Continuous enrollment at Florida State University is defined as enrollment without an interruption of three or more consecutive semesters (including Summer term). Students are encouraged to consult with the second institution about its policies before enrolling in any courses.
Grades of "I" are not assigned to any courses if a student withdraws from the University. Students who wish to receive graduate credit for such coursework must obtain approval of the college dean, the department chair, and the instructor offering the course prior to registration for the graduate course.
Students may enroll in courses directed by an instructor for individual study of a particular area. A stop may be placed on the student record if one or all of the following deficiencies exist: academic dismissal, incomplete admissions documents, fiscal deficiency, or failure to process readmission papers after a withdrawal or after a three-term absence (including the Summer term) from the University (undergraduate and non-degree seeking students).
However, a student's academic dean may allow credit for up to six hours of vocational or technical credit upon appeal.
In no case can credit be given with less student participation than the above hours stipulate. The state of Florida utilizes a common course numbering system to facilitate the transfer of credit for equivalent courses among the state's colleges and universities.
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Students should take into account the requirement to take nine semester hours of credit in the Summer. Find out general information about every participating college or university in the program.
Students may complete the transient form online at https://www.floridashines.org/. The matriculation catalog (i.e., the General Bulletin) governs each student's graduation requirementsthis catalog remains in effect for six years for the bachelor's degree unless the student elects to meet the requirement of any subsequent General Bulletin published during the period of enrollment. If a student exceeds six years in pursuit of the baccalaureate degree, the University may specify that the degree requirements of the most current General Bulletin will apply.
We recommend the evaluation be done by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (https://www.naces.org/).
Courses that are designated as "shared" between degree programs, such as those used in combined or joint degree pathways may not be changed unless both degrees are still in progress.
It is the student's responsibility to identify if a conflict exists and immediately make special arrangements with the instructor to take the final exam at an alternate time during the University's official final exam period. Courses initially elected on the S/U basis may be changed back to a letter-grade basis prior to the end of the seventh week of the term or the equivalent prorated Summer deadline. The official method of communication at Florida State University is your FSU e-mail account. It is the student's responsibility to identify such conflicts as early as possible and to notify all instructors in advance so that accommodations may be made. To reschedule a final examination without such approval places the instructor in jeopardy of administrative reprimand by his or her dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Students should check the Academic Calendar for the date of the last day of classes for the term in question. Staff in the Registrar's Office will complete the registration process for the student. Formal application must be made to the Office of Admissions by the published deadline.
Students who withdraw after the first four days of classes, 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 terms. Approval forms are available at https://registrar.fsu.edu/forms.
Dropping all classes does not constitute formal withdrawal. Students who are planning to transfer courses to Florida State University should seek advising in advance of doing so. Students should be aware that parents or third party individuals granted such access may see the selected student academic records, including but not limited to preferred name, gender identity, personal pronouns, classes, grades, billings, etc.
Achieving the required minimum FSU GPA through online courses taken in the Flexible Learning Program offered by the State of Florida, Division of Colleges and Universities. The academic level of undergraduate students is calculated on the basis of semester hours. All current and prospective students of higher education in the state of Florida may access the FloridaShines Website.
A student's Dean's List status is always current on the permanent academic record.
University faculty have determined the course content and learning outcomes to be comparable to a course offered at the institution; Courses meet the quality and accreditation standards intended for a transfer course, and. A student wishing to reenter the University in any of the following three semesters after withdrawal must have the approval of their academic dean on the 'Application for Withdrawal and Reentry' form.
Students should first meet with their academic dean to determine if their request for a withdrawal over one year will be considered and then if so, they should submit any required supporting documentation of extenuating circumstances.
Except in cases where a student is petitioning to use one of the three drops allowed under the policy above, any course drop petition after the seventh week of classes (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.
Students allowed to register in error are cancelled by the Office of the University Registrar. These are one credit-hour graded courses designed to help students develop the needed study skills to return to good academic standing. It remains the student's responsibility to verify course drops and check that fees are adjusted.
Once a final grade in a course has been reported by the instructor to the Office of the University Registrar, it cannot be changed by the instructor except in cases of error in recording with permission of the department chair and the dean of the college, or as a result of a final determination from a formal grade appeal.
A stop is placed on all students who have outstanding charges due to the University.
Outstanding "I" or "NG" grades that are not resolved prior to the degree posting will not be changed except in cases of error in recording.
Credits are awarded to any regularly admitted, degree-seeking undergraduate student who scores at or above the 50th percentile level of the sophomore norms on the CLEP examinations.
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When declaring a second major, students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which major is primary as this will determine the academic dean, the degree requirements that must be satisfied, and the degree name that will appear on the diploma. These may include, but are not limited to, massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Under University policy, an incomplete grade automatically reverts to the predetermined default grade at the end of the semester that has been specified by the instructor as the time frame for resolution, unless one of two conditions is met: In cases where no default grade or instructor-determined expiration semester exists, incomplete grades will expire to an IE (Incomplete Expired) at the end of the next term of enrollment unless the instructor submits a grade change form prior to the official grade posting deadline. Students have the right to have access to their student records on file in the Office of the University Registrar.
Students in need of enrollment verification should submit an electronic request by logging into https://my.fsu.edu/. A graduate teaching assistant must have approval from a supervising faculty member to grant an incomplete.
Special consideration will be given to take into account accelerated credit earned while in high school.
Information concerning specific college or school honorary societies appears in the respective sections of this catalog. Departments and programs of the University may offer examinations for academic credit in lieu of coursework to undergraduate students upon request. That is, rules regarding student dismissal, reinstatement, and all general academic qualifications at the University are governed and enforced by the primary major and that major's corresponding academic dean.
Any break in continuous enrollment requiring readmission or reinstatement may cause the student to be subject to legislative Excess Credit policies and fees. It is responsible for assisting departments and students with registration activities; maintaining student and departmental records for the term in progress; posting FSU credit, transfer credit, and grade changes; preparing FSU transcripts; scheduling academic space; maintaining and updating curricula; certifying eligibility to receive credit for Credit by Examination; certifying attendance for loan purposes; implementing and monitoring academic regulations; certifying eligibility to graduate; and providing services and information to students, faculty, and administration.
Arrangements should be made prior to the scheduled final exam.
Granting access to a parent or third party to view information in this manner also authorizes University personnel to discuss those records with the designated parent or third party.
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No undergraduate courses in the College of Business are offered under this option.
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. The student must then petition the dean, giving the reason for the requested exception, and supported by the instructor's written permission. Attending and graduating with an academic Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public postsecondary institution (or a regionally accredited institution within or outside the state) with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, with approval of the academic dean. Any student in need of specific services and reasonable accommodations should contact the Office of Accessibility Services, 108 Student Services Building, (850) 644-9566, or visit https://dsst.fsu.edu/oas/.
Until a student is officially enrolled in a course, they are not permitted to attend class, submit assignments, or take tests.
The academic dean may render decisions to approve or deny withdrawal requests in accordance with University and college policies and procedures.
Graduate students should refer to the "Academic Regulations and Procedures" chapter of the Graduate Bulletin. These units include, but are not limited to: ROTC cadets, academic honor societies, veterans, athletes, medicine, and nursing majors.
The required grade point average is 3.5, in all colleges, for any given term. 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 courses taken that term. The University recognizes the following examination programs for which students may receive academic credit or exemption in lieu of coursework.
The dismissed student must consult his or her academic dean at the time of dismissal about criteria governing possible reinstatement to the University. The University classifies students based on whether or not they are degree-seeking. Transient students attending Florida State University are, by definition, classified as non-degree seeking students.
Clearance from the Controller's Office or the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities must be obtained prior to the release of the transcript. Dual degrees and double majors must be declared by the end of the semester in which students will earn ninety cumulative credit hours toward their degree program at Florida State University.
All registration by non-degree seeking students is on a space-available basis. Students requesting access to information in their file, or a third party requesting information in a student's file with the written consent of the student, have the right to a response from the Office of the University Registrar within thirty days.
At Florida State University, CLEP examinations are administered through the Office of Evaluation Services, an open test center for CLEP. Florida State University's Information Technology Services offers email and online collaboration services for students, which includes: For more information, students can visit https://its.fsu.edu/service-catalog/accounts-and-access/email-accounts/student-email.
Undergraduates and both types of non-degree seeking students, excluding transient and high school dual enrollment, who are not enrolled at the University for three or more consecutive semesters (or consecutive semester and Summer term) must apply for readmission before resuming their studies. The subject area faculty have determined that the course is relevant to the student's intended program of study.
(Consult the "University Calendar" chapter of this General Bulletin for specific application deadlines.).
Students are responsible for complying with all rules, regulations, and policies of both institutions, including but not limited to: admission standards; academic rules; residency; fees; graduation requirements; university, college and departmental deadlines; and student codes of conduct.