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Music Advising

Schwob School of Music

Music Advising

Taking the courses required for graduation is the student's responsibility, but advisors are available to help in any way possible. All students have an advisor assigned to answer any and all questions. Of course, you may be able to find answers on your own by carefully reading the FAQ and the forms below--make sure you have the Degree Requirements and Suggested Course of Study sheets for your degree track.

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FAQ'S

Q. Who is my advisor?
A. Look on your Enrollment Services tab, under Academic Advising Record. Your advisor's name is at the top of that chart.

Q. How do I find my applied lesson crn to register?
A. You can't find it yourself on the schedule of courses. You need to meet with your advisor who will look up the correct crn and give it to you. Don't lose it!

Q. How do I know what courses to take?
A. First, the university's online catalog has a complete list of courses needed for your degree (based on the catalog year you started) and a semester by semester guide. Second, this very page has the same information--look up to the boxes to find the year you started at CSU to get to your degree requirements.

Q. Why can't I register? It says I have a hold!
A. First, you have to have advised and your advisor must remove the hold for the correct semester. Second, if you owe fines or parking tickets, you have to pay those before you can register. Third, you might be trying to register before the day allowed for your class standing (check your class standing on your Academic Advising Record, on your Enrollment Services tab).

Q. What do I do when I get an error for a course I'm trying to register for? Did I do something wrong?
A. Relax. Many music courses have strange error messages that pop up. Check your CSU email to read how to contact Dr. Kristen Hansen for an override fix for that music course(s). If you are getting an error for a course that is NOT a music course, chances are you don't have the pre-requisite for the course or the course is full. If it's full, you can certainly email that professor and ask if they can let you in the class. You could also email that department and ask that a pre-req be waived for you (but that is not very likely).

Q. How and when can I add a course? How and when can I drop a course?
A. You can add courses during pre-registration, all the way up to a few weeks before classes start. Then, in the first week of each semester, you have just four days to change courses without a penalty to you. It's best if you get your schedule fixed before classes begin. Add courses in the Add/Drop/Withdraw menu on your Enrollment Services tab at this time. AFTER the schedule change period (after the first week of class) you will need a paper Roll Correction form. See Dr. Hansen.
To drop a course, you can drop a course without it counting at all during the schedule change period. You can drop a course up to the Withdraw deadline and it will simply show as a W, and not count against you in your GPA (although it will then log as hours attempted in your financial aid). If you drop a course after the Withdraw deadline, you will receive a WF which counts as an F in your GPA. The deadline for each semester can be found here along with other important deadlines and dates:  Academic Calendar

Q. Whose responsibility is it to make sure I'm in all the right courses and that I don't owe fees or tuition?
A. It is YOUR responsibility. Check your schedule of courses periodically, and check your financial account as well. Make sure you are aware of upcoming deadlines and be proactive!

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