The College of Musical Arts conducts advisement for course registration at announced times for following semesters. The department advisor is available for academic advising prior to and during this advisement period. Please plan ahead and meet with your advisor, if necessary, before you register. All first-semester seniors must see their advisor for an official degree audit.
To aid in planning, students should have a copy of the curricular checksheet for their particular major. Checksheets are available in the College Office. The following additional information concerning registration may be helpful:
- In registering for courses, prerequisites must be observed.
- Details regarding the S/U grading option are provided in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog. This option must be declared within seven calendar days from the beginning of classes for any given semester. No required music courses may be taken for S/U grades. General education and professional requirements outside of music, however, may be taken for S/U credit. Elective hours within and outside of music may also be taken on an S/U basis provided that the general grading policies of the University are maintained.
- The grade of “D” is a passing grade except under the S/U option, in which case it is converted to a “U” and carries no credit.
- Policies for repeating a course are provided in the BGSU Undergraduate Catalog. Repeating a course does not result in removal of a grade from the transcript. Under some circumstances, the credit hours and quality points for the original registration are not used in computing the cumulative grade-point average.
Changes in registration should be processed through the College Office. University deadlines for certain changes are specified in Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs and in the Schedule of Classes for each semester. Following is a summary:
- To add a course: within seven calendar days from the beginning of classes in fall/spring semesters and three calendar days from the beginning of classes during summer session
- To drop a course with no record on the transcript: within seven calendar days from the beginning of classes in fall/spring semesters and three calendar days from the beginning of classes during summer session
- To drop a course with a grade of WP or WF: between the fourth through the ninth week of any semester
- To elect a grade option of S/U: within seven calendar days from the beginning of classes in fall/spring semester and three calendar days from the beginning of classes during summer session
- To apply for graduation: May—end of second week of spring semester, August—end of first week of summer session and December—end of second week of fall semester
ALL CHANGES SHOULD BE PROCESSED AND APPROVED IN THE COLLEGE OFFICE.
Before registering for any woodwind, brass, string or mixed ensemble, please follow these guidelines:
- Organize the appropriate ensemble personnel (feel free to ask the music faculty for recommendations).
- Find several common times for weekly rehearsals.
- Consult the listed coordinator in charge of your ensemble interest. Provide the above information, and request the assignment of an ensemble coach.
- Check to see if adequate sheet music is available.
- Determine the time and place of first meeting
Most classrooms and large practice rooms can be reserved for rehearsals by having the coach reserve the room in the College Office, room 1031.
Ensemble registration must be completed by the end of the first week of classes each semester, and each member must be registered to participate. See the area coordinator or department chair if there is a question about which section to register for.
The excess credit fee does not apply to ensemble credits. You must register for each course or activity in which you receive instruction, including all small and large ensembles.
A student who registers for one credit hour of applied instruction receives a half-hour lesson each week of a 15-week semester or equivalent experience. A student who registers for two, three or four credit hours of applied instruction receives an hour lesson each week for a 15-week semester, or equivalent experience. The student is responsible for knowing and meeting all applied instruction requirements, assignments and performance examinations (juries), as indicated by the applied instructor(s).
All students who register for any “arranged” course, including applied instruction, should see the instructor(s) listed in the Schedule of Classes during the first day of classes to determine the specific meeting day, time and place.