Registration Information, Fall 2016

Below are details of your responsibilities in regard to the Office of the Registrar before classes begin.  This is designed to help make your first several days run as smoothly as possible, so read the following information carefully:

Wednesday, August 24Registration Packets

You should pick up your personalized registration packet in Borden Auditorium on Wednesday beginning at 8 AM.  This packet will include your fall schedule and other important information about your program and requirements.  Registration appointments for transfer and graduate students begin on Thursday, August 25; therefore, it is imperative that you pick up your registration packet by Wednesday because it includes the time of your registration appointment and other materials needed to help you complete registration.  If you miss your appointment, you will be required to return during the Add/Drop period.  The placement exam schedule will be taken into account in the scheduling of appointments.  All other students requiring changes to their schedule should come to the Registrar’s Office during the Add/Drop period, which begins on September 7.

Thursday, August 25 through Saturday, August 27:  Placement Exams 

Jazz and Classical placement exams will take place as above.  Placement exams are very important because they will determine what core courses you will be required to take.  Failure to take these tests will result in your being automatically signed up for remedial coursework that could delay your graduation. 

Thursday, August 25—Tuesday, September 6 (excluding Labor Day)Registration (appointments as assigned)

Details of your registration appointment will be contained in your registration packet.  Please read through everything and fill out the appropriate forms before coming to your appointment.  Only transfer and graduate students are scheduled for appointments.

Wednesday, August 31: Doctoral Registration

Doctoral registration will take place from 1–4 PM on Wednesday, August 31. You are required to meet with Dr. Jeffrey Langford to go over your proposed schedule for the fall semester (contact Dr. Langford at 917-493-4573 for details).  Once he has approved your proposed schedule, come immediately to the Office of the Registrar (Room 218) in order to complete registration. We cannot register you for classes without Dr. Langford’s signed approval of your proposed schedule.

Wednesday, September 7First Day of Classes

Wednesday, September 7— Friday, Sept 16: Add/Drop Period.

This is your opportunity to adjust your schedule.

Monday, September 19—Wednesday, October 5: Withdrawal Period.

No student-initiated course withdrawals allowed after October 5, except for complete withdrawal from MSM.

Questions about the information listed on this page should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at or 212-749-2802, extension 4478.

Office of the Registrar

917 493 4478