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When to Register

The best time to register is on your enrollment date. Incoming freshman/transfer students can register during orientation. Classes fill up fast so pick classes early.

Open registration is held immediately following the enrollment date period and continues into the first week of classes. During open registration, all active degree seeking students and certificate students may register for courses. Students can add or drop courses at any time between their enrollment date and the add/drop deadline without incurring fees so long as they are registered for a least 1 class before the first day of the semester.

Non-degree seeking students have a separate registration date. See the Academic Calendar for dates.

Register for at least 1 class before to the first day of classes. Any student, degree-seeking or non-degree seeking, who initiates registration after the registration deadline is assessed a $100 late registration fee. Check dates in the Academic Calendar.

Enrollment Date

Currently enrolled degree-seeking students are given a time and day based on their classification and credit hours completed. Enrollment dates are earliest for graduate students then undergraduate students by earned credits in descending order (seniors first and freshmen last). After that, open registration begins and all degree-seeking students may register.

To check your enrollment date, follow these steps:

  1. Login to MyFIU. See Access MyFIU for help.
  2. Select 'Manage Classes,' then 'Enrollment.'
  3. From the dropdown choose 'Enrollment Dates.' Keep in mind enrollment dates cannot be changed.
Summer/Fall 2019 Enrollment Dates
University PriorityMar. 26, 2019
Seniors & Graduate StudentsApr. 02, 2019
JuniorsApr. 04, 2019
SophomoresApr. 09, 2019
Freshmen (continuing students only)Apr. 11, 2019
Open RegistrationApr. 29, 2019
Non-Degree RegistrationMay 02, 2019

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 MyFIU.

 


Add/Drop Period & Deadlines

During the Add/Drop period (see these Academic Calendar for dates), students can add or drop courses without incurring financial liability and without it appearing on their permanent academic record. Students often use this period to swap classes, try new classes or get into classes using the wait list.

If a student decides to drop a course and has already paid for it, the Student Financials Office will generate a refund or use the credit to pay other balances owed. 

After the add/drop period, any course that is dropped or withdrawn will remain on the student’s transcripts as dropped (DR) or withdrawn (WI) and the student will be financially liable. See Drop or Withdraw from Classes for more details on dropping classes after the add/drop period.

Courses registered for or added after the payment deadline must be paid on the same day to avoid a late payment fee. Check the deadlines or see how to How to Pay.


How to Add Classes

  1. Log into MyFIU. See Access MyFIU for help logging into your student account
  2. Select 'Manage Classes' tile
  3. Select ‘Enrollment’ from left navigation menu
  4. Select ‘Class Search & Add to Cart’
  5. Select the term for enrollment
  6. Search for classes using the course number, course prefix, department, class number or topic. See Courses Available to learn how to find course details.
  7. Click on the returned search results to expand on class option available. The hyperlink provides the class information (class details, meeting information, enrollment information, class availability, and textbook/other information).
  8. Click on the class to select the class
  9. Complete the Introduction, Registration Prerequisites (available first time adding a class in a term), Review Class Selection, Review and Submit to add the course to your shopping cart. Adding the course to the Shopping Cart does not officially enroll you into the course(s).
  10. Click on the ‘Shopping Cart’ hyperlink
  11. Select the courses to finalize enrollment.
  12. Click ‘Enroll’
  13. Click ‘Yes’ to the enrollment message “Are sure you want to enroll?”
  14. View the confirmation. Successfully added courses will have a green checkmark and a confirmed add message. If not, read the error message to see why the error occurred. For more information see Holds & Errors.

How to Drop Classes

  1. Log into MyFIU . See Access MyFIU for help
  2. Select 'Manage Classes' tile
  3. Select ‘Drop, Swap & Update’ on the left navigation menu  
  4. Select ‘Drop Classes’
  5. Select the term the class(es) will be dropped from
  6. Select and review class(es) to drop
  7. Click ‘Drop Classes’
  8. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm the drop request
  9. View the confirmation. Successfully dropped courses will have a green checkmark and a confirmed drop message. If not, read the error message to see why the error occurred. For more information, see Holds & Errors.

If you aren’t sure what courses you need, try talking with your Advisor or browse Courses Available.


Wait List 

If the class you want is full, add yourself to a wait list. If a seat becomes available, the system will automatically enroll you into the wait listed class. Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Log into MyFIU. See Access MyFIU for help.
  2. Select 'Manage Classes' tile
  3. Select ‘Enrollment’ from left navigation menu
  4. Select ‘Class Search & Add to Cart’
  5. Select the term for enrollment
  6. Search for the desired class and remove the ‘Open Classes Only’ filter
  7. Click on the returned search results to expand on class option available. The hyperlink provides the class information (class details, meeting information, enrollment information, class availability, and textbook/other information). 
  8. Click on the class to select the class
  9. Complete the Introduction, Registration Prerequisites (available first time adding a class in a term), Review Class Selection
  10. On the Review Class Preferences, Select Yes to “Add to waitlist if class is full”
  11. Click ‘Accept’
  12. Click ‘Add to Cart’
  13. Click yes to the pop up message “Are sure you want to add to your shopping cart?”
  14. After all desired courses are added to the Shopping Cart, click on ‘Shopping Cart' hyperlink
  15. Select the class(es) you would like to finalize enrollment. 
  16. Click ‘Enroll’  
  17. View the confirmation. Successfully waitlisted courses will have a green checkmark on the right and a message that the class is full and your waitlist position number. 

How to Swap Classes 

  1. Log into MyFIU. See Access MyFIU for help.
  2. Select 'Manage Classes' tile
  3. Select ‘Drop, Swap & Update’ on the left navigation menu  
  4. Select Swap Classes
  5. Select the term the class will be swap from
  6. Select the course to swap out of from the drop down menu
  7. Search for classes using the course number, course prefix, department, class number or topic.  See Courses Available to learn how to find course details.
  8. Click on the returned search results to expand on class option available. The hyperlink provides the class information (class details, meeting information, enrollment information, class availability, and textbook/other information). 
  9. Click on the class to select the class
  10. Confirm the Class Swap displayed
  11. Click ‘Submit’
  12. View the confirmation.  Successfully swapped courses will have a green checkmark and a confirmed swap message.  If not, read the error message to see why the error occurred.  For more information, see Holds & Errors.

Waitlisting FAQs

  • If I wait list a class, am I guaranteed a seat? No. This is just a way for you to wait in line until a seat opens.
  • Will I be charged for the class I’m wait listing? No. You will only be charged tuition for the wait listed class when you have been successfully registered.
  • Can I remove myself from a waiting list? Yes. You can use the drop option to drop yourself from a wait listed class.
  • Can I swap into a waitlisted class? Yes. 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.
  • How many credits can I wait list? 8 credits is the maximum.

 


Holds and Errors

Can’t get into the class you want? If you get an error in MyFIU while enrolling in classes, read the error messages to see why. Here are some common errors and how to solve them.

  • Holds

    Before beginning enrollment, review the holds on the Task tile on your MyFIU dashboard and follow the instructions on the hold to have it removed. Common holds include, but are not limited to advising holds, Past Due Account holds, Undeclared Major holds, certain Parking and Traffic holds, and Immunization holds. Most holds can be solved by submitting the necessary documents online.

  • Co-requisites/Prerequisites

    Some classes require you to take other classes before or at the same time as that course.

    • prerequisite course must be completed successfully before to enrolling in a particular course. 
    • A co-requisite course must be enrolled in at the same time as a particular course.

    In some circumstances, academic departments and faculty members will make an exception to prerequisites and co-requisites. Contact the academic department that offers the course to request an override.

    Before the deadline, you can submit the Enrollment Adjustment Form to waive a this hold.

  • Department/Instructor Consent

    Some courses require the instructor or department approval before a student is able to enroll. Contact the academic department or instructor that offers the course to request an override. Consent is granted at the discretion of the instructor or department. 

    Before the deadline, you can submit the Enrollment Adjustment Form to waive a this hold.

  • Closed Course

    If a course is closed, the capacity requested by the academic unit has been reached. Enroll in the Wait List for the course or contact the academic department or instructor that offers the course to request an override. 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.

    Before the deadline, you can submit the Enrollment Adjustment Form to waive a this hold.

  • 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’t enroll in more than 18 credit hours per semester without their dean’s approval. Graduate students can’t enroll in more than 15 credit hours per semester without their dean’s approval.

    Before the deadline, you can submit the Enrollment Adjustment Form to waive a this hold.

Last updated: May 10, 2019