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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.
Spring 2019 Enrollment Dates
University PriorityOct. 30, 2018
Graduate Students & Seniors Nov. 6, 2018
JuniorsNov. 13, 2018
SophomoresNov. 20, 2018
Freshman (continuing students only)Nov. 27, 2018
Certificate & Affiliated StudentsDec. 4, 2018
Non-Degree Seeking StudentsJan. 3, 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/Drop Classes

  1. Log into MyFIU . See Access MyFIU for help.
  2. Select 'Manage Classes.'
  3. From the dropdown, choose 'Add Classes' to begin class selection or: 
    • To drop classes, just choose 'Drop Classes' and follow instructions in the panel.
    • To swap classes, read Wait List for instructions.
  4. Select 'Term' and 'Location.' For online classes, select 'FIU On-line' in the 'Location' dropdown. Then click 'Continue.'
  5. Search for classes using the course number, course prefix, department or class number. See Courses Available learn how to find course details.
  6. Click on the 'Select' button to choose courses to add to the 'Shopping Cart.' Adding courses to the Shopping Cart does not officially enroll you into the course(s).
  7. After all desired courses are added to the Shopping Cart, click 'Proceed to Step 2 of 3' on the 'Add' tab and then click on 'Finish Enrolling.'
  8. View the confirmation. Successfully added courses will have a green checkmark on the right. If not, read the error message to see why the error occurred. For more information see Holds & Errors.
  9. Use the tabs at the top to drop courses, swap courses, or view your class schedule.

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. While enrolling in MyFIU, click the “Add” tab.
  2. Uncheck “Show Open Classes Only” and search for the desired classes.
  3. Click on the “Select” button to select the class.
  4. Select the checkbox “Wait List if the class is full” and click Next.
  5. After all desired courses are added to the Shopping Cart, click “Proceed to Step 2 of 3” on the Add page and then click on “Finish Enrolling.” 
  6. View the confirmation. Successfully waitlisted courses will have a green checkmark on the right.
  7. If a seat becomes available, a confirmation email will be sent to your FIU email account.

Swap Courses on Wait List

Swapping into a wait listed class will automatically enroll you into the wait listed class and drop you from the class you chose to swap out of. The system will only drop you from your enrolled class only when you have been successfully enrolled into your preferred wait listed class. 

  1. While enrolling in MyFIU, click the “Swap” tab.
  2. Uncheck “Show Open Classes Only” and search for the desired classes.
  3. Click on the “Select” button to select the waitlisted class.
  4. Select the checkbox “Wait List if the class is full” and click “Next.”
  5. Confirm the courses to be swapped then click on the button “Finish Swapping.”
  6. View the confirmation. Successfully wait listed courses will have a green checkmark on the right.
  7. If a seat becomes available, a confirmation email will be sent to your FIU email account.

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: January 31, 2019