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Scholarships and Funding
In addition to being one of the Best Value Colleges in the nation (#5, U.S. News & World Report 2021), FSU and the College of Music offer a variety of funding opportunities to assist students with financing their education. All music majors are automatically considered for College of Music scholarships based on their admissions application and audition or interview.
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Take a look at our most current College of Music Viewbook.
- All transcripts/academic records that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
- International students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency in the form of an approved exam. Required scores listed below. Graduate applicants, please note that College of Music standards exceed those of the university.
- Freshman Requirements (please note that all applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores)
- Transfer Requirements
- Graduate Student Requirements:
- TOEFL IBT
- Masters: 80; Doctoral: 97
- Masters: 6.5; Doctoral: 7.5
- Masters: 120; Doctoral: 130
Additionally, to be eligible for a graduate assistantship:
- TOEFL IBT
We’re so pleased that you’ve applied, auditioned, and been accepted to the College of Music.
We are committed to making your transition to FSU and the College of Music as smooth as possible. We urge both undergraduate and graduate students to return to this page regularly for more information about your upcoming orientation. Graduate students can also gather information about housing, parking, obtaining an FSU identification card, textbooks, parking permits, and many other topics.
The first step in your College of Music academic career
What is the purpose of this exam?
This exam will help you and the examiners determine your entry level into the Group Piano Program at Florida State. If you are entering your first semester of Group Piano at FSU and choose not to take the exam, you will automatically sign up for MVK 1111 A.
When is the exam administered?
Placement exams are offered on the Friday prior to start of Fall term in the Longmire Building (LON 403) from 2:30 until 5:00 pm. No appointment is necessary. An online option on a different day is also available. Exams are administered on a first come, first served basis, and will last approximately 10 minutes. For complete information, please self-enroll for the ORG Canvas site and watch this video for how to navigate the site.
Who should take the exam?
Students with prior keyboard experience, whose degree programs require one or more semesters of class piano. (Check the curriculum guide for your major to determine the piano requirement for your major.) Keyboard majors do not need to take this exam.
Transfer students with Class Piano credit should consult Dr. Hunt regarding transfer evaluations.