Updates and Reminders | September 13, 2021
Good morning students,
At the start of the fourth week of classes there are several important dates coming up, so make sure to pay attention to them:
- September 27: Registration guide for Spring 2021 released
- October 8: 7th Week deadline
- October 11: Registration for Spring 2021 opens
This email contains detailed information about the following:
- Accessing academic advising services during Fall 2021
- Applying late to the Fall 2021 graduation list
- 7th Week Deadline – dropping courses and S/U grades
- Declaring a minor or a concentration for a COSSPP major
Advising Tip of the Week: Remember that the 7th Week Deadline is the deadline for all the following (additional information on the Academic Calendar):
- Submit to take a course S/U or change back to letter-graded
- Drop a course without Dean’s permission/without using a late drop
- Drop a course without a grade appearing on the transcript
- Withdraw from the semester without a grade appearing on the transcript
- Petition to reinstate schedules cancelled for nonpayment
- Financial Aid deferments expire
- Final payment for installment contracts due
Accessing academic advising services during Fall 2021
All drop-in availability is 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. You must when scheduling your appointment whether you are scheduling for a virtual (through Zoom) or in-person (in Bellamy 105/106) appointment.
Applying late to the Fall 2021 graduation list
The Fall 2021 graduation application has closed. To late apply you must meet with a COSSPP academic advisor. They will complete an updated academic progress check to verify you are on track to graduate. You must submit it and a completed late add to graduation information form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will not be added to the graduation list unless you are currently on track to complete all requirements with your current enrollment and already posted credit.
- Participation in a commencement ceremony is not the same as graduating. Once grades post to student accounts on December 14, the Academic Affairs office will begin final graduation clearances. Students who do not achieve required or satisfactory grades to complete their degree requirements will be notified by email. Degrees will post to transcripts on January 5.
- Additional information – including important dates and cap and gown details – can be found on the Registrar’s website.
7th Week Deadline – dropping courses and S/U grades
Friday, October 8, is the 7th Week Deadline – if you miss this deadline, you cannot drop a course without Dean’s permission or elect to take a course S/U (or change a course back to letter-graded).
Dropping a course
After October 8, you must request to use a one-time late drop, 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.
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:
- In Student Central, go to My Class > Enrollment: Drop Classes, and choose the correct term.
- 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.”
- Click to acknowledge instructions and the Academic Honor Policy, again select the correct term, and your schedule will appear again.
- Select the course(s) you want to drop and click “Drop Selected Classes.”
- Follow all prompts to make sure the process is completed. Be sure to verify that the course has dropped from your schedule – it is your responsibility to confirm a successful course drop.
Taking a course S/U
S/U grading requests are submitted online through Student Central. Instructions are on the Registrar’s website.
- Students may elect to take one elective course on an S/U basis in each semester.
- Courses taken on an S/U basis cannot be counted towards a major, minor, or Liberal Studies requirements.
- Except for students in their first term at FSU, at least a 2.5 grade point average is required.
- Complete policies outlining S/U requirements can be found online in the FSU undergraduate bulletin.
Declaring a minor or a concentration for a COSSPP major
Students must be certified into their major (not pre- or NFA-) before they can have a minor or concentration officially applied to their account. Typical requirements to be certified include having completed at least 52 hours of credit including both English and math requirements, in addition to any other major-specific requirements.