Do you want a career in Music? Not sure how to gain admission to the right college?
If you’re in high school, gaining admission to college is hard, no matter what career pathway you choose. Acceptance into Music programs isn’t just about talent. There are certain requirements that you should be aware of, so that you can get on track and have the best possible chance of admission. Universities highly consider GPA’s and test scores.
The first step should be identifying to which programs you would like to apply. You should apply to 5 or 6 schools. From there, you can look up the requirements that each university has in regards to GPA and test scores. Two Massachusetts schools with great Music programs that may pique your interest are The University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music.
Not only do these schools have the admission requirements online, but both have the average GPA’s and test scores of the most recently accepted students. In fall of 2018, the Freshman class admitted to Umass Lowell had an average GPA of 3.59. The SAT scores averaged 1239 with Reading and Math combined, which equates to an ACT score of 26. Students enrolled at Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music had an average GPA of 3.46. SAT scores averaged an 1160 and the ACT scores averaged 24. If you’re worried about being rejected from the school of your dreams based on low test scores or a poor GPA there are resources to help.
Boston Tutoring Services connects students with qualified tutors to better understand class material, as well as prepare for standardized tests to receive the best possible score. To better your chances of admission, it is important to do well on the SAT’s and/or ACT’s as well as maintain high grades. Start preparing for your future now and take the first step towards a career in music.
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