Admission Steps

Suzuki Pedagogy Certificate - - Certificate

Admission Requirements

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Application Deadlines

For the 2018-2019 academic year

Fall 2018 quarter (beginning in September)
  • Priority deadline: 01/15/2018

  • Final submission deadline: 09/14/2018

Priority deadline: Applications will be considered after the Priority deadline provided space is available.

Final submission deadline: Applicants cannot submit applications after the final submission deadline.

Degrees and GPA Requirements

Degrees and GPA Requirements

Bachelors degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.

Grade point average: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.

Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Prerequisites

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Your TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores are valid for two years from the test date.

The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score: (Internet-based test) 80 or (paper-based test) 550

  • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.0

  • Minimum CAE Score: 169

English Conditional Acceptance Offered: In cases where minimum TOEFL/IELTS scores were not achieved or no English proficiency test was taken, the Lamont School of Music may offer English Conditional Admission (ECA) to academically qualified non-native English speakers.

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.

Application Materials

Transcripts

Transcripts

During the application process, you may submit an unofficial or official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Upon an admission offer and per graduate policy, students must submit an official transcript for every post-secondary institution attended.

Standardized Test Scores

Program Test Requirements:

Letters of Recommendation

Essays and Statements

Essays and Statements

Personal Statement Instructions

A personal statement of at least 300 words is required. Your statement should include information concerning your life, education, experiences, interests and reason for applying to DU.

Other Requirements

Other Requirements

All applicants must schedule and complete a music audition. Audition information and additional requirements can be found on the Lamont School of Music website (du.edu/ahss/lamont/apply-audition/index.html). Applicants applying for the University of Denver Suzuki Cello or Violin Certificate program, are required to receive acceptance for teaching training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas guidelines. (The Suzuki Association is responsible for all Suzuki teacher training that takes place in the Americas and approves and supports the University of Denver Lamont School of Music as a university long-term training center for Suzuki Method Violin and Cello.) A video of your performance must be sent into the Suzuki Association. For audition guidelines, please visit http://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/guides/audition.

Final Steps

Start Your Application

Start Your Application

Your submitted materials will be reviewed once all materials and application fees have been received.

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Our program can only consider your application for admission if our Office of Graduate Studies has received all your online materials and supplemental materials by our application deadline.

Application Fee: $65.00 Application Fee

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information

Applicants should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.