All students in the School of Music must declare a degree program and major by the sixth week in the second semester of the sophomore year, with the exception of students who hope to enter the B.M. degree program in performance. Those students who wish to become performance majors (B.M. degree) must successfully complete the Sophomore Proficiency Examination at the end of the sophomore year prior to declaring the major. The Academic Standing Committee will take appropriate warning actions in the case of students who have failed to declare their major by the end of the sophomore year.

Academic advisors, applied faculty, and the Dean may assist students in making appropriate choices. The declaration process involves submitting a Major/Advisor Declaration Form, with all necessary signatures, to the Office of the Registrar.

Students in any of the degree programs who wish to complete a double major must maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program

B.M.E. degree students must apply for admission to the DePauw’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) at least one year in advance of the semester in which they wish to student teach. Students should consult Section V of the DePauw Catalog for current information on requirements for admission to the program. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to and continuation in the Teacher Education Program and admission to student teaching.