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What happens if I don't pass all portions (instrument startups, diagnostic rehearsals, written) of the 3rd year exit exam?

Written Exam - Three Options

When a retake of some written exam test areas is required, the candidate has three options when the number of areas to be retested totals four or less:

1. AUG 1-4 EXAM: If the candidate has less than 5 areas to be retested, it is possible to prepare for and take a proctored exam August 1-4. Retake test information will be emailed to a designated administrator by August 1. Candidate must submit the request by logging into "My Account" at our website. Click on "Retake Exam Form" in "My Account" area and supply the following information: administrator name, title, email address, and phone number. Click on the payment link on this screen to access the online Retake fee of $125. Submit the online Retake Form and make the $125 payment no later than July 28. -OR-

2. DEC EXAM: If the candidate has less than 5 areas to be retested, it is possible to prepare for and take a proctored exam This exam will include only those areas not passed during the July 5 Exit Exam. Information will be emailed to the designated administrator by December 1. It must then be administered no later than December 10. Candidate must submit the request along with administrator title, mailing and email address, phone number. The candidate is then required by SHSU to take a one credit course in the Fall for which a $514 fee (or newly announced fee rates in the fall) will be due as well as special for fees for graduation in a different term. -OR-

3. JULY EXAM: Submit by April 1 (following the July 5 Exit Exam year) a letter of intent to retake the portion of the exam including the appropriate test areas on July 5 of that year. The candidate must attend Session B for a single credit (standard SHSU fees apply) with a special seminar credit awarded. Candidate will be responsible for inquiry as to the exact time and place of the July 5th exam on the AHS campus.

If the retake of more than four areas is necessary, the candidate will be required to attend Session B the following summer and will be re-examined in the applicable test areas. Payment of standard fees for the Session plus the masters candidate fee will be in affect. So that the candidate will benefit from the hours taken, MUSI Seminar credits will be awarded instead of Pedagogy courses.

Demonstration (Oral) Exam - Three Options

If a retake of the diagnostic rehearsal portion of the exit exam is required, the candidate has three options:

1. AUGUST EXAM: Candidate must submit the request by logging into "My Account" at our website. Click on "Retake Exam Form" in "My Account" area and supply the following information: administrator name, title, email address, and phone number. Click on the payment link on this screen to access the online Retake fee of $125. Submit the online Retake Form and make the $125 payment no later than July 28. This exam will include 10 essay questions based on audio examples of Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes. In each essay question the candidate will need to identify the problem and suggest a solution to correct it. To study for this exam, the candidate should order a full score of the piece and listen to the MP3 sound les found on the literature CDs (ABC study set). Information will be emailed to the designated administrator by August 1. The candidate must take a proctored exam August 1-4. 

2. JULY EXAM: Submit by April 1 (following the July 5 Exit Exam year) a letter of intent to retake the diagnostic rehearsal portion of the July 5 exam. The candidate must attend Session B for credit (standard SHSU session fees apply) with special seminar credits awarded. —OR—

3. NOV-DEC EXAM: Submit by September 1 a request for a December test as outlined above in #1. The test needs to be administered between December 1 and December 10. —OR— 

All "Yorkshire Ballad" excerpts (audio CD) were included in the ABC Study Set.

—OR—

Combination Written/Oral Exam

If the candidate meets the criteria to complete both segments THIS August, then online testing criteria is applied. When an online Ultimate Pursuit retake of some written exam test areas is combined with a diagnostic rehearsal portion of the exam, the candidate pays only a single $125 fee. If July 5 (next year) is selected for a retake, diagnostics will be with a live Boo-Boo Band and startups will be with a student in the appropriate area(s).


Notification of Results

Whenever the December 10 deadline is involved, the candidate will receive notice and comments from the ABC graduate faculty member by January 15. Written exam retakes will be handled with other candidate grading; notification will be sent by the SHSU grade submit deadline.

CONTACT INFO:
American Band College
407 Terrace Street
Ashland, OR 97520

Phone:
(541) 778-4880 (Scott McKee)
(541) 840-4888 (Max McKee)
(541) 778-3161 (Paul Kassulke)

E-mail:
scottmckee@bandworld.org (Scott McKee)
maxmckee@bandworld.org (Max McKee)
paulkassulke@bandworld.org (Paul Kassulke)

 

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