Degree Program Policies
Credit for Prior Experiential Learning
Students entering the CJC may bring with them a wealth of prior, non-college experiential learning in the field of jazz performance. Recognizing the value of these experiences, the CJC offers students the opportunity to earn credit in private instruction and/or performance, based on their performance and recording portfolio.
Credit for prior experiential learning is granted only to matriculated students. The amount of credit is determined and documented in writing by CJC faculty with relevant credentials. Of the first 60 semester credits, no more than 15 may be awarded for prior experiential learning; of the second 60 semester credits, no more than 15 semester credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning. The maximum number of credits awarded for prior experiential learning is 30.
Credit is not granted based on the student’s experiences per se, but rather on the student’s ability gained through their experiences. Credit granted for prior experiential learning must have approval from the Dean of Instruction and will be recorded on a student’s transcript as ‘credit for prior experiential learning.’ Students must appeal for credit for prior experiential learning via live audition or recorded playing sample. Students are not required to pay for credits awarded for prior experiential learning.