Registration and pre-registration

Registration at the college is handled through the QUASAR system, and registration can be completed by telephone in many cases. However, this is not true for classes which have pre-requisites, and most courses in the music sequences do have such requirements. Except for Music 1 (Introduction to Music), Music 60 (Rudiments of Music), and some electives, all other music courses, including graduate courses, must be entered onto the computerized registration system by one of the authorized persons in the music office.

Entering undergraduate students are placed into the course levels and sections by the theory coordinator as a result of the Music Qualifying Examination; assignments are available in the music office the day following the exam. The student may then come to the office and the office staff will enter the designated courses into the Quasar system, in effect "registering" the student in these courses. The student cannot be closed out of the courses the School of Music has designated. It is up to the student, however, to complete the registration by adding other courses to complete his or her program. All entering students placed in first semester Theory (173) or Sight Singing (171) or higher must take, in addition, the appropriate music history and performance courses. After timely registration, the bill is sent to the student. Late registrants must pay their bill on the day they register.

Undergraduate registration: Returning undergraduate students fill out a registration form during their regular registration time. THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION IN MUSIC. Theory and sight-singing placements for the next semester are based on the recommendation of the present semester's teachers and are posted inside the music office during the registration period. Students write in their current program and the program for the next semester, including the course name, number of section and code of their required sequence courses, (theory, history, ear-training, major ensemble), private lessons if they are performance majors, and any other ensembles and music courses for which they wish to register. The registration forms must be signed by the advisor and returned to the music office. They are then checked for accuracy of section and sequence, inclusion of requirements, progress in the curriculum, and completeness of information by the theory coordinator or his designee. The courses are then entered onto the student's registration "account" in the QUASAR system by the office staff. Again, it is up to the student to complete the registration during the registration period published by the college.

Graduate Registration: Entering graduate students in the Master of Arts program take the Graduate Qualifying Examination in Theory and History during the registration period and see their advisor that week. Students beginning the music education program see their advisor during the scheduled advisement times during registration. Returning graduate students see their graduate advisors during May or December in both the Master of Arts and Music Education programs. The graduate bulletin board outside the music office will carry information about the day or days the advisors have set aside for advisement. The student plans the program with the advisor, the advisor approves and initials the program, and the authorization slips go to the music office to be entered into the Quasar system.

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