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Ensemble Registration

What you need to know about registering for a performance ensemble:

1. Ensembles can be taken for 0 or 1 credit. Performing arts scholarship students are asked to take the ensemble for 1 credit unless they are already at 20 credits or are at the maximum allowed on co-op. The same participation is expected of students registering for 0 or 1 credit.

2. If you register for zero credit you will still receive a grade for the ensemble which shows up on your transcript, but it will not be averaged into your GPA.

3. Unless the ensemble is listed as “instructor permission only”, or you have a class conflict which requires an override, you should register for your ensemble online when your registration time ticket is open.

4. If your ensemble is “instructor permission only”, or you have a class time conflict, you need to get an override form (before the term starts) or a drop/add form (after the term starts) and get a signature from the director of your ensemble. If you are on co-op, your co-op advisor will also need to sign your drop/add form. Return this signed form to the Department of Performing Arts (2018 MacAlister Hall). If you have a time conflict, you will need a conflict memo from your ensemble director. We will sign the form again and send it to be processed.

5. Academic advisors don’t have permission to put you in an “instructor permission only” course, so please follow the procedure in item 4!

6. You have until the last Friday of Week 4 of each term to register for an ensemble. If you are registering after week 1, the traditional drop/add period, you must register with a drop/add form. Get a signature from the director of your ensemble. If you are on co-op, your co-op advisor will also need to sign your drop/add form. Return this signed form to the Department of Performing Arts (2018 MacAlister Hall). We will sign the form again and send it to be processed.

7. If you are a first term freshmen, and you did not get placed in your ensemble through block registration, you can contact your Academic Advisor to put you in your ensemble, if it is not listed as “instructor permission only”. If it is, please register with a drop/add form. Get a signature from the director of your ensemble. Return this signed form to the Department of Performing Arts (2018 MacAlister Hall). We will sign the form again and send it to be processed.

8. If you are a Performing Arts scholarship student your scholarship will be automatically applied to your financial aid when you register for your ensemble. No funds will be released prior to registration.

9. It is the student’s responsibility to check their schedules to confirm ensemble registration, correct credit information, etc. before the end of week 4.

10. To change the credits in ensemble from 0 to 1 during the first week of the term do the following:

ensemble registration

Register for the course first at the 0 credits. Once the status reads Registered in the summary (like the screenshot above) then click on the Schedule and Options tab (next to plans) and you will see a summary there. For the course where it says 0, you can click the number 0 (it looks like this 0) and a drop down option shows up. The student can then select 1 credit and submit the update.

The variable credit adjustment explanation is part of the registration video located here.

The variable credit explanation appears around 4:30.