Academic Advising


The Office of the Registrar provides academic advising support to students and faculty by maintaining academic records on students and programs, by implementing academic policy, by tracking student progress toward graduation, and by providing transcripts, degree audits, and reports as needed.

Immediately upon enrollment students are assigned a faculty advisor in their program of study and are required to meet with their faculty advisor once each term to receive academic advising and permission to register for the next term. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor, a representative from the Advising Center, or the Office of the Registrar anytime throughout the year when questions arise about enrollment in classes, policies, or procedures or simply for additional advising support.

Advising/Pre-Registration Checklist

To help ensure you are able to register online without difficulty:

  1. Sign up for an advising session with your faculty advisor. For more information contact your academic program office.

  2. Complete an Advising Form before meeting with your faculty advisor.

    You may find the following resources helpful:

  3. Meet with your faculty advisor as soon as possible. Your advisor will review your advising form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar, who will assign advisor approval upon receipt of your form. To register yourself online or in-person you must have advisor approval.

    Students do not need to bring advising forms to the Office of the Registrar. Academic program offices submit students' advising forms via email, which are processed in the order received. During peak periods of advising and registration processing time may take between 1 and 3 business days. Paper forms received by the Office of the Registrar are not given priority over those received electronically. If you do not have advisor approval assigned after 3 business days have passed since the date of your advising appointment contact your academic program office to ensure that your form was submitted.

  4. Check your permission to register. If you have any holds on your account taking the time to verify that you have permission to register will allow you time before registration opens to address any restrictions.

  5. Update or confirm your address. This is required of all students during the fall. Students will not be permitted to register either online or in-person until this is completed.

  6. Refer to the registration section of this website for continued information.

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons may be taken by non music majors for elective credit (1.5 credits, seven hours of instruction per semester). Private lessons carry an additional course fee of $220 for non music majors.

Questions related to private music lessons can be directed to Michelle Wall in the School of Music via email

To Register for a Private Music Lesson:

  1. Review the private music lesson course section listing for available instrumentation and faculty. This listing includes the subject code, course, and section numbers used for registration.
  2. Registering for a private music lesson takes place during the standard registration period and can be done both online or in person. There is a $220 course fee assessed to non music majors registering for private music lessons.
  3. Students should contact the professor directly via email to arrange a meeting time immediately upon registering for a private music lesson. The meeting time and day will be listed on a student's schedule as TBA.