Updates and Reminders | September 1, 2021

Good morning students,

With the Fall semester underway, please pay attention to the following updates and reminders from the COSSPP advising offices.

This week’s reminders include information about:

  1. Fall 2021 Academic Advising Services
  2. Apply to Graduate in Fall 2021
  3. Late Adding Courses
  4. Dropping a Course after Drop/Add
  5. Fee Liability Appeals

Advising Tip of the Week: Make sure you are aware of important deadlines for every semester – like at the 7th and 12th weeks – by checking the Academic Calendar on the Registrar’s website.

Fall 2021 Academic Advising Services

Throughout the Fall semester, all COSSPP advising services will be accessible through Campus Connect. Our online how-to guide shows step-by-step how to access either scheduled appointments or virtual drop-ins.

All drop-in availability will be virtual, signing in through Campus Connect and meeting with an advisor via Zoom. Drop-ins are available Monday-Friday.

Scheduled appointments are available on a virtual or in-person basis, Monday-Thursday. Verify when scheduling your appointment whether you are scheduling for a virtual (through Zoom) or in-person (in Bellamy 105/106) appointment.

Apply to Graduate in Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 graduation application is now open through Student Central. How-to instructions for accessing the online application are found on the Registrar’s website.

Students planning to graduate must be on track to have a minimum of 120 credit hours between earned credit and current enrollment.

  1. Once the graduation application period closes, the Academic Affairs office will begin preliminary review of clearances, and students who are not on track to complete degree requirements will be notified by FSU email. Students who are on track pending satisfactory completion of grades do not receive additional information about their application from the Academic Affairs office.
  2. Neither applying for graduation nor participation in a commencement ceremony at the end of the semester guarantee completion of degree – all university, college, major, and (if required) minor requirements must be satisfied after Fall 2021 grades post.
  3. To verify that you are on track for graduation, you can always speak with one of our academic advisors.
  4. COSSPP specific information can be found on our website. Additional university information – including about cap and gown details or other information about the Commencement ceremony – can be found on the Registrar’s website.

Late Adding Courses

To add courses after Drop/Add ends, students must receive permission from both the instructor of the course and the academic department offering the course. Without both permissions, a late add cannot be processed. Requesting to be late added to a course does not guarantee approval of a request. Academic advisors cannot add students to courses.

Note that academic departments generally do not approve late adding students to courses after the mid-point of the second week of classes.

Dropping a Course after Drop/Add

The deadline to drop a course without Dean’s permission is Friday, October 8. After October 8, students must request to use their one-time late drop to drop a course, if it has not previously been used. Students looking to withdraw from the University for the entire semester (drop their entire course load) must contact the Office of Withdrawal Services.

It is your responsibility to verify with the Office of Financial Aid and/or other aid and scholarship programs the impact dropping a course may have on your financial aid package.

If you are on the Fall 2021 graduation list and drop a course needed to complete any graduation requirement, you will be deleted from the graduation list.

Instructions to drop a course:

  1. In Student Central, go to My Class > Enrollment: Drop Classes, and choose the correct term.
  2. Your schedule for the semester will appear. Look above the schedule, and click the blue hyperlink that says “Click here to Drop a class for a closed enrollment term.”
  3. Click to acknowledge instructions and the Academic Honor Policy, again select the correct term, and your schedule will appear again.
  4. Select the course(s) you will to drop, and click “Drop Selected Classes.”
  5. Follow all prompts to make sure the process is completed. Be sure to verify that the course has actually dropped from your schedule – it is your responsibility to confirm a successful course drop.

Fee Liability Appeals

After drop/add ends, students are fee liable for any course on their schedule. If you do drop a course and wish to appeal the fee liability, you may do so by completing the online application through Student Central. Note that the University has specifically defined policies relating to fee liability appeals, and you will likely need to attach cause-specific documentation along with the personal statement. Additional information on this policy can be found in the Drop/Add Tuition Refund Appeal section of the University Bulletin.