Registration Guidelines

The information on this page applies to Returning Students for the Spring 2024 semester. Information regarding Spring 2024 deadlines will be posted in this space.

Step 1: Academic Advising

As a college student at New England Conservatory, you are required to consult 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.

New This Semester! Advisors are offering students three options for fulfilling Academic Advising to be eligible for Registration:

Any Students May

  1. Attend drop-in advising hours for brief review of courses/credits needed and eligible courses (recommended for students in at least second semester)
  2. Submit your proposed Spring 2024 course schedule for advisor’s review and approval (recommended for students in at least second semester)

  3. Sign up for individual Academic Advising session to review courses/credits needed and available options 

To prepare for this meeting, we recommend that you browse the course schedule for Spring 2024, available through PowerCampus Self Service and on the NEC website. We also encourage you to consult and bookmark our Student Resources website.
Students will be invited via their NEC email address to choose options for fulfillment of Academic Advising based on the following schedule:

Friday, October 20

Details about Academic Advising and Registration sent to all students

Monday, October 23

Advising appointments begin for these groups of students

  • All 2024 graduating students

  • All Harvard-NEC Dual Degree students

  • All Tufts-NEC Dual Degree students

Tuesday, October 24

Drop-In Advising Session: 9:30-11 AM EST

Monday, October 30

Drop-In Advising Session: 1-2 PM EST

Wednesday, November 1

Advising appointments begin for these groups of students

  • 2025 graduating students

  • 2026 graduating students

  • 2027 graduating students

Tuesday, November 7

Drop-In Advising Session: 2-3:30 PM EST

Friday, November 17

Drop-In Advising Session: 10-11:30 AM EST

November 22-24 

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 29

Drop-In Advising Session: 12-2PM EST

Friday, December 1

Deadline for Academic Advising (all students)


You will find information and instructions to help you register for Spring 2024 on the Advising & Registration page of the Student Resources website. You are encouraged to bring any questions you may have about curricular opportunities at NEC to your advisor. Please note that you may not register for Spring 2024 until after you have consulted with your Academic Advisor. See below for more information about registration. 

Step 2: Registration

After you have consulted with your Academic Advisor, you may proceed with registration for Spring 2024. Before you will be allowed to register, you must clear all administrative holds, including Academic Advising, Health Information, Business Office, Financial Aid, and Qualifying Degree. Please note that ALL students must register by December 1. 

The schedule for most registration groups is determined by current anticipated graduation year:

DMA students 

Monday, October 30 - Friday, December 1

All Tufts and Harvard Dual Degree students

All 2024 graduating students

Monday, November 6 - Friday, December 1

2025 graduating students

Monday, November 13- Friday, December 1

2026 graduating students

Thursday, November 16 - Friday, December 1

2027 graduating students

Monday, November 20 - Friday, December 1

Please follow these steps: 

  1. Online registration for the first registration group (DMA students) will open at 8 AM on October 30, 2023; each subsequent registration group will open at 8 AM on their start date. Registration will end for all students at 5 PM on December 1, 2023.
  2. After completing your registration process online, please proofread your schedule carefully to make sure it has been recorded properly.
  3. Information regarding booking a performance hall for a Spring 2024 required recital will be sent to your NEC email account by the Scheduling Office. This information is also available on the Student Recital Scheduling page. Please note that you must be registered for a recital before the Scheduling Office can confirm an approved recital date, time, and performance hall.