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ADMISSION TO 1 AND 2 LEVEL ACADEMIC COURSES
To be admitted to the higher courses of the Conservatory it is necessary to take a selection exam. The application for admission must be presented through the online-assisted procedure or directly at the Conservatory’s Education Office in the period indicated in the academic calendar (usually by July 15th.). Non-resident students coming from non-EU countries must apply through the Italian Embassy in their home country. The selection exams take place approximately in the first half of September.

ADMISSION TO THE FIRST LEVEL ADVANCED COURSES
Admission to the academic courses of First Level is reserved for students who have a Secondary School diploma or, in the case of remarkable abilities and attitudes, who will achieve the same by the end of the course of study. In this latter case special organisational procedures may be considered that will permit students to attend the courses of the upper secondary school at the same time. Likewise students in possession of another equivalent qualification, obtained abroad and recognised as suitable, may also be admitted. Both those who are already enrolled in the preparatory courses and those interested from abroad may apply for admission to a First Level academic diploma course. Students already enrolled in the Conservatory are subject to the same procedures as the external aspirants. Those who are already in possession of the corresponding diploma of the Conservatory organisation previously in force are not permitted to enrol in a first-level academic diploma course.

ADMISSION TO SECOND LEVEL SPECIALIST COURSES
Admission to second level academic courses is reserved for students who have a first level academic diploma, or a university degree, or a Conservatory diploma combined with a secondary school diploma. Likewise students in possession of another equivalent qualification, obtained abroad and recognised as suitable, may also be admitted. The aforementioned qualifications must be consistent with the course chosen. Both those who are already enrolled in the Conservatory and those interested from abroad may apply for admission to a Second Level academic diploma course. Students already enrolled in the Conservatory are subject to the same procedures as the external aspirants.

COMMON RULES
Admission to the course is subject to passing a selection exam that verifies the possession of the necessary musical and cultural abilities. The entry abilities are defined in the regulations of each study course. Assessing the admission exam is expressed with one of the following indications: suitable, suitable with educational obligations, not suitable. Those found suitable are also given a mark expressed as a percentage in order to establish a graded list of those admitted. The examining Board for each individual course is nominated by the Director and consists of at least three teachers. The Board can be integrated to ascertain the basic knowledge of the candidate. Should the selection exam have revealed partial lacunae in the student’s preparation, he/ she is given specific additional training obligations to fulfil according to the procedures established by the Conservatory, also through attending relevant training activities. The maximum number of students admitted to courses is programmed by the Conservatory in relation to the student-teacher ratio, as well as to the supply of structures and infrastructures suited to the specific educational activities, in compliance with the requirements defined during the planning and evaluation of the system.