"Add Course” Procedure for Students:
Before beginning enrollment, students should review the holds on their account and follow the instructions detailed on the hold in order to have it removed. There are several holds that can prevent registration on a student’s account. These include, but are not limited to, advising holds, Past Due Account holds, Undeclared Major holds, certain Parking and Traffic holds, and Immunization holds.
Many departments require prerequisites or co-requisites in order to register for certain courses. If these are not met or the Office of the Registrar does not have record of the student’s completion of these requirements, the course cannot be added without the instructor’s consent. Students that wish to obtain instructor consent to register should seek guidance from the department in which the desire course is offered. Instructors can grant consent by electronic permission or with a department stamped memo on university letterhead containing the instructor’s original signature.
Co-requisite: course(s) that are required to be taken with another course during the same semester.
Prerequisite: course(s) that are required to be completed prior to enrolling in desired course.
Certain courses require the permission of the instructor or department before the student is able to enroll. Consent is granted at the discretion of the instructor or department. Instructors or departmental personnel can grant consent by electronic permission or with a department stamped memo on university letterhead containing the authorizing personnel’s original signature.
If a course is closed, the capacity requested by the academic unit has been reached. Students may speak to the academic department to see if an override can be accommodated. Please note that each classroom has a maximum occupancy, as determined by the Fire Marshall, and an override may not be honored if the maximum occupancy has been reached.
A Reference Number or Class Number is a 5 digit number that identifies each course. It is unique to each single section of the course offering and changes every semester. Students can enroll using the class number alone or can search using the course subject and course number.
Students are not allowed to exceed the semester credit hour limit unless approved to do so by the Dean of their academic department. Undergraduate students can enroll in 18 credit hours each semester before having to obtain the Dean’s approval. Graduate students will not be allowed to exceed 15 credit hours per semester unless approval from the appropriate Dean is obtained.
Current students can view the upcoming semester schedule online by logging into their MyFIU portal. Other individuals who wish to obtain the semester course schedule can visit http://my.fiu.edu and select “Class Schedule” under the Panther Links box. It is not necessary to log into MyFIU website to view the upcoming schedule.
Currently enrolled degree-seeking students are given an appointment time and day based on their classification and credit hours completed. Registration occurs in a sequential manner beginning with graduate students and then with undergraduates by earned credits in descending order. Incoming freshman/transfer students are given the opportunity to register during orientation. Students may register, add, or drop courses beginning at the time of their enrollment date.
To view enrollment dates:
Main Menu→ Self Service→ Enrollment→ Enrollment Dates
Spring 2015 Enrollment Dates have been scheduled as follows:
**Enrollment dates cannot be changed**
|University Priority||November 4|
|Graduate Students & Seniors||November 10|
|Certificate & Affiliated Students||December 15|
|Non-Degree Seeking Students||January 8|
Open registration is held immediately following the enrollment appointment period and continues into the first week of classes. During open registration, all active degree seeking students and certificate students may register for courses.
Non-degree seeking students have a separate registration date. Please see the Academic Calendar for specific dates.
Any student, degree-seeking or non-degree seeking, who initiates registration after the registration deadline is assessed a $100 late registration fee.
During the Add/Drop period (please see Academic Calendar for dates), students may freely add or drop courses without incurring financial liability and without it appearing on their permanent academic record. If a student decides to drop a course and has already paid for it, the Student Financial's Office will be responsible for generating a refund or for using the credit to pay other balances owed. The dropped course will not show on the student’s transcript provided that the course was dropped within the Add/Drop period.
After the official Add/Drop period, any course that is dropped or withdrawn will remain on the student’s transcripts with the appropriate symbol of action recorded (DR or WI). The student will also be financially liable for any course dropped after the Add/Drop period.
Courses registered for or added after the payment deadline must be paid on the same day so as not to incur a late payment fee.