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GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Registration and Records

Advising

Course Load

Course Schedule

Cross Enrollment (Transient Students)

High School Dual Enrollment

Reclassification to Florida Resident Status


Registration for Auditors

Registration for Non-Degree-Seeking Students


Returning Students

Statistics (campus safety and student reports)

Student Records (access, holds, transcripts)

Information

Registration and records information and services are available at the following telephone numbers, websites or email address:

  General Information 561-297-3041
  Address changes myfau.fau.edu
  Admissions Information:  
    Graduate 561-297-3624
    Undergraduate 561-297-3040
  Email registrar@fau.edu
  Enrollment Verifications 561-297-2711
  Graduation 561-297-2731
  Registration/FAU Self-Service myfau.fau.edu
  Residency Reclassification 561-297-2408
  Transcript Information 561-297-3056
  Official Transcripts myfau.fau.edu
  Unofficial Transcripts myfau.fau.edu
  Registration and Records information at FAU's Partner campuses:
    FAU Davie 954-236-1013
    FAU Jupiter 561-799-8549


Orientation, Advisement and Registration for Entering Degree-Seeking Students

All new, first baccalaureate, degree-seeking students are required to attend orientation, advisement and registration programs. The Office of New Student and Owl Family Programs coordinates all orientation programs for undergraduate degree-seeking students. Orientation is designed to accomplish many goals: introduce students to FAU and the University's services and programs, provide academic advising and assist students with the challenges they will face as new students at FAU. Even if students attended another institution, orientation is essential for getting ahead at FAU because it provides the basic information needed to succeed at FAU. The program presents this information in the most concise manner possible so that a student's time at orientation is spent efficiently.

Detailed instructions pertaining to orientation, advisement and registration are mailed to new students as they are admitted. For additional information, refer to the "New Student and Owl Family Programs" heading in the Student Services and Activities section of this catalog, or visit the office's website.

Advance Registration for Continuing Degree-Seeking Students
Continuing students at FAU may register during advance registration or during regular registration (see the Academic Calendar for dates). Students use FAU Self-Service, available through MyFAU, to register for courses.

Academic Advising
Academic advising is an integral part of the higher education experience. Its primary purpose is to assist students in developing meaningful educational plans compatible with their life goals. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, but always in collaboration with college, departmental or professional advising personnel. These meetings provide the student with an introduction to the campus, to student services and to the academic programs and requirements of the major.

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Advising Policy Statement
Florida Atlantic University recognizes and embraces its responsibility to provide students with the necessary and appropriate skills, abilities, information and resources to enable them to make enlightened decisions. To meet the challenges of excellence in education, this institution is committed to offering its students the opportunity to receive assistance and guidance in clarifying life and career goals, develop suitable educational plans, strengthen decision-making skills, increase their awareness of University policies and procedures and acquire information regarding University and community resources.

Students must be active participants in deciding the goals and direction of their university experience, and they are expected to avail themselves of all opportunities to become knowledgeable, self-directed and competent decision-makers. As partners in the advising process, the student and advisor work toward the common goal of enhancing the academic experience by devising the best possible academic program. However, students must ultimately take responsibility for their own progress toward a degree.

Advising in the Colleges
The specific type of advising program adopted by the academic units at FAU varies by college and by department. Students are urged to check with their major college or department to familiarize themselves with the advising program pertaining to them.

The academic advising and registration process varies from college to college. Each process is described according to the college in which the student is enrolled.

Registration appointment times are assigned to currently enrolled students prior to advance registration. The advance registration schedule is available a few weeks prior to the beginning of advance registration for the upcoming term. Academic advising may occur at any point during the academic year. Academic advisement is not mandatory; however, certain circumstances may require some students to see an advisor. Please contact your college or department advising office to determine academic advising procedures and to make an appointment for advisement.

Although advising may not be required in every college, students should inform their colleges and individual departments of any changes made in their schedule so that these offices are able to keep accurate records. See "Determining a Semester Schedule" in this section for more information.

Closed Classes - In order to obtain permission to register for a filled class, check each college's procedure by selecting the "Closed Classes" option in the online course schedule. The current course schedule is available at myfau.fau.edu. In all cases, a signature, college stamp and override stamp are required for registration in person.

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College-Specific Advising Requirements

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (FAU Boca Raton)
Students. . .
1. Attend and participate in a University orientation session. This session will provide general information about policies and processes essential to the student’s success as well as facilitate initial interactions with an advisor as the student begins to plan a schedule and academic coursework.

2. Are advised by professional advisors in Student Academic Services as well as faculty members in certain academic departments. Students are expected to seek advisement in their respective major area as well as for the remainder of the College and University requirements. Additional information about the appropriate resources and appointments are available by contacting Student Academic Services at 561-297-3800 or visiting www.fau.edu/artsandlettersadvising

3. Are expected to have prepared a tentative schedule prior to meeting with an advisor. Advisors are not able to register students for courses or plan exact schedules. Students will receive guidance and accurate information about appropriate or recommended course(s) but will develop a specific schedule and register themselves using the available online resources.

4. Are expected to meet with an advisor prior to their anticipated semester of graduation for a graduation audit.  However, more frequent meetings with an advisor are highly recommended to ensure that students remain on track as well as to allow additional opportunities to explore interests, discuss goals and obtain assistance with decision making as needed.

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (FAU Davie)
Students with 60 or more credits. . .
1. Attend and participate in a University orientation session. This session will provide general information about policies and processes essential to the student’s success as well as facilitate initial interactions with an advisor as the student begins to plan a schedule and academic coursework.

2. Are advised by professional advisors in Student Academic Services. Students are expected to seek advisement in their respective major area as well as for the remainder of the College and University requirements. Additional information about the appropriate resources and appointments are available by contacting Student Academic Services at 954-236-1101 or visiting www.fau.edu/artsandlettersadvising

3. Are expected to have prepared a tentative schedule prior to meeting with an advisor. Advisors are not able to register students for courses or plan exact schedules. Students will receive guidance and accurate information about appropriate or recommended course(s) but will develop a specific schedule and register themselves using the available online resources.

4. Are expected to meet with an advisor prior to their anticipated semester of graduation for a graduation audit.  However, more frequent meetings with an advisor are highly recommended to ensure that students remain on track as well as to allow additional opportunities to explore interests, discuss goals and obtain assistance with decision making as needed.


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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (FAU Fort Lauderdale)
Students with 60 or more credits. . .
1. Attend and participate in a University orientation session. This session will provide general information about policies and processes essential to the student’s success as well as facilitate initial interactions with an advisor as the student begins to plan a schedule and academic coursework.

2. Are advised by a professional advisor in Student Academic Services. Additional information about the appropriate resources and appointments are available through the College Dean’s Office at 954-762-5073 or visiting www.fau.edu/artsandlettersadvising

3. Are expected to have prepared a tentative schedule prior to meeting with an advisor. Advisors are not able to register students for courses or plan exact schedules. Students will receive guidance and accurate information about appropriate or recommended course(s) but will develop a specific schedule and register themselves using the available online resources.

4. Are required to meet with an advisor the semester before anticipated graduation for a graduation audit. However, more frequent meetings with an advisor are highly recommended to ensure that students remain on track as well as to allow additional opportunities to explore interests, discuss goals and obtain assistance with decision making as needed.

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters (FAU Jupiter)
Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation in their first semester.

2. Are expected to seek advisement from the academic advisors in SR 139 and, if available, the faculty advisor in their major academic discipline.

3. Meet with an academic advisor to discuss curriculum requirements and selection of courses and to design a program of study.

4. Are required to meet with an advisor the semester before anticipated graduation for a graduation audit.

5. May receive academic services through the Academic Programs Office, SR 118, 561-799-8697.

College of Business (FAU Boca Raton)
New Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Complete registration process.

Continuing Students. . .
1. May make appointment with an advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Studies in FW 102.

2. Are expected to meet with an academic advisor during their first semester in the College of Business.

3. Are expected to meet with an advisor the semester prior to the anticipated graduation date.

4. May receive academic advising at any time it is desired. For appointments, call 561-297-3688 or visit the College's website.

College of Business (FAU Davie)
New Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Complete registration process.

Continuing Students. . .
1. May make appointment with an advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, LA 444.

2. Are expected to meet with an academic advisor during their first semester in the College of Business.

3. Are expected to meet with an advisor the semester prior to anticipated graduation.

4. May receive academic advising at any time it is desired. For appointments, call 954-236-1290 or check the College's website.

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College of Business (FAU Jupiter)
Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Make an appointment with an academic advisor in SR 139.

3. Are expected to meet with an academic advisor during their first semester in the College of Business.

4. Are required to meet with an advisor the semester prior to the anticipated graduation date for a graduation audit.

5. May receive academic services through the Academic Programs Office, SR 118, 561-799-8697.

College for Design and Social Inquiry
Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation in their first semester, at which they will be advised on the selection of courses and directed on how to complete registration.

2. May make an appointment for advisement in Student Services in the Higher Education Complex at the Fort Lauderdale campus (Architecture) or at the Davie, Boca Raton or Jupiter campus as appropriate, once admitted. Click here for contact information.

3. Are expected to consult with an advisor during the advance and regular registration periods.

4. Are expected to meet with an academic advisor during the semester prior to the semester of anticipated graduation, during the semester of graduation for a graduation audit and at any time the student needs academic advisement.

College of Education (FAU Boca Raton)
New Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Break up into groups according to major.

3. Are advised of selection of courses within group.

4. Complete registration (in person first semester, online or in person thereafter).

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Continuing Students. . .
1. Are assigned permanent advisors once complete records are on file in the Office for Academic and Student Services, ED 230.

2. May make an appointment with their advisor or in the Office for Academic and Student Services (561-297-3570) at any point in the semester for academic advisement.

3. May see an advisor for counseling at time of advance registration each term.

4. Are expected to see an advisor the semester prior to student teaching and graduation.

College of Education (FAU Davie)
New Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Break into groups according to major.

3. Are counseled by an advisor.

4. Complete registration in LA 203.

Continuing Students. . .
1. Must have approval from an advisor to make changes in scheduled courses after the registration period.

2. Are expected to see an advisor for counseling at the time of advance registration for each term.

3. May secure advice and assistance at any time from an advisor at College of Education, ES 202, 954-236-1028.

College of Education (FAU Jupiter)
New Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Receive individual or group counseling from an advisor.

3. Complete registration in SR 139 or online through myfau.fau.edu.

Continuing Students. . .
1. Must have approval from an advisor to make changes in scheduled courses after the registration period.

2. Are expected to see an advisor for counseling at the time of advance registration for each term.

3. May secure advice and assistance at any time from an advisor at College of Education, 561-799-8135.

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College of Engineering and Computer Science
All Students. . .
Are assigned an advisor upon admission to a program. Due to the sequential nature of all baccalaureate programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, students are strongly encouraged to remain in close contact with their assigned advisors when making decisions regarding their academic programs. Some departments require consultation with an advisor each semester. Click here for advisor information.

New Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Attend departmental orientation sessions where they meet advisors and develop individual programs of study.

3. Complete registration.

4. Should first consult with their advisor if it appears necessary to drop.

Continuing Students. . .
1. Receive registration information and instructions in the mail.

2. Discuss progress with advisor each term, especially the term prior to graduation.

3. May self-advise and complete registration if they are following a planned program approved by their advisor. However, some departments require consultation with an advisor each semester.

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
All Students. . .
1. Attend the Honors College orientation. Only students who attend orientation will be assured of early advisement.

2. During orientation, advising appointment material will be distributed to students. It will contain the advisor's name, location and time of the appointment.

3. Faculty members within the Honors College are the advisors. They will discuss with students the curriculum requirements and selection of courses and will aid in designing a program of study. If all registration holds have been cleared, students will register for classes following this appointment.

4. Students are required to consult with their advisor when making any changes to their schedule (adding/dropping classes, etc.) and also each semester during advance registration to discuss the schedule and register for the next term. Honors College students may register online once they meet with their advisor and their advising hold is removed. For more information, consult the College's website.

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Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Undergraduate Pre-Nursing Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation when admitted to FAU.

2. Are advised in the University Advising Services Office while attaining their first 30 credits.

3. Should make an appointment with the College academic advisor who will discuss an overall program of study.

4. Are expected to see the College academic advisor prior to the advance registration period each term if questions arise.

5. Are strongly encouraged to see the College academic advisor the semester prior to anticipated graduation.

Consult the College's website for more information.

All Admitted and Continuing Nursing Students...
1. Should make an appointment with the College academic advisor who will advise regarding the program of study and refer to the appropriate program faculty as indicated.

2. May make changes in their schedule of courses after discussing with College academic advisor and/or program faculty.

3. Are strongly encouraged to see the College academic advisor the semester prior to the anticipated graduation date.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (FAU Boca Raton)
Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation in their first semester.

2. Attend meeting according to departmental major for orientation to their discipline their first semester.

3. Are assigned a permanent advisor from the major department.

4. Plan a schedule of courses.

5. Complete registration (in person first semester, online or in person thereafter).

6. May make an appointment with their departmental advisor for academic advisement at any point in the semester.

7. Are expected to see an advisor at time of advance registration each term.

8. Are expected to see an advisor the semester prior to anticipated graduation.

Consult the College's website for more information.

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Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (FAU Davie)
Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation in their first semester.

2. Are expected to seek advisement from the Office of Academic Support Services in LA 421 and the faculty advisor in the student's major academic discipline.

3. Meet with an advisor to discuss curriculum requirements and selection of courses and design a program of study.

4. Fill out the registration forms and complete registration (with an advisor their first semester, online or in person thereafter).

5. Are expected to notify the Office of Academic Support Services before making changes in scheduled courses after the registration period.

6. Are expected to contact their advisor prior to advance registration each term.

7. May secure advice and assistance at any time from the Office of Academic Support Services and the faculty members in their major academic discipline.

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (FAU Jupiter)
Students. . .
1. Attend College orientation.

2. Make an appointment with an academic advisor in SR 139 and the faculty advisor in their major academic discipline.

3. Are expected to meet with an academic advisor during their first semester in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

4. Meet with an advisor to discuss curriculum requirements and selection of courses and design a program of study.

5. Are expected to see an advisor before advance registration each term and the semester before anticipated graduation for a graduation audit.

6. May receive academic services through the Academic Programs Office, SR 118, 516-799-8697.

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Course Load

Undergraduates
Full-time undergraduate students are those who are registered for 12 or more credits in any semester. A typical undergraduate course load is 15 or 16 credits with 18 credits being the maximum. Registrations exceeding this maximum must be approved in advance by the dean of the college. The dean will authorize the overload in MyFAU.

The maximum undergraduate load in the summer semester is 9 credits each for short terms 2 and 3, and 18 credits for the full term 1. The maximum for the entire summer (whatever combination is taken) may not exceed 18 credits. Registrations exceeding this maximum must be approved in advance by the dean of the college. The dean will authorize the overload in MyFAU.

Half-time undergraduate students are those who are registered for 6 to 11 credits. Any student registered for 5 or fewer credits is classified as less than half-time. Students who drop courses during a semester, reducing their registration below 12 credits, will be classified as outlined above.

Graduates
For fall and spring semesters: Graduate students registered for 9 or more credits are considered full-time, registrations for 7 credits are considered 3/4-time and registrations for 5 credits are considered half-time.

For the summer semester: Graduate students registered for 6 credits are considered full-time, registrations for 5 credits are considered 3/4-time and registrations for 3 credits are considered half-time.

Registrations exceeding 15 credits in any semester must be approved in advance by the Graduate College. This procedure is accomplished by completing a Form 10-Request to Waive a University Requirement, available in any college dean's office. Graduate students who drop courses and reduce their enrollment below the full-time minimums will be regarded as part-time students. See below for exceptions: Graduate Student Enrollment Petitions.

Note: Students on F-1 visas, students on graduate assistantships, students living in on-campus housing and student athletes are required to register for a full-time course load.

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Course Schedule

The course schedule is available at myfau.fau.edu approximately two weeks prior to advance registration for each semester. It includes, but is not limited to, information on courses, sections, meeting times and room assignments. The course schedule is subject to change without notice.

Determining a Semester Schedule
Prior to selecting courses for each semester, undergraduate and graduate students should:

1. Read the Degree Requirements section in this University Catalog for the requirements pertaining to the student's degree.

2. Check the prerequisites and course descriptions of the relevant courses in the Course Description sections within each college section in this catalog.

3. See the course schedule (myfau.fau.edu) to determine when and where the relevant courses are offered.

4. Review the Online Degree Audit information found at myfau.fau.edu in the Student Services tab.

5. See the subsection Course Load in this section for maximum course-load limits.

6. See University Forgiveness Policy in the Academic Policies and Regulations section if intending to repeat a course.

7. See an academic advisor.

Additional recommendations for undergraduates:
8. See the Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses subsection in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this catalog if interested in enrolling in a graduate-level (5000-, 6000-level) course.

9. See the subsection "Cross Enrollment or Taking Courses at Other Institutions" in this section if considering taking a course elsewhere.

Waitlist Program
FAU’s new waitlist program, accessible through MyFAU, allows students to place themselves on a waitlist for classes that have reached the maximum enrollment limit. Students are notified by email if a spot opens in the class and are given a pre-determined amount of time to register. Should that time expire, the open seat is then made available to the next student on the list. Courses are selected for waitlist by the department offering the course. Therefore, waitlist courses may vary from semester to semester.

Cross Enrollment or Taking Courses at Other Institutions (Transient Students)
Undergraduate FAU students who wish to take courses at another institution while continuing in their programs at FAU must have prior approval from their college in order to transfer credit into their degree programs. Cross enrollment is defined as an FAU student who is taking coursework at FAU and another institution concurrently. Transient students are those taking courses at another institution during a semester in which they are not registered in courses at FAU, but who intend to return to FAU to complete a degree program.

Students should realize that the last 30 upper-division credits must be earned in residence at FAU and that a minimum of 60 credits must be earned at a baccalaureate degree-awarding institution. Students who find it necessary to take an upper-division course elsewhere within their last 30 credits of enrollment may petition to do so via the Academic Petitions Process. See the Academic Petitions Process and Academic Appeals subsections in the Academic Policies and Regulations section of this catalog.

Students must obtain prior approval from their college at FAU and from the Office of the Registrar at FAU for courses that will be transferred to an FAU degree program from another institution.

The appropriate form for this approval is the undergraduate Transient Student form available at www.flvc.org for any Florida public school. For non-Florida public institutions of higher learning, a paper version is available at the Office of the Registrar.

In order for a transient form to be approved, the student must be in good standing at FAU and eligible to register for the term of the transient form. If the transient term is the first term of the student’s admission, the student must also be registered for courses at FAU.

Submission of the Transient Student form may be essential to maintain eligibility for financial aid.


Dual Enrollment for Qualified High School Students
The High School Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified students in 10th through 12th grades to earn college credit toward a postsecondary degree or certificate at a Florida public institution that will also count as credit toward a high school diploma. For additional information, visit the Office of the Registrar's website or call 561-297-2009.

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Reclassification to Florida Resident Status for Tuition Purposes

Enrolled students who are classified as non-Florida residents for tuition purposes and who, after reading the determination of resident status for tuition purposes in Florida Statute 1009.21, believe that they may qualify for in-state tuition, may submit a Request for Residency Reclassification form, available online or from the Office of the Registrar. Forms must be submitted to the Registrar by the deadline published in the Academic Calendar. Supporting documentation is required to substantiate residency for tuition purposes. Merely submitting documentation for Florida residency classification does not guarantee Florida residency status.

To appeal a residency determination, a student must submit a Residency Classification Appeal form to the Residency Appeals Committee through the Office of the Registrar. This form must be submitted by the last day of the current term in which the student intends to be reclassified.

The Residency Appeals Committee decision constitutes the final decision of Florida Atlantic University. A student may seek judicial review of this final University decision under Section 120.68, Florida Statutes. This may be done by filing within thirty (30) days of the date of this decision: (i) a Notice of Appeal with the Agency Clerk of Florida Atlantic University; and (ii) a copy of the Notice of Appeal with the Clerk of the Fourth District Court of Appeal or the Court of Appeal for the district in which the student resides, together with any filing fees that may be prescribed by law.

Registration for Auditors
Auditors are those individuals wishing to attend classes without receiving credit. Auditors do not apply for admission but do need to fill out the Drop/Add Request form each semester that they register as well as a Non-Degree Enrollment application. These forms are available from the Office of the Registrar. Students seeking to audit a course must obtain approval from the instructor on the Audit Registration form (signature of instructor and college/department stamp). No college credit is given for audited courses.

Registration for auditors is conducted during the drop/add registration period as listed in the course schedule at myfau.fau.edu. Specific days and times vary according to department schedules. Registration of auditors is on a space-available basis and, because of limitations in instructional resources, the enrollment of auditors may be restricted in some courses.

Auditors, even if not Florida residents for tuition purposes, pay the Florida resident registration fee. A Florida resident for tuition purposes is defined as an individual who has resided in the state for 12 consecutive months, prior to the beginning of classes, and who has established legal ties in Florida (see Florida Statute 1009.21). Documentation verifying non-Florida/Florida residency is still required at the time of registration. The exception to this is the 60+ Audit that allows Florida residents who are 60 years of age or older to audit, tuition-free (other registration fees still apply), courses appearing in the 60+ schedule of courses. The 60+ schedule of courses is available by clicking here or in the Office of the Registrar. For more information, call 561-297-3050.


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Registration for Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Non-degree-seeking students are those who do not wish to enter a degree program at FAU but would like to take courses at FAU for credit, perhaps with the intention of transferring those credits to another institution or for their own enrichment. Undergraduate non-degree applicants must have earned a minimum of a high school diploma in order to be admitted in a non-degree status. Graduate non-degree applicants must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in order to be admitted in a non-degree status. Non-degree-seeking students must process the Non-Degree Enrollment application, available online or at the Office of the Registrar. A $30 non-refundable and non-transferable fee must accompany the Non-Degree Enrollment application. Florida residency documentation and verification of compliance with the State of Florida's Measles/Rubella Immunization Policy also must be provided at the time of registration. Students who do not supply a completed Non-Degree Residency application along with supporting documentation will be classified for tuition purposes as a non-Florida resident.

Consult the Academic Calendar for registration dates. Registration of non-degree-seeking students is on a space-available basis and, because of limitations in instructional resources, the enrollment of non-degree-seeking students may be restricted in some courses.

Non-degree-seeking students are subject to the same academic standards and pay the same fees as degree-seeking students. Non-degree-seeking students are subject to all drop/add, withdrawal, and payment deadlines published in the Academic Calendar. (Refer to Drop/Add and Withdrawal in the Academic Policies and Regulations section as well.) It is the student's responsibility to ensure that course prerequisites and any other course qualifications have been met prior to registering. Check with the department offering the course(s) for prerequisites.

Non-degree-seeking students who decide to pursue a degree must change their status to degree-seeking by applying for admission to the University. An undergraduate or graduate admission application and all credentials necessary for admission to degree status must be submitted by the application deadline for the semester. All requirements for admission to degree programs in effect at that time must be met. Refer to the Admissions section for specific information.

Credits earned as a non-degree-seeking student will appear on an FAU transcript but are not intended for application to FAU degree programs. However, up to one-half of degree requirements earned in non-degree status at FAU may be applied to an undergraduate degree program, but only upon degree-seeking admission to the University and approval by the college in which the student's program is housed. For example, students who do not present transfer credits could apply up to 60 non-degree credits earned at FAU toward their 120-credit degree program. Students with transfer credits, for example 30 credits, may apply up to 45 non-degree credits earned at FAU toward their 120-credit degree program (120 credits minus 30 transfer credits = 90 credits remaining and 1/2 of 90 = 45 credits).

For graduate students, credits earned as a non-degree-seeking student will appear on an FAU transcript but are not intended for application to an FAU graduate program. Up to one-third of degree requirements earned in non-degree status may be applied to a degree program at FAU, but only upon degree-seeking admission to the University and approval by the college in which the student's program is housed. However, no college may count such credit in excess of one-third of the credits toward a graduate degree without an approved Form 10-Request to Waive a University Requirement.

Non-degree students who have not enrolled at FAU for three or more consecutive semesters must submit a new Non-Degree Enrollment application, a new Non-Degree Residency application and supporting documentation as noted above accompanied by a $30 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee.

Note: Students in a non-degree-seeking status are not eligible for financial aid. Students who have been denied admission to FAU as degree-seeking undergraduates must wait three semesters before they are eligible to register as non-degree-seeking students.

Note: International students on J-1 visas may be admitted as non-degree-seeking students after submission and processing of a non-degree application if they are coming to FAU as part of a reciprocal student exchange under an operative exchange agreement between FAU and their home institution, or if they are a sponsored student. Students coming on an exchange program must work with the Office of International Programs to meet all requirements of the exchange and to obtain information on how to apply as a non-degree-seeking student. Sponsored students seeking access as non-degree-seeking must work with their desired host department before applying for non-degree-student status. The J-1 visa will be issued by FAU for the specific purpose and period of study at FAU once the student is approved for the exchange or for non-degree status as a sponsored student.

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Returning Students

If you are a former degree-seeking FAU student, but not currently enrolled, your eligibility to return will depend on several factors. If you have not attended for at least three consecutive semesters (ex. fall, spring and summer semesters), you must re-apply for admission. Undergraduate students, click here. Graduate students, click here.

Degree-seeking students returning after an absence of more than a year may also be subject to the following:

1. If the last enrollment was more than one year (three consecutive semesters) ago, the student must file a new admissions application with the appropriate documents and submit a new application fee of $30.

2. Any re-admission applicants who feel they qualify as Florida Residents for tuition purposes must complete the Residency Classification portion of their new application. Failure to provide all relevant information and supporting documents could result in a Non-Florida/out-of-state status, regardless of residency status since last attending FAU.

3. The student must be in good standing (eligible to return) at FAU and at any institution attended since last period of enrollment at FAU.

4. If the student has attended another institution since the last period of enrollment at FAU, official transcripts must be forwarded by the registrar of the other institution(s) directly to the FAU Office of Admissions for undergraduate students and to the Graduate College for graduate students.

5. Returning students under the age of 40 must submit proof of conformity to the Measles Immunization Policy of the State of Florida if they have not already done so. Check with Student Health Services.

6. Students who have not enrolled for three consecutive semesters or more will not be allowed to enroll for courses without being fully admitted by either the Office of Admissions or the Graduate College. Students whose admission has been denied must contact the relevant admissions office for re-evaluation of their status and must be admitted before they can return.

7. Students who re-apply to a program are not guaranteed re-admission to the program in which they were previously admitted. Due to possible changes in admissions standards and capacity at any given time, students may be denied admission even if their academic records remained the same or improved since their last enrollment.

8. Students will be required to follow the University Catalog guidelines in place at the time of re-admission.

9. Students who are returning after more than three consecutive semesters away from FAU must go through orientation again and pay the orientation fee.

If you are a non-degree-seeking student and you have attended within the last 12 months, go to myfau.fau.edu to begin the registration process. If it has been more than 12 months or three consecutive semesters (ex., fall, spring and summer semesters), you must file a Non-Degree Residency Classification form, available online or at the Office of the Registrar.

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Transfer to another Institution
A student who plans to transfer from FAU to another institution should, at the earliest possible date, request that an official FAU transcript be forwarded by the Office of the Registrar to the new institution (see Transcripts within this section). Evaluation of transcripts is the responsibility of the new institution.

Student Records

Student records submitted to the University become the property of the University and cannot be returned to the student or released to a third party. These records will be used by officials of the University in any manner deemed appropriate in order to guide students toward their academic objectives.

It is the policy of the University to include in the academic records of undergraduate students all appropriate college-level work attempted or completed at another institution. In the case of second baccalaureate and graduate students, only work attempted or completed at another institution after receipt of the baccalaureate degree and approved by a college representative for use in the FAU degree program is included in the academic record.

Access to Student Records

Florida Atlantic University regulations, federal law and state law guarantee certain rights pertaining to University records and personally identifiable information on file with the University. These rights may be exercised by any student or prior student. The parent or guardian of a student may exercise such rights when the student is under 18 years of age and/or a dependent under the Internal Revenue Service definition of dependent.

Additional information regarding access, rights and restrictions related to student records may be found at:

1. University Regulation 4.008;
2. Florida Statutes Chapter 1002;
3. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99);
4. The Office of the Registrar.

Hold on Records
Student records may be placed in a hold status because of financial or other obligations to the University. While the student's records are on hold, registration will not be permitted nor will official transcripts be released. Records will be held until the obligation is cleared to the satisfaction of the office or department issuing the hold.

Transcripts
Official transcripts of a student's FAU academic record are available from the Office of the Registrar upon written request from the student. Official transcripts will be released to the student or sent to a designated address. Requests for FAU academic records may be made through myfau.fau.edu, by mail, or in person at the Office of the Registrar. No phone or fax requests can be honored. There is a $10 charge per transcript for official copies. All requests must include student's name, social security number, date of birth, return address, and address to where the official transcript is to be mailed and must bear the signature of the student. Official transcripts will not be issued for students with any financial obligations to the University. Please allow three-to-five business days for processing. Mail all requests to:

Florida Atlantic University
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Official Transcript Department
777 Glades Road, Box 3091
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Unofficial transcripts are also available at myfau.fau.edu

Statistics (Students' Right to Know)

For FAU graduation rates and other student statistics, visit the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis website and refer to the Quick Facts or Fact Books.

FAU's Clery Act disclosure of campus crime statistics and fire safety reports are available online from the University Police Department.

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