All music students are assigned a faculty advisor in the School of Music. The role of the advisor is to assist you in making decisions, not to make decisions for you. You should feel free to discuss academic or curricular issues with your advisor at any time. Your advisor, along with your performance teacher, will also give you advice concerning specific career goals that you may have in mind. It is expected that all new students will set up appointments to meet with their advisor during the first 2-4 weeks of the fall semester. Develop a strong relationship with your advisor, so that he or she can give you the best advice possible.
One of the most important documents that you have is your Undergraduate Catalog. This catalog serves as an “agreement” between you and the college. The requirements listed for your particular degree in the catalog must be met for you to graduate. It is advised that you use the catalog as a checklist. Mark off those courses that you complete as you meet the requirements for your degree.
Additionally, the HOMER software used by the College to administer degree programs is a vital resource for students. You will use it to register for courses, add or drop currently scheduled classes, and monitor your academic progress. Should you encounter any difficulties with HOMER, please contact the Registrar’s Office, the associate dean, or your advisor.
Faculty advisors should serve as students’ first resource when exploring possibility of changing majors, changing schools, taking leaves of absence and studying abroad. The college catalog provides detailed description of processes related to those opportunities. Additionally, information regarding abroad appears in a separate section in this document.