Updates and Reminders | April 18

Today marks the start of the last week of classes for the Spring 2022 semester with the final exam period next week.

This week’s email has information about:

  1. End of semester dates and grade reminders
  2. Upcoming advising availability
  3. Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony and graduation

REMINDER: Registration for Summer and Fall is open through April 29. Secure your seats in classes and register now – summer Orientation begins soon and most classes will fill during that time.

End of semester dates and grade reminders

The Spring 2022 terms officially ends on April 29.

Official grades post to student transcripts on May 4. Canvas grades are not considered official – for questions about discrepancies between Canvas and transcript grades, students must contact their instructor.

Students must maintain an overall FSU GPA of 2.000 or higher to remain in good standing with the University. Students with an FSU GPA of less than 2.000 will be notified of their academic standing and requirements for rectifying it by the COSSPP Office of Academic Affairs from May 5-7.

Students who are registered for at least 12 letter-graded hours and earn a 3.5 GPA are eligible for the Dean’s list. Students who are registered for at least 12 letter-graded hours and earn a 4.0 GPA are eligible for the President’s list. This is noted on official transcripts for the semester, which is the University’s official manner of signifying this recognition.

Upcoming advising availability

Outside of dates and times listed below, advising availability – scheduled appointment or virtual drop-ins – continue to be available through Campus Connect.

The end of the semester brings several days with limited COSSPP advising availability due to staff meetings related to new student orientation and other programs. Please make note of these days and times:

  1. Monday, April 18 –afternoon advising closing at 1:30 pm
    1. Monday, May 2 – advising in the morning only, closing at 9:30 am
    1. Tuesday, May 3 – advising in the afternoon only
    1. Friday, May 13 – advising in the morning only

Summer A/C Drop/Add is May 7 (12:01 am EDT) – May 12 (11:59 pm EDT). All academic advising May 9-13 will be virtual through a moderated open Zoom call. Additional information will be sent to students the week prior.

Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony and graduation

The College of Social Sciences & Public Policy is participating in the Saturday, April 30, 9:00 am Commencement ceremony.

Students planning to graduate during the Spring 2022 semester who did not apply to graduate are not on the ceremony participation list.

  1. To apply to graduate, you must speak with an academic advisor to verify that you are on track to do so.
    1. Students who apply late are not guaranteed the ability to participate in the ceremony or that their name will appear in printed programs.

Participation in a Commencement ceremony does not guarantee earning a degree. Degree verification happens after grades post on May 4. Students who have not completed all requirements will be notified by the COSSPP Office of Academic Affairs and by the University Registrar’s office and set eligible to register for Summer classes in order to complete degree requirements in that term.