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Before you Register

  1. Check your Enrollment Appointment
    • This is located on your my.fiu.edu account under self-service on the right side of the screen.
  2. Get Advised
    • Meet with you academic advisor to ensure you are taking appropriate courses for your major.
    • Advise: You should make an appointment at least two months before your enrollment appointment. It is harder to get an advising appointment at the beginning and end of a semester.
  3. Clear holds
    • Holds or Outstanding balances to the university may delay your enrollment.
  4. Register early
    • Make sure to register for classes prior to the first day of classes to avoid a late registration fee of $100.
    • Refer to the Academic Calendar for dates and deadlines.
  5. Know your financial status
      • Financial Aid recipients; ensure all your documents are submitted in a timely manner to avoid any delays in the disbursement of your aid.
      • For students without financial aid, make sure you pay your balance in full or sign up for the payment plan to avoid late fees or cancellation of enrollment.

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MyCourseScheduler automates the manual pen & paper process and presents you with every possible schedule option that is open and able to be registered for RIGHT NOW. This program will help make registration a quick and painless process by allowing you to schedule your desired courses and other obligations in a simplified and easy-to-use manual.


 Log onto My.FIU.edu

-Under the academics section in the drop down menu select: "Panther Degree Audit"

-Select course you wish to add

-Add course to "Planner" by selecting the green planner button on the right side.

For more details please view the easy-to-use manual.

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Add/Drop Classes Tutorial

"Add Course” Procedure for Students: 

  1. Students log into the MyFIU portal in order to register for courses. 
  2. Go to the “Campus Solutions Self Service” area.
  3. Go to “Enrollment” and then “Enrollment: Add Classes.” 
  4. Select Term and click Continue. 
  5. Students are able to search for classes using the course number, course prefix, department, or class number. They then select courses to add to the “Shopping Cart.” Adding courses to the Shopping Cart does not officially enroll the student into the course(s).
  6. After all desired courses are added to the Shopping Cart, the student must “Proceed to Step 2 of 3” on the Add page and then click on “Finish Enrolling.” 
  • Students can use the tabs at the top of the Enrollment page to drop courses, swap courses, or view their class schedule.
      • First-time-in-college students and transfer students admitted for summer.
      • Students that have a 2.25 GPA or above and are in good academic standing.
      • New students fully admitted for summer or fall (provisionally or conditionally admitted students are ineligible).
      • Continuing students in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.



Tutorial on how to Add/Drop Classes

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Waitlisting for Closed Classes

The Class I want is full. What now?

Add yourself to a waiting list. If a seat becomes available, the system will automatically enroll you into the wait listed class. To assist you with a step by step guide in using the waitlist option, please see our waitlist Instructions.

Swap into a Waiting List Class

Swapping into a wait listed class will let you instruct the system to drop you from your enrolled class only when you have been successfully enrolled into your preferred wait listed class.

To assist you with a step by step guide in using the Swap waiting list option, please see our Swap into Waiting class Instructions.

Please see our FAQs for more information.                                                                 

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Common Errors

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.

Academic departments offer many courses that have prerequisites or co-requisites.  A prerequisite is a course that must be completed successfully prior to enrolling in a subsequent or higher-level course.  Co-requisites are courses that must be taken during the same semester.

When you have not met the prerequisites for a course, or when you attempt to enroll in a course without also enrolling in the co-requisites, you will encounter an error that will prevent your enrollment.  Under limited conditions, academic departments and faculty members can provide you with an exception to prerequisites and co-requisites.  If you wish to request an exception to a prerequisite or co-requisite, we advise you to contact the academic department that offers the course. 

If approved, the academic department can provide you with an electronic permission (in PantherSoft) which will allow you to enroll in the desired course.  In some cases, the academic department will provide you with a memo that can act as a written exception; when you are provided with a written exception, OneStop Enrollment Services can facilitate your enrollment.  Please note that these written exceptions must contain:

1.    A description of the requirement being waived
2.    The instructor’s signature
3.    The academic department stamp

Department/Instructor Consent:
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.

Closed Course:
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.

Class Number:
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.

Registration Limits:
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.

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Class Schedules

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.

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Enrollment Dates

Enrollment Appointments:

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 2019 Enrollment Dates have been scheduled as follows:

     **Enrollment dates cannot be changed**

University Priority October 30, 2018
Graduate Students & Seniors  November 6, 2018
Juniors  November 13, 2018
Sophomores November 20, 2018
Freshman (continuing students only) November 27, 2018
Certificate & Affiliated Students December 4, 2018
Non-Degree Seeking Students January 3, 2019

Open Registration:

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.

Late Registration:

Any student, degree-seeking or non-degree seeking, who initiates registration after the registration deadline is assessed a $100 late registration fee.

Add/Drop Period:

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.

Multi-Term Registration:

Early Fall and Summer Registration Opportunities at FIU!

FIU has re-designed its registration appointment process for Summer and Fall semesters for all undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Earlier planning by students increases the chance to find open classes and progress towards their degree more efficiently.
  • For further information and details, please consult the university’s Academic Calendar.
  • Once course schedules and appointment times are available, students can access this information through their my.fiu.edu portal.

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FIU Online Programs

To learn about fully online programs please visit FIU Online.

-How to Register for Courses

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