Summer 2024 Drop/Add Advising Availability and Updates

This message was originally sent to undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy.

Welcome to the start of the Summer 2024 semester! As the semester starts, please carefully review the following information carefully about Summer A/C drop/add week advising availability and other updates.

Message contents:

  1. Drop/Add dates and deadlines
  2. Academic advising availability
  3. Holds preventing registration
  4. Changing your major
  5. COSSPP major course lists
  6. Applying for graduation
  7. Course drop, withdrawal, and academic reinstatement petitions

Drop/Add Dates and Deadlines

Summer A/C 2024 Drop/Add opened at 12:01 am EST on Saturday, May 11 and will close at 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, May 16.

Students who register for Summer A/C classes but who did not have at least one (1) credit hour registered prior to 12:01 am EST on Monday, May 13, will be charged a $100 late registration fee. Questions about tuition and fees must be addressed to Student Business Services.

Schedules are final, and students are both grade and fee liable for any courses on their schedule after drop/add ends.

If you receive an error message (a red X) when attempting to register, the course may be reserved for students in specific programs. You must contact the academic department that teaches that course with any questions.

You can check many of your remaining requirements or course needs by reviewing your Academic Requirements Report through Student Center. Previous advising reports can also be found in Campus Connect.

Academic advising availability

Academic advising for all undergraduate majors in COSSPP is conducted through the Office of Academic Affairs advising office.

Join our virtual drop-in advising Zoom call

All COSSPP advising services will be available via a moderated open Zoom call. Due to time and space constraints, there are no in person drop-ins or scheduled appointments.

  1. Join at
  2. Sign in to speak with an advisor from 8:30 am – 11:30 am EST and 1:00-3:30 pm EST each day.
  3. You must be signed into Zoom through your FSU account to access the call. See the “Authentication issues” section on our Drop/Add information page for assistance.
  4. There may be an extended wait time before being admitted to the drop/add Zoom call depending on how many students are in line.

Who is my advisor?

All advising for majors, graduation, progress checks, and final graduation clearances for COSSPP students is conducted through the Office of Academic Affairs.

While students may consult other faculty and staff in the College for information about their major, they should not rely solely on information sources outside our office (including FSU faculty and staff, family, or friends) to confirm any remaining degree requirements and graduation timeline

Holds Preventing Registration

Click on the hold and read the description to see how it can be lifted. Academic advisors cannot lift holds from other departments/offices on campus.

  1. The SS Progress Check Ready Note hold does not block registration. 
  2. The Summer Waiver Requirement to-do item does not prevent registration, but should be completed and submitted with an justification (e.g. “Additional summer coursework will delay my graduation timeline.”)
  3. The University Academic Progress hold is cleared by the student – follow the instructions in the hold details.
  4. Questions about Mapping holds from the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy should be sent to or you can attend the advising zoom call above.

Changing Your Major

To change your major into the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy (see the list of COSSPP majors) you must meet with a COSSPP academic advisor and be on track for the major. Being on track includes registering for needed courses.

To change to a major in another college, you must speak with an advisor for that program

COSSPP Major Course Lists

Course lists of majors in our college are found on the course lists page of our website

Applying for Graduation

The Summer 2024 graduation application through Student Center will be open May 20-31, 2024.

Your must apply for graduation during the open application period regardless of which summer session (A, B, or C) in which you take classes.

If you do not apply during the open application period, you will have to meet with a COSSPP academic advisor to first verify you are on track to graduate this semester. Afterward, you will complete the undergraduate late add to graduation form through DocuSign.

To apply, you must at minimum be on track to have 120 earned, unduplicated credit hours at the end of Summer 2024.

Course Drop, Withdrawal, and Academic Reinstatement Petitions

Students seeking retroactive course drops or semester withdrawals must first submit a petition through our online petition form.