The Auto-W deadline for dropped classes (for courses that last the entire semester of spring 2020) is March 15.  In most cases, that is the latest you can drop a class.

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Contact the Music Graduate Office

Office Location
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Mailing Address
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Phone: 812-855-1738Phone

E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director 
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Laurie Staring), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), Doctoral Clerk

More Information


Program Planning Sheets and preparation for registration

You need to submit your Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before registration

You will have a "negative service indicator" related to academic advising on your record that will block your registration until after you have submitted your Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate office.

There are three different program planning sheets - submit the one that matches your program:

Master's degree program planning sheet
Doctoral degree program planning sheet
Diploma and visiting student program planning sheet
Certificate student program planning sheet

You will receive an email once your program planning sheet has been reviewed and your registration plans have been approved, and at that point you will be able to register after your registration appointment time.

Program planning sheets are processed by the Music Graduate Office staff in the order in which they are received. Usually you will get a response within 24 hours of when you submit the program planning sheet (not including weekends or holidays), but if there are a lot of program planning sheets submitted on the same day it is possible that the response will be delayed. Therefore, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet at least 48 hours before you wish to register.

Note: The last day to register is the Friday of the first week of classes for the fall and spring semesters, and for the JSoM summer session. Registration after the first week of classes requires the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies. Late registration fees begin the week before classes start.

The online Schedule of Classes and online course descriptions:

Spring 2020

Instructions for how to fill out your Program Planning sheet.

The information you need in order to fill out your program planning sheet is the subject/catalog number, the number of credits, and the class number for each class.

In the example below, the subject/catalog number is MUS-T 508 (for a music course, the subject/catalog number will always start with "MUS-"). The number of credits is in parentheses after the course title (in this case, 3 cr). The class number is a four or five digit number always located under the subject/catalog number. In this case, the class number is 8471.

          8471 RSTR 08:00A-09:15A TR MA 454 Smith J

Although all of this information is important, the class number is the most important information for your Program Planning Sheet and for when you register.

You will also be asked to choose the requirement category for each class you list. For example, if you are a master's student and you are listing MUS-T 508 (a review course) on your program planning sheet, you will choose "review course" from the dropdown menu for that class's requirement category.


Students must enroll in Studio Masterclass (MUS-I 500) if their private study instructor has a section listed.  They must also enroll in Departmental Masterclass (MUS-I 501) if they are taking major field lessons in a department that has a section of MUS-I 501. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes to determine which instructors and departments have a Studio Masterclass and Departmental Masterclass section. Remember to write the masterclass information on the program planning sheet.  Masterclasses are 0 credits.


Students must register in the required recital course number to receive credit for the recital. Many recitals use the same title (e.g., "Doctoral Chamber Music Recital") but are designated with course numbers specific to different departments. Please pay close attention to the course number(s) of the recital(s) for which you register; ask if you have questions. (Correcting inaccurate recital enrollments may incur schedule change fees that we are not in a position to have waived.) Please consult the Jacobs School of Music Bulletin or contact the Music Graduate Office for clarification of recital numbers.

We are here to help

Please feel free to stop by the Music Graduate Office (JS120) with questions or call 812-855-1738 to make an appointment to speak with the Advisor.  You should also use your Academic Advisement Report as a planning tool.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.

Registration on

After you get an email from the Music Graduate Office stating that your registration plans have been approved, you can register any time after your scheduled Registration Appointment time by following the steps outlined on this web site: Student Central on Union Registration Instructions.

Find your Registration Appointment Time (the Registration Appointment is the first possible time you can register, and is automatically generated by the Student Central on Union)

Log in to by clicking on the Sign In button in the upper right hand corner of the home page. You will log in with your IU user ID and passphrase (the same ID and passphrase you use to access your IU email account). If you have problems logging in to, call the UITS support center at 855-6789.

  • In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)".
  • Click on theStudent Center icon in the search results.
  • Click on Open Enrollment Dates at the right side of this page.
  • Remember to submit your Program Planning Sheet at least 48 hours before you wish to register.

You do not need to register at your Registration Appointment Date and time - it is the first possible time you can register, but you can register after that appointment time.

Remember your University ID number

To find your University ID number, log in to by clicking on the Sign In button in the upper right hand corner of the home page. You will log in with your IU user ID and password/passphrase (the same ID and password/passphrase you use to access your IU email account). If you have problems logging in to, call the UITS support center at 855-6789.

  • In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)".
  • Click on theStudent Center icon in the search results.
  • Your ID number will appear in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  • Your University ID number will be a 10 digit number beginning with at least three zeros (or a "2" and then multiple zeros).
If you have any problems

Contact Student Central on Union by either going to 408 N. Union St. (it is open from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday), calling 855-6500, or emailing scu [at] indiana [dot] edu. You can register on One.IU any time except 5 am to 6 am Monday through Saturday, and except midnight to 8 am on Sunday.

Suggestions about using the Registration and Schedule Adjustment systems

Know your class numbers! When you register, knowing your class numbers will simplify the registration process.

After you have entered a class number or selected a course from your shopping cart, you will need to click on ENROLL NOW and FINISH ENROLLING to be completely enrolled in the class.

  • Always check the Status box to make sure it says Success each time you click submit.
  • If the add is not successful, you will see a red “X” and an error message.
  • Until the Status box says Success (with a green check mark), you are NOT registered for the class.
  • If you have a question about the error message, be sure to copy or write down the message before calling the Student Central on Union (or the Music Graduate Office) so they have the information they need in order to answer your question.

Many programs require registration in a major ensemble. Students enrolling in University Instrumental Ensembles (MUS-X 40) should register in the drill section that corresponds to the instrument type; please list that drill section on the program planning sheet and use that class number in the registration system. 

If you are using the class search function on One.IU and have a problem finding the class number for ensemble, be sure to choose to look for undergraduate level courses.


If you need to change your lesson credit hours after you have already registered in them, DO NOT DROP your lessons. Click on the EDIT option at the top of the page. Select the appropriate course, then adjust the number of credits as necessary. **If you drop a class that you needed permission to register for, you need to contact the Music Graduate office to get a new permission before you can add that class to your schedule again.**


Registration dates

Early Registration for Continuing Students

Fall 2019: begins April 1, 2019

Spring 2020: begins October 24, 2019

Summer 2020: begins around March 25, 2020

New Student Registration (see New Student Orientation)

Fall 2019: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (orientation begins on Monday, August 19) 

Spring 2020: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Summer 2020: Thursday, June 4, 2020 (main JSoM summer session)

Late Registration (online, but with a late registration fee)

Fall 2019: begins Friday, August 23, 2019 

Spring 2020: begins Friday, January 10, 2020 

Summer 2020: begins Monday, June 8, 2020 (main JSoM summer session)

Final (late) Registration (in person at the Student Central on Union, with approval and form from the Music Graduate Office)

Fall 2019: begins on Monday, September 2 , 2019

Spring 2020: begins on Monday, January 20, 2020

Summer 2020: begins on Monday, June 8, 2020 (main JSoM summer session)

Semester (or JSoM Summer Session) Dates

Fall 2019: August 26 through December 20, 2019

Spring 2020: January 13 through May 8, 2020

Summer 2020: June 8 to July 17, 2020 (main JSoM summer session)

To see the Official Calendar for IU, go to the Student Central on Union web site.

Audit policy

Please review the official Jacobs School of Music Audit policy.

Click here for details on the procedure used to officially audit a course.

A course audit does not count towards the number of credit hours required for full-time status. It is not possible to audit courses that require any sort of class participation, such as lessons, chamber music or repertoire classes, and it is not possible to audit any graduate review courses to prepare for the graduate entrance exams. An audited class will not fulfill any degree requirements.