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Academic Affairs

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Updates and Reminders | January 18

Please pay attention to the following reminders and updates:

  1. Academic advising for Spring 2022
  2. Applying for Spring graduation
  3. Dropping classes after drop/add has ended
  4. Taking a course S/U
  5. Declaring your minor or concentration

Advising Tip of the Week: Want to beat the lines for registration advising or drop/add? Schedule an advising appointment between the third and seventh weeks of the semester, before Summer and Fall registration opens, to get an updated progress check. Then, simply register for classes based on that information.

Academic advising for Spring 2022

We have both appointment (face-to-face or virtual) and drop-in (virtual) availability through Campus Connect during our regular semester advising hours:

  • Monday (8:30-11:30 & 1:00-2:30): Appointment or virtual drop-in
  • Tuesday-Thursday (8:30-11:30 & 1:00-3:30): Appointment or virtual drop-in
  • Friday (8:30-11:30 & 1:00-2:30): Virtual drop-in only

To schedule an appointment or sign-in for virtual drop-ins:

  • Log-in to Campus Connect (or access it using the CC icon in my.fsu.edu or the myFSU app)
  • Click “Schedule Advising or Tutoring”
  • Follow the prompts to schedule an appointment or sign in for virtual drop-ins. For detailed instructions, check out our online how-to guide.
  • If scheduling an appointment, be sure to include comments explaining what it is you wish to speak about with an advisor

General questions may be emailed to coss-advising@fsu.edu or you can always email an advisor directly.

Applying for Spring graduation

The Spring 2022 graduation application is open until January 18. Instructions on how to apply are on the University Registrar’s website.

To apply for graduation, you must have at least 120 total credit hours between those earned and current FSU enrollment. Students with less than 120 hours will be removed from the graduation list.

Once the graduation application closes, the academic dean’s office will perform preliminary graduation clearances. Students who are not on track for a Spring 2022 graduation completion will be removed from the Spring graduation list.

Dropping classes after drop/add has ended

You may drop a class prior to the end of the seventh week of classes (February 18) without Dean’s permission. You are fee liable for any class dropped after drop/add.

Instructions on how to drop a class prior to the end of the seventh week of classes can be found on our website.

  • Pay attention to Step 4 – if you do not click the link that says “Click here to Drop a class for a closed enrollment term,” you will receive an error message.

Dropping all classes for the semester from your schedule constitutes withdrawing from the University. To initiate a withdrawal, contact the Office of Withdrawal Services.

Taking a course S/U

You may choose to take up to one class a semester on an S/U (pass/fail) basis.

  • Only undergraduate courses are eligible to be swapped to S/U grading.
  • You must be in your first semester at FSU or have a 2.5 GPA to request S/U grading.
  • Classes taken S/U cannot count for Liberal Studies, major, or minor requirements – the Academic Dean’s office may deny requests for S/U grading of courses needed to complete any unsatisfied graduation requirements.

Instructions on how to request a class be taken S/U can be found on the Registrar’s website.

The deadline for changing a course to S/U grading or to change it back to a letter grade is the end of the seventh week of classes (February 18). Requests after the deadline will be denied.

Declaring your minor or concentration

Students with a primary major in COSSPP may declare a minor through our online request form. Concentrations in COSSPP major 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: COSS-Admissions-Mapping@fsu.edu.

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.