NKU Music Prep is excited to announce a new and improved registration process through NKU Community Connect! Registration will be available online and by phone. If you have questions during registration or prefer to register by phone, please call NKU Community Connect at 859.572.5600 Monday–Friday 8am–5pm.

All students, new or returning, must create a new registration account. This change is going to benefit everyone for the better! Here are a few highlights:

  • NKU Community Connect is open every business day 8am–5pm!
  • Mastercard, Visa, AND Discover is accepted!
  • Prices have not changed!
  • You can still register and pay as a "family account."
  • ALL registration will be available online...even after the Early-bird and Standard Registration Periods have passed!


Registration Policies

All registrations include a non-refundable registration fee of $25. Please check the Music Prep Calendar for important registration dates and deadlines. All registrations should be done online: CLICK HERE. If you need registration assistance, please contact the NKU Community Connect office at (859) 572-5600 to register over the phone. Please see your specific program page for further details.


  • Online Registration requires credit/debit card payment (Visa/Mastercard/Discover accepted)
  • After 120 days, outstanding balances will be turned over to the university's collections agency.


  • All refunds are in the form of Music Prep credit, less a $25 registration fee. There are no cash, check, or credit-card refunds.
  • For academic-year and semester programs, credits cannot be issued after the second week of the semester. For summer programs, there are no credits issued after June 1.
  • There are no credits issued due to:
    • Cancelled/missed rehearsals, cancelled/missed classes, or unused lessons cancelled/unattended by the student.
    • Inclement weather cancellations/closings.
    • A student being removed from a program.


NKU Music Prep strives to bring you exceptionally high quality programs at the lowest possible price, which means discounts are already wrapped into the cost. With payment plan options available for many of our programs, we hope you recognize the accessibility and affordability of NKU Music Prep! Occasional early-bird rates are offered through email and Facebook offers only.