The information on this page applies to Returning Students for the Spring 2017 semester. Information regarding Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017, available through PowerCampus Self Service (PDF instructions for access and use may be found here) and on the NEC website beginning October 13, 2016; 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 using an online scheduling service. Students will be invited via their NEC email address to sign up for advising appointments based on the following schedule:

Tuesday, October 11First appointment schedule posted (schedules will normally be posted one week in advance with new postings made as each week fills up)
Monday, October 17Advising appointments begin for these groups of students:
° 2017 graduating students
° All Tufts students
° All Harvard students
° All DMA students
Monday, October 24Advising appointments begin for 2018 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments on October 17, 2016)
Monday, October 31Advising appointments begin for 2019 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments on October 24, 2016)
Monday, November 7Advising appointments begin for 2020 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments on October 31, 2016)
Tuesday, November 22Deadline for Academic Advising (all students)
*Students graduating in May 2017will 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 Spring 2017. You are encouraged to come with any questions you may have about curricular opportunities at NEC. You may not register for Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017. Before you will be allowed to register, you must clear all administrative holds, including Academic Advising, Health Information, Business Office, Financial Aid, Qualifying Degree. Please note that ALL students must register by 5 PM on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. 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, October 24 - Tuesday, November 22
All Tufts and Harvard studentsMonday, October 31 - Tuesday, November 22
2017 graduating studentsMonday, October 31 - Tuesday, November 22
2018 graduating studentsMonday, November 7 - Tuesday, November 22
2019 graduating studentsMonday, November 14 - Tuesday, November 22
2020 graduating studentsWednesday, November 16 - Tuesday, November 22

Please follow these steps:

  1. Online registration for the first registration group (DMA students) will open at 8 AM on October 24, 2016; each subsequent registration group will open at 8 AM on their start date. Registration will end for all students at 5 PM on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. 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 October 24 to November 22.
  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. Information regarding booking a hall for a Spring 2017 required recital will be sent to your NEC email account by the Concert Halls Office within the next few weeks. This information will also be available during your advising appointment. Please note that you must be registered for the recital prior to working with Concert Halls on obtaining a date.