The information on this page applies to Returning Students for the  Fall 2015 semester. Information regarding  Fall 2015 deadlines will posted in this space.

Step 1: Academic Advising

As a New England Conservatory college student, you are required to meet with your Academic Advisor at least once per semester to track progress in your degree program, go over recommendations and requirements for the following semester, and discuss your academic plans.

To prepare for this meeting, please consult the Academic Catalog under which you were admitted concerning requirements for your program and major. We also recommend you look at the course schedule for Fall 2015, available through PowerCampus Self Service (PDF instructions for access and use may be found here) and on the NEC website beginning March 13, 2015; a limited number of reference copies will be available for use within the Office of Student Services. 

Appointment schedules with the Academic Advisors will be posted on the bulletin board in the Office of Students Services (SB 224). Please plan on a wait of several days between the time you sign up and the time your appointment takes place. Students may sign up for advising appointments on the following schedule:

Monday, March 9First appointment schedule posted (schedules will normally be posted one week in advance with new postings made as each week fills up)
Monday, March 23Advising appointments begin for these groups of students:
° 2015 and 2016 graduating students
° All Tufts students
° All Harvard students
° All DMA students
Thursday, April 2Advising appointments begin for 2017 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments on Monday, March 23)
Thursday, April 9Advising appointments begin for 2018 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments on Monday, March 30)
Wednesday, April 29Deadline for Academic Advising (all students)
*Students graduating in December 2015 will benefit from scheduling their advising appointments early in the advising period.

At your appointment, your Academic Advisor will provide you with information and instructions to help you register for Fall 2015. You are encouraged to come with any questions you may have about curricular opportunities at NEC. You may not register for Fall 2015 until after you have met with your Academic Advisor.

See below for more information about registration.

Step 2: Registration

After you have met with your Academic Advisor, you may proceed with registration for Fall 2015. Before you will be allowed to register, you must clear all administrative holds, including Academic Advising, Health Information, Business Office, Financial Aid, Qualifying Degree, and updating your school year address information with the Office of Student Services. Please note that ALL students must register by Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Students who register after this date will be charged the $250 late registration fee.

The schedule for most registration groups (both online and in person) is determined by current anticipated graduation year:

DMA students Monday, March 30 -
Wednesday, April 29
2015 graduating studentsThursday. April 2 -
Wednesday, April 29
All Tufts and Harvard studentsThursday. April 2 -
Wednesday, April 29
2016 graduating studentsThursday. April 2 -
Wednesday, April 29
2017 graduating studentsThursday. April 9 -
Wednesday, April 29
2018 graduating studentsThursday. April 16 -
Wednesday, April 29

Please follow these steps:

  1. Online registration for the first registration group (DMA students) will open at 8 AM on March 30, 2015; each subsequent registration group will open at 8 AM on their start date. Registration will end for all students at 5 PM on April 29, 2015. Students needing to submit a registration form in person may do so to a member of the Registrar's staff in the Office of Student Services during their assigned registration dates. In-person registration hours are 9:30 - 11:30 AM and 2:00 - 4:00 PM each weekday from March 30 to April 29.
  2. After completing your registration process (either online or in person), please proofread your schedule carefully to make sure it has been recorded properly.
  3. If you are registering for a Fall 2015 required recital, you may proceed to the Concert Halls Office (JH 106) to reserve a hall beginning April 13, 2015. Recital booking will be scheduled by appointment only.  Sign-up sheets for appointments, along with a list of all available recital slots in October, November, and December, will be made available outside the Concert Halls office beginning April 8, 2015.  Please read the Recital Scheduling Handbook carefully prio to your appointment so that you understand the recital scheduling process and policies.  When you come for your appointment the Concert Halls staff will ask to see a copy of your Fall 2015 schedule indicating that you have registered for a recital as well as your completed Student Recital Form and NEC I.D. Remember to pick five (5) possible dates that will work for you, your performers and your STUDIO FACULTY MEMBER. the Concert Halls Office no longer has a seven day holding period for recital dates; once you leave your appointment you will only have 24 hours in which to change your recital slot without any penalty.   Copies of the Student Recital Form and Recital Scheduling Handbook can be found in the Concert Halls office or downloadable PDFs are available on under "Performance Services."