and have paid all corresponding fees. Courses taken as a listener will not receive a grade or credit.

Student Collaborators
They are people not enrolled in the course, but necessary for the proper functioning of an institutional group or in the Opera Workshop. The collaborating students will be selected by the musical director of the institutional ensemble taking into account their musical skills. If the collaborator is not a student at the Conservatory, he or she will also be obliged to follow the institutional rules and regulations. The collaborator will not receive pay, qualification or credit, nor will he pay any fee.

Students who need to fulfill an ensemble requirement will have priority placement over collaborators.

The director of the ensemble will contact the potential collaborator who will have to fill out the corresponding form at the Registrar's Office. The request must receive the favorable recommendation of the professor of the group, the approval of the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs who will be responsible for delivering it to the Registrar's Office for the corresponding process. The approval of said request will last one semester. Once the term has ended, the teacher will certify your participation. The Registrar's Office will prepare a letter validating your experience. Collaboration in a course does not count for credits nor can it be validated.

Classification according to academic load

Program

Full time

3/4 Time

Halftime

Part time

Bachelor of Music

12 or more credits

9 to 11 credits

6 to 8 credits

5 credits or less

Graduate Diploma

8 to 9 credits

Does not apply

Does not apply

Does not apply

Master of Music

6 or more credits

Does not apply

4 to 5 credits

3 credits or less

Variations in course load may change a student's classification for financial aid purposes and could affect eligibility. Students should consult with the Financial Aid Office before reducing their academic load.

Classification of Year of Studies According to Approved Credits
Bachelor of Music

Year of Studies

Code

Credits

Remedial Level

R

0

Basic Level (Lower Division)

First year

BM1

0-42

Second year

BM2

43-82 (Approval of the first year instrument jury)

Advanced Level (Upper Division)

Third year

BM3

83-122 (Approval of the second year jury of
instrument)

Fourth year

BM4

123-144 (Jury approval of third year of instrument
[Junior Recital])

Graduate Diploma in Execution

Year of Studies

Code

Credits

One year only

OF

8-9

Master of Music

Year of Studies

Code

Credits

First year

MM1

0-28

Second year

MM2

29-42

Tuition

All active students must participate in the registration process on the dates established in the academic calendar by the Registrar's Office. During the registration process, the student is required to meet with his or her academic advisor and that he or she approve the student's course selection. After that, you will proceed to make the payment which must be completed on the date indicated in the academic calendar.

Students will not be accepted into the classroom after the second week of the academic semester. No exceptions will be made to this procedure.

No student who has outstanding debts with the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music will be able to enroll. The registration form will be retained in the Registrar's Office and your registration will be canceled until you pay off the debt or present evidence that it has been done.

Students who have applied for financial aid late, and have not received the Financial Aid Offer Letter from the Conservatory as of the date of payment of tuition, must make their payment in cash until the financial aid process is completed. Your registration will not be official until you make the payment or apply for deferred payment of registration. Registration will not be official until it is validated with the payment stamp from the Collections Office. The student will not be authorized to attend a course or section in which he or she has not officially enrolled. You cannot claim credit or receive a grade for courses for which you have not officially registered. No exceptions will be made under any circumstances.

Each professor will make sure to request the student's registration form with the payment stamp as proof that the student completed the course registration process. No professor will accept a student who is not properly enrolled in the course. A student's having attended a course for which he or she is not registered will not be credited in the professor's charge, nor will payment for the time given to the student be authorized. No exceptions will be made under any circumstances.

All students are required to be enrolled in instrument, music theory, seminar, and major or minor ensembles. Registrations that do not include these required courses will not be allowed. It is recommended that the student take the piano theory and laboratory subjects simultaneously with these courses.

Before leaving the institution, at the end of an academic session or upon withdrawing from courses, students are required to return in good condition the property that they have borrowed from usufruct in any of the departments (instruments or other property). ), books and materials borrowed from the Library.

The value of the property taken in usufruct that is damaged or lost must be paid in full at the maturity of the loan.

Students who have overdue debts with the institution, whether for property or money, will not be issued any official document related to their academic work, nor will they be granted an extension in the payment of tuition or will not be eligible to enjoy other university benefits with payment or without payment until they have complied with the payment of the debt.

Change of Address or Contact Information

The student is responsible for notifying any change of address or contact information immediately to the Registrar's Office. The Conservatory is not responsible for addresses and contact information not updated by the student.

Class Program

The Class Program is the document that contains the courses, schedules and teachers that the student registered during the registration process. Duplicates of the same are issued at the student's request in the Registrar's Office.

Maximum Authorized Credit Load

The maximum load of credits enrolled per academic semester is 21. Students who wish to enroll in more than 21 credits per semester must have a general academic index equal to or greater than 3.80, having completed all the courses of the first year of studies in their specialty. and request in writing authorization for enrollment for 21 credits to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. Authorized students must maintain a minimum general academic index of 3.80 at the end of the corresponding period. Only a maximum of two additional credits will be authorized. Students at the remedial level in both music theory and instruments do not qualify for this authorization.

Period of Highs and Lows

The student may make changes to the program during the registration and withdrawal period on the dates indicated for this purpose in the academic calendar. Changes to your class schedule must be authorized by your academic advisor. Once the change is made official, the student will show a copy of the program to the concerned teacher to confirm that they have completed the process. No student will be authorized to attend a course or section for which he or she has not officially registered. The student will not receive any credit for it. No exceptions will be made under any circumstances.

A student's having attended a course for which he or she is not registered will not be credited in the professor's charge, nor will payment for the time given to the student be authorized. No exceptions will be made under any circumstances.

Veterans and Beneficiaries

The Conservatory is authorized to enroll veterans and their beneficiaries referred by federal and state agencies. These recipients must meet all admission requirements in addition to those related to their status as a recipient of the applicable agency in the federal or state program. The Veteran's services area is located in the Registrar's Office. This office is in charge of evaluating and certifying the academic load of all students who receive benefits from the Veterans Administration. The students who are certified are all those who receive benefits from:

  1. Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Reservists and National Guard
  2. Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty
  3. Chapter 35 – Dependents of Veterans
  4. Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation
  5. Chapter 33 – Post9/11 GI Bill®

In order to be certified for the first time, the beneficiary student must present his or her eligibility letter and form DD214 to the Registrar's Office. Additionally, you will need to sign the Veterans Beneficiary Responsibilities form. In subsequent semesters, the student will not have to submit additional documents, however, they must request to be certified again each term (including the summer session).

Qualifying students can also receive the benefits granted by Law 203, 21st Century Puerto Rican Veteran's Bill of Rights. To receive this exemption, the student must submit form DD214.

The Registrar's Office is responsible for keeping information updated on the changes that have occurred in the academic offerings of our institution in coordination with the Veterans Administration and the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Compliance Policy with Law 114315

In compliance with Law 114315 (which modifies Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, 38 USC 3679[c]) the people described below will apply the study costs as residents of Puerto Rico:

  1. A Veteran using educational benefits under chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post9/11 GI Bill®) of title 38 of the United States Code who lives in Puerto Rico while attending a institution located in Puerto Rico (regardless of their formal state of residence) and enrolls in the institution within three years after a period of active duty of 90 days or more.
  2. Any person using Post9/11 GI Bill® transferred benefits (38 USC § 3319) who lives in Puerto Rico while attending an institution located in Puerto Rico (regardless of their formal residency status) and enrolls in the institution within of the three years following the date on which the person who transferred the benefit completed a period of active service of 90 days or more.
  3. Any person described above while continuously enrolled (except during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or periods of study) at the same institution. The person must have enrolled in the institution before the expiration of the three-year period following the end of active duty as described above and must be using benefits under chapter 30 or chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code.
  4. Any person who uses the benefits of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 USC § 3311 [b] [9]) who lives in Puerto Rico while attending an institution located in Puerto Rico regardless of their formal residency status.
  5. Any person using transferred Post9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 USC § 3319) who lives in Puerto Rico while attending an institution located in Puerto Rico (regardless of their formal residency status) and the person who transferred the benefit to them is a member of the uniformed service and is on active duty.

Preliminary and Final Academic Loads

The preliminary academic load report is the document that reflects the students enrolled in a specific course and section. They are called preliminaries because they are susceptible to change. These lists are exclusively for the use of the Conservatory faculty, who will confirm that they are complete and correct.

The final academic load report is the document prepared by the Registrar's Office to certify the official and final enrollment of students in a specific course or section. This official document is the basis for certifying the official total enrollment of the program and is key to issuing the grade report for each professor.

Dual Enrollment

Conservatory students who are interested in taking courses at other institutions must request it at the Registrar's Office, which will issue the special student authorization required by the university where they will take the course.

Remedial Courses

Baccalaureate Program
Remedial courses are offered by the Conservatory as an aid for students who apply at the Baccalaureate level but do not meet the minimum admission requirements established for the different specialties offered by the institution. These students are conditionally admitted to the institution. Having been admitted to this conditional level of remedy does not constitute a right, but is a privilege. The Conservatory expects maximum effort and dedication from the student classified in this category during this remedial period. The Conservatory reserves the right to suspend any student who does not demonstrate the established level of achievement. Remedial (preparatory) courses have a maximum duration of two semesters.

Students admitted under this classification may only be there for a maximum period of one year. The student who cannot enter the first-year high school level after the maximum time established for this category has elapsed will be dropped from the institution.

A student may be admitted to the Conservatory at the remedial level only once. If you withdraw from the institution during your remedial/preparatory period, you will not be able to be accepted again under this classification and to re-enter you will have to reach the first-year level of the specialty in the admission exams.

If the student obtains a Pass (&P) in their second semester of the remedial courses they are taking, they will automatically advance to the first year. Under no circumstances may you remain in remedial/preparatory for an additional semester. Partial withdrawals from remedial courses will not be allowed.

Remedial/preparatory instrument courses will be evaluated with a Pass (&P) or No Pass (NP) grade. This applies to instrument, singing, composition and preparatory music theory classes. Pass (&P) or No Pass (NP) grades do not carry credits. The Spanish and English remedial courses will be worth three credits.

The repetition of the remedial preparatory music theory and instrument courses and preparatory seminar will not be paid for with federal financial aid funds.

In the case of the preparatory music theory course, if the non-approved course is not offered the next semester, the student will enter the continuation course under the classification of listener and, once completed, must take and pass the jury exam to enter the first level.

Master's Program

As part of the requirements of the Master's Program, students must take and pass the diagnostic exams in Theory and Analysis and History and Analysis. Students in the Master's Program in Singing Performance must also take and pass the Diction and Language diagnostic exams (Italian, French and German). If a student does not pass any of these exams, they may take the exam again until they pass it or take the remedial courses that are offered by the Conservatory as an aid.

Any student who has completed his or her studies at the undergraduate level at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music within a period of no more than two years after graduating will be exempt from taking the diagnostic exams in Theory and Analysis, History and Analysis, Diction and Languages.

Students who have been placed through the diagnostic exam in one or both remedial courses will have to pass them before being able to enroll in the theory and history courses at the graduate level.

Remedial courses in Theory and Analysis, History and Analysis, Diction and Languages will not be paid for with financial aid funds.

Class Type

Examples

Hours/credit ratio

Specialty Individual

Instrument

Primary instrument

Composition

Undergraduate level:

4 credits for each contact hour (includes the course
seminar of two weekly contact hours)

Graduate level:

5 credits for each contact hour (includes the course
seminar of two weekly contact hours)

Conference

Group courses on theory, history, general, etc.

1 credit for every 50 minutes of contact

Laboratory

Complementary piano, complementary instruments,
ensembles, music theory, direction, etc.

1 credit for every two or three weekly contact hours

Non-credit courses are indicated that way in the catalog. The Course Description section includes information pertinent to the number of credits and prerequisites for each course.

Instrument Teacher Assignment

The Conservatory recognizes the importance of enabling a productive relationship to exist between the student and their instrument, singing or composition teacher. Typically, students work with the same teacher throughout their years of study. The institution will do everything possible to satisfy teacher requests made by students. However, on occasion, due to teachers' contractual limits, it may be necessary to reassign the student to another teacher. The institution reserves this right.

In the same way, the CMPR reserves the right to assign the student another professor at any time during the semester for a certain period of time. This appointment would be temporary for reasons of professional and artistic commitments, professional development or other of the assigned teacher.

Teacher Change

The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music does not endorse teacher changes. Students of instruments, singing or composition who for compelling reasons are interested in requesting a change of teacher will have to request said change at the Registrar's Office on the last day of classes of the academic year. The request will be sent to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, the department chair, and the professor for evaluation and consideration. The student and professor will be interviewed by the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, to identify the causes and reasons for the request. The effect on the workload of the teachers involved in the requested change, among others, will be taken into consideration for the evaluation of the request. The dean will consult with the department chair and professor on the merits of the request and determine whether or not to approve the requested change.

Professor changes will be authorized only at the end of each academic year. Changes between semesters will not be authorized. Changes between semesters will only be considered if there are extraordinary circumstances and major causes that justify them. Requests to make professor changes between semesters that are not for extraordinary reasons will be denied.

The Conservatory will authorize only one change of teacher per student during the course of a study program leading to a degree or diploma. No changes will be authorized after the last day of classes of the academic year, there will be no exceptions.

Individual Lessons and Seminars

Instrument, Singing and Composition
Individualized instruction in learning instruments, singing, and composition constitutes the core training of the type of professional specialized education offered at the Conservatory. Students in the various concentrations in instrument, singing, and composition are required to enroll in an individual weekly class with their teacher. The value of this course will be four credits at the undergraduate level and five credits at the graduate level and involves one hour of individual class, as well as a weekly group seminar attended by all students in the professor's studio. The seminar lasts two hours, has a cost, but no credit. The individual class hour and the weekly seminar appear in the student's academic load every semester while enrolled at the Conservatory. It is the student's responsibility to attend their lessons and the seminar punctually. Absences must be for highly justified reasons which must be notified to the teacher no less than 24 hours in advance. It will be at the discretion of the teacher to determine whether the absence is justified or not and whether the student will receive a make-up for the missed class.

Primary Instrument
It will be a requirement for all Bachelor of Music in Music Education students to submit an entrance audition on an orchestral instrument, piano or voice as part of their application for admission to the Conservatory. These will take a primary instrument or singing class for one hour per week, worth three credits, for six semesters. It is not required to attend the weekly teacher's study seminar, but they are required to attend the Educational Seminar course that meets once a month.

Complementary Instrument
Students may take the complementary instrument course on any musical instrument offered by the Conservatory as a musical elective (subject to availability). All complementary instrument courses are worth one credit for an individual lesson lasting half an hour per week and two credits for an individual lesson lasting 1 hour per week. Students interested in taking complementary composition must have passed the ICOM 30013002 course.

Viola for Violinists
Violin students who wish to take viola lessons as a secondary instrument may do so at no cost. Students who wish to enjoy this benefit will be required to participate in the major or minor groups assigned to them. The institution reserves the right to assign the set according to institutional priorities and needs. Students who do not show achievement in their individual class and compliance in the major or minor group (as the case may be) will not be allowed to continue enjoying this privilege.

Singing, Composition, or Instrument PostFourth Year
Students in the baccalaureate in music program who have completed the eight semester composition or performance requirements in the majors of singing, composition, instrumental performance, or jazz and Caribbean music—and who have passed the graduation recital, but who have not completed their program of study—may enroll in their instrument, singing, or composition for one additional year only. This course lasting one hour per week is optional, so it is not a requirement, it has no credit value, it will not be valid for graduate level studies and it carries a registration fee (refer to the Study Costs section below). The course repertoire will be determined between the teacher and the student.

Final Exams and Instrument Juries
Final semester exams take place during the months of December and May every year. The final instrument exams, in both semesters, will be carried out by a jury made up of an adequate representation of the faculty of the instrument or instrumental area. The final examination minutes will be signed by all the members of the jury. In those disciplines that only require a written test, a jury will not be necessary. The Dean of Academic and Student Affairs may be part of these juries and will preside when present.
Students who are absent from their final Instrument, Singing or Composition exam, without any justification, will receive a grade of “F” in the course. In the case of group courses, students who are absent from the final exam, without any justification, will receive a grade of “F” in the exam and it will be added to the grade that the student had in the course to obtain the final average.

If an emergency situation arises (within a period of no more than 24 hours' notice) that prevents the student from attending their final exam, they must contact their professor so that he or she can determine if it warrants that the student always submits an incomplete request. and when you meet the justified reasons mentioned in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section of this catalog. Otherwise, the rules set forth in this section will apply.

Third Year Recital (Junior Recital)
The Bachelor of Music in Singing Performance requires students to present a recital in the second semester of the third year (junior recital) with a minimum duration of 30 minutes. The repertoire of the junior recital will be that learned during the third year of studies. All students of this specialty must meet this requirement. This recital will be programmed as part of the Student Concerts series. Students will follow the policies established in the Student Concerts and Departmental Concerts section under the Student Life portion of this catalog.

Institutional Sets
All harp, strings and bow, wind, and percussion students will audition during the week prior to the start of classes for the first semester of the academic year to be placed in the Symphony Band or Symphony Orchestra. Students in the Jazz and Caribbean Music specialty will audition in the week prior to the beginning of each semester to be placed in the Concert Jazz Band, Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, and the Jazz and Caribbean Music combos. Audition dates will be published in the academic calendar.

No make-up auditions will be held. A student who has to be absent from the audition because he or she is participating in a summer camp or festival, or in any official activity of the institution, must complete the Student Travel Permit form at least 30 days before the audition date as stipulated. in the academic calendar. Students who do not attend the audition and who have not been officially excused will be assigned to a group as the institution deems necessary.

Audition materials will be available during the last month of the previous academic semester. They will include:

  1. Application to audition
  2. Hearing regulations
  3. Audition Week Itinerary and Audition Time
  4. A list of the required repertoire for your instrument
  5. A list of the skills necessary for placement in Jazz and Caribbean Music ensembles and combos for students of said specialty

Auditions for classical ensembles will be behind a curtain whenever possible. In the case of Jazz ensembles, students will be accompanied by faculty or by Jazz Play Along recordings, with an additional sight reading component. Students of the Baccalaureate in Music Performance can also audition for Jazz ensembles. Its location will be subject to space availability. Jazz students have priority in their department ensembles. Students in the classical program who have not auditioned or who are not enrolled in the assigned ensemble will not be accepted. However, the ensemble director, with the knowledge and approval of the director of the Department of Jazz and Caribbean Music and the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, may have the discretion to accept student collaborators, up to a maximum of two per minor ensemble and four per ensemble. elderly.

Independent Studies
Any student admitted to the Master of Music Program in Music Education who does not possess two years of previous full-time professional experience as a classroom music teacher will be required to take a field study course (independent study) in one of the practice centers authorized by the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. The student will be authorized to use one of his or her elective courses required for field study.

Concentration Change
The change of concentration is the reclassification process through which a student changes from the specialty to which he was admitted to enter another. This procedure can be carried out once the student has completed the first year of high school or master's degree in the concentration to which he or she was admitted. Students admitted to the remedial/preparatory level do not qualify to request a change of concentration.

To request a change of concentration, the student must have written authorization from his or her professor, the academic advisor, the director of the department, and the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. The change of concentration may entail an interview and audition in an instrument or voice according to the requirements of the concentration you request. Any change in concentration is subject to the quota in the study of the concentration requested. Changes of concentration will not be authorized after the date established in the academic calendar.

To request a change of concentration, the student must:

  1. Complete the Application for Change of Concentration available in the Registrar's Office and return it on or before the date stipulated in the academic calendar. All requests to change concentration must be evaluated and approved by the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs.
  2. Pay the corresponding fees for the request for a change of concentration.
  3. Students requesting a change to the concentrations in Performance and Jazz Performance and Caribbean Music must audition the instrument before a jury of the discipline to which they are applying. Audition requirements are available in the Admissions Office.
  4. Students requesting a change to the concentration in composition must present three original works to the jury of the Department of Theory, Composition and Musicology. These compositions must be delivered along with the request for change of concentration.
  5. Have maintained a general academic index of 2.00 at the time of requesting the change of concentration and at the end of the academic semester prior to the effectiveness of the change. If you do not finish the semester with the required general academic index, the change will not be approved and you will remain in the concentration in which you were admitted. Students majoring in Music Education who request a change of concentration to Performance (instrumental or singing) or Composition must have a general academic index of 3.00 when requesting the change of concentration and at the end of the academic semester in which they requested the change.
  6. Any student requesting a change of concentration must have passed the first-year level of instrument, singing or composition. If this is not achieved, the request will be denied.

Switch to Music Education

To request a change to the Musical Education specialty, students must:

  1. Have completed one year in the concentration to which you were admitted.
  2. Have maintained a general academic index of 3.00 at the time of requesting the change and at the end of the academic semester prior to the effectiveness of the change. If you do not finish the semester with the required average, the change will not be approved.
  3. Written essay (along with the change of concentration application) of at least 500 words that explains why the applicant wants to be a music educator, their professional goals and objectives, and what qualities they possess to achieve them.
  4. Interview with the director and/or faculty members of the Department of Music Education.
  5. Students of Performance or Jazz Performance and Caribbean Music, who request a change to Musical Education and who also request a change of instrument, must pass an audition on the new instrument before the jury of the corresponding academic department. The admission requirements for primary instrument are contained in the admission brochures and on the Conservatory's website at the electronic address: cmpr.edu/admissions.
  6. The combined results of the essay, interview, audition and academic achievement of the applicant will be decisive in the recommendation to change to the specialty of Music Education.

Expiration of the term to complete the degree

The maximum time to complete the Baccalaureate in Music degree will be equivalent to double that required and determined for each academic program. In the case of all Bachelor's Degrees in Music offered, the maximum time to complete the degree is eight years (16 semesters) from the date you first enrolled at the Conservatory.

For students who have been enrolled part-time at any time, their maximum time to complete the degree will be 10 years (20 semesters) from the date they first enrolled in the Conservatory.

Students in the Graduate Diploma Program in Performance will be required to complete the program in two consecutive semesters. Students of the Master of Music Program, both in Music Education and Performance, must complete the degree within a maximum of six years (12 semesters) after starting the degree.

The credits will expire in a maximum period of eight years for those students who study full-time and ten years for part-time students, counted uninterruptedly from the first time the student enrolled at the Conservatory. At the end of the established maximum term, the Registrar will dismiss any student who has not completed the degree. If the student wishes to continue studies leading to obtaining their academic degree, they must request re-entry and begin studies again in accordance with the requirements set out in the catalog in force at that time and the applicable regulations. For the purposes of admission to other study programs (second Baccalaureate, Teacher Certification, etc.), the credits approved in the baccalaureate will expire in a period of 10 years from the date on which the student began his studies at the Conservatory. . The Dean of Academic Affairs and Students may authorize the approval of credits after the 10-year period, provided that there are justifiable causes and extraordinary circumstances that warrant it.

Class Attendance Policy

All Conservatory students are expected to strictly comply with the requirement of regular and punctual attendance at classes during each academic semester. The class attendance policy will be established by the institution and will depend on the nature and structure of each particular course. This policy will be included in the syllabi and syllabi of all the courses offered by the institution and it will be the responsibility of the teaching staff to inform students about it by delivering a copy of the syllabus of their courses at the beginning of the academic semester.

General Provisions on Class Attendance

  1. Students will be responsible for attending all class sessions of the courses in which they are enrolled.
  2. Students will be responsible for the material covered in class in case of absences.
  3. The process of processing a partial withdrawal, total withdrawal or administrative withdrawal will begin, as stipulated in the corresponding sections of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy in this document, in case of non-compliance with any of the following provisions:
    • Absence from the courses in which you are enrolled on three or more consecutive occasions without a justified reason.
    • Absence without justified reasons on three occasions during the academic semester in courses that meet once a week.
    • Absence without justified reasons on four occasions during the academic semester in courses that meet twice a week.
    • Absence without justified reasons on six occasions during the academic semester in courses that meet three times a week.
    • Absence without justified reasons on eight occasions during the academic semester in courses that meet four times a week.

If deemed necessary, the teaching staff may refer to the Student Guidance and Counseling Office students who have incurred absences during the academic semester as support for them and in favor of meeting their study goals. However, it will be the prerogative of the teaching staff to determine whether or not student absences are excused.

Ensemble Attendance Policy

The attendance of all members of an ensemble is essential to create a consistent and quality sound, therefore, it will be considered a factor of great weight when determining the course grade. All members of the institutional ensembles are expected to maintain regular and punctual attendance, both at rehearsals and at concerts and scheduled activities.

Attendance at ensembles will count in a 50% in the evaluation of the student's work. The rules governing attendance at groups will be the following:

  1. No student may be absent on three consecutive or five non-consecutive occasions without justified cause, in accordance with the institutional class attendance policy.
  2. For students who do not request a formal excuse for the purpose of being absent, the unexcused absence will have an effect on the final grade. For details, please refer to the Regulations for Institutional Groups.
  3. Any student who misses a general rehearsal or a concert or activity will have his or her grade lowered two grades below that achieved in his or her final grade. Any absence from a rehearsal for the composition reading is unexcused and will count as two unexcused absences. It will be the same for any unexcused absence from a rehearsal, after the general rehearsal, prior to the concert to be held.
  4. To request to be excused from a rehearsal or concert activity of a major ensemble, the student must fill out a special form designated for these purposes (Request for Leave of Absence to the Institutional Ensemble). It will be available in the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. This application must be completed and delivered for the evaluation of the ensemble director no later than before the rehearsal or activity to be held. It will be the discretion of the ensemble director to evaluate and approve it. Any absence or tardiness not documented with the Request for Leave of Absence to the Institutional Complex will be considered an unauthorized absence.
  5. Under special conditions, students may apply for student travel leave to be absent from rehearsals or concerts. The license will be granted according to the above criteria. Any permit must be submitted no less than two weeks before the day of the test in question. Any request to be absent from a concert will be submitted two weeks before the first rehearsal for the concert in preparation. Ideally these requests should be submitted at the beginning of the semester.

Students with physical conditions that require absence for medical reasons (up to one week of rehearsals), but who are expected to participate in the concert, will be required to attend rehearsals, even if they cannot perform, unless they are confined to bed. Students who request a longer absence that does not allow them to participate in the ensemble performance must present a medical excuse to the ensemble director.

Absences or tardiness due to itinerary conflicts with individual classes or other courses will not be excused (this will also apply to extra classes and make-ups). It is the student's responsibility to arrange their itinerary to avoid this type of conflict, at all times.

Student Travel License

Students who need to be absent to attend auditions, camps, festivals, or to fulfill professional commitments must request authorization from the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs by completing the Student Travel License form available in the Registrar's Office.

If the end date of the event exceeds the beginning of the next academic semester, students must file their application for a student travel license before the end of the current academic semester.

This leave is a privilege and a maximum of 10 teaching days will be authorized per academic semester.

The approval of this leave does not relieve students of their responsibility to complete the registration process during the corresponding period, to comply with the material covered in class, exams or assignments during their absence.

Study Interruption Leave

Students who, for justified reasons, need to interrupt their studies must request a study interruption license from the Registrar's Office. The justified reasons for requesting this license are the following:

  1. Sudden and serious alteration of the student's health
  2. Death of an immediate family member
  3. Loss of musical instrument
  4. Military service
  5. Jury service, or appointment before a state or federal government magistrate

To process a request for a study interruption license, students must complete the corresponding form (available in the Registrar's Office) and provide documentary evidence that justifies the reason for their request. Up to a maximum of 15 calendar days will be authorized for this leave per academic semester.

Approval of this leave does not relieve students of their responsibility to complete material covered in class, exams, or work assigned during their absence.

Extended Interruption of Studies License

Students who, with prior knowledge, need to interrupt their studies for reasons of health or military service, must request an extended study interruption leave. This license will be valid for a maximum of two consecutive academic semesters.

Once the term of the license has ended, students will be able to continue their studies without undergoing a readmission process and without this affecting their satisfactory academic progress. However, if they do not enroll to continue studies after the end of the license term, students will have to request readmission to the institution and comply with all the requirements that this entails.

For students who are activated by the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces in Puerto Rico, or by the Puerto Rico National Guard, the granting of refunds or credits, terms of reasonable accommodation and withdrawals or incomplete studies will be governed by the provisions of Law 1092003, as amended, and the corresponding regulations.

To process this license, students must complete the corresponding form (available in the Registrar's Office) and provide documentary evidence that justifies the reason for their request.

Validation of Courses by Exam or Jury

The Conservatory may offer achievement exams, to grant university credits in the subjects it deems convenient and feasible, to those eligible students who request them or who are referred by members of the teaching staff.

The course validation policy, by exam or by jury, will not apply to the level of graduate studies (diploma and master's degree).

General rules on validations:

  1. Students must request validation by exam at the Registrar's Office and pay the corresponding fees on or before the date stipulated in the academic calendar.
  2. The validation exam will be offered during the final exam period.
  3. Students will not be able to request validation of a course in which they have been enrolled and have not passed or in which they have withdrawn.
  4. Only a maximum of two courses per academic semester will be validated.
  5. Each of the courses to be validated must have a duration of one semester, whether it is an academic or theoretical subject.
  6. No more than 12 credits leading to a degree in the concentration area will be validated.
  7. The exam will cover all the content topics of the course as provided in both the syllabus and the syllabus.
  8. The exam will be passed with a score equal to or greater than 80 percent (80%).
  9. Courses validated by exam will obtain the grade of Pass (&P) and Not Pass (NP).

Courses not Authorized for Validation or Transfer from Other University Institutions

Singing
OPER 40014002 – Opera Workshop

Sets
Major sets
Minor sets
chamber music ensembles

Composition
PNON 40214022 – Piano for Composers

Address
CGTG 4001 – Introduction to Management
CDTG 4002 – Choral Conducting

Musical Education
AGRM 4101 – Musical Groups
CLIT 4001 – Choral Conducting and Literature
DLIT 4001 – Direction and Instrumental Literature
EDUR 4103 – Music Teaching in Elementary School
EDUR 4104 – Appropriate Practices for Early Music Education
EDUR 4105 – Choral Repertoire and Concert Preparation
EDUR 4106 – Teaching Choral Music in Secondary School
EDUR 4107 – Instrumental Music in Secondary School
EDUR 4201/4202/4203 – Seminar and Teaching Practice
EDUR 5005 – Musical Teaching in the Preschool Age
PTEA 30113012 – Piano for Teachers
SEMEDUR17 – Educational Seminar
TTCH 3001 – Voice Teaching Techniques
TTCH 3002 – Teaching Techniques: Strings
TTCH 4001 – Teaching Techniques: Woods
TTCH 4002 – Teaching Techniques: Metals
TTCH 4003 – Teaching Techniques: Percussion

Jazz and Caribbean Music
MPUR 40014002 – Puerto Rican Music Workshop
MUAC 40014002 – Experimental Afro-Caribbean Music Workshop

Literature and repertoire
ILIT 40014002 – Instrumental Literature
OREP 40014002 – Reading of Orchestral Repertoire

Piano
ACOM 40014002 – Accompaniment
ARMO 31313132 – Keyboard Harmony for Pianists
LPRI 30013002 – Sight Reading for Pianists

Seminars
Instrument or singing seminars
Jazz Forum
Musical Education Seminars
Composing room

Theoretical-musical courses
Thematic courses (TEMA code)

Authorized Courses for Validation

Concentration Courses
PLAB 30013002 – Musical skills on the keyboard I
PLAB 30113012 – Musical skills on the keyboard II

Singing
DICT 30013002 – Diction
TEAN 30033004 – Performance for Singers
VLIT 40014002 – Vocal Literature

Guitar
ARMO 30513052 – Tuning Fork Harmony
GLIT40014002 – Guitar Literature

Jazz and Caribbean Music
ARRE 40014002 – Jazz Arrangement Techniques
JIMP 31213124 – Technique and Improvisation Seminar for Mallets Instruments (vibraphone, marimba)
JPNO 30113012 – Musical Skills on the Jazz Keyboard
JSEM 31213124 – Improvisation Seminar

Piano
LPRI 30013002 – Sight Reading for Pianists
PLIN 40014002 – Piano Literature

Theoretical-Musical Courses
CMUF 3001 – Computerized Musical Notation Finale
CMUS 3001 – Sibelius Computerized Musical Notation
CMUS 3003 – Digital Recording Techniques
OSTN 30013002 – Orchestration
SOLF 21012102 – Preparatory Solfeggio
SOLF 30013002 – Solfeggio 1
SOLF 30113012 – Solfeggio 2
SOLFJAZ1SOLFJAZ2 – Solfeggio Jazz
TMUS 30013002 – Theory 1 and 2
TMUS 30113012 – Theory 3 and 4

The theory and music theory courses will only be validated through a departmental exam upon recommendation of the theory and music theory faculty. These exams cannot be requested by students.

History Courses
HIST 3001 – History of Music: Origins – 1500
HIST 3002 – History of Music: 15001750
HIST 3011 – History of Music: 17501825
HIST 3012 – History of Music: 1825 to Present
HIST 30213022 – History of the Music of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
HIST 30313032 – History of Jazz
HIST 30413042 – History of Opera
HIST 32113212 – Development of Western Music
HIST 4065 – History of Puerto Rico
HIST 4067 – United States History

General courses
ESPA 30013002 – Spanish 101 and 102
FCHN 30013002 – French 101 and 102
GRMN 30013002 – German 101 and 102
HUMA 30013002 – Humanities 101 and 102
ENGL 30013002 – English 101 and 102
ITLN 30013002 – Italian 101 and 102

Musical Education
EDUR 3101 – Human Growth and Development
EDUR 3102 – Psychological Foundations of Education
EDUR 3103 – General Teaching Methods
EDUR 3104 – Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Child
EDUR 3105 – Technology in Music Class
EDUR 4101 – Philosophical Foundations of Education
EDUR 4102 – Social Foundations of Education
TMUS 4102 – Fix

Primary piano students majoring in Musical Education will replace PLAB 3001 and PLAB 3002 courses with two credits of the complementary instrument of their choice. However, they will take the courses PTEA 3011 and PTEA 3012, these being requirements for all students of said specialty.

Other types of validation

Equivalence of the Seminar and Teaching Practice Course

The Seminar and Teaching Practice course (EDUR4201/ EDUR4202/ EDUR4203) cannot be validated by means of an exam. However, students may request its equivalence after one year of satisfactory full-time teaching experience in the public education system or in accredited private schools, as established in the Puerto Rico Teaching Personnel Certification Regulations of the Department. of Education of Puerto Rico. To request course equivalency, students must complete the application at the Teacher Certification Office of the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Once the equivalence is approved, the student must submit to the Registrar's Office the certification provided by the Teaching Certifications Office of the Department of Education to process the validation of the course.

Validations for Second Baccalaureate or Change of Specialty

In the case of students who request a change of specialty, or who, once they graduate from the Conservatory, are admitted again to take a second baccalaureate, the following rules will apply:

  1. All general courses, music theory, theory, history and thematic courses that are common in both programs will be validated. The music theory, theory, history and thematic courses must be passed with the minimum grade of C (2.00) to be validated. General courses must be passed with the minimum grade of C (2.00) to be validated.
  2. Students who are admitted to take a second baccalaureate must take a placement exam in music theory, theory and history of music two years after completing the previous baccalaureate.
  3. Major sets will be validated in accordance with the following provisions:
  4. First

    Baccalaureate

    Second

    Baccalaureate

    Recognition

    Execution or Composition

    Playing on another instrument

    Two years of senior group are validated. The student
    must take the remaining two years.

    Execution or Composition

    Jazz and Caribbean Music Performance

    Sets are not validated. The student must take the 16
    required credits.

    Jazz and Caribbean Music Performance

    Execution or Composition

    Sets are not validated. The student must take the 16
    required credits.

    Execution or Composition

    Musical Education

    Two years of senior group are validated. In this way it
    meets the Baccalaureate ensemble requirement in
    Musical education.

    Musical Education

    Execution or Composition

    Two years of senior group are validated. The student
    must take the remaining two years.

    Major groups must be approved with the minimum grade of C (2.00) to be validated.

  5. Minor sets will be validated in accordance with the following provisions:
  6. First

    Baccalaureate

    Second

    Baccalaureate

    Recognition

    Execution

    Performance on another instrument (non-Jazz)

    One year of chamber music will be validated. The student
    must take the other required year.

    Execution

    Jazz and Caribbean Music Performance

    Chamber music will not be validated for combos.
    Jazz.

    Jazz and Caribbean Music Performance

    Execution

    Jazz combos will not be validated for chamber music.

    Execution

    Musical Education

    One year of chamber music will be validated, fulfilling
    this form with the minor set requirement.

    Musical Education

    Execution

    One year of chamber music will be validated. The student
    must take the other required year.

  7. The main instrument and primary instrument courses will be validated in accordance with the following provisions:
  8. First

    Baccalaureate

    Second

    Baccalaureate

    Recognition

    Composition

    To other specialties

    They are not validated

    Execution or Composition

    Playing on another instrument

    They are not validated

    Execution

    Jazz and Caribbean Music Performance

    They are not validated

    Jazz and Caribbean Music Performance

    Execution or Composition

    They are not validated

    Execution

    Musical Education

    Three years of primary instrument are equivalent to two years of
    main instrument.

    Instrument courses at the preparatory level are not
    will validate.

    Musical Education

    Execution

    The student must audition to determine the
    instrument level.

    The main instrument and primary instrument courses must be approved with the minimum grade of C (2.00) to be validated.

  9. Music history courses will be validated in accordance with the following provisions:
  10. First

    Baccalaureate

    Second

    Baccalaureate

    Recognition

    Musical Education and Jazz and Caribbean Music

    Execution or Composition

    HIST 3211-3212 is validated by HIST 3001-3002

    You will need to take the following courses: HIST 3011-3012

    Music history courses must be passed with the minimum grade of C (2.00) to be validated.

  11. Keyboard musical skills courses (PLAB) will be validated in accordance with the following provisions:
  12. First

    Baccalaureate

    Second

    Baccalaureate

    Recognition

    Piano Performance

    To other specialties

    First year of concentration validates PLAB courses
    3001-3002.

    Second year of concentration validates PLAB courses
    3011-3012.

    They must take the following courses depending on the concentration:
    PTEA 3011-3012 and PNON 4021-4022 and JPNO 3011-3012

    Keyboard musical skills courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C (2.00) to be validated.

    Expiration of Credits for Validation

    Credits for courses approved at the Conservatory will expire 10 years from the first semester in which the student enrolled. Students who are admitted to take a second baccalaureate after 10 years of completing their first baccalaureate must take all the courses of the study program to which they were admitted without any validation. The Dean of Academic and Student Affairs may authorize the extension of two additional semesters to the terms set forth above for each program, if there is some compelling reason that he deems justifiable.

    Convalidations (Transfers) of Credits Taken in Other University Institutions

    The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music will validate credits from other higher education institutions in Puerto Rico or the United States or abroad, which are accredited by a credential evaluation services agency recognized by the Federal Department of Education of the United States of America. . Those courses that are validated will not receive grading. Therefore, they will not be taken into consideration for the calculation of the academic index. Validated courses will count as attempted and approved credits.

    The auditions will determine the level of instrument and ensemble where the student is placed. Placement exams and transcript evaluation will determine the year of study and additional semesters required to complete the program. When there is a discrepancy between the instrument level and the academic level, the transfer student must accept a lower instrument level or a lower academic level.

    Credits in instrument and music theory classes will be transferred according to the placement designated by the jury in the admission exam. The institution reserves the right to relocate these students following the result of their first departmental examination. Validations will be governed by the following provisions:

    1. The Request for Validation of Credits from other institutions will be filed in the Registrar's Office by filling out the corresponding form. The Registrar will make a preliminary evaluation of it, and will submit it with her recommendations to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs for final approval.
    2. Students must submit with their application an official credit transcript and detailed description of the courses.
    3. The general academic index of the credit transcript must be, at least, 2.00 for the specialties of Performance of singing, composition, guitar, piano and orchestral instruments, Performance in Jazz and Caribbean Music, and 3.00 for the specialty of Music Education (on a scale of 0.00 to 4.00).
    4. The course credits requested for transfer must have been approved with an average equal to or greater than 2.00 (C).
    5. Documents for this purpose must be sent directly to the Registrar's Office.

    Validation of Baccalaureate Program Credits
    Up to thirty-six undergraduate level credits taken at other higher education institutions that are duly accredited may be validated.

    Students must complete the minimum three-year residency requirement (96 to 105 credits) at the institution. These must meet the residency requirement in its entirety to be considered candidates for graduation. The credits requested to be transferred must have been approved within the five years prior to the validation request.

    Validation of Credits Graduate Diploma in Performance and Singing
    Validation of credits for courses taken as part of other university degrees obtained at the graduate level will not be permitted.

    Credit Validation Master's Program
    Up to six graduate level credits taken at other higher education institutions that are duly accredited may be validated. Validated courses must have been approved with no less than a grade of 3.00 (B). Credit validation for this program will be evaluated by the Graduate Program Coordinator, the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, and the Registrar. The credits to be validated must be approved within the five years prior to entering the Master of Music Program in Music Education or the Master's Program in Performance of the Conservatory.

    Those courses that are validated from other institutions will not receive a grade, therefore, they will not be taken into consideration for the calculation of the general academic index.

    Validation of Credits from Other Higher Education Institutions
    Credits for courses approved at other higher education institutions will expire 10 years from the first semester in which the student enrolled. These will not be authorized for validation.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (PAS)

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (PAS) is established in accordance with sections 668.16 and 668.34 of the Certified Federal Register (CFR) of the Federal Title IV Funds Program of October 1983, as amended.

The baccalaureate programs at CMPR consist of between 132 to 143 credits and all students are required to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (PAS) at the end of each academic year. The following requirements apply to the baccalaureate academic programs offered by the CMPR.

Qualitative Standard
Students must achieve a minimum GPA until they complete the degree:

High school students in music performance, composition, and jazz and Caribbean music will have to maintain a minimum general academic index, according to the following table:

Completed Credits

Academic index

Overall Minimum

0 – 42

1st year

2.00

43 – 82

2nd Year

2.00

83 – 122

3rd Year

2.00

123 –


143

4th year

2.00

Students of the bachelor's degree in music in music education will have to maintain a minimum general academic index, according to the following table:

Completed Credits

Academic index

Overall Minimum

0 – 42

1st year

3.00

43 – 82

2nd Year

3.00

83 – 122

3rd Year

3.00

123 –


141

4th year

3.00

Quantitative Standard

Students must complete the degree within a maximum time:

Students will have a maximum time equivalent to one and a half times the credits required by each academic program to complete their baccalaureate. For example, in a 140-credit academic program, such as the singing performance major, students can take up to 210 credits (140 x 1.5 = 210). They will have to pass a minimum of 67% of the credits in which they enroll and maintain a minimum general academic index in accordance with the previous table depending on their area of specialty: Performance or Musical Education.

The PAS evaluation periods will be done annually by the Registrar's Office. If the student does not pass the minimum of a 67% of the credits in which they enroll cumulatively or does not obtain the minimum general academic index, the student will be placed on PAS Non-Compliance Warning for the next semester.

Maximum Time to Complete the Degree in Graduate Programs
The maximum time to complete the Graduate Diploma in Execution will be two consecutive semesters.
The maximum time to complete the master's degree is 12 academic semesters or six consecutive years counted from the date on which the student first enrolled at the Conservatory.

After this period, the regulations on credit expiration will govern.

PAS Non-Compliance Warning Periods (Warning)

If in any evaluation period, the student does not comply with the PAS policy requirements, he or she will be placed on PAS Noncompliance Warning.

The notification of the PAS Non-Compliance Warning will be sent by mail, it can be delivered personally to the student who will sign an acknowledgment of receipt or by email, by the Registrar's Office. During this period, the student will be eligible for Title IV funds.

If in the next evaluation period (increment), the student does not meet the required minimum cumulative percentage of credits and the minimum overall academic average required in the policy, the student will lose his or her eligibility to participate in Title IV funds, and any other type of financial assistance, and will be suspended for one semester from CMPR, due to lack of PAS. The student may request, in writing, an appeal of this decision.

The Registrar's Office will send notification of suspension by regular mail or email, or it could be delivered personally to the student who will sign an acknowledgment of receipt.

Student Veterans and their Beneficiaries
The Office of Veterans Affairs under Federal Code, Title 38, establishes that student veterans or their beneficiaries must complete their program of study at the regular program time as established in their curriculum. This rule does not apply to federal aid such as the Pell Grant or others where eligibility is established by the institution or entity/agency giving authorization if they meet the corresponding requirements. In addition, students must maintain the minimum average required as established in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (PAS) of the Conservatory.

Remedial Courses

Remedial courses at the undergraduate level do not count toward the calculation of credits attempted in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and can be paid for only once with financial aid funds. For the purpose of calculating financial aid, instrument courses (classical or Jazz), singing, and remedial composition are equivalent to four credits each. In the case of Preparatory Solfeggio (SOLF21012102) it is equivalent to four credits. The grade to pass the preparatory courses will be Pass (&P). For complete information on this classification, see previous section on Preparatory. In the case of graduate students, the remedial courses in Theory and Analysis and History and Analysis will not be paid for with financial aid funds.

Course Repetition Policy for Student Veterans

The Veterans Administration, governed by 38 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), does not pay for repetition of courses with a grade of A, B, C or D (+). The Veterans Administration will only pay for repetition of failed (“F”) courses or courses in which a minimum grade is required.

Low

Those courses in which the student has obtained a grade of “W”, whether due to partial withdrawal or total withdrawal, will be considered for the calculation of attempted credits. The student will have the right to repeat these courses only once with financial aid funds.

Policy on Attempted Credits and Academic Index

Students will have to pass a minimum of 67% of the accumulated credits and maintain a general academic index of:

Undergraduate Level

  1. Bachelor of Music in Music Education: general academic index of 3.00 in all years of studies
  2. For all other Baccalaureates: general academic index of 2.00 in all years of studies

Graduate Level

  1. General academic index equal to or greater than 3.00

The evaluation periods (increments) of PAS (Satisfactory Academic Progress), of the minimum general academic retention index and of approved attempted credits, will be carried out annually. If the student does not pass at least 67% of the accumulated credits or obtain the minimum general academic retention index, the student will be placed on academic probation.'

Non-Compliance Warning

Academic probation serves as a method of improvement and alerting students at risk who cannot meet the academic requirements of the Conservatory. If in any evaluation period, the student does not meet the minimum elements required in the PAS Policy, including having to take a course for a third time, the student will be placed on probation. The Registrar will notify the student and his or her academic advisor.

The undergraduate student will be placed on non-compliance warning for:

  1. General academic index less than 2.00 in the case of the Baccalaureates in Music Performance, Jazz Performance and Caribbean Music and Composition
  2. General academic index less than 3.00 in the case of the Bachelor of Music in Musical Education
  3. Does not comply with PAS policy

The graduate level student will be placed on non-compliance warning for:

  1. General academic index less than 3.00
  2. Two or more unapproved courses
  3. Does not comply with PAS policy

During the non-compliance warning period, the student must follow the appeal process to be eligible for Title IV funds, State Grants, Institutional Grants, and any other type of financial aid.

If in the next evaluation period, the student does not meet the credits and the minimum general academic index required in the PAS Policy, he or she will lose his or her eligibility to participate in Title IV funds, State Scholarships, Institutional Scholarships, and any other type of financial aid. and will be suspended for one semester, due to lack of Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Students who do not achieve PAS at the end of the semester on probation will be subject to suspension. It will be for one semester. Suspended students who do not achieve PAS upon their return will be subject to expulsion from the institution for one year.

Courses taken at another institution while the student is suspended will not be validated.

Eligibility

If a student loses eligibility, he or she may apply for readmission after leaving the institution. You may once again be eligible for financial aid funds if, at the time the student readmits, he or she meets the minimum requirements established that apply to him or her in the PAS Policy.

If for the next period in which the student makes his readmission, he does not meet the credits and the minimum general academic index required in the PAS Policy due to lack of Satisfactory Academic Progress, the student will not be eligible to participate in Title IV funds. State Scholarships, Institutional Scholarship and any other type of financial assistance and will be suspended.

Appeal Process

If a student is notified of a suspension of studies for failure to comply with the satisfactory academic progress policy and understands that there is just cause to appeal said determination, he or she may submit a written appeal and request for reconsideration to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs within five calendar days from the date of notification of the suspension of studies as long as it is due to any of these reasons:

  1. A long period of illness of the student or an immediate family member
  2. Death of an immediate family member
  3. Drastic changes in the financial condition of the student's family

The petition must detail the reasons why the determination should be reconsidered and include evidence that supports its allegations. Additionally, the student must explain and specify in their request what circumstances have changed that will not now affect their compliance with the PAS policy.

The Dean of Academic and Student Affairs will convene the PAS Committee, composed of the Registrar, the Director of Financial Aid and the Student Counselor. The dean will chair said committee. The committee will evaluate each case and notify the final resolution of the reconsideration request no later than five calendar days after deliberating on it.
The Registrar's Office will send notification of suspension by regular mail or email, or it could be delivered personally to the student who will sign an acknowledgment of receipt.

The committee may determine to approve the student's request and place him or her on Academic Probation status. While the student is in this status, he or she may continue to receive federal, state, or institutional financial aid funds. The Committee may establish a study plan to allow the student to meet the minimum requirements established by the PAS policy. Said plan must be evaluated at the end of the semester by the Office of the Registrar. The plan requires the student to be on Academic Probation status for less than one semester, but at no time for more than two semesters. The student who, at the end of the period of the approved plan, does not comply, will be suspended from CMPR for one semester. The student may request readmission.

If the Conservatory determines that the student is not attending regularly and/or does not demonstrate interest in his or her studies or is not complying with any study plan or study agreement, the Registrar, with the approval of the PAS Committee, may suspend the student for understanding that you will not comply with the PAS policy and, therefore, your student financial aid benefits will be suspended.

Re-eligibility

The student who has been suspended and does not decide to appeal the suspension may request readmission after one semester outside the Conservatory. Upon readmission, the student will be evaluated by the PAS Committee to determine if he or she is eligible to receive financial aid funds. At the end of that semester, if the student meets the minimum PAS requirements, they will be reeligible to receive financial aid funds the following semester.

If during the period in which the student returns to continue his studies he does not comply with the PAS policy, he will be suspended again for a period of one year.

Courses taken at other institutions will not be validated while the student is suspended.

Repetition of Courses

Students can repeat only once those courses where they obtained a final grade of “C+”, “C”, C”, “D+”, “D”, “D” with the right to payment from the financial aid program to try to improve said rating. Students will be responsible for paying for courses in subsequent repeats.

Students may repeat those courses where they obtained a final grade of “F” with the right to payment from the financial aid program until they obtain a minimum satisfactory grade of “C.”

In repeated courses, the highest grade will be used to calculate the general academic index. Repeated courses count in the calculation of attempted credits or qualitative standards. Repeated courses will be reflected with an “R” on the student's transcript, to indicate that they were repeated.

A student with the listener classification may repeat a course as many times as they wish.

Repetition of remedial courses will not be paid for with federal or state financial aid funds.

Repeating Courses for Students with Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Administration will only pay for course repetitions where the participant has received a final grade of “F” or in courses in which a minimum grade other than “F” is required.

Incomplete

An incomplete is a provisional grade awarded by the professor to a student in cases where there are justified reasons that prevent the student from meeting all course requirements. Granting this grade is and constitutes a privilege (not a right) for the student.

Students will be responsible for taking all midterm exams, short tests, special projects, laboratories, and all types of work that the professor requests. Lack of preparation for exams, juries or recitals, schedule confusion, reasonable accommodations, and failure to deliver required material on time are not justified reasons for granting an incomplete.
The following are understood as justified reasons:

  1. Sudden and serious alteration of the student's health
  2. Death of an immediate family member
  3. Loss of student instrument
  4. Military service
  5. Jury and/or appointment before a State or Federal magistrate

These conditions must occur within a period of no more than thirty calendar days before the last day of classes, as stipulated in the academic calendar.

An incomplete cannot be requested for major or minor ensembles (orchestra, band, choir, chamber music, jazz combos, etc.) In the event that the student presents documentary evidence of one of the justified reasons mentioned above that prevents him/her from meet the course requirements, a withdrawal from these courses will be authorized.

The student will request the incomplete at the Registrar's Office (by filling out the corresponding application) and present evidence that confirms the justified reason for his or her request. The request for an incomplete carries a charge of $30.00 per course that must be paid at the collection window of the Finance Office. The incomplete request must have the approval and approval of the professor and will be delivered to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs for review, authorization and processing.

The responsibility for deleting or removing an incomplete lies solely with the student. The deadline to remove the incomplete grade will be the Friday of the first week of classes of the semester following the approval of the request. The Dean of Academic and Student Affairs will inform professors and department directors with pending student cases to remove incompletes. Once the incomplete is removed, the professor will report the grade obtained to the Registrar's Office.

If a student does not remove an incomplete by the date stipulated in the academic calendar, he or she will automatically receive the grade of “F.” This grade will be used in the calculation of your Satisfactory Academic Progress. No exceptions will be made to this rule even if good cause continues. No extensions will be authorized to the removal date for incompletes.

If a student requested an incomplete due to the justified reason of sudden and serious health alteration and can demonstrate through medical certification that said reason continues to affect him/her, a withdrawal from the course may be authorized.

Partial Discharge

A partial withdrawal is the process by which a student stops attending, duly authorized, a course they have enrolled. Any withdrawal from a course will be processed at the student's initiative. In partial cancellations, no refund will apply.

It is recommended that the student consult with the professor and his or her academic advisor before dropping a course. If the withdrawal is necessary, it will be the student's responsibility to obtain the corresponding form from the Registrar's Office, obtain the signature of the course professor and the Student Counselor, and deliver the duly completed form to the Registrar's Office, before the stipulated deadline. in the academic calendar.

A student may partially withdraw from one or more courses during the designated partial withdrawal period in the academic calendar, in which case a “W” will appear on his or her credit transcript. Any student who does not attend classes must withdraw. If you do not officially withdraw, you will receive a grade of “F” in the course.

If a student withdraws after the period designated for partial withdrawals, he or she will receive a “WF” grade. This grade will appear on your transcript and will be used to calculate your semester GPA, overall GPA, and attempted credits.

Undergraduate Level

It is mandatory that students of all specialties at the undergraduate level be enrolled in the instrument/seminar, music theory and major and/or minor ensemble courses. Partial withdrawals from these are not allowed, unless there is a justified reason (see justified reasons below).

Likewise, students specializing in Music Education at the undergraduate level will not be able to file partial withdrawals from courses with the codes EDUN and EDUR unless there is a justified reason (refer to the justified reasons below).

Graduate Level

Partial withdrawals from instrument/seminar and ensemble courses (major and minor) are not permitted for students of both the Graduate Diploma in Performance and the Master of Music in Performance Programme, unless there is a justified reason (refer to justified reasons below).

Likewise, students in the Master of Music Program in Music Education will not be able to file partial withdrawals from courses with MMED codes unless there is a justified reason (refer to justified reasons below).

The justified reasons for considering partial withdrawals from non-permitted courses are the following:

  1. Sudden and serious alteration of the student's health
  2. Death of an immediate family member
  3. Drastic changes in the student's economic condition

These conditions must occur in a period no longer than 30 calendar days prior to the deadline to file partial withdrawals stipulated in the academic calendar. After the deadline, the student will receive the grade of “WF.”

To file a withdrawal from non-permitted courses, the student must request it by letter that includes the reason and documentary evidence that justifies it. The letter must be addressed to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and must have the approval and signature of the course professor, the academic advisor, and the Student Advisor before submitting it to the dean's office for final determination.

Total Discharge

A total withdrawal is the process by which a student ceases his studies at the institution during the semester for which he enrolled. The student who chooses to withdraw completely from the Conservatory must fill out the corresponding form at the Registrar's Office. This form must be signed by all teachers of enrolled courses and have the approval of the Finance Office, the Financial Aid Office and the Library, thus verifying that the student has no debts with the institution. Additionally, the request must be approved by the academic advisor, the Student Advisor and the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. It is the student's responsibility to deliver the duly completed form to the Registrar's Office, within the period established in the academic calendar.

A student may withdraw completely before the end of the academic semester. At the end of the official total withdrawal process, the student will receive a grade of “W” in the courses they were enrolled in. Credits from courses dropped completely will be counted as attempted credits.

The student who decides to withdraw completely and does not follow the official processes will then receive a grade of Administrative Withdrawal (WF) in the courses for which he or she was enrolled. The “WF” grade and the credits of the courses dropped completely will be counted as credits attempted and in the calculation of the semester academic index and the general academic index.
The institutional cancellation and refund policy and the Title IV fund return policy will apply to all cases of total withdrawal as established in this institutional catalog. The student will be responsible for the balance that arises as a result of this calculation.

Administrative Leave

A student may be administratively withdrawn partially (in one course) or totally (in all courses) by the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and the Registrar's Office for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. Excessive Absences: A professor may recommend to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs that a student be administratively withdrawn from a course due to excessive absences.
  2. Lack of payment for courses
  3. Lack of academic integrity
  4. If the student does not follow the official processes to withdraw completely

The administrative withdrawal process is initiated by the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs using the official change sheet. The student will be notified in writing of such action by the Registrar's Office. The student will receive the grade of “WF” in the courses that were enrolled in the semester due to administrative withdrawal. The “WF” is equivalent to an “F”. This grade will be used to calculate the semester academic index and the general academic index and will count as attempted credits.

The institutional cancellation and refund policy and the Title IV fund return policy will apply to all cases of total withdrawal as established in this institutional catalog. The student will be responsible for the balance that arises as a result of this calculation.

Rating system

The Conservatory uses the following grades as an assessment system for the student's performance and use in the different courses enrolled. Students who receive an “F” in a course will not be able to enroll in the continuation of the course until they pass it.

Undergraduate level students must obtain a minimum grade of C (2.00) in the instrument, singing, composition, music theory, theory, thematic courses and the courses of the professional studies component of the musical education specialty (courses with codes EDUN and EDUR) to approve them. A grade less than C (2.00) implies that you will have to repeat the course.

The grade “D” (+ -) is used only at the undergraduate level. The “D” grade is not used at the graduate level. The lowest grade for graduate level students is “C”.

Undergraduate level

Qualification

Average

Qualification

Average

TO

4.00

D+

1.30

TO-

3.70

d

1.00

B+

3.30

D-

0.70

b

3.00

F

0.00

B-

2.70

C+

2.30

c

2.00

C-

1.70

Graduate Level

Qualification

Average

TO

4.00

b

3.00

c

2.00

F

0.00

Master's Thesis

The Master's Thesis will be evaluated with the following qualifications:

SRP

Outstanding with Recommendation for Publication

*S

Outstanding

*N

Remarkable

&P

Approved

NP

Not approved

Other Qualifications Applicable to Undergraduate and Graduate Levels

Code

Description

W

Official Discharge

W.F.

Administrative Discharge (Administrative F)

Yo

Incomplete

AU

Listener

R

Repeated

NR

Not Registered

T

Validated

OR

Not authorized

&P

Passed

NP

I do not pass

General Provisions on Qualifications

Remedial Theory and History courses will be evaluated with a Pass (&P) or No Pass (NP) grade.

For the calculation of the academic index, both semester and general, only the grades obtained in the courses taken at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music will be included.
Students will be able to access their final grades through the registration platform on the CMPR website.

Grade Change Claim

The grade claim form must be filed in the Registrar's Office no later than the first 30 days of the semester following the semester in which the grade was granted. The teacher will have 30 days from the date the form is received to respond to the claim. If the professor does not respond within 30 days, the case will be referred to the director of the department concerned and the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs.

The final grade obtained by a student in a course may not be changed once recorded, except under the following circumstances:

  1. Error in calculations
  2. The professor must submit in writing to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, with a copy to the Registrar, convincing evidence to justify the grade change.

  3. Removal of an incomplete
  4. It must be done within the time indicated in the academic calendar and through the process established in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section of this catalog. If it is not completed within the established period, the system will grant the grade “F”.

Graduation

Graduation is the process by which the Conservatory certifies that the student has met all the requirements leading to the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree, Master of Music degree or the Performance Diploma Program. To request graduation, the student must obtain the Graduation Request form from the Registrar's Office, pay the corresponding fee and submit it on or before the deadline stipulated in the academic calendar. The Registrar's Office will carry out the corresponding evaluation and submit to the Academic Senate the names of the students who met all the established requirements, according to the specialty, to be officially certified.

Graduation Requirements

Bachelor of Music

Baccalaureate in Music students must meet the following requirements to be candidates for graduation:

  1. Have passed all the required courses and credits in accordance with the study program of the specialty in which you are enrolled.
  2. Have a minimum general academic index of 2.00 in the specialties of Composition, Performance and Performance in Jazz and Caribbean Music, or have a minimum general academic index of 3.00 in the specialty of Music Education. No student will be a candidate for graduation until he or she meets the minimum general academic index requirement.
  3. Have completed the residency requirement for your specialty, as stipulated in the Residency section under the Academic Regulations part of this catalog.
  4. Have passed the graduation recital in the specialties of Composition, Performance and Performance in Jazz and Caribbean Music, or have passed the teaching practice course in the specialty of Musical Education.
  5. Have filed the graduation application with the corresponding payment on the date stipulated in the academic calendar. Failure to submit the graduation application along with the corresponding payment on or before the deadline established in the academic calendar will result in the student not participating in the official graduation events. The Conservatory reserves the right to grant the corresponding academic degree to students who have completed all the requirements of the specialty in which they are enrolled.
  6. Have met the requirement to attend Student Concerts.
  7. Have no outstanding debts with the Library, the Finance Office, the Operations and Infrastructure Office and the Financial Aid Office.

Graduate Diploma in Execution

Students of the Graduate Diploma Program in Execution must meet the following requirements to be candidates for graduation:

  1. Pass all program requirements (two consecutive semesters only)
  2. Have a general academic index of 3.00 (on the scale of 0.00 4.00).
  3. Complete the degree within the established time limit (two semesters)
  4. Present and approve the graduation recital (75 minutes minimum) of works in contrasting representative styles

Graduation Recital (Baccalaureate and Diploma)

All high school students in the specialties of Composition, Performance and Performance in Jazz and Caribbean Music must present a graduation recital as a requirement to complete the degree. To schedule it, the student must fill out the corresponding form in the Institutional Activities Office to coordinate the date and use of the facilities. Please refer to the Pre Recitals and Graduation Recitals section in the Student Life portion of this catalog for more information.

Students must present their recital as part of the instrument course requirements for the second semester of their fourth year. The recital will be evaluated by an examining panel or jury, through a pre-recital. The pre-recital will be evaluated and a grade will be awarded for it. The grade received in the pre-recital will be the grade for the second semester of the fourth year.

Students of the Graduate Diploma in Performance will present their recital during the second semester and their grade will be the final grade for this semester. This degree can only be completed in two consecutive semesters.

Master of Music in Music Education

Students of the Master of Music Program in Music Education must meet the following requirements to be candidates for graduation:

  1. Complete all program requirements
  2. Have a general academic index of 3.00 (on a scale of 0.00 4.00)
  3. Complete the degree within the established time limit (12 semesters)
  4. Approval of the Master's Thesis
  5. – The student will have until the maximum time to complete the degree to present and approve it
    – The student must pay the fee corresponding to the thesis until the requirement is completed

Candidates for graduation will not be considered until all credits, degree requirements and approval of the thesis have been completed.

Master's Thesis

A Thesis will be required to complete the requirements for the Master of Music in Music Education degree which will be submitted upon completion of all degree courses. The document will be developed and supported within an academic research context. Students will remain enrolled in the Master's Thesis course (MMED 7007) until it is submitted and finally approved. You will have up to the maximum time to complete the degree to pass it.

Master of Music in Performance

Students of the Master's Program in Music in Performance must meet the following requirements to be candidates for graduation:

  1. Complete all program requirements
  2. Have a general academic index of 3.00 (on a scale of 0.00 4.00)
  3. Complete the degree within the established time limit (12 semesters)
  4. Present and approve the graduation recital (75 minutes minimum) of works in contrasting representative styles
  5. Pass a comprehensive exam once all credits and degree requirements have been completed

Candidates will not be considered for graduation until they have completed all the credits and requirements of the degree, the graduation recital, and the comprehensive exam.

Graduation with Honors
Undergraduate level

Honor

General Academic Index

Summa Cum Laude

3.90 – 4.00

Magna Cum Laude

3.80 – 3.89

Cum Laude

3.60 – 3.79

Prize

Description


Award from the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

It is conferred on the graduate of the undergraduate level with the highest general academic index.

To earn these honors, students must have completed the last 100 credits at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.

Graduate level

Prize

Description


Board of Directors Award for Academic Excellence in the Master's Program

It is conferred on the graduate of the master's program with the highest overall academic index.


Master's Program Recognition Medal with Distinction

It is conferred on graduates of the master's program who have obtained a general academic index between 3.90 and 3.99.

To earn these honors, the student must have completed the last 30 credits at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.

Rector's Honor List

Full-time students with a general academic index of 4.00 points will belong to the Rector's Honor List. Students who have had incomplete grades will not be able to qualify for this recognition, even if they obtain the indicated average.

Credit Transcription

The academic record is the official document that reflects the academic history of each student. This document is permanent and unalterable since it stores evidence of the studies completed by the students of the Conservatory. All students of the institution have the right to examine their academic record by requesting it at the Registrar's Office, completing the corresponding form and paying the required fees. Copies will only be issued to the interested party and to those people or institutions that the student authorizes in writing. This document is known as the Credit Transcript.

The credit transcript can be issued in two ways: official and unofficial. Official copies are those that are sent directly to the person or institution that the student designates, whether for work, scholarships, studies, and others. These official transcripts will not be provided to the student. Unofficial transcripts are those that are issued directly to the student and are for personal use only.

Study Certification

The certification of studies is the document that certifies that a student is or has been enrolled in the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music during a specific period. This is used as evidence for the Income Tax Return, student loans, medical plans, social assistance program, housing and others.

The document is issued at the request of the student by completing the Study Certification Request form at the Registrar's Office and paying the corresponding fees. They are only provided for the semester in which the student is enrolled.

Graduation Certification

The graduation certification is the document that certifies that the student completed his study program at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and the degree that was awarded. It is requested at the Registrar's Office. This document is issued to graduate students of the institution.

FERPA Law

The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music observes faithful compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 approved as part of Federal Law 93380, Section 439. The law protects the student's right to have access to their documents and It also protects your privacy rights by limiting the transfer or disclosure of such documents without your consent. The law guarantees students the following rights:

  1. Right to inspect and review your academic record. This request must be filed in writing at the Registrar's Office.
  2. Right to request amendments to the academic record, if it is believed that the information is incorrect or confusing. This request must be filed in writing at the Registrar's Office, specifically indicating which part of the record is requested to be changed and the reasons why it is believed to be incorrect or confusing.
  3. Right to allow access to information contained in the student's academic record without consent to those officials authorized by FERPA, such as employees who need access to such information to perform their jobs; institutions to which the student is to transfer; parents of dependent students; government officials in the exercise of legal functions; agencies that grant financial aid to the student; auditors and accreditation agencies.
  4. Right to file a complaint with the Federal Department of Education if the Conservatory fails to comply with the provisions and requirements of the FERPA Law. They can be referred to:

    Family Policy Compliance Office US Department of Education
    400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 202024605
    Telephone: 2022603887
    Email: ferpa@ed.gov
    Web page: https://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco

This law also describes the types of consent that students must grant in order for personal information to be used. The institution requires written authorization from the student to release information from a student's academic record.

Concert Attendance Policy

The Conservatory of Music, aware of the need and importance of exposing students to various types of repertoire and performers, has determined that attendance at Concerts and activities of the Institution will be compulsory for all enrolled students at the undergraduate level. Attendance at concerts for graduate students will be compulsory, although it is not quantified specifically as at the undergraduate level. For graduate programs, concert attendance will be specified by faculty as part of course requirements.

The student's attendance at concerts and activities will be recorded in the concert attendance record managed by the Institutional Activities Office each semester. It is mandatory that each student attend at least forty concerts or institutional activities during all their years of study. It is recommended that the student attend no less than five concerts per semester and may accumulate up to a maximum of eight concerts or musical activities every semester. At the end of each semester, the Institutional Activities Office will deliver to the Registrar's Office the Concert Attendance record with the corresponding tabulation. The Registrar will certify whether the student met the established requirements.

If the student satisfactorily meets this requirement, a grade of PASS (P) will be assigned to his or her academic record. If you do not comply with it, you will be given the grade of DID NOT PASS (NP). The student will be required to meet this requirement in order to be considered as a candidate for graduation. This requirement carries no cost or credits.

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