Registration Requirements and Procedures
Registration Holds - A student’s registration is placed on hold based on a variety of financial and administrative reasons. Students are notified of registration holds on their student self-service center (iRattler) prior to each registration period and are required to clear all holds before being allowed to register. Please see the University website for a detailed description of all hold codes. Students can view the holds applied to their records in iRattler (www.famu.edu) by clicking on the ‘Details’ link on the Student Center to obtain additional information.
Auditing Course(s) - A student may register to audit a course(s) on a space available basis. Admission to Florida A&M University is not required, and no credit will be given for audited courses. To audit a course the student must (1) fill out a class schedule request form and enter an “A” in the “AUD” column of the form and (2) obtain the approval of the instructor of the course. The instructor must sign in the permission/signature column opposite the course. The student must register and pay the appropriate fee for the course(s). Registration for audit may not be changed from audit to credit, or vice versa, after the first week of classes.
Class Schedule Changes (Add/Drop) - Changes in class schedules may be made only with consent of the advisor and the dean of the college or school in which the student is registered. No changes in class schedules may be made after the date stipulated in the calendar for making changes. The time limit for adding or dropping a course is published in the University calendar. After the published date for add and drop students are fee liable for registered courses.
No student will receive credit for any course or courses for which the student is not properly registered, though the student may have attended class and a grade was reported to the university registrar.
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. A Non-degree seeking undergraduate students is limited to earning 30 credit hours and non-degree seeking graduate students is limited to earning 12 credit hours. Registration is on a space available basis.
Credits earned by non-degree students are not considered degree credits. In order to receive degree credits, the student must submit an application for admission and the required $30.00 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.
Class Attendance Regulations
Students are expected to make the most of the educational opportunities available by regularly attending classes and laboratory periods. The university reserves the right to address individual cases of non-attendance.
Students are responsible for all assignments, quizzes, and examinations at the time they are due and may not use their absence from class as a plea for extensions of time to complete assignments or for permission to take make-up examinations or quizzes.
Absence from class for cause: (a) participation in recognized university activities, (b) personal illness properly certified, or (c) emergencies caused by circumstances over which the student has no immediate control may be excused by the dean or director of the unit in which the student is enrolled.
Specifically, the class attendance regulations will apply to all students as follows:
A student will be permitted one unexcused absence per credit hour of the course he or she is attending. A student exceeding the number of unexcused absences may be assigned the grade of “F.”
Summer Term Attendance Rules
Students entering a university in the State University System with fewer than 60 semester hours credit shall be required to earn at least 9 semester hours prior to graduation by attendance at one or more summer sessions. University presidents or their designees may waive the application of this regulation in cases of unusual hardship to the individual. [BOG 6.016]
Summer terms may consist of two or more sessions. Courses offered during the summer sessions are organized to make them equivalent in content, method, and credit to those of a full semester. During summer term the university supplements the regular instructional program with credit and non-credit activities such as institutes, workshops, and conferences.
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 home college and possess at least a 2.00 grade point average. The student will be expected to follow prescribed registration procedures for Non-degree seekings.
High School Dual Enrollment Registration
The dual enrollment program is the enrollment of an eligible secondary student or home education student in a FAMU course creditable toward high school completion and an associate or baccalaureate degree (F.S. 1007.27; State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.241 FAC). Students who are eligible for dual enrollment pursuant to this section may enroll in dual enrollment courses conducted during school hours, after school hours, and during the summer term. However, if the student is projected to graduate from high school before the scheduled completion date of the FAMU course, the student may not register for that course through dual enrollment. Such a student may apply to FAMU and pay the required registration, tuition, and fees if the student meets the admissions requirements under F.S. 1007.263.
To be eligible for dual enrollment, the student must be currently enrolled in a secondary school operated by Leon or Gadsden County School Board. The student must possess a grade point average of 3.0 or better, appropriate test scores, and be classified as a high school junior or senior. Students will be enrolled at no cost to either the student or the district. To remain eligible, the student must obtain a 2.0 grade point average in university course work. Students in Leon or Gadsden County public high schools interested in dual enrollment course work should consult their guidance counselor for further information
Florida A&M University and Florida State University 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:
· Permission is granted by the academic advisor 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.
· No more than half of the credit hours taken by a student during a given term may be taken at FSU
· Whenever possible within FAMU policy, courses taken at FSU may be graded on an S-U basis
· Courses taken at FSU should be those not offered at FAMU
· Student credit hours generated by students taking courses at FSU are treated the same as credits taken at FAMU
· All fees are paid at FAMU. Students will not be required to pay additional registration fees for courses taken at FSU
FAMU student joint enrollment at FSU –
1. Complete the FAMU/FSU Registration Form available at www.famu.edu/registrar. Access the Registrar website and then forms.
2. Search for courses at www.fsu.edu and access the FSU Registrar’s Website under Registration Tools. Complete the ‘Requested Classes’ portion of the Co-op form.
3. Take completed form to your FAMU academic advisor and obtain the Dean’s signature. Their signatures give you permission to take classes at FSU.
4. Obtain the permission signature of the FSU department chair or instructor for the course.
5. Obtain a copy of your immunization record from the FAMU Health Center and take to The Wellness Center at FSU. Get clearance for registration on FSU campus.
6. Obtain a financial clearance from Student Financial Services at FSU (equivalent to our Student Accounts) to ensure that you do not owe FSU any money.
7. Bring the completed registration form and application, stamped immunization record, and financial clearance to the Co-op Representative in the FAMU’s Registrar’s Office, FHAC Room 112
8. Registration for the course at FSU will appear on your transcript in iRattler,
9. ALL drops and withdrawals are done through the FAMU Co-op Representative. NOT through FSU’s Registrar’s Office. Please see FAMU academic calendar for deadline.
10. No special arrangement is required with the Financial Aid Office. However, your attendance must be reported for funds to be disbursed.
Note: Additional fees may apply if you chose online classes at FSU (See course information on FSU website.
11. Your Grades will be calculated into your FAMU grade point average (G.P.A.).
12. Grades will be posted by the Co-op Representative at the end of the term.
FSU Student joint enrollment at FAMU
Florida State University students entering the FAMU/FSU co-op program for the first time MUST:
FSU students continuing in the FAMU/FSU co-op program MUST:
-If problems arise with your registration at FAMU or FSU, you will be contacted using the information provided on the registration form. Please report any changes in contact information to the co-op representative at your home institution.
-DO NOT ALTER your co-op registration. To drop a co-op course contact the co-op representative in the Registrar’s office at your home institution. All drop and add must be done through the Registrar’s office. The deadline for dropping and adding are the same as for other classes at your host institution.
FAMU Course Search Instructions:
Go to www.famu.edu Scroll down to select Registrar >Schedule of Classes. Click on the appropriate term.
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.” (F.S. 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 Architecture, Journalism, Law, Nursing, Online Courses for Distance Learning, and Pharmacy.
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/registrar. (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.
6. 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 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 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 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 for non-degree purposes. 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, internship, courses requiring directed individual instruction, courses offered in the colleges and schools of Architecture, Journalism, Law, Nursing, Online Courses for Distance Learning, and Pharmacy. Certain courses require permission from 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 and non-degree seeking students.