Students receive grades each semester for all of their classes. The grades will become part of the student’s permanent record. Grades are recorded as follows:
||A grade of B- or lower in major lessons or juries warrants performance probation
||A grade of D or lower in any academic subject warrants academic warning
||A grade of F in any academic subject warrants academic probation
Students are expected to apply themselves seriously to their studies and to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the standards of The Tianjin Juilliard School.
In order to maintain satisfactory progress, students must:
- Receive a B or above in their major area of study and on their jury
- Receive a C- or above in any other subjects
Students may contest a grade by writing to the Pre-College Administrative Director after which they may be directed to consult with the faculty member to understand better the computation of the grade. Further appeal will be guided by the Administrative Director.
Students begin their studies at Tianjin Juilliard in good standing and are expected to maintain that status throughout their programs of study at the School. Should a student’s progress fall below departmental standards with respect to any aspect of the qualitative and quantitative review, the student will receive written notification of a change in enrollment status (warning or probation) as described below. Copies of such notifications are routinely shared with the major teacher.
Standard Categories of Disciplinary Action
If a student receives a grade lower than the required minimum, they may receive a letter of warning. Such a letter is normally issued at the close of the semester but may be issued at any time during the academic year. A warning indicates a severe lapse in performance nearly warranting probationary status.
A student may be placed on probation at any time for significant problems in meeting the artistic, technical, and/or professional requirements of their major field of study, including an unprofessional attitude toward class attendance or for a serious breach of ethical conduct.
Academic Warning and Probation
Students will be placed on academic warning if they receive a grade of D in any class other than their lesson or jury. Failure to correct the grade(s) the following semester will result in academic probation. A grade of F immediately places a student on academic probation. Failure to correct the grade(s) after one probationary semester may result in dismissal from the School.
Performance Warning and Probation
If a probationary grade is given in the fall semester, failure to receive a minimum of a B in the spring semester or as a jury grade may result in dismissal.
If a probationary grade is given either in the spring semester or on the student’s jury at the end of the academic year, an additional jury will be assigned to the student at the end of the following fall semester. Failure to obtain a minimum of a B either as a semester grade or on the additional jury may result in mid-year dismissal.
Graduating students (12th grade) who are on performance probation may be restricted from Pre-College events, such as master classes and competitions. Non-graduating students on performance probation may also be restricted from giving a solo recital.
Students who do not meet The Tianjin Juilliard School’s standards may, at the School’s discretion, be subject to dismissal. A student may be asked to withdraw at any time if their attitude or conduct conflicts with the standards of the School, or if, by remaining enrolled, they endanger their own health or the health of others. Acts of cheating and vandalism are dismissible offenses.
Students who are dismissed are notified in a personal conference with the Associate Dean and Administrative Director, and by written notification.
Standards of Academic Integrity
Academic misconduct and dishonesty undermine the integrity of teaching and learning in the Pre-College community. Such cases are taken seriously and will be resolved in a fair and consistent manner.
Definitions of Academic Misconduct and Dishonesty
Academic misconduct and dishonesty encompass all classroom, studio, and performance work and includes but is not limited to: plagiarism, unauthorized use of materials or resources (“cheating”), prohibited collaboration or consultation, use of fabricated or falsified information, interference with or sabotage of academic activity, unauthorized taking or receipt of materials or resources to gain an academic advantage, unauthorized recordings, bribery, submission of paper or academic work purchased or obtained from an outside source, and conspiracy to commit academic dishonesty.