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Graduate Enrollment Information


CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

Your offer of admission is subject to cancellation if you do not meet the conditions of admission as outlined on your Online Status Check. Your acceptance to the University is only for the specified term and cannot be deferred.

REQUIRED HEALTH INFORMATION

Healthcare Compliance Information: As an incoming student you are required by Florida law to provide health history and immunization information to the Health Compliance Office before you will be able to register for classes. This is a one-time requirement. To access the required forms, click here.

Health Insurance: Florida State requires full-time students to have health insurance. You must either enroll in the University-sponsored plan or provide proof of comparable health insurance coverage by completing a waiver online. You will be unable to register for classes until this annual requirement is met. If you elect to enroll in the University-sponsored plan, charges will be assessed to your student account, and the cost of meeting this requirement will be included in your financial aid considerations. To learn more about the mandatory health insurance requirement and the costs associated with the University-sponsored plan, click here.

The myFSU Portal will indicate if your immunization records are complete and if you are in compliance with the health insurance requirement. If your portal indicates non-compliance with either immunizations or insurance, you may contact University Health Services at 850.644.3608 for assistance.

Health Insurance Subsidy: Qualified graduate students will be provided a health insurance subsidy toward the purchase of the University-sponsored health insurance plan. For more information about the subsidy and to see if you qualify, click here.

ACTIVATE YOUR FSUID/EMAIL ACCOUNT

Your FSUID is a unique login ID that provides you with an official email account; access to the University network, Blackboard, myFSU Portal, and course registration; and online access to fees and fee payments. To activate your permanent FSUID click here.

FSUCARD

The FSUCard is your official University ID and provides access to the libraries, residence halls, buses, on-campus laundry, vending, and purchases at the FSU Bookstore and Computer Store. Visit FSUCard Services to obtain your card. (Distance learning students should complete the Online Orientation to obtain their FSUCard.)

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

The University offers access to a wide range of financial support, including fellowships and teaching, research, or service assistantships. For information on departmental funding, including teaching and research assistantships, see your departmental representative. For information on University-wide fellowships, grants, and awards, go to The Graduate School website. Assistance in obtaining external funding is also available for currently enrolled students. Go to the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards website for more information.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid assists students with securing federal, state, and institutional financial aid. To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An early FAFSA application submission is recommended. Visit the Office of Financial Aid website to learn more. Please note: International students are not eligible to apply for financial aid.

Tuition and Fees

You are liable for tuition and fees upon registration. A $100 fee is assessed for late payments. Information on graduate tuition rates and how to pay your fees can be found on the Student Business Services website. (Students receiving tuition waivers should note that waivers cover only the matriculation fee; students will be liable for all other fees.)

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The Office of Financial Aid provides an estimate of FSU's cost of attendance here. The budgets are only an estimate and do not reflect individual lifestyle choices.

RESIDENCY

Important information about residency is available online. If you are currently an in-state resident, you must submit the online Florida Residency Form to the Office of Admissions. You need to do this even if you were previously classified in-state by FSU or any other Florida institution.

For questions regarding residency classification, email graduateadmissions@fsu.edu or call (850) 644-6200. Please note: International students are not eligible to apply for Florida residency.

Note: Within very limited and specific conditions, state law does allow for students to petition for a change in residency status after residing in the state for twelve months. It is important to note that Florida law sets a high standard for reclassification and numerous date-specific documents are required. It is to your benefit to review the information regarding reclassification very carefully.

For questions regarding residency reclassification, please email registrar@fsu.edu or call (850) 644-1050.

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

The Graduate School organizes New Graduate Student Orientation which takes place on the first Tuesday before the start of each fall semester. Led by the Dean of The Graduate School and other University faculty and staff, the program includes what to expect as a graduate student; professional ethics associated with research; academic and social opportunities; and information on available student services and organizations. You will receive an email from The Graduate School in July alerting you to register online for the orientation.

Your academic department may also provide a departmental orientation. Check with your departmental representative for more information.

(ONLINE) DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS

FSU distance learning students must complete an online orientation before registering for courses. The information contained in the online orientation covers pertinent topics such as academic advising, registration, ordering course materials, and paying fees. Visit FSU Online to complete your orientation and to view other important information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must submit the online Certification of Financial Responsibility (CFR) as soon as possible. The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) will email information on completing the CFR and uploading the required documents. Once you have submitted the online CFR and proof of adequate funding, the CGE will contact you regarding the shipment of your I-20 or DS-2019 immigration form and other information pertinent to your enrollment at the University (mandatory orientation, check-in procedures, etc.). In addition, if you are coming from another institution in the U.S., you must submit the CGE Transfer In Form.

If you are supported by an agency or sponsor that requires you to hold J-1 Exchange Visitor status, please consult with your agency or sponsor regarding the required documentation for the issuance of the DS-2019 form.

For more information, visit the CGE website, contact the International Students Services Coordinator at 850.645.1424, or email CGE-NewStudents@fsu.edu.

REGISTRATION

You must meet with your departmental/program adviser prior to registering for classes. For registration information, click here. Course information and registration are online through myFSU Portal.You will also use this site to obtain your class schedule, check your grades, print an unofficial transcript, and update your records.

You should note that there is a mandatory first-class-meeting attendance policy. For information about this policy, click here.

HOUSING

With approximately 8,000 graduate students attending Florida State, there are many housing options, both on and off campus. To learn about these options, go to the Graduate Student Housing website. Information about the City of Tallahassee utilities is available here.

CHILDCARE SERVICES

Florida State has two childcare centers: The FSU Children's Center and the Infant and Toddler Child Development Center. Both were established to assist student parents in the care and education of their children so that they can attend classes, and to provide "hands-on" experience and training for various academic departments on campus.

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING SERVICES

The University provides a combination of transportation services and parking facilities to meet your needs. For information about the various bus routes and on-campus parking, or to obtain a parking permit, click here.

GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK

The Graduate Student Handbook, provided by The Graduate School, contains information that will be useful throughout your enrollment as a graduate student, including: resources at FSU; degree requirements; electronic thesis, treatise, and dissertation guidelines; and more.

Please Note: Your academic program may also have a department-specific handbook which you should request from your departmental representative.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) is our designated office for coordinating academic support services at no cost to qualified students with disabilities. To be eligible for services, you must have a diagnosed and documented disability, provide appropriate documentation, request services, and register with the Center. You can request information by emailing sdrc@fsu.edu or by calling 850.644.9566 (voice) or 850.644.8504 (TDD). You can register for services on the SDRC website.

STUDENT VETERANS, MILITARY MEMBERS, AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

The Student Veterans Center supports current and former military members and their dependents through resources and programs that ease the transition to college, facilitate personal development, and provide guidance toward rewarding careers. Students planning to use federal Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits, such as the GI Bill, should review the information here.

DON'T FORGET

Please verify the accuracy of the following information found on the Online Status Check.

  • Name: Is your name spelled correctly? All of your academic records are established from the admission record, so please report any inaccuracies.
  • Address: We convert all addresses to U.S. Postal standards, so there may be slight differences between how you write your address and how we have entered it in our system. Please let us know if it is inaccurate or if it changes in the future.
  • Email Address: Our office and others will communicate important information through email. Please make sure that we always have your most up-to-date email address. To ensure receipt of our emails, include graduateadmissions@fsu.edu in your address book.
  • Residency Status: Residency status is determined by the residency declaration you submit. If you believe your residency status is incorrect, the Online Status Check will explain what information may be required.
  • Term of Entrance: Your acceptance is only for the term specified. If you wish to be reconsidered for another term, please complete the online application at https://admissions.fsu.edu/gradapp/.
  • Degree Level and Major: Your acceptance is only for the degree level and major specified. If you believe this information is incorrect, contact your academic program.

UNIVERSITY AND ACADEMIC CALENDARS

Important dates, including the first and last day of the semester, University holidays, and examination schedules are listed on the University and Academic Calendars.

PANAMA CITY STUDENTS

Students accepted to the Panama City campus should click here for enrollment information. Some of the information, paperwork, and processes for Panama City students will be different from what is required of main campus students.


Admissions email: admissions@fsu.edu