Fall 2023 Registration Information
University Office Hours
Before visiting, please email or call individual offices for any updates to business hours and availability.
- Registrar: Lobby hours and phones staffed until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; firstname.lastname@example.org; (850) 644-1050.
- Financial Aid: Lobby hours staffed until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and phones staffed daily until 4:30 p.m.; email@example.com; (850) 644-0539.
- Student Business Services: Lobby hours staffed until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and phones staffed daily until 4:00 p.m.; https://studentbusiness.fsu.edu/about/directory; (850) 644-9452.
- Undergraduate Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org; (850) 644-2451.
- Health Compliance, University Health Services: Lobby hours staffed until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and phones staffed to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and to 4:00 p.m. on Friday; (850) 644-3608.
Prior to Registration
- Establish your FSU identity by activating your FSUID and obtaining your FSUCard (https://fsucard.fsu.edu/your-fsucard) before preparing for registration. For further details, see the “Types of FSU Identification and Contact Information” section of this chapter below.
- Log into http://my.fsu.edu to check for any checklists, stops, or holds. Be sure to click through the details of each hold to review the contact information and instructions provided there. Contact your departmental office for any clearances or class authorizations you may need.
- Prior to registration, all undergraduate students are expected to access Schedule Assistant to review any remaining degree and major requirements.
- Health compliance requirements are found at https://uhs.fsu.edu. The student’s immunization record may be used to show proof of immunizations. Students may also turn in records from their health care provider. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the student immunization record authorizing care at the Wellness Center before the student can be treated. Health insurance compliance can only be completed online at http://studentinsurance.fsu.edu. Healthcare Compliance gives step-by-step instructions for completing this requirement.
Note: First-time students may be required to register for preparatory math and/or English classes to complete registration.
Undergraduate Academic Advisement
All degree-seeking students are expected to participate in academic advising before registering for classes each semester. Students should check their FSU email regularly, as that is the main mode of communication advisors use to contact their students. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that s/he has met prerequisites or corequisites for each class in which s/he is enrolled. Further, any changes a student makes to his/her schedule without the advisement of an academic advisor is the student’s responsibility. All permits such as underloads, overloads (see the “Student Course Load” section of this chapter), graduate class requests while an undergraduate, DIS, modified credit, and S/U grading should be discussed with an academic advisor. All such permits must then be approved by the student’s academic dean. The student is responsible for ensuring that the Office of the University Registrar has copies of these permits on file.
All new, full-time students at Florida State University must show proof of health insurance coverage before they will be permitted to register for classes. Additionally, all non-United States citizens in F or J status, regardless of their credit load, are required to show proof of health insurance as a condition of their admission to the University. You may purchase or waive insurance through the student-insurance website at http://studentinsurance.fsu.edu.
The insurance waiver, when successfully completed, will clear the student for three terms.
If you will not be enrolling as a full-time domestic student, request a credit-hour underload each semester by either calling the Health Compliance Office at (850) 644-3608 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Students seeking degrees in majors where they are exposed to hazards associated with the major are required to carry health and accident insurance prior to registration every Fall. The Film School, College of Medicine, and College of Nursing have additional health insurance requirements for their students. Check with your department for any additional insurance requirements associated with your major.
Note: Do not purchase student health insurance just to be able to register for classes. The insurance purchase clears the student for the length of the coverage purchased. You can purchase insurance for annual coverage, for Fall term only, or for the Spring/Summer terms. No Spring-only coverage option is offered. Summer-only coverage is offered for students beginning at FSU during the Summer term.
The State Board of Education requires all entering students born on or after 1/1/1957 to complete Florida State University’s Student Immunization Record and show documented proof of immunization against measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), and mumps prior to registration.
College-age individuals living in residence halls, shared apartments, and other group housing are at an increased risk for developing meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B—serious infections that can have devastating consequences. State of Florida law mandates that all University students be informed of the risks of infection. Students currently enrolled must either be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B or sign a waiver stating that they have declined to receive the vaccine.
All students are required to show proof of two MMRs, meningococcal meningitis, and hepatitis B vaccinations before they are permitted to register for classes. Information about these vaccinations may be obtained at University Health Services or online at https://studentinsurance.fsu.edu/ under the Immunization Requirements tab.
All students are required to complete and submit the Student Immunization Record to University Health Services before registration. Students born before 1/1/1957 must complete the form and decline the meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B vaccines. The form with its specific instructions is available at http://studentinsurance.fsu.edu. Please call (850) 644-3608 if you need assistance.
Health Insurance Questions
Questions about basic health insurance coverage or purchasing school-sponsored health insurance can be addressed to the Health Compliance Office at (850) 644-3608. Questions about specific benefits included in the school-sponsored health insurance should be addressed directly to United HealthCare Student Resources, the University’s health insurance carrier, at (800) 767-0700. Billing questions for services rendered at University Health Services should be addressed to the billing office at (850) 644-1640. The plan brochures and summaries of coverage and benefits for the student health plans are posted on the United HealthCare website (http://uhcsr.com/fsu). The student health plan does not cover participation in intercollegiate athletics. Contact the FSU Athletics department at (850) 645-2700 for more information for insurance for athletes. The student health plan does cover cheerleaders and members of the Golden Girls as sports club members.
Students insured by other carriers should contact their carriers for policy limitations and special requirements.
The Registration Process
Step 1: Prepare for Registration
- Ensure that you have completed all the items listed under the “Prior to Registration” section above.
Step 2: Prepare for Registration
- If you are an undergraduate student, review your degree requirements using Schedule Planner’s “Undergraduate Degree Progress” tool. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about your requirements in Degree Progress. Students are also encouraged to use the “Schedule Assistant” tool. This tool allows you to find, view, and select from a variety of schedule options. Alternately, you use the Class Search feature, too. Information on how to use Undergraduate Degree Progress Schedule Assistant, and Class Search tools can be found in the “How-To Videos” tile of your FSU Student Homepage.
- Consult the General Bulletin or Graduate Bulletin to check if a class requires a laboratory or has pre- or co-requisites that you must complete prior to enrolling in the class. The system does not check for these requirements; students are responsible for ensuring they have completed all the necessary labs/requisites before enrolling in classes with these requirements.
- Search for alternate classes as well.
- Make sure you have met the immunization- and health-insurance compliance requirements noted above.
Step 3: Register through the myFSU Portal
- You can use the myFSU portal to register for, drop, or add classes at any time during the enrollment appointment assigned to you. Your enrollment appointment is determined by the number of credit hours you have earned toward graduation. You cannot register after the ending date of your assigned enrollment appointment.
- Be prepared to request non-primetime class sections to complete your schedule. Be persistent; the effort you spend during registration will save you a great deal of time and effort during the drop/add period.
- The system does not allow you to register for more than 18-credit hours. Your academic dean can provide overload authorization. To register for overload hours, you must go to the Office of the University Registrar. See the “Student Course Load” section of this chapter below.
- The system allows you to register for an underload, but you still must obtain authorization from your academic dean. Remember, if you register for an underload as a domestic student, you may request exemption from the health-insurance requirement from the Health Compliance Office. Students enrolling for at least three-credit hours may purchase the student health insurance on a voluntary basis.
Step 4: Pay Tuition
- Tuition must be paid by the posted deadline at https://studentbusiness.fsu.edu. Visit http://my.fsu.edu for account status and fee-payment options.
Registration by Student Categories
Veterans Priority Registration
Active-military students, student veterans, and military/veteran dependents using federal benefits are eligible for priority registration, which allows these students to register for future-semester class during the first selection window of each class-registration cycle. However, each of these students must first be coded as receiving federal benefits before they are eligible for priority registration and should contact the Student Veterans Center at (850) 644-9562 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure they are properly coded. After registering for their classes, each of these students must submit the university’s online Request for Benefits form to have their benefit-certification documents submitted within the required timeframe.
Registration of Non-Degree Seeking Students
All non-degree-seeking undergraduate students may register for up to 18-credit hours; enrollment beyond this limit may be subject to approval by the Registrar. All registration by non-degree-seeking students is on a space-available basis. Because of excessive demand for some undergraduate and graduate classes, non-degree-seeking students may be enrolled in such classes only with the permission of the unit.
Non-Degree-Seeking Student Regulations
The Office of the University Registrar serves as the academic dean for all non-degree-seeking students. Academic rules governing regular students (e.g., fees, drop/add, withdrawal, grading policies) also apply to non-degree-seeking students with the following exceptions:
- Non-degree-seeking students may enroll for fewer than 12-credit hours (underload) and up to 18-credit hours without permission.
- Non-degree-seeking students may register for any class or classes on an S/U basis.
- Non-degree-seeking students selecting classes for enrichment or other reasons where grades are not essential are advised to register on an S/U basis or on an audit basis.
Consult the “Academic Regulations and Procedures” chapter of the Graduate Bulletin for policies relating to non-degree-seeking student status at the graduate level.
Fall- and Spring-Term Course Loads
Florida State University regards 14- to 15-credit hours as a normal, full-time course load. Students who carry fewer than 12-credit hours are not considered to be full-time students. Students should also consider the University requirement to complete nine-credit hours during summer sessions when calculating their pace to degree completion. A student who maintains below a 12-credit hour course load will not graduate in four academic years unless a total of 24-credit hours is taken during summer sessions.
A course load of more than 18-credit hours or less than 12-credit hours must be approved by the academic dean, and in no case may a student register for or receive credit for more than 21-credit hours. A student on academic probation must enroll for no fewer than 12-credit hours and no more than 15 letter-graded credit hours. Non-degree-seeking students are not required to obtain an underload permit.
International undergraduate students must enroll in at least 12-credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters to maintain legal immigration status. An international student advisor may authorize a reduced course load in certain circumstances. Students who want to enroll in a reduced course load for a given term must submit a request for authorization to an advisor at the Center for Global Engagement before the end of the drop/add period for that semester. An unauthorized reduction in course load may result in serious immigration consequences. For a complete definition of the full course of study for immigration purposes, and to access the reduced course load information and request forms, please refer to https://cge.fsu.edu.
For graduate students, the minimum number of hours allowed is 12-credit hours per term and the maximum is 15-credit hours per term. See the Graduate Bulletin for policies regarding course loads for graduate students.
Drop/Add or Changes of Schedule
During the drop/add period, students can add or drop individual classes, or they may change one class section for another. Students are financially liable for all classes appearing on their schedule after the drop/add period. Adding classes after drop/add may require the academic dean’s approval. For term-specific drop/add dates, refer to the “Academic Calendar” chapter of this Registration Guide. Classes dropped during this period do not appear on the student’s transcript. Individual classes may be dropped through the seventh week of the term except for mandated college preparatory classes, freshman composition, and classes involved in allegations of academic dishonesty; however, tuition charges will remain. Approval by the student’s academic dean is required to reduce the academic load below 12-credit hours or increase an academic load above 18-credit hours (to a maximum of 21-credit hours). Dean’s approval for an overload or underload must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar.
A cumulative maximum of two classes may be dropped between the eighth and twelfth weeks of terms wherein the student has yet to earn 60-college-credit hours; tuition charges will remain. A student may drop only one class after earning 60-college-credit hours and until graduation; tuition charges will remain. In addition to classes involved in allegations of academic dishonesty, other classes may be designated by the dean as not subject to this “late-drop” provision. Classes dropped during this period appear on the student’s transcript with the notation “W.” See the “Academic Calendar” chapter of this Registration Guide for the term-specific deadlines.
Except in cases where a student is petitioning to use one of the three drops allowed under the policy above, any late-drop petition after the seventh week of the term (with dates prorated for individual summer sessions), will be considered only in documented, exceptional circumstances that are beyond the student’s control as determined by the student’s academic dean. Class drops approved by the academic deans appear on the student’s transcript with the notation “WD.” Academic deans exercise their administrative and academic judgment in making final determinations about drop eligibility. Class drops are never approved when there are unresolved allegations of academic dishonesty in a class or when a class grade reflects an Academic Honor Policy penalty.
Students who register for classes but who do not attend them receive a grade of “F” if those classes are not officially dropped. Students changing from a previous Bulletin year should consult their academic dean regarding limitations concerning the policy described above.
Note: Students who have a bachelor’s degree and return for a second bachelor’s degree may petition for a late drop within the same term timelines as noted above.
Required First Class Meeting Attendance Policy
Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory unless properly excused by the class’s instructor. University-wide policy requires all students to attend the first class meeting of all classes for which they are registered. Students who do not attend the first class meeting of a class for which they are registered will be dropped from the class by the academic department that offers the class. This policy applies to all levels of classes and to all campuses and study centers. This policy does not apply to any class added after its first official meeting. It remains the student’s responsibility to verify class drops and check that fees are adjusted.
Note: Students who have received some or all their financial aid prior to the end of the drop/add period for a term may be subject to repayment of financial aid if there is a change in their financial aid eligibility. Examples of this may include, but are not limited to, reduction of class load below required levels, cancellation of schedule, failure to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements, and other conditions required to maintain financial aid eligibility.
Required Summer Attendance Policy
All students entering a state university with fewer than 60-credit hours must earn at least nine-credit hours prior to graduation by attending one or more Summer terms at one of the state universities. The University President may waive application of this rule in cases of unusual hardship to the student. Students initiate appeal through their academic dean to the Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement (Board of Governors Rule 6C-6.016). Waiver-appeals may be initiated electronically when the student reaches 80-credit hours or more.
Student Cancellation of Schedule
To cancel scheduled class enrollment, a student may drop all classes during the first four days of any term/semester (the drop/add period), or in the case of summer term, the first four days of any session, through the online student portal.
Alternately, students can submit a written request to the Office of the University Registrar (Office of the University Registrar, Florida State University, Room A3900 UCA, 282 Champions Way, P.O. Box 3062480, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2480) or to Withdrawal Services (A4300 University Center Tallahassee, FL 32306; (850) 644-1741). Notification may also be sent from the student’s official e-mail account to the Office of the University Registrar at email@example.com. Panama City students can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who cancel their registration during the official drop/add period are not fee-liable for tuition; if tuition has been paid, such students should request a full refund of fees from the Office of Student Business Services.
Undergraduate and non-degree-seeking students who cancel their registration, and who are not enrolled for the following two terms (non-enrollment for three consecutive terms) must apply for readmission. All graduate, law, and medicine students who cancel their registration and were not enrolled for the preceding semester (non-enrollment for two consecutive terms) must apply for readmission.
Beyond the drop/add period, a student cannot voluntarily cancel registration but must apply for withdrawal from the University. Students who must drop all classes after the official drop/add period should contact Withdrawal Services. Panama City students should contact Student Affairs, Barron Building, Panama City, FL 32405; (850) 770-2172.
International students who wish to cancel their registration or withdraw from the term must request and receive prior authorization from a Center for Global Engagement advisor. Additionally, international students should submit the SEVIS Update Form available at http://cge.fsu.edu.
Students who have elected to purchase student health insurance and cancel their schedules must notify the Health Compliance Office at email@example.com. Insurance charges are NOT automatically removed from the student’s account when schedules change.
The University may automatically drop students for non–payment of tuition. For more information, see ‘Cancellation of Student Schedules for Non-payment of Tuition and Fees’ in the “Financial Information” chapter of this Registration Guide.
Note: Students who have received some or all financial aid prior to the end of a term’s drop/add period may be subject to repayment of financial aid if there is a change in their financial aid eligibility. Examples of this may include, but are not limited to, reduction of course load below required levels, cancellation of schedule, failure to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements, and other conditions required to maintain financial aid eligibility.
Withdrawal from the University
All students who wish to leave the University during a term must formally withdraw from any classes that remain on their schedule after the end of the drop/add period. Dropping all classes does not constitute formal withdrawal. Students who do not attend classes and fail to withdraw will be assigned a grade of “F” for each class.
A withdrawal cannot be automatically approved; the student must make a formal withdrawal request. Withdrawals are initiated in the withdrawal services section of the Department of Student Support and Transitions located in the University Center. The statement “Withdrew from the University” will appear on the transcripts of students who properly withdraw. Under documented exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, as determined by the appropriate academic dean, a student withdrawing from the University may receive “WD” grades in all classes taken that term. Students who petition for a withdrawal under medical or mental health reasons will have a transcript notation of “WD” grades for all classes taken that term. These grading policies also apply to classes taken on a S/U basis.
Note: Withdrawals requested after the seventh week of the term (see the academic calendar of the specific term for dates) are grade-liable and will appear on the transcript for all classes. Students are encouraged to discuss their individual circumstances with their academic dean.
Students who cancel their enrollment during the drop/add period are not held liable for tuition and registration fees. Those who have paid are eligible for a full refund. Students who withdraw after the drop/add period, but prior to the end of the fourth week of classes, are eligible for a twenty-five percent refund of tuition and registration fees, less the building and capital improvement fees; this deadline is adjusted for shorter summer-term sessions. Students who withdraw after this deadline are fully liable for fees and are not eligible for a refund except as provided in policies set forth by the State Board of Education and Florida State University.
Students who receive Title IV funds and who decide to cancel their schedule during the drop/add period, or those who withdraw from the University, may be required to repay some or all funds received.
A student wishing to reenter the University in any of the following three terms after withdrawal must have the approval of their academic dean on the ‘Application for Withdrawal and Reentry’ form. Degree-seeking students wishing to reenter the University after three terms (including summer) must apply for readmission to the Office of Admissions; non-degree seeking students must complete the original application process. Formal application must be made to the Office of Admissions by the published deadline. Students who left the University on dismissal must resolve the dismissal and be reinstated by the academic dean before any decision can be made on the readmission application.
International students who wish to withdraw must request and receive prior authorization from a Center for Global Engagement advisor, and submit the SEVIS Update Form. See http://cge.fsu.edu for additional information.
Student-athletes who wish to withdraw must receive prior authorization from Student-Athlete Academic Support.
Student-veterans who wish to withdraw should speak with a staff member at FSU’s Student Veterans Center by calling (850) 644-9562, faxing (850) 645-9868, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or coming to the campus office located at A4300 University Center. Additional information for Veterans can be found by visiting https://veterans.fsu.edu.
Students who have elected to purchase student health insurance must notify the Health Compliance Office in writing at email@example.com of withdrawal from the University. Students withdrawing before the 31st calendar day of the term for which insurance was purchased will receive a full premium refund less any claims paid. Students withdrawing after the 31st calendar day of the term for which insurance was purchased can only request cancellation of the insurance if they are leaving the University to join the military. Otherwise, they have met the attendance requirement to keep the coverage and the charges on their account will be due as posted at Student Business Services.
For all other questions, contact Withdrawal Services at (850) 644-1741.
Additional Types of Registration
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University–Florida State University Interinstitutional Registration (FAMU–FSU Cooperative Program)
Under a cooperative arrangement with Florida A&M University, Florida State University students may take courses at FAMU that will count as credit earned at Florida State University. A full-time student at one institution may enroll in one or more classes at the other institution under the following conditions:
- The academic dean of the student’s home university must grant permission.
- Courses offered at Florida State University may not be taken at FAMU. Exceptions may be granted by the student’s academic dean, whose office also determines eligibility based on courses already completed at Florida State University.
- Students taking classes at the host university on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis will be held to the home institution’s policies regarding the total number of classes allowed on S/U basis or in a specific degree or major. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor about any limitations prior to registration.
- The student’s final grade is directly reported to the student’s home university for entering on the student’s transcript. Grades, credits, and quality points are treated as home-institution work.
- All tuition and fees are paid to the home institution.
- Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative Florida State University GPA to be eligible to participate in the co-op program. Prior to attempting 12-credit hours, students who fail to maintain the 2.0 GPA may consider themselves on probation, although no entry will be placed on their transcript. They may continue to enroll, assuming they meet all other conditions of eligibility. After attempting 12-credit hours, students must meet and maintain the minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to continue enrolling through the program.
To register, see the FAMU–FSU Cooperative Program representative in the Office of the University Registrar. You may also obtain additional information and forms at http://registrar.fsu.edu/records/services/co_op. For engineering requirements, see the “FAMU–FSU College of Engineering” chapter in the General Bulletin.
Before students can register for classes, they must provide proof of immunization. Immunization compliance requirements are listed at https://uhs.fsu.edu. If the immunization document being submitted is the FAMU immunization form, two copies of the form are required.
Note: Faculty and full-time students at either institution have equal access to the library facilities at both institutions.
Registration by State Employee Tuition Waiver
Full-time state employees may use the State Employee Tuition Waiver to register for classes at Florida State University on a space-available basis. Registration takes place during the regular registration appointment assigned to each student. FSU accepts only the official State Employee Tuition Waiver Form to process waivers. Individuals using the waiver must be fully admitted degree-seeking or non-degree seeking students. The form is available online at http://registrar.fsu.edu/records/waivers/state_employee. Agencies may require additional paperwork or forms that will not be accepted at FSU unless accompanied by the State Employee Tuition Waiver Form. State employees using a tuition waiver must obtain supervisor signatures and academic-department approval on the tuition waiver form and then scan and e-mail the signed and completed document to CTL-StateEmployee@fsu.edu by the tuition payment deadline. State employees using a tuition waiver must complete the registration process and submit the tuition waiver to the Office of Student Business Services.
Registration in classes using the state employee tuition waiver is limited to a space-available basis. Individuals using the state tuition waiver must be fully admitted, degree-seeking or non-degree students. Florida State University does not consider the following to be space-available classes: audited classes, approved undergraduate limited access programs, remedial classes; dissertation, thesis, and directed individual study (DIS) classes; internship classes; Center for Academic and Professional Development (CAPD) classes; College of Medicine classes; College of Law classes; other one-to-one instruction classes; and all non-state-funded classes (including some distance learning classes that are funded solely by student tuition and fees). As such, state employee tuition waivers may not be used for these classes. Please contact the academic department to inquire about a class’s funding type.
Additional restrictions and deadlines apply. For more information, including the link to download the State Employee Tuition Waiver Form, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website at http://registrar.fsu.edu/records/services.
Registration for FSU Employees
Employees of Florida State University intending to take Florida State University classes may do so through the FSU Employee Scholarship program. See the Human Resources website at http://www.hr.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=benefits/benefits_perks/benefits_perks_employee_scholarship for details, restrictions, and deadlines.
Registering for Auditor Seating Privileges
All regularly enrolled students and persons not enrolled in the University are afforded seating privileges after registration on a space-available basis with permission of the instructor, presentation and approval of the appropriate form obtained from the Office of the University Registrar, and payment of the prescribed fee for each class. The Office of the University Registrar serves as the academic dean for all non-degree students, including those individuals enrolling in classes on an audit basis. Since no credit is allowed for attendance via auditor seating privilege, formal admission to the University is not required; however, minimal demographic data must be provided as part of the approval and enrollment process. The class(es) taken will not appear on the student’s permanent record.
Students are cautioned not to pre-register for any class they intend to audit. They will have to drop the class(es) from their official schedule and will incur additional financial liability.
Note: Standard tuition costs apply. All individuals auditing classes may register for up to 18-credit hours; enrollment beyond this limit in a single term is not permitted. Seating-privilege fee-information for citizens 60 years of age or older is found below under “Registration for Floridians over 60 Years of Age.”
- During the first week of classes, obtain the audit approval form online at http://registrar.fsu.edu/forms/audit_registration.pdf, or you may pick up an audit approval form from the Office of the University Registrar.
- Fill out the form and obtain both the instructor’s approval and clearance from University Health Services.
- Return the approved form to the Office of the University Registrar for final approval and class registration. Registration must be completed to attend a class.
- Pay fees during the fee payment period at A1500 University Center. No waivers or deferments may be used by anyone under 60 years of age.
- Present the form to your instructor at the next class meeting.
Note: If you have already registered for the class you wish to audit, you must drop it within the drop/add period before the audit request can be processed. For the policy for audited-class refunds please refer to the “Financial Information” chapter of this Registration Guide.
Registration for Floridians over 60 Years of Age
All fees are waived for persons sixty years of age or older who are Florida residents and who attend credit classes. Under this tuition-free option, registration is allowed on a space-available, audit-basis only and does not include thesis, dissertation, applied music classes, or other classes requiring individual instruction. No credit will be given, and no permanent record will be maintained. Audit forms are available online or from the Office of the University Registrar. Proof of age and Florida residency must be presented to the Office of the University Registrar to validate audit-waiver eligibility.
Term grades are reported via the myFSU portal at https://my.fsu.edu through the My Courses portlet. Grade changes processed after the initial grade posting will not display and may be viewed on the unofficial transcript.
Students must complete both a university academic progress check (with the Office of the University Registrar) and a college academic progress check (with their college[s]) at the time the student has earned 90-credit hours, or is two terms prior to their planned graduation date. Students will receive holds on their account prompting them to request a university academic progress check from the Office of the University Registrar and an academic progress check from their college(s). Graduate students should check with their department regarding degree requirements.
Application for graduation must be made by the published deadline; students can apply online through the myFSU portal. Students who graduate in Fall 2023 must apply for and be readmitted to register for Spring 2024 or any subsequent term. Likewise, students who graduate in Spring 2024 must apply for and be readmitted to register for Summer 2023 or any subsequent term.
Future-dated health-insurance holds are set to ensure insurance compliance. The system presumes full-time student enrollment for future terms, as these terms are often set before the graduation application period has commenced. Please note that if you are graduating, a health-insurance hold for any future term will not hinder your graduation, the delivery of your diploma, or a request for transcripts.
Types of FSU Identification and Contact Information
The Florida State University EMPLID
To better protect the identity of individuals within our campus community, Florida State University creates a unique nine-digit number identifier for each student and employee called the EMPLID. You can find your EMPLID by logging in at http://my.fsu.edu. It is displayed in My Info.
The FSUCard is your official University identification card, and it’s used across campus for all things FSU. To be identified as an FSU student, you must always have your FSUCard with you. Keep your FSUCard safe, and don’t share your FSUCard information with others. Think of it as your license for campus living.
The FSUCard grants access to University libraries; residence halls; buses and other transportation services; campus recreation facilities; the testing center; and other campus and athletic events.
There is no charge for your initial card. However, if you should lose or damage the card, the FSUCard Center will replace it for a fee. An FSUCard semi-annual fee of $5.00 applies to students each Fall and Spring semesters. For more information, please visit https://fsucard.fsu.edu. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, you can talk to a staff person by dialing (850) 644-7777, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All FSUCard holders including students, faculty, and staff automatically receive a FSUCash account. FSUCash is an on-campus “pocket change” account, offering a convenient payment option for on-campus services such as student laundry, copy/print services, vending machine purchases, use at Seminole Dining locations, the FSU Bookstore, the UPS Store, and more. FSUCash is the only tender accepted at the Center for Testing and Assessment, student laundry, and student copy/printing.
FSUCash rolls over from semester to semester and year to year. However, after 12 months of inactivity, a monthly deduction will be taken from the FSUCash account. This fee will not result in a negative balance or affect the card’s other functions. To avoid the automatic deduction, a transaction such as a purchase or deposit must be made within a 12-month timeframe. FSUCash refunds are available upon request by e-mailing email@example.com.
Current FSUCash balances can be checked using http://my.fsu.edu, or by downloading the eAccounts mobile app. For more information, please visit https://fsucard.fsu.edu. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, you can talk to a staff person at the FSUCard Center by dialing (850) 644-7777, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your FSUCard Is Your Library Card
You must have your FSUCard to enter and exit campus libraries, so make sure to always keep it handy. From borrowing books and equipment to reserving study rooms, your FSUCard does everything a regular library card does, and more. For more information, visit https://lib.fsu.edu.
Note: Students age 60 and older who are registered for tuition-free classes at Florida State University may obtain a library card by presenting proof of enrollment and identification to the staff at Strozier Library.
Official Email Accounts for All Students at Florida State University
The official method of communication at Florida State University is your FSU email account. To stay informed and aware, you are required to set up and maintain your account and check it regularly. If you choose to have your FSU official account forwarded to another email account, you are still held responsible for all information distributed by the University to your FSU account. To activate your FSU email account, visit http://my.fsu.edu and click the Activate/Manage FSUID link.
Student Communications and Records—Privacy and Access
IMPORTANT: Please refer to the “University Notices” section of this Registration Guide for full details regarding:
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),
- release of student information, and
- requesting that directory information not be published.
Students should be aware that phone calls placed to Florida State University’s interactive telephone network may be periodically monitored to ensure that the appropriate quality control is maintained.
Parental or Third-Party Access to Records
Students may give a designated parent(s)/guardian(s), or other third parties (i.e., sibling, spouse, etc.), authority to review their University financial status, grades, transcript, student profile. Granting access to a parent/guardian or third party to view information in this manner also authorizes University personnel to discuss those records with the designated individual(s). Students should be aware that any individuals granted such access may see the selected student’s academic records, including but not limited to preferred name, gender identity, personal pronouns, classes, grades, billings, etc.
Student enrollment verification is granted only through the submission of an official request. Students who require enrollment verification should visit https://registrar.fsu.edu/records/certification for further instructions. Former students or outside agencies may request an enrollment verification or degree verification online from the National Student Clearinghouse at https://nscverifications.org/welcome-to-verification-services.
The Center for Leadership & Social Change
The center’s mission to transform lives through identity development, leadership education, and community engagement is woven throughout our work. We encourage students to learn, serve, and transform through programming that encompasses diversity, leadership, and service. The center provides education and learning programs for students of all levels along with professional development opportunities for faculty, staff, and community members. The Center is home to two student-centered offices, the Office of Community-Rooted Engagement and the Office of Representation, Inclusion, and Student Equity. The first office, known as CoRE, is focused on leadership development and community engagement through programs such as Leadership LOGIC, Women’s Leadership Institute, Florida State Alternative Breaks, EngageTLH service trips, and PeaceJam Southeast. The latter office, known as RISE, is focused on student diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including programs such as Multicultural Leadership Summit, Social Change Peer Educators, cultural heritage celebrations, and the Social Justice Living Learning Community. With more than 30 programs, the center provides opportunities for any schedule, ranging from low commitment (one to a few hours) to high commitment (a term, year, or four years).
Students are welcome to schedule a meeting with a staff member to learn more about program and opportunities by visiting our office or the “Get Involved” section of our website at http://thecenter.fsu.edu. The center also offers the ServScript Program, which allows Florida State University students to enhance their official academic transcript by documenting their service hours online.
For more information, contact the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Division of Student Affairs, Dunlap Student Success Center, 100 S. Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306; (850) 644-3342; Fax: (850) 644-3362; Website: http://thecenter.fsu.edu; e-mail: email@example.com.
The Center for Leadership & Social Change offers the ServScript Program to formally recognize students’ demonstrated commitment to community service. This commitment is documented through the description of students’ community service hours on their official FSU academic transcript. Transcripts are student records of scholarly achievement; as such, the ServScript program has created guidelines to clarify and recognize community service of consistent quality. To qualify for the ServScript Program, service hours cannot be court ordered or sanctioned, must be unpaid, and must benefit or contribute to the solution of a community need.
The ServScript Program is designed to encourage students to contribute their skills and resources to serve others. Through informed service, students gain compassion for others and the challenges they face. Recognizing these challenges, and the power of individual action to effect change, students may develop a commitment to practice social responsibility throughout their lives.
To participate in the ServScript Program, students must log their service hours through the myFSU portal. Service hours are only accepted for the current term, and must be entered online by the deadline, which is the last day of the term. Detailed submission guidelines and additional information about the program are available online at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/servscript.