Registration Guidelines

The information on this page applies to Returning Students for the Fall 2023 semester. Information regarding Fall 2023 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 recommend that you look at the course schedule for Fall 2023, available through PowerCampus Self Service and on the NEC website beginning March 24, 2023. We also encourage you to consult our Library of Academic Advising and Registration Resources.

Please plan on a wait of several days between the time you sign up and the time your appointment takes place.

Appointment schedules with 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, March 28

Details about Academic Advising and Registration sent to all students. Sign up links for each advising group will normally be sent out one week in advance.

Monday, April 3

Advising appointments begin for these groups of students

  • December 2023 and all 2024 graduating students
  • All Tufts students
  • All Harvard Students
Monday, April 17

Advising appointments begin for 2025 and 2026 graduating students (students invited to sign up for appointments beginning April 10, 2022)

Wednesday, May 3 Deadline for Academic Advising (all students)
*Students graduating in December 2023 will benefit from scheduling their advising appointments early in their advising period.

At your appointment, you will be provided with information and instructions to help you register for Fall 2023. You are encouraged to come with any questions you may have about curricular opportunities at NEC. Please note that you may not register for Fall 2023 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 Fall 2023. 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 May 3rd. 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, April 10 - Wednesday, May 3

All Tufts and Harvard students

Monday, April 17 - Wednesday, May 3

2023 graduating students

Monday, April 17 - Wednesday, May 3

2024 graduating students

Monday, April 17 - Wednesday, May 3

2025 graduating students Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, May 3
2026 graduating students Thursday, April 27 - Wednesday, May 3

Please follow these steps: 

  1. Online registration for the first registration group (DMA students) will open at 8 AM on April 10, 2023; each subsequent registration group will open at 8 AM on their start date. Registration will end for all students at 5 PM on May 3, 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 Fall 2023 required recital will be sent to your NEC email account by the Scheduling Office some time in mid-April. This information will also be available during your advising sessions. Please note that you must be registered for a recital before the Scheduling Office can confirm an approved recital date, time, and performance hall.