FAMU registration policies and procedures, including final examination schedules, are published on the University website.
Registration-Dates are listed in the university calendar section of this catalog. Students are responsible for complying with all regulations governing registration, change-of-schedules (drop/add), tuition payment, and other requirements described either in this bulletin or advised by the administration. Every registrant must arrange a class schedule with a faculty adviser at the time and place designated.
Web Registration-Students are encouraged to take advantage of the university’s web registration system iRattler via WWW.FAMU. EDU. Students are able to register for classes from home or anywhere in the world. Students may consult the schedule of class section of the website at www.famu.edu for detailed instructions.
Failure to register for a course or courses by the close of the formal registration period (The registration period prior to the first day of classes) will result in the assessment of a late registration fee of $100.00. No student will be permitted to register after "the last day to register," as listed in the university calendar, unless appropriate approval is granted.
The payment of all expenses and fees is a part of registration. Students are not officially enrolled or registered until all necessary fees are paid and validated by the Office of Student Financial Services. Students are fee liable if they fail to drop/withdraw from classes on or before the end of add/drop. See the current university calendar at the Registrar’s web page (www.famu.edu/Academics/Registrar).
Non-Degree Registration - An individual interested in taking course(s) but not working toward a degree may register as a Non-degree seeking student, provided he or she has not been denied admission to the university. The Non-degree seeking student is required to follow the regular registration procedures and pay the same fees as other students. In addition, a Non-degree seeking Student Registration form must be completed and submitted before or at the time of registration. Non-degree seeking undergraduate students are limited to earning 30 credit hours, and Non-degree seeking graduate students are limited to earning 12 credit hours. Registration is on a space available basis.
It should be remembered that credits earned by non-degree students are not to be considered degree credits. In order to receive degree credits, the student must submit an application for admission and the required $20.00 fee and qualify for admissions to a degree program. To qualify, all non-degree seeking students registering for undergraduate courses must have graduated from a high school or received a G.E.D. Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis.
Florida College System Dual Enrollment Registration - The student must obtain approval from the designated representatives of the institution. Florida College System students must have degree seeking status at the college and possess at least a 2.00 grade point average. The student will be expected to follow prescribed registration procedures in the Non-degree seeking Student Registration section of the Schedule of Classes.
Leon County High School Students Dual Enrollment Registration- In accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.241 FAC, a high school student with the recommendation of the high school principal may be considered for early admission to Florida A&M University as a dual enrollment/early admission credit-earning student for any term of the academic year and have the tuition waived. The college credit earned will be used toward high school requirements for graduation and will become official college credit upon presentation of evidence of high school graduation.
To receive dual enrollment credit, students must adhere to the rules and regulations of the Leon County School Board, the Board of Governors, and the Florida Legislature. The student must be currently enrolled in a secondary school operated by the Leon County School Board. The student must also possess a grade point average of 3.2 or better, certified by a high school counselor, and classified as a high school junior or senior. Students will be enrolled at no cost to either the student or to the district. The University shall waive application, matriculation and/or tuition fees for students admitted to either dual enrollment or early admissions. To remain eligible, the student must obtain a 2.0 grade point average in university course work. Students in Leon County public high schools interested in dual enrollment course work should consult their guidance counselor for further information.
FAMU-FSU Cooperative Program
Florida A&M University and Florida State University are participants in a cooperative program that permits students enrolled at either institution to take a limited load at the other institution as follows:
I. Permission is to be given by the academic adviser and dean of the student’s home university and by the chairperson of the department in which the course is to be taken at the host university.
II. No more than half of the credit hours taken by a student during a given term may be taken at FSU.
III. Whenever possible within FAMU policy, courses taken at FSU may be graded on an S-U basis.
IV. Courses taken at FSU should be those not offered at FAMU.
V. Student credit hours generated by students taking courses at FSU are treated the same as credits taken at FAMU.
VI. All fees are paid at FAMU. Students will not be required to pay additional registration fees for courses taken at FSU.
Pick up an application for the FAMU/FSU COOP from the Registration Office, Suite 111 FHAC and have it approved by your department and the dean.
Stop by the FAMU HEALTH CENTER and request a copy of your Immunization records (show proof of your immunization records to THAGARD HEALTH CENTER AT FSU). Bring the health clearance from FSU to regular registration...
Secure an approval on your FAMU/FSU COOP registration form or an add/drop slip from the FSU department for the course to which you wish to register.
Please note that you will not be able to register for courses at FSU if you are on a financial hold at either university. In order to register, you must present a clearance from FSU Student Accounts Office before your COOP forms are processed for registration.
State Employees with Fee Waivers
-All State Employees who are granted fee waivers are welcome to Florida A&M University to register for six credit hours on a "space available basis only." (FS 1009.265)
All State Employees must obtain and complete a "State Employee Tuition Waiver-Intent to Apply" and a "State Employee Tuition Waiver Registration" form by the required deadline.
State employees may only register for courses approved by their immediate supervisor, agency head and the University.
Fee waivers may not be used for thesis, dissertation, applied music courses, internship, courses requiring directed individual instruction, courses offered in the Colleges and Schools of Law, Journalism, Architecture, Pharmacy (except Public Health), Nursing and online courses for Distance Learning.
State employees using fee waivers must:
1) Present the approved tuition waiver forms to the registration representative.
2) Complete the one-page Non-Degree Seeking Student Application form. The form may be obtained from the Registrar’s website at www.famu.edu. (This form will not be necessary if you were enrolled the previous semester or have been admitted to a degree program).
3). Complete a class schedule request form provided by the registration representative(s).
4). Submit the class schedule request form to the registration representative.
5). Pick up the class schedule printout and check for accuracy. Then request the late fee waiver from the registration representative and attach to your schedule printout
7). Go directly to Student Financial Services and turn the approved tuition waiver form for fee validation in the Foote-Hilyer Administration Center (G-7).
8). If your fees are not validated by the end of the payment deadline, you will be assessed a $100.00 late payment/reinstatement fee.
Please contact the Registrar’s Office at (850) 599-3115 if you have questions or need additional information.
Tuition-Free Courses for Persons 60 Years of Age and Older
Individuals who are 60 years of age and older and are residents of the State of Florida are permitted to take courses on a tuition-free basis. All fees are waived for this group of citizens who attend credit classes. Registration will be processed upon presentation of a proof of residency and proof of age.
Under this option, registration is allowed on a space available basis only and does not include thesis, dissertation, applied music courses, internships, courses requiring directed individual instruction, limited access programs courses offered in the Colleges and Schools of Law, Journalism, Architecture, Pharmacy, and Nursing and online courses for Distance Learning. Certain courses require permission of the department for enrollment. Individuals who wish to register in permission courses must go to the department offering the class and get a permission/ signature prior to going to the registration center.
Registration dates and procedures are the same as those listed for state employees.