ALP Policy for Graduate Courses

Graduate students are encouraged to explore ALP (ALC) courses. All graduate students can take ALP courses for free by registering at the ALC 400 level. Graduate students in certain instances may also wish or be required to register for other than the ALC 400 level and pay regular tuition charges.  For additional information on this policy and further details on whether or not a course may be used to fulfill certificate, diploma, or degree requirements, please see below.


    • All graduate students can take ALP courses for free by registering at the ALC 400 level. Courses at the 400 level will not count towards your degree requirements, however, you are expected to do the work and you will receive a grade.
    • Some ALC courses may be used to fulfill both degree requirements and Certificate and Diploma program requirements. In order to fulfill requirements in both areas, the ALC course must be co-located in an academic department and carry regular tuition charges. (e.g., MTL 504-1/ ALC 410-7)
    • ALC courses that are not co-located may be used to fulfill Certificate or Diploma program requirements at no charge.
    • ALC courses taken at the 400-level may be used to bring the student to full-time status without incurring a tuition charge.
    • Currently approved co-located ALP Courses
      ALC 410-7
      MTL 504-1
      Preparing Future Music Faculty
      ALC  410-5
      JCM 261-1
      Entrepreneurial Thinking (formerly Entrepreneurship in Music)
      ALC 410A-3
      MTL 421-1
      Leadership Issues in Music