Greetings, incoming freshman! Welcome to the CWU Music Department! There are two prerequisites for being accepted into the music program as a music major or minor: (incoming transfer students click here)
You will not be permitted to register in any music classes, except ensembles, without having met these two prerequisites.
The exam is currently available and MUST be taken and passed before you come to your summer orientation/registration session.
If your score was close to passing and you are pretty sure that with some studying you can pass it, you can retake it ONE time at no extra cost. It is set up, however, so that only one retake is possible, so be sure of your knowledge before your 2nd try! If you do poorly on the exam or do not pass on your second try, you must register for and take the OnMusic Fundamentals Course and pass with a “B” or better before you can enroll in MUS 144 at your summer orientation/registration session.
To access the On Music Fundamentals Course click here
The exam has 160 multiple-choice questions. You will have 90 consecutive minutes to take the test. Plan to take the test at a time when you will be undisturbed for 90 consecutive minute. The exam tests the following:
Need Help? Review the Theory Placement Exam Study Guide here!
Additional questions should be directed to:
Advising & Recruiting Specialist
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