All entering graduate students will take placement examinations in Music History and Music Theory. Students must take the examinations at the first offering following enrollment. Students who fail to do so will not be allowed to register for the second semester of graduate study. Placement examinations are given three times a year, usually on the first Saturday of Fall and Spring Semesters and the first Saturday of the Graduate/Teacher Summer Term. Deficiencies will be monitored and remediated under the direction of the student's graduate committee. The student is not permitted to take the comprehensive examinations until any deficiencies have been removed.