The Music Advisor will collaborate with you on all things related to your music major or music minor. You can speak with the academic advisor about opportunities and issues or problems you face as a student.  Advisors will not share what is discussed with your parents, family or friends (not even if they’re paying for you to be at OSU), in part because it’s against the law to do so (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act - FERPA). 

To Declare the Major:

  1. Meet with the music advisor - Kristin Rorrer 

  2. The music advisor can help you declare the music major and obtain a registration PIN. 1st year students have a new PIN each term.

  3. Visit our scheduling page to make an advising appointment.

Questions about the Bacc Core:

If you have specific questions about Bacc Core, please refer to CLA central advising. Call 541-737-0561 to set up an appointment or ask about drop-in hours.

Advising Tips:

  • Write down any questions you would like to ask when you come for your appointment.
  • Review your schedule of classes.  Write down classes you are interested in taking.
  • Think about your goals - graduating by a certain time, studying abroad, etc.
  • Make a list of your other commitments - sports practices, work, family responsibilities, etc.  This will keep your plan on a realistic schedule.
  • Keep your MyDegrees Planner up to date. This is a useful tool for letting your advisor know what you are thinking and planning.

Please Note: Advisors are not able to view your registration cart. Be sure to register for the classes in your cart, and notify the advisor if you encounter registration errors.

Make a Plan:

Before you meet with an advisor it is a good idea to fill out a plan in MyDegrees. MyDegrees is a tool to help students plan for their academic goals and track their progress throughout their OSU experience. It is used for course planning, advising, and degree verification. The information in MyDegrees is visible to you at all times.