Special Registration for Graduate Students


ESM 995
Continuation of Graduate Enrollment

Summers-Only students in Music Education
For students who have completed their course and credit requirements and who are writing their theses or field projects.

$1,070     CRN 18879


ESM 950
Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations
June 2 & 3, 2020

Taken During Summer Session

Any doctoral students taking the doctoral comprehensive exams during the summer will need to register through Blackboard or the Registrar’s Office [(585) 274-1220] beginning on Monday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m.  Registration for the doctoral comprehensive examinations must occur by May 1, 2020.  

Please note that only 19 spaces are available for the written exam during the summer. To guarantee your spot, apply and commit EARLY. The comprehensive exams will continue to be offered during the fall and spring semesters at no charge to our students. The summer fee helps defray the increasing cost of administering the exams at a time when only a limited number of faculty members are in Rochester and teaching.

Contact: Graduate Studies Office, ESM 103, (585) 274-1560

$725     CRN 18866


Independent Studies

Available in academic and applied areas. Faculty member/mentor must sign the proposal. Proposals, in writing, for consideration are due by May 1, 2020. Undergraduate proposals should be directed to the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs; graduate proposals should be directed to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Once proposals are approved, students must register by June 1, 2020.

$1,730 /1 credit (1–3 credits possible)


Summer Advising for MA Students in Music Education
General program advising

For assistance in determining the suitability of courses, best sequence of courses, and general questions relating to your course of study as a Summers Only student, please contact: Dr. Alden Snell (asnell@esm.rochester.edu or 585-274-1545). Please contact Dr. Snell before enrolling in classes.


Summers-Only Students and Full Term (Fall/Spring) Students – Field Project & Thesis

MA students who are developing a field project or thesis proposal, or are actively working on or completing one, require faculty advising, and thus they must be registered for at least 1 credit of MUE 473 (Field Project) or 1 credit of MUE 495 (Thesis) with the Registrar/Summer@Eastman office. Even if an MA student has previously enrolled for a total of 4 credits of MUE 473 or a total of 8 credits of MUE 495, registration for at least 1 credit of those courses is necessary to continue with the field project or thesis. Before registering, students should confirm faculty availability with the Summers-Only adviser, Dr. Alden Snell (asnell@esm.rochester.edu or 585-274-1545).

$1,730 /1 credit
MUE 473 Field Project     CRN  19474
MUE 495 Thesis               CRN  19483