Florida A&M University 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
1: Complete the FAMU/FSU Registration Form in its entirety.
o Go to www.fsu.edu and do a Course Search Lookup. This can be found on the FSU Registrar’s Website under Registration Tools. Place on the application and registration form the following information: Subject Prefix, Catalog Number, Section Number, Term/Session, Meeting Days/Time.
o After you have secured the course information and have placed it on your forms report to your academic department to obtain your advisor and the academic dean’s signature. Their signatures give you permission to take class(es) at FSU. NOTICE: If the course(s) you need is offered at FAMU, or if it is closed, your academic area might require a Justification Form. If this is required your advisor or dean’s office will let you know that this is need.
2: Once you have been approved by your advisor and dean the next step requires you to pick up a copy of your immunization record from the FAMU Health Center. You will take your immunization records to Thagard Health Center at FSU and obtain a clearance for registration after you have received permission from the FSU Academic Department(s) that is offering the course(s) that you want to take at FSU.
3: Go to FSU. Find the Academic Department by visiting www.fsu.edu. Choose Key Sites on the main page then click on Departments. Information that you will get from the Department Page is the building where the department is housed, its address, and/or phone number. A campus map can also be obtained from the Key Sites Page.
Secure an approval on your FAMU/FSU Co-op Registration Application from the department that is offering the course you need. The department chair, instructor of the course, or department designee can sign giving approval.
4: Go to Thagard Health Center. Submit your immunization record for a “stamp approval”.
5: Obtain a financial clearance from Student Financial Services at FSU. This department is the equivalent to our Student Accounts. It is located in the University Stadium on the first floor. The purpose of this step is to ensure that you do not owe FSU any money.
6: Bring the completed registration form and application, stamped immunization record, and financial clearance to the COOP Representative (Annie Gilliam) in the FAMU’s Registrar’s Office, FHAC Rm. 111.
- All tuition and fees are paid at FAMU. You pay FAMU tuition and fees; not FSU’s,
- Registration for the course at FSU will appear on iRattler,
- No special arrangements have to be done with the Financial Aid Office for financial aid to be disbursed for the course(s). However, your attendance does have to be reported for funds to be disbursed,
- Course credit and grade will be accepted back at FAMU. The grade(s) will be calculated into the student’s grade point average,
- Grades will be posted by the COOP Representative at the end of the term, and
- ALL drops and withdrawals are done through the FAMU COOP Representative. NOT through FSU’s Registrar’s Office.
If problems arise with your registration, you will be contacted using the information provided on the registration form. Please report any changes in contact information to FAMU.
To drop/add or withdraw from a FAMU/FSU Co-op Course, please contact Annie Gilliam in the Registration and Class Scheduling Office, FHAC Rm. 111. The deadline for add/drop and withdrawing is the same as for other classes at FAMU.
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, limited access programs (courses offered in the Colleges and Schools of Law, Journalism, Architecture, Pharmacy, and 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.
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 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). Click on the ‘Details’ link on the Student Center to obtain details about the hold.
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.
Curriculum Changes - In response to changes in education and consistent with occasional changes in certification requirements, the curriculum of one or several divisions or departments may change; such changes may extend the normal time of course requirements for a degree. A student who has been in regular attendance and has taken and passed the prescribed program of work each term may expect to obtain a degree normally in eight semesters. Any other student may be required to spend longer periods of time and must meet any added requirements introduced in the curriculum, including but not limited to non-credit requirements, grade point average and total number of credit hours required
The curriculum in the catalog of the year in which the student enters the university or a Florida public college is the one under which he or she should normally obtain the degree if there has been no break in enrollment. Students are encouraged to consult their academic chair/advisor for more information.
Major and Minor Fields of Study - Every student fulfilling the requirements for a degree from the university is required to earn a “major.” The major must meet the approval of the department in which it is earned. Students seeking double majors must meet the requirements of both departments. Courses to be counted for the minor must be approved by the division chairperson and the dean of the school.
Major Changes - Students may transfer from one department to another or from one school to another with the written approval of the department chairs and deans concerned.
If a student intends to change his/her major within his present School/College or to a different School/College, he must first meet with his current advisor and complete a change of Major Form. Then meet with an advisor in the department of his/her intended major. If accepted by the new College/School, the new Dean or his designee will complete the Change of Major form. The designated Major Change person in the academic area will complete the process in the system. If the student has not been accepted into the new department by registration time, the student must seek advisement from his/her current faculty advisor.
The list below shows academic areas and requirement for change of major;
Admission GPA/Course Requirements
Allied Health Sciences
Limited Access – Minimum GPA: 2.5
Arts and Sciences
Computer Info. Science
Computer Info. Systems
“B” average in ENC 1101 and 1102.
Philosophy and Religion
Arts and Sciences
Business and Industry
Accounting and Business Administration
“B” or better in: ENC 1102 or equivalent , Financial Acct. and Business Calculus
Minimum GPA: 2.5
“C” or higher in: EGN 1004L, Calculus I & II, General Chemistry I & General Physics I
(For Chemical and Biomedical Eng., General Chemistry II is required instead of Physics I)
Journalism and Public Relations (not Graphic Comm. or Graphic Design)
Limited Access -
Minimum GPA: 2.5 & 2.5 in freshman composition
Limited Access -
Minimum GPA: 2.7, complete all general education courses
Minimum GPA: 2.75 and “C” or better in prerequisite courses
Double Major - Students are permitted to declare double majors by obtaining a memorandum from the second major department signed by the department chair indicating that the student has been accepted in the program. Students must satisfy requirement for graduation in each major in order to receive degrees in both majors. See requirement for double major elsewhere in this publication.
Academic Load - Some colleges/schools have a maximum or minimum load which is stated in the respective curriculum sections of this catalog. The normal load for a student is 15-18 credit hours.
Academic Status - For the Fall and Spring Terms, undergraduate students are considered full-time if they are enrolled for 12 hours or more. For the Fall and Spring Terms, graduate students are considered full-time if they are enrolled for 9 hours or more. During the Summer Term, undergraduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for 9 hours or more; graduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for 6 hours or more.
All students who are recipients of financial aid may be required to maintain full-time loads as indicated above. The minimum load for full-time benefits from the Veterans Administration is 12 credit hours.
Academic Progress Policy-Undergraduate
A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation. Thus, it is desirable that each student earns at least 2.0 term average during each period of enrollment at the university. A student who maintains a cumulative average of 2.0 or better will not be subject to academic suspension. However, in any term in which the student’s cumulative average drops below 2.0, some appropriate action is taken, i.e. warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal. Minimum standards for academic progress are as follows:
Lower Level Students
A. (0-29 hours attempted) A freshman student whose cumulative average is less than 2.0 will be permitted to remain at the university under continuous counseling and academic advisement. The student will receive a warning each period of enrollment that his or her term average falls below 2.0. If the cumulative average is below 2.0 after 29 hours attempted, the student will be placed on academic probation and must earn a minimum of a 2.0 term average during the next period of enrollment. Failure to do so will result in academic suspension from the university.
B. (30-59 hours attempted) A sophomore student must maintain a 2.0 term average, but no action will be taken as long as the cumulative average is 2.0 or above. Otherwise, a student who fails to earn a 2.0 term average will be placed on probation the first time and suspended any term thereafter that a 2.0 term average is not earned.
Upper Level Students (60 hours and above attempted)
At the end of 59 hours attempted, a student must have a 2.0 cumulative average and maintain it each term. A student whose cumulative average is less than 2.0, but who earns at least a 2.0 term average, will be allowed to remain in school but placed on probation. Failure to earn a term average of at least 2.0, with the cumulative average being below 2.0, will result in probation or suspension.
Academic Probation, Suspension, and Dismissal
The first time a student fails to meet the minimum standards of progress; he or she will be placed on academic probation. All subsequent failures to meet minimum standards of progress will result in academic suspension of at least one (1) semester. A student will only be permitted to return to the university following 2 academic suspensions. The third academic suspension is a permanent suspension or dismissal.
Standards of Academic Progress – Undergraduate Students
Procedures for Petitioning for Readmission
A student who has been permanently suspended (dismissed) from the university for academic reasons must remain out for two (2) terms and may petition the office of admissions for readmission during the second term of his or her suspension. Any petition for readmission must be filed at least (6) weeks prior to the beginning of the term in which the student wishes to re-enroll.
The student’s readmission petition file will be made up by the office of admissions and must contain:
1. A letter of petition for readmission from the student
2. Letters of recommendation for readmission from:
a. The student’s academic adviser
b. The student’s department head
c. The student’s dean
d. An academic plan from the student's advisor
e. Any other letter(s) of support the student wishes to submit.
The student must request that these individuals send letters on his or her behalf to the Director of Admissions, Room G-9, Foote Hilyer Administration Building, Florida A&M University.
3. A copy of the student’s academic record obtained from the university registrar.
The student’s readmission petition file will be forwarded to the university Admissions Committee for review. This committee will recommend approval or disapproval to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The decision made on the student’s readmission will be final.
If the student is readmitted, the student may re-enter the major he/she was in when last enrolled or use the procedure under "Change of Major" to enter a different major. In the event that the major a readmitted student was in when last enrolled is now either dormant or terminated, the student will not be readmitted into the last major, but will need to seek acceptance into a currently offered major.