As we enter the sixth week of classes, remember that there are several upcoming semester deadlines, along with quickly approaching Summer and Fall registration dates.
This week we have updates concerning:
- Seventh week deadline (February 24) – includes S/U grading and course drops
- Late applying for Spring 2023 graduation
- Updates to minors and concentrations policies
- Transient applications for Summer and Fall now open
Advising Pro Tip: Secure your seats for next semester as soon as possible. If you have not spoken with an advisor this semester but are able to register, check you Academic Requirements Report or previous advising notes in Campus Connect and register ASAP. You can always adjust your schedule later after speaking with an advisor.
Seventh week deadline (February 24) – includes S/U grading and course drops
The end of the seventh week of classes marks the deadline for:
- Requesting S/U grading or change S/U option back to regular grade
- Upper-division students: see the email sent yesterday (February 12) regarding S/U grading policies
- Lower-division students: contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about S/U grades.
- Drop a class or withdraw from school for the semester without receiving a grade or W on transcript
- Detailed instructions are on the pre-7th week drop instructions page.
- Dropping all classes for the semester constitutes withdrawing from the University. To initiate a withdrawal, contact the Office of Withdrawal Services.
- Financial Aid deferments expire.
- Final payment for installment contracts due
Late applying for Spring 2023 graduation
If you plan to graduate this semester and did not apply online, meet with a COSSPP academic advisor to receive an updated academic progress check. Once they verify you are on track to graduate, complete a late add request form and email it to email@example.com .
- The COSSPP Commencement Ceremony is at 9:00 am EDT on Saturday, May 6. Additional ceremony information is found on the Registrar’s graduation website.
- Late application deadlines:
- March 31 – deadline to be late added and guarantee inclusion in the printed program for Commencement
- April 14 – deadline to be late added and guarantee participation in Commencement ceremony
- May 12 – deadline for CLEP or other test credit to be posted to transcript for Spring graduation
- You must currently be on track to complete all requirements with your current enrollment and already posted credit to be late added to the graduation list.
- Participation in Commencement does not guarantee graduation. Final graduation clearance reviews begin after grades post on May 10. Students who do not complete their degree requirements will be notified by May 25. Degrees will post to transcripts on May 26.
Updates to minors and concentrations policies
Students with a primary major in COSSPP may declare a minor through our online minors request form. Concentrations in COSSPP majors may also be declared through the same form.
Remember that minors and concentrations do not appear on final transcripts or diplomas.
Effective Spring 2023: COSSPP policies on declaring minors and concentrations have been updated to include:
- Students with a primary major in COSSPP may declare a single minor on their account. Dual degree students may declare one minor for each degree. Additional minors, if completed, are optional and not declared on the student’s FSU account.
- COSSPP progress check advising forms only record progress on a single minor except where required for dual degrees or for verifying course overlap policies.
- The Office of Academic Affairs only checks for and certifies completion of a single minor per degree at the point of graduation.
- Major requirements take precedence over minor requirements and coursework is credited to a major before considering any minor, required or optional.
- International Affairs and Interdisciplinary Social Science majors may not declare optional minors in the subject areas or departments in which they have a declared concentration.
Transient applications for Summer and Fall now open
Students considering transient coursework during the Summer or Fall 2023 semesters should speak with an advisor before submitting a transient application through FloridaShines.
- Upper-division students in COSSPP may submit applications now for Summer or Fall.
- Lower-division students may have additional requirements or later open application dates – contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies with any questions.
The University deadline for Summer transient applications is April 1. The deadline for Fall applications is August 1. Applications submitted after those dates are reviewed at the discretion of a student’s Dean’s office and are not guaranteed approval.
Additional information on the transient application process can be found on the COSSPP Academic Affairs website.