Registration Guidelines

The information on this page applies to Returning Students for the Spring 2020 semester. Information regarding Spring 2020 deadlines will be posted in this space.

Step 1: Academic Advising

As a college student at New England Conservatory, 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 concerning requirements for your program and major. We also recommend you look at the course schedule for Spring 2020, available through PowerCampus Self Service (PDF instructions for access and use may be found here) and on the NEC website beginning October 11, 2019; a limited number of reference copies will be available for use within the Office of Student Services. Please plan on a wait of several days between the time you sign up and the time your appointment takes place.

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:

October 7

First email invitations for appointments sent; appointment schedules will normally be made available one week in advance of each advising period as indicated below.

Advising appointments begin for all DMA students

October 15

Advising appointments begin for these groups of students:

  • All 2020 graduating students
  • All Tufts students
  • All Harvard students
October 21
Advising appointments begin for 2021 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments beginning October 15, 2019)
October 28
Advising appointments begin for 2022 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments beginning October 21, 2019)
November 4
Advising appointments begin for 2023 graduating students (students may begin signing up for appointments beginning October 28, 2019)
Tuesday, November 26 Deadline for Academic Advising (all students)
  *Students graduating in May 2020 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 Spring 2020. You are encouraged to come with any questions you may have about curricular opportunities at NEC. Please note that you may not register for Spring 2020 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 2020. Before you will be allowed to register, you must clear all administrative holds, including Academic Advising, Health Information, Business Office, Financial Responsibility Agreement, Financial Aid, and Qualifying Degree. Please note that ALL students must register by November 26. 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 21 - Tuesday, November 26

All Tufts and Harvard students

Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 26

2020 graduating students

Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 26

2021 graduating students

Monday, November 4 - Tuesday, November 26

2022 graduating students

Monday, November 11 - Tuesday, November 26

2023 graduating students Thursday, November 14 - Tuesday, November 26

Please follow these steps:

  1. Online registration for the first registration group (DMA students) will open at 8 AM on October 21, 2019; each subsequent registration group will open at 8 AM on their start date.  Registration will end for all students at 5 PM on November 26, 2019. 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.  In-person registration hours are 9:30 - 11:30 AM and 2:00 - 4:00 PM each weekday from October 21st to November 26th.
  2. After completing your registration process (either online or in person), please proofread your schedule carefully to make sure it has been recorded properly.

Information regarding booking a hall for a Spring 2020 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.