Music Education Webinar and Links

In addition to the information on the main incoming students page, we have created a special webinar for our music education majors to assist with course registration and more.  This webinar includes details about many of the steps you should take to ensure a successful transition to Gettysburg and the music education major. 

You can watch the webinar here, and it is also embedded at the bottom of this page.


  • On the webinar, we refer to the day you register for classes as Tuesday, June 25...this is NOT correct.  The correct day is Monday, June 25.
  • The webinar also suggests you register for membership in the National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter; after further review we recommend you wait until arriving on campus.  We will assist you with your registration when you arrive.  Remember the national dues are $36 and our chapter dues are $20 per semester for meals at our meetings.

Important Links from the Webinar

Download the slides from the webinar for your reference.

Obtaining clearances for pre-service placements in public schools

PA Criminal Record Check (PATCH) (fee is $10):

PA Child Abuse Check (fee is $10):

FBI Criminal Background Check –  Need to get electronically fingerprinted in PA through the Cogent Fingerprinting Services. (fee is $33): Register online at;
Find a location at
(out of state students should wait and do it when they get to campus)