Indiana University

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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 (Prof. Eric Isaacson), Director
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Academic Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (John Porter), Doctoral Clerk

More Information

Waitlist and Schedule Adjustment

Waitlist Options

There is a waitlist option on OneStart. If you try to add a class and get the Errors found message that says the class is full, click in the OK to Waitlist checkbox and click on SUBMIT again. You will then get an Add status of Success/Messages. Always click on that link to get more information—that way you can find out your position on the waitlist.

It is possible to do what is called a contingent drop when you put yourself on a waitlist for a class on OneStart. If there is a specific class you want to drop from your schedule if your waitlist request is fulfilled, put the class number for that class in the Drop if enrolled field (located to the right of the OK to Waitlist checkbox) when you try to put yourself on the waitlist. This is not possible with courses that have departmental waitlists (music theory, music history, and voice department courses).

When you put yourself on the waitlist for a class you are waitlisting that particular section. If the class has multiple times it meets (multiple sections) and you would like to be put into whichever section opens up first you need to put a waitlist on the class number for each meeting time.

IN THE SUMMER ONLY: For all graduate Music History and Music Theory classes (including MUS-M 539 Music Bibliography), instead of using the OneStart waitlist you will need to contact the Musicology/Music Theory Office (mustheor [at] indiana [dot] edu) to be put on the departmental waitlist for a class that is full. During the fall and spring semester, you will use the normal online waitlist for these courses, but in the summer that waitlist system is inactive and there is a departmental waitlist for music history and music theory courses.

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Schedule Adjustment

You will have 48 hours after your initial registration to change your schedule on-line for free. After that time, you will have an $8.50 fee when you access the registration system until the last day of the first week of classes. Every time you access the system for a $8.50 fee you will have 24 hours after that access time to change things without an additional fee. So if you register on April 7, then log into the system at 1 pm on May 5 to change your schedule, you will be charged an $8.50 fee but will be able to log back into the system until 1 pm on May 6 for free.

Click here for the Student Central on Union's summary of schedule adjustment options and details.

You will be able to change your schedule in the OneStart registration system until the end of the first week of classes. After that the procedure will change and the fees for changing your schedule will go up. Click here to see the deadlines for registration and see below for dates related to schedule adjustment.

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Late Schedule Adjustment (starting the second week of classes)

All schedule adjustments made during the Late Schedule Adjustment period must be done in person at the Student Central on Union or by useing the eDrop/eAdd system on OneStart. A paper drop/add form is required for in person schedule adjustment. Click here for the Student Central on Union's summary of late schedule adjustment options and details.

Fee: $23 per drop. No fee for adding a course.

A waiver of the late schedule change fee will be considered only when late schedule adjustment is being made as a result of a University office or official error or request.

Remember that you must maintain full-time status in order to be in good academic standing. So if you drop a course and it takes you below full-time enrollment, you will need to add something in its place.

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Schedule Adjustment Dates

Fall Semester 2013 Spring Semester 2014 Summer Session 2014
Drop/Add—Schedule Adjustment
(via www.onestart.iu.edu)
April 1 through Friday, August 30 October 24, 2013 through Friday, January 17, 2014 begins March 20 through Friday, June 7, 2014
Late Drop/Add
(via eAdd and eDrop)
begins Tuesday, September 3 begins Tuesday, January 21, 2014 TBA
Automatic "W" Deadline Wednesday, October 23 Wednesday, March 12 TBA

* N.B. The dates listed for the Summer Session are for JSoM Summer Session only. The dates listed for Fall and Spring Semesters are for courses lasting an entire semester. To view the dates for other Summer Sessions, any of the Intensive Sessions, or First- and Second-Eight Week classes, please go to the Student Central on Union's web site.

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Tuition and Fee Refund Dates

Fee Refund Deadlines (for semester courses only):

Fall Semester 2013 Spring Semester 2014 Summer Session 2014*
100% Refund Friday, August 30 Friday, January 17 Friday, June 13
75% Refund Friday, September 6 Friday, January 24 N/A
50% Refund Friday, September 13 Friday, January 31 Friday, June 20
25% Refund Friday, September 20 Friday, February 7 N/A

* N.B. The dates listed for the Summer Session are for JSoM Summer Session only. The dates listed for Fall and Spring Semesters are for courses lasting an entire semester. To view the dates for other Summer Sessions, any of the Intensive Sessions, or First- and Second-Eight Week classes, please go to Student Central on Union's web site.

If a graduate student drops hours after the first week of classes, the student will receive a partial refund for the dropped class(es) (for regular, full-term classes: 75% the second week, 50% the third, 25% the fourth and 0% thereafter) and will pay in full for the added class(es). The partial refund will be applied toward the fees charged for the added class(es).

However, in the 2nd week of classes if you drop one class and add one class for an equal number of credit hours the tuition from the dropped class can be transferred directly to the added class (an "even exchange of fees").  This applies only in the 2nd week of classes and with several restrictions.  http://www.bursar.indiana.edu/home/index.php/policies/schedule-adjustment/#grad has details.

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Withdrawal from all classes

If you want to withdraw from all classes after the semester has begun, you will need to work with either the Office of International Services (if you are an international student) or the Student Advocates Office (if you are not an international student).