Division of Undergraduate Studies
Most of your students will begin their academic careers within the Division of Undergraduate Studies. All of the various offices within this Division, from Honors to CARE, work to assist your students with their academic careers, ensuring that they develop sound academic preparation for their major field of study.
Most of our baccalaureate degree programs require 120 semester hours of specific earned credit to graduate. While there are many ways to accumulate the 120 hours, the original concept is still the same...for students to earn 15 semester hours per term, for two terms each year, for a total of four years.
With this goal in mind, we provide our students with all of the necessary resources to graduate on time, including an academic map of their major. The Academic Program Guide provides you and your students with a detailed program description of each degree (including contact information), an eight-semester plan for graduation (the student's academic map), and a link to the degree program's website.
Up to 45 semester hours of credit can be awarded by taking AICE, AP, IB, or CLEP tests and achieving appropriate scores. To receive credit, official test scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
In addition, students with scores of 650 or higher on the critical reading portion of the SAT or 29 or higher on the English portion of the ACT will be granted three semester hours of credit equivalent to ENC 1101 (first college composition course). Students with scores of 680 or higher on the mathematics portion of the SAT or 30 or higher on the mathematics portion of the ACT will be granted three semester hours of credit equivalent to MAC 1105 (college algebra).
Students enrolled in college coursework prior to graduation from high school (dual enrollment) may be awarded college credit. An official college transcript will be required for the posting of credit. We will not post college credit from a high school transcript.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Florida State University's International Programs (FSU IP) is consistently ranked in the top 30 of U.S. universities in the number of students who study abroad. Every year we send approximately 1,500 students across the world to study in our multiple locations. Studying abroad is not just for college students, your students can participate while still in high school.