Advising Updates and Reminders | Spring 2023 Registration

With the start of Spring 2023 course registration, the COSSPP advising office has several important announcements and reminders. They include:

  1. Spring 2023 course listings and enrollment appointments
  2. Reserve caps and registration blocks on courses
  3. Advising priority during registration
  4. Course lists for interdisciplinary majors
  5. Fall 2023 late drop information
  6. Declaring a minor or concentration

Advising Tip: Secure your seats as soon as possible.

If you have not spoken with an advisor this semester, check your Academic Requirements Report and register for classes ASAP. You can always speak with an advisor and adjust your schedule as needed throughout the registration period.

Spring 2023 registration reminders

Registration for Spring 2023 is open based on how many hours a student has already earned (not including current enrollment).

You can search for courses through Class Search or Schedule Planner. Especially for interdisciplinary programs (ISS, International Affairs, etc.), we recommend using Class Search when looking for classes from specific departments that will count in your major.

Enrollment appointments (also known as registration windows) have been scheduled for Spring 2023 registration. When registration opens is determined by how many hours you have earned and are posted to your FSU account, not including courses you are currently enrolled in.

Registration will open for the following dates for each group as listed:

October 10 – students with Priority registration and Senior standing (110+ hours earned)

October 12 – Senior standing with 90+ hours earned

October 24 – Junior standing (60+ hours earned)

October 31 – Sophomore standing (30+ hours earned)

November 7 – Freshman standing (0+ hours earned)

November 8 – Open registration

Reserve caps and registration blocks on courses

Many classes will have reserve caps on classes which prevent students who are not in particular majors or programs from registering for them.

COSSPP academic advisors cannot override reserve caps for courses.

For questions about reserve caps in non-COSSPP departments, you must contact those departments.

Advising priority during registration

Once registration opens, advising priority is given to students whose registration has already opened.

For example, from October 10-21, students with priority registration and senior standing will have preference in advising. While advisors will still meet with all students, those who do not yet have an open registration window may have more brief meetings at the discretion of the advisor based on student volume.

Course lists for interdisciplinary majors

For students majoring in International Affairs, African American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Russian & East European Studies, and Environment & Society

Master lists of approved course lists (not including special topics or more recently approved courses) may be found in the University Bulletin.

Semester approved course lists of available courses will be updated and posted at as they are finalized by each department.

All other majors may refer to the instructions for searching for courses as provided on the course lists page.

Fall 2023 late drop information

Between the ends of the seventh and twelfth weeks of a semester, choose may use two late drops before earning 60 hours and one late drop after earning 60 hours.

Detailed instructions on generating and submitting a late drop form may be found on our website.

Remember that students are fee liable for any classes dropped after the end of drop/add.

Declaring a minor or concentration

Students with a primary major in COSSPP may declare a minor through our online request form. Concentrations for International Affairs and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences majors may also be declared through the same form.

Students must be certified into their major (not pre- or NFA-) before they can have a minor or concentration officially applied to their account.

Allow up to a business week for processing of your request. If you have questions, please email the COSSPP Mapping Coordinator at

If you are a dual degree student with one of your degrees in another college, minors for that degree must be declared through that respective Dean’s office.