Request Forms

Email any forms you need to submit to as-advising@fsu.edu so they may be received and processed in a timely manner. Do not email forms to the dean.

Undergraduate S/U Grade Request

Students may choose to change only one letter-graded class a semester to a Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading basis by 7th Week deadline of the term in question.

The class must meet one of the following requirements:

  • The class is a language class (Spanish, French, etc.) used for Arts and Sciences foreign language proficiency requirement; or
  • The class is being used as an elective towards the minimum 120 hours for graduation and/or the minimum 45 hours at the 3000/4000 level.
    • Courses satisfying major requirements (including prerequisites), minor requirements, or those being used to meet general education or other university graduation requirements CANNOT be taken on a S/U basis.

Spring 2020 was an unprecedented semester. Please note that normal university policies are in effect for changing grading basis for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses.

The S/U form is available online through Student Central from the first day of the semester through 11:59pm on the 7th week deadline for students meeting the following criteria:

  • The student has an FSU GPA of 2.5 or is in their first semester at FSU;
  • It is between the first day of classes and the 7th week deadline; and
  • The student is enrolled in a course that is letter-graded and not in the College of Business.

To use the online S/U form, select the enrolled course you would like to be changed to S/U from Student Central > My Classes tile > Permit to Change Course to S/U link. The submitted form is then routed to your Academic Dean’s Office for review. If approved, the form routes to the Registrar’s Office for processing.

If denied, you will receive an email and push notification directing you to view the comments entered by your Academic Dean’s office in your My Tasks tile > In Progress/ Completed Forms link.

If the online form through Student Central is not available to you, it is because you do not meet the criteria outlined above. In these cases, if you have a FSU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, you can complete the “Undergraduate S/U Form,” found on the Registrar’s website, and email the completed form to the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Dean's Office – Student Affairs office at as-advising@fsu.edu by 7th Week deadline.

No exceptions will be approved after the deadline.

Request to Modify Course Credit for an Individual Student

To modify course credit, contact the academic department offering the course in question. Download and complete the Request to Modify Course Credit for an Individual Student form from the FSU Registrar’s website.

Final Approval of Major Changes

Students wishing to add a second major or dual degree must declare their intent before accumulating 90 earned hours. Students with 90 or more earned hours may petition to add an additional major or declare dual degrees by downloading and submitting the Arts and Sciences Double Major/Dual Degrees Form to as-advising.fsu.edu.

Campus Location Change

Students considering a campus location change should consult with their departmental adviser first. Download and complete the Campus Location Change form from the FSU Registrar’s website.

Transient Forms

If you are requesting to take courses within the State of Florida, visit Florida Shines to submit an electronic form prior to registering to take courses at another institution. Online applications will be routed electronically to the appropriate departments for approval.

If you are an FSU student who wants to attend a private/out-of-state school, download and complete the Transient Student Application form from the FSU Registrar’s website. You will be required to obtain approval and signatures per the form’s instructions prior to enrolling in a course(s).

Eligibility

  • Current Florida State University (FSU) students in good academic standing with FSU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher may request to take transient coursework away from FSU. Students approved for transient coursework must have an official transcript sent to the FSU Office of Admissions as soon as the transient term is over, but no later than the end of the student’s next semester of enrollment at FSU so that degrees may be conferred in a timely manner.
  • Per FSU policy, the last 30 hours towards a bachelor’s degree must be completed in residence through FSU (online or face-to-face classes).
  • The College of Arts & Sciences can approve up to six degree-applicable hours out of residency (away from FSU) in the last 30 hours in documented emergency situations.

FAQ’s

The course I need is offered for less money at my local community college. Can I enroll there for financial reasons?

We cannot allow students to enroll in another institution for only financial reasons. Students are expected to take courses for their expected degree in residence at FSU. However, if you are in good academic standing at FSU and will complete at least 30 hours at FSU after the term in which you are a transient student, you may submit a transient form to take a course that is degree applicable (needed for your CURRENT degree program).

Can I take a class for my future degree program (Medical school, nursing school, PA school, etc.) even though it is not required for my current FSU degree program?

If you are in good academic standing at FSU and will complete at least 30 hours at FSU after the term in which you are a transient student, you may submit a transient form. We are unable to approve requests for coursework that is not required for your current FSU degree if you are within your final 30 credit hours. An alternative to taking the requested coursework as a transient student would involve enrolling at another institution as a non-degree seeking student to complete the coursework for the future degree program. Unlike taking coursework as a transient student, you would not submit the transcript to FSU once you finish the non-degree seeking coursework. Once you apply to the future program (Medical school, nursing school, etc.) then you would provide the transcripts from FSU and the institution at which you completed the non-degree seeking coursework.

Can I take classes at TCC?

In general, we do not allow coursework to be completed at TCC. Requests to take courses at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) will only be considered for students with fewer than 90 hours, including current enrollment and earned hours under one of the following conditions provided that the course(s) in question are not required for the student’s current declared degree program (i.e., major, minor, foreign language, General Education, etc.):

  • Course is not offered at FSU during the semester in question or the subsequent semester.
  • Course is full at FSU during the semester in question or the subsequent semester.

Can I take classes at FAMU?

Requests to take courses through the FSU-FAMU Cooperative Program Agreement, regardless of number of earned hours, will be considered under of one following conditions:

  • Course is not offered at FSU during the semester in question or the subsequent semester.
  • Course is full at FSU during the semester in question or the subsequent semester.
  • Course is not required for declared degree program at FSU but required for career goals (e.g. Animal Science courses).

Can I take a course/courses at another institution while also being enrolled at FSU?

The College of Arts & Sciences will consider inter-institutional dual enrollment for: Distance Learning or Panama City campus students; or Main campus students enrolled in online (non-face to face) courses and requesting face to face courses away from the Tallahassee campus during summer terms only following the above requirements regarding the number of earned hours.

If I wish to take classes as a transient student, what is the maximum number of hours I can take at another institution?

We can permit students to enroll in a maximum of 6 degree applicable hours outside of FSU in the final 30 hours of their degree. If you will be completing 30 hours at FSU after the term in which you are a transient student you can enroll in more than 6 hours, provided the course is degree applicable (required for CURRENT degree program), following the eligibility rules above.

I find the smaller class size at the community college near my home fits my learning style better. Can I take the coursework there if it will better suit my educational needs?

If you are in good academic standing at FSU and will complete at least 30 hours at FSU after the term in which you are a transient student, you may submit a transient form to take a course that is degree applicable (needed for your CURRENT degree program), following the eligibility rules above.

I've worked with the instructor when taking previous coursework before transferring to FSU. Can I finish the sequence of courses with the instructor to maintain the working relationship?

If you are in good academic standing at FSU and will complete at least 30 hours at FSU after the term in which you are a transient student, you may submit a transient form to take a course that is degree applicable (needed for your CURRENT degree program). However, if you are enrolled at FSU and in residence in Tallahassee for face-to face classes, you will need to take the required course at FSU. If you’ll be home for the summer, for example, you can take a course at another institution provided you do not exceed 6 hours outside of FSU within the final 30 hours of your degree, following the eligibility rules above.

Out of Residency Request

Download and complete the Out of Residency form.

Your final 30 semester hours must be completed in residence at Florida State University. Petitions for waivers of this requirement must document exceptional circumstances and must be submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences Student Affairs Office at as-advising@fsu.edu prior to enrolling in any courses at another institution.

Summer Hours Requirement

Students transferring to FSU with fewer than 60 hours are required by state law to completed a minimum of 9 hours of summer enrollment at a State of Florida Public University. Students with 80 or more hours who have not completed the requirement will be prompted to complete a Summer Hours Requirement Waiver through the To-Do List Feature within Student Central.

Undergraduate Request to Take a Graduate-level Course

Students considering taking a graduate level course should consult with their departmental adviser first. Download and complete the Undergraduate Request to Take a Graduate-level Course form from the FSU Registrar's website.

Course Overload Permissions

Permission for a Course Overload

If you want to schedule more than 18 semester hours (an overload) during any semester, you must first obtain an overload permit and dean’s permission. You may not register for more than 21 semester hours under any circumstances. Download the Course Overload Permit Request form, complete the form, and email it to as-advising@fsu.edu.

Course Drops (After Drop/Add through End of 7th Week)

You do not need the academic dean’s permission to drop a course prior to the end of the 7th week of the term or the equivalent prorated Summer deadline. You may proceed with dropping the course online by using the instructions found on Student Central.

Late Course Drops (8th Week Through 12th Week)

Students may use up to two late drops before earning 60 hours. Students who have 60 or more earned hours are permitted to use one late drop.

Both the generated Late Course Drop form in Student Central and completed Undergraduate Request for One-Time Late Drop form must be submitted to as-advising@fsu.edu from your FSU email account by 11:59 p.m. the end of the 12th week of the term or the equivalent prorated Summer deadline.

Documented Extenuating Circumstances Course Drop Requests

Late course drops in excess of two late course drops during the first 60 semester hours and one late course drop after earning 60 semester hours are very rare. Course drops after the 12th week of the semester are also very rare. For more information and to discuss your specific situation, including petitioning to drop for documented extenuating circumstances, email as-advising@fsu.edu.

For upper-division students, all course drops approved after the seventh week of the term or the equivalent prorated Summer deadline will count as one of the allowed late course drops except in the following circumstances:  

  • A course drop approved for medical (or mental health) reasons through the formal university process (request the appropriate forms in the Student Academic Affairs Office in 010 Longmire.
  • A course drop approved due to a death in your immediate family (i.e., spouse, siblings, child, parents). The College of Arts & Sciences will also consider the death of a maternal or paternal grandparent as a death in the immediate family. For a course drop to be approved due to a death in your immediate family, you must submit a petition accompanied by an official death certificate. Documentation provided must clearly show the relationship between the student and the deceased. 
  • A course drop approved by the Arts and Sciences Student Academic Affairs Office for documented extenuating circumstances. 
  • Retroactive course drop petitions are considered only within one calendar year of course enrollment. 
  • A written appeal may be submitted to the College of Arts & Sciences after an initial review has been conducted by the College of Arts & Sciences Course Drop/Withdrawal Committee within 30 calendar days of the initial decision being communicated to the student. The written appeal must include NEW information and provide NEW documentation, beyond what was initially submitted.

Withdrawing from the Semester

To initiate a withdrawal (all classes) prior to the 7th week of the semester in question, contact the FSU Office of Withdrawal Services by calling (850) 644-1741 or emailing withdrawal-services@fsu.edu.

All withdrawal requests initiated after the 7th week deadline for the semester in question must be initiated through the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office – Student Affairs. For more information and to discuss your specific situation, including petitioning to withdraw for documented extenuating circumstances, email as-advising@fsu.edu.

The University requires students who wish to re-enroll after three or more withdrawals be reviewed by the Multiple Withdrawal /Dismissal Committee. Students are required to petition the committee for re-entry. The committee will assess the student’s ability to make satisfactory progress towards degree completion. Withdrawals are considered only within one calendar year of course enrollment.

Rescheduling a Final Examination

Download and complete the Request to Reschedule Final Examination form.

Email the completed form from your FSU email account to as-advising@fsu.edu, copying the instructor of the course, prior to the start of the final examination week to guarantee timely approval.

Catalog Year Change

Download and complete the Catalog Year Change form from the FSU Registrar’s website.

Graduation

Graduation Application Process

You should apply for graduation during the second and third week of the term when you will be completing all degree requirements. Please refer to the University Registrar’s Graduation Calendar for specific deadlines and important dates.

Submitting the Graduation Application Online

  1. Login at my.fsu.edu.
  2. Under myFSU Links on the left-hand side of the screen, click the SC icon.
  3. Under the Academics area, click the drop down box arrow and select Apply for Graduation.

For further instructions, visit http://www.sc.my.fsu.edu/Students/How-To/Apply-to-Graduate.

If the graduation link is missing, please contact the Graduation Office within the Registrar’s Office at (850) 644-5850 for assistance.

Process to be Late Added to the Graduation List

  • Contact your major adviser to obtain a graduation clearance and complete the “Late Request to Apply for Graduation” form. If you have more than one major, you will submit a graduation clearance for each additional major to your primary major advisor.
  • If your primary major is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, your advisor will forward your graduation clearance(s) and the “Late Request to Apply for Graduation” form to the College of Arts & Sciences Student Affairs Office for review to ensure that you will be completing all degree requirements that term.
  • If you are eligible to be late added to the graduation list, your “Late Add” petition form will be forwarded to the FSU Registrar’s Office so that you can be officially added to the graduation list. You will be sent an email to your FSU email account indicating this action has been taken.
  • If you are not eligible to be late added to the graduation list, you will receive an email outlining the issue.

Early Walker Policy

  • Students who are not completing all degree requirements should not apply for graduation. Students who wish to participate in a graduation ceremony prior to completing all degree requirements must contact the Graduation section of the FSU Registrar's Office (graduation@fsu.edu) to obtain an Early Walker Application by no later the end of the third week of classes, though students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible.

If students are unable to participate in the graduation ceremony during the term in which they graduate, they can be permitted to participate in a future graduation ceremony within one year after they officially graduate. These "Late Walker" requests are always approved.

Impact on Future Registration

  • After you apply for graduation, a stop will be placed on any future registrations unless you have been readmitted to the university or your name has been removed from the graduation list.
  • When you receive a degree from the University, you are "discontinued" as a student. If you wish to continue as special (non-degree seeking) student, or to work on a second bachelor's degree, you must apply for readmission to the University through the appropriate section of the Admission's Office.
  • Students seeking a Doctoral or Master's degree must be admitted through the Graduate Admissions Office.
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