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    Admission

    Undergraduate students should first apply for general admission to Samford through the Office of Admission before completing one of the following forms related to enrollment. The following links are for students enrolling in fall 2015.  Updated information for students enrolling in fall 2016 will be available on August 1, 2015.

    Application Timeline & Sample Audition/Interview Schedule 

    Art and Design

    Students majoring in fine art, graphic design, or interior design have the option to submit an electronic portfolio by Feb. 1, 2016, for School of the Arts scholarship consideration. A portfolio is not required for entering freshmen to declare a major in these programs. High school juniors, seniors, and transfer students are encouraged but not required to attend Art and Design Day on Saturday, November 14, to take two workshops taught by the faculty. Online registration will be available until Oct. 26.

    Undergraduate Forms

    Music and Theatre

    Students majoring in music and theatre are required to audition for admission to the School of the Arts. On-campus auditions are strongly encouraged; our tentative dates for audition and interview weekend dates for students seeking fall 2016 enrollment are November 13-14, February 5-6, and February 26-27. An e-mail from arts@samford.edu will be sent to confirm your requested audition/interview weekend within five business days of the receipt of your music or theatre application. Students with exceptional circumstances may request to submit a DVD audition or schedule an individual audition; please contact the arts enrollment assistant to discuss these options.

    Undergraduate Forms

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    Graduate Admission+

    A bachelor of music (B.M.) degree, or an equivalent degree, from an institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music is required for admission to all programs. An applicant whose undergraduate preparation does not meet these specifications may be admitted provisionally, with the requirement that course work stipulated at the time of admission be completed to ensure that preparation is equivalent to that of a graduate of the bachelor of music degree program offered by the Division of Music at Samford. Courses completed in satisfying this requirement must earn a grade of at least B and do not count toward the master’s degree.

    Unconditional admission to any program requires a grade-point average of 3.0 or above. Admission to the master of music education programs requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in music courses and on the undergraduate degree as a whole. There will be no exceptions. Minimum GPA for conditional admission to all other programs is 2.7 on a 4-point scale. Applicants for the master of music education (traditional program) must also submit minimum scores of 150 on the Music: Content Knowledge Exam (Test #0013) on the Praxis II Examination.

    Application Requirements

    • The application form and fee ($35).
    • An official transcript from each institution attended since high school. Applicants for the master of music education degrees must provide two official transcripts.
    • An acceptable score, not more than five years old, on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants whose native language is not English may substitute the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT), on which a minimum score of 90 is required.
    • An audition in the solo performance area.
    • An interview with the director of graduate studies in music and/or faculty from the area of study.
    • A copy of an Alabama Class B teaching certificate in music education or an acceptable score on the Alabama Educators Certification Testing Program (AECTP) for those applying for music education. The AECTP contains both the Basic Skills Assessment and the Praxis II.

    Graduate Forms