Congratulations on your acceptance to the Mary Pappert School of Music! Now, See Yourself HERE...

Accepted Students

You're in the final stages of the admission process, so take a deep breath and let us walk you through the remaining steps.

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Undergraduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Mary Pappert School of Music!

Here's what's happened so far:

  • You've applied to Duquesne University and auditioned for the Mary Pappert School of Music.
  • You've completed your FAFSA form (recommended date of completion, no later than February 15)
  • You've received your official letter of acceptance and initial undergraduate financial aid package.


Here's what happens next:

  • Enhancement Awards/Scholarships - In addition to the Lead with Music Scholarship (50% tuition coverage), these awards are issued to undergraduate applicants beginning March 21 and extending through April 10. Awards are issued based on a full review of each applicant's Audition Results (faculty feedback and recommendation), Academic Merit (Letters of Recommendation, GPA, SAT/ACT scores), and Financial Need (as determined by the FAFSA).

  • Enrollment Deposit - Accepted students secure their scholarships as well as a spot in the incoming class by paying the enrollment deposit by May 1.

  • Freshmen Summer Advisement Transition (F.A.S.T.) - Each year in mid-July all incoming freshmen at Duquesne are invited to come to campus for this event. F.A.S.T. gives new students the opportunity to register for classes, get their Duquesne ID and set up a meal plan, as well as a chance to hang out with your future classmates while playing games and enjoying good food! This event will be announced and invitations issued late Spring.

  • Move in and Orientation - Each year more than 6,000 student move into campus dormitories in a period of 3 days.  Freshmen have earlier move-in dates due to freshman orientation. You will receive specific communication from Duquesne University's Office of Residence Life about when to arrive on campus for move-in.

  • Classes Begin - Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar. If you have questions about your course schedule email musicadmissions@duq.edu or call 412-396-5064

SHOWCASE SATURDAY

Every year, the Mary Pappert School of Music invites all recently accepted music students back to campus for a celebration.

Who are we celebrating?

YOU!

Showcase Saturday is your opportunity to come back and experience life at Duquesne through a new set of lenses, as an accepted student! Socialize with current students as well as faculty and staff members and attend degree-specific information sessions where you can hear directly from current students about their experiences. Enjoy live music, games, raffles, prizes and giveaways at our student service expo. Plus, we'll treat you and your family to lunch at Hogan Hall, home of the best food on campus!

All accepted students receive in invitation to RSVP for this event which takes place on the fourth Saturday in March each year.  If you have been accepted but have not received an invitation, please contact us directly to register for the event at musicadmissions@duq.edu.

Showcase Saturday - photo highlights from years past:

Showcase Saturday 2018 Highlights

Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Graduate Division of the Mary Pappert School of Music!

Here's what's happened so far:

  • You've applied to Duquesne University and auditioned for the Mary Pappert School of Music.
  • You've received your official letter of acceptance.
  • You've completed your FAFSA form (US citizen's only - recommended date of completion is February 15).
  • You've completed your Graduate Assistantship Survey (recommended date of completion, no later than March 8).


Here's what happens next:

  • Graduate Assistantships - These awards are issued to accepted graduate applicants beginning March 21 and extending through April 15. Awards are issued based on a full review of each applicant's Audition Results (faculty feedback and recommendation), Academic Merit (Letters of Recommendation, Resume/CV, Transcripts), and Financial Need (as determined by the FAFSA). All accepted graduate students receive a notice outlining the Graduate Assistantship Program that also contains an invitation to complete the Graduate Assistantship Survey which is your opportunity to express interest in specific assistantship positions within the school.

  • Enrollment Deposit - Accepted graduate students secure their assistantships and awards as well as a spot in the incoming class by paying the enrollment deposit by April 15.

  • Graduate Orientation - Every graduate student is required to attend orientation. Once enrolled, all graduate students receive detailed communications relative to orientation and getting started as a graduate assistant.

  • Classes Begin - Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar. If you have questions about your class schedule, please contact us at musicadmissions@duq.edu

Questions about the next steps?

  If you have any questions regarding the information above, please contact us directly at musicadmissions@duq.edu or call (412) 396-5064.