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Registrars Office
1700 Lee Hall Drive
105 Foote-Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL. 32307
 
 
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;
 
College/School
 
Major
Admission GPA/Course Requirements
 
 
Allied Health Sciences
 
All
 
N/A
 
Architecture
 
All
 
Limited Access – Minimum  GPA:  2.5
 
Arts and Sciences
 
African-American Studies
 
N/A
 
 
Biology
 
N/A
 
 
 
Chemistry
 
N/A
 
 
 
Computer Info. Science
 
N/A
 
 
 
Computer Info. Systems
 
N/A
 
 
Criminal Justice
 
N/A
 
 
Economics
 
N/A
 
 
English
 
“B” average in ENC 1101 and 1102. 
 
 
Fine Arts
 
N/A
 
 
French
 
N/A
 
 
History
 
N/A
 
 
Jazz Studies
 
N/A
 
 
Mathematics
 
N/A
 
 
Music
 
Entrance examination
 
 
Philosophy and Religion
 
N/A
 
 
Physics
 
N/A
 
 
Political Science
 
N/A
 
 
 
Psychology
 
N/A
 
 
 
Social Work
 
N/A
 
 
Arts and Sciences
 
Sociology
 
N/A
 
 
 
Spanish
 
N/A
 
 
Theatre/Visual Arts
 
N/A
 
Business and Industry
 
Accounting and Business Administration
 
“B” or better in: ENC 1102 or equivalent , Financial Acct. and Business Calculus
 
CESTA
 
All
 
N/A
 
 
Education
 
All
 
Statutory Requirement
Minimum GPA: 2.5
 
Engineering
 
All
 
“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)
 
Environmental Science
 
Environmental Science
 
N/A
 
 
Journalism
 
Journalism and Public Relations (not Graphic Comm. or Graphic Design)
 
Limited Access -
Minimum GPA:  2.5 & 2.5 in freshman composition
 
Nursing
 
Nursing
 
Limited Access -
Minimum GPA:  2.7, complete all general education courses
 
Pharmacy
 
All
 
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.