Testing Out of Courses (Advanced Standing)

If you have mastered the content of college courses through high school study, private study, or self-study, you may be awarded credit for theory or aural skills courses through a university-wide procedure known as the Advanced Standing Examination. This procedure allows the student to take a test comparable to the final examination for any university course. Successful completion of the test–80% score or higher for examinations delivered on the School of Music Placement Testing Days in August and January–allows a KSU student to be awarded degree credit for that course without actually taking it.

KSU regulations for Advanced Standing Examinations are listed on the Advanced Standing Examination forms available online from the Registrar’s Office:



Transfer Students–Transfer Credits & Placement Tests

Testing Out of Courses (Advanced Standing)
Music Theory Sequence
Applied Composition Study

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