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Florida State University General Bulletin

Spring Registration Guide 2016

(Spring 2017 will be available September 26, 2016)


Spring 2016 Academic Calendar

Note: Dates and times listed below are subject to change. Please refer to http://registrar.fsu.edu/dir_class/spring/acad_cal.htm for the most up-to-date information.

Note: Panama City Campus students should convert times below to Central Time.

Sept. 28, 2015

Spring 2016 Registration Guide available on FSU Web site http://registrar.fsu.edu.

Oct. 1, 2015

Open enrollment for Spring-Summer Health Insurance begins.

Oct. 12, 2015–Dec. 4, 2015

Registration for currently enrolled and readmitted degree-seeking students. See “Enrollment Appointments.”

Dec. 1, 2015

Last day for community college, FSU, and FAMU students to submit Spring 2016 Cooperative Program applications.

Dec. 7, 2015–Jan. 15, 2016

Tuition and fee payment; View your account status at http://www.fees.fsu.edu.

Dec. 16, 2015–Jan. 11, 2016

Registration for all new graduate students. See “Enrollment Appointments.”

Dec. 22, 2015

Last day to submit waivers or billings for Early Disbursement Financial Aid.

Jan. 1, 2016

Spring/Summer Health Insurance coverage begins.

Jan. 3, 2016

Residence Halls open at 9:00 a.m.

Jan. 5, 2016

Last day to file for change in residency status.

Jan. 6, 2016

Classes Begin.

Application window opens for Spring 2016 Graduation. Apply online through Course Quicklinks at https://my.fsu.edu.
Early Disbursement Financial Aid available from federal, private, and institutional aid via EFT. Please note that deposit processing time varies by bank and some banks might take an extra business day or two to make your direct deposit available to you.

Jan. 6–11, 2016

Drop/Add. (Includes Law School) Begins 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 6 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 11.
Late Registration ($100.00 late registration fee.)

Jan. 8, 2016

Third day of classes.
Last day to submit department waivers or billings.

Jan. 11, 2016

Fourth day of classes.
Last day to add courses without academic dean’s permission.
Last day to cancel enrollment and have fees removed.

Last day to drop/add classes and have fees adjusted. Students are liable for all fees for courses remaining on their schedules at 11:59 p.m.
Drop/Add ends at 11:59 p.m.

Jan. 12, 2016

Fifth day of classes.
Last day to request VA deferments from VA representative in Student Veterans Center.
Registration for state employees (non-FSU employees) using State Employee Fee Waivers (see ‘State Employee Registration’ in “Registration Information” for instructions).
All financial aid students must check their financial aid status at http://www.ais.fsu.edu/finaid.

Jan. 14, 2016

First day to apply for financial aid deferments and delayed delivery loans.
Early Disbursement Financial Aid available from fifth day disbursement of state aid via EFT. Please note that deposit processing time varies by bank and some banks might take an extra business day or two to make your direct deposit available to you.

Jan. 15, 2016

Open enrollment for Spring-Summer Health Insurance ends.
Last day to pay or defer tuition and fees for all students, including veterans who are not using a veteran deferment, without a $100.00 late payment fee. Veterans should contact a VA representative with questions.

Jan. 18, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No Classes. University Administrative Offices closed.

Jan. 22, 2016

Last day to apply for Spring 2016 Graduation. Apply online through Course Quicklinks at https://my.fsu.edu.

Jan. 30, 2016

Last day to request change to or cancellation of purchase of Spring-Summer Student Health Insurance coverage.

Feb. 19, 2016

End of seventh week of semester.
Last day to submit form requesting S/U grading or to change S/U option back to regular grade.
Last day to reduce course load without permission of academic dean. Dean’s permission required to drop below twelve semester hours.
Last day to drop a course without receiving a grade.
Last day to withdraw from school without receiving a grade.
Financial Aid deferments expire.
Final payment for installment contracts due.
Last day for doctoral students to take and pass their preliminary examination in order to add or convert dissertation hours for the current semester.
Last day to petition to reinstate class schedule cancelled for nonpayment of tuition.

Feb. 29, 2016

Summer and Fall 2016 Registration Guides available.
Summer and Fall 2016 course listings available on Course Lookup system.

Mar. 2, 2016

Open enrollment for Summer-only Health Insurance begins.
Open enrollment for Fall 2016-only and 2016-2017 Annual Health Insurance coverage begins. (Open enrollment closes September 15, 2016.)

Mar. 7–11, 2016

Spring Break.
Residence Halls close Mar. 5, 2016 at noon. Residence Halls reopen Mar. 13, 2016 at noon.

Mar. 14, 2016

Registration for Summer and Fall 2016 begins.

Mar. 21, 2016

Last day for doctoral students to submit their manuscript for initial format check.

Apr. 1, 2016

End of 12th week of classes.
Deadline for late drop with dean’s permission.
Last day community college students can apply for Summer 2016 Cooperative Program registration.

Apr. 4, 2016

Last day for master’s students to submit their manuscript for initial format check.

Apr. 8, 2016

Financial Aid Exit Interviews Deadline for all students with federal loans graduating, transferring, or taking less than six semester hours.

Apr. 18, 2016

Last day for all doctoral and master’s students to submit revised, defended version of manuscript and all required forms.

Apr. 22, 2016

Last Day of Classes.
Last day to petition Academic Dean for a reduction in course load (requires documentation of University-approved extenuating circumstances).
Last day to withdraw from the University.
Last day to apply for AA Certificate at the Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCA 3400.
Veterans’ Deferments Expire. Full tuition payment must be received to avoid a late payment fee.

Apr. 25–April 29, 2016

Final Exam Week.

April 29, 2016

Semester Ends. Commencement: Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.
Last day to submit ServScript hours online.
Last day to submit extensions for “incomplete” grades by 4:00 p.m.
Last day for all doctoral and master’s students to receive clearance e-mail from the Manuscript Clearance Office.

April 30, 2016

Commencement: Civic Center, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Diplomas dated this date.
Residence halls close at noon.

May 1, 2016

Panama City Commencement: Panama City Marina Civic Center, 1:30 p.m. Central Time.

May 3, 2016

Online Grades Due by 4:00 p.m.

May 4, 2016

Grades available online.

May 9, 2016

Summer only Health Insurance plan coverage begins.

May 13, 2016

Open enrollment for Summer only Health Insurance ends.