undergraduate student advising

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Please refer to the Undergraduate Student Handbook for overall policies and procedures related to the College of Music.

Advisor assignment

Advisor information is located in Buff Portal. If there is no advisor listed, please contact the Undergraduate Studies Office.

Where do you find your advisor contact information? In Buff Portal, click on Classes & Registration, Academic Advising, then Schedule an Appointment to log into Buff Portal Advising.

Advisor approval form

Students must meet with their advisor before registering for courses each semester. After the advising meeting, complete the online Advisor Approval Form. Substitutions for the Advisor Approval Form will not be accepted.

Preparing for your advising appointment

  1. View your Enrollment Date in Buff Portal. The enrollment date indicates your specific time to register for classes. Assigned enrollment dates are in November for the spring semester and April for the fall semester. You can view course registration instructions and important academic deadlines on the Registrar’s Office website.
  2. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor in Buff Portal. Your advisor will review your course selections and verify you’re taking the appropriate classes and reasonable course load.  Allow 30 minutes for the appointment.

  3. Review your degree audit and add your selected courses to your shopping cart. Degree audits show completed coursework and remaining requirements needed for your degree program. If you find an error or have a concern, contact Victoria Ibarra.

  4. Music Education majors only: Complete the Advisor Approval Form once you have met with your advisor. Allow 24 hours for the advising hold to be removed.

    Note: Ensemble selection is determined by degree program and in accordance of the Ensemble Rule.