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Graduate Enrollment Information


Please verify the accuracy of the following information:

Name: Is your name spelled correctly? All of your academic records are established from the admission application, so please report any inaccuracies. Please complete the Change Form if you wish to make a change to your name.

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 database. Please let us know if your address changes. You can submit an address change on your Application Status Check under the Verify Address section.

Email Address: Email is our official way of communicating with you. Our office and others on campus will regularly email you important information. 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. Please complete the Change Form if you wish to make a change to your email address.

Residency Status: Important information about residency is available on the Office of Admissions' Residency page. If you are currently a Florida resident, you must complete the Residency Declaration form located under the Checklist section on your Application Status Check before enrolling at the university. You should do so even if you were previously classified in-state by FSU or any other Florida institution.

NOTE:

  • International students are not eligible to apply for Florida residency.
  • Given limited and specific conditions, state law does allow students to petition for a change in residency status after residing in the state for 12 months. Moreover, Florida law sets a high standard for reclassification, and the process requires numerous date-specific documents. It is to your benefit to carefully review the information regarding reclassification.

For questions regarding residency classification or reclassification, please email residency@fsu.edu or call 850.644.6200.

Term of Entrance: Your acceptance is only valid for the term specified. If you wish to be reconsidered for a different term, please complete a new online application.

Degree Level and Major: Your acceptance is only valid for the degree level and major specified. If you believe this information is incorrect, contact your academic program.

Conditions of Admission

We outlined the conditions of admission in your acceptance letter, which is visible on the Application Status Check. If you do not meet the conditions listed there, your admission may be rescinded. Please contact the Office of Admissions immediately if you think you may not meet the conditions of admission.

Claim Your FSUID

You will receive an email from FSU Information Technology Services (ITS) containing your FSUID. Your FSUID is your unique user name for access to campus systems and resources, including myFSU portal, Canvas, OMNI, campus Wi-Fi, and more. The email will also contain a unique, nine-digit EMPLID required to activate your FSUID account.

To activate your FSUID account, go to the myFSU portal (my.fsu.edu) and click Manage FSUID/Password, then follow the on-screen steps to complete the activation process. For more details, view our FSUID How-To Guide.

Financial Information

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

Financial Aid (financialaid.fsu.edu)

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). To receive consideration for all types of aid, submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA as soon as possible. Please note that international students are not eligible to apply for financial aid.

Tuition Cost

You can find the most up-to-date information on the basic cost of attendance at Admissions Graduate Finances. The cost of attendance, and our net-price calculator, are available through the Office of Financial Aid website. Additionally, FSU created an FAQ to help answer many of the questions that can arise regarding how and when to pay tuition, the disbursement of financial aid, and so on. You can access the FAQ by logging on to Student Business Services. You can also find information on Tuition & Fees as well as Payments on the Office of Student Business Services' website.

Housing

Many on- and off-campus housing options are available for the approximately 8,000 graduate students attending Florida State. To learn more, please visit the Graduate Student Housing website. Information about utilities is available at the City of Tallahassee's website.

Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate School conducts a New Graduate Student Orientation 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 separate departmental orientation. Check with your departmental representative for more information.

(Online) Distance Learning Students

If you are an FSU distance learning student, you 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 Distance at FSU to complete your orientation and to view other important information.

Panama City Students

Students accepted to the Panama City campus should visit the Panama City Admissions website for enrollment information. Some of the information, paperwork, and processes for Panama City students differ from those for Tallahassee campus students.

You may also contact the FSU Panama City office at 850.770.2160, or email admissions@pc.fsu.edu.

Required Health Information (uhs.fsu.edu)

Healthcare Compliance Information: As a new student, Florida law requires you to provide health history and immunization information to the Health Compliance Office before you can register for classes. You can find the required form at University Health Services.

Health Insurance: Florida State requires that all full-time students have health insurance. You must either enroll in the University-sponsored plan or provide proof of comparable health insurance coverage by submitting your insurance information online at University Health Services. You cannot register for classes until you meet this annual requirement.

  • 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, please visit Health Compliance.

Health Insurance Subsidy: We provide qualified graduate students with 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, review the Subsidy Benefit Information page.

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 via email at healthcompliance@fsu.edu or phone at 850.644.3608 for further assistance.

Graduate Student Handbook

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

  • NOTE: Your academic program may also have a department-specific handbook that you should request from your departmental representative.

Registration

You must meet with your departmental/program advisor prior to registering for classes. For course registration information, please visit the University Registrar's website. Course information is obtained and registration is performed 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.

FSU has a mandatory first-class-meeting attendance policy. For information about this policy, consult the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate Bulletin.

FSUCard

The FSUCard is your official FSU ID and provides access to libraries, residence halls, bus services on campus and on-campus laundry. Visit FSUCard Services for more information on how to obtain your card and services associated with the FSUCard.

Transportation & Parking Services

The University provides a variety of transportation services and parking facilities to meet your needs. For information about the various bus routes, on-campus parking, and to obtain a parking permit, please visit Transportation & Parking Services.

Childcare Services

The FSU Childcare & Early Learning Program, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is an on-campus child care center that operates 44 weeks of the year on the University's academic calendar. The program cares for young children of student parents, faculty and staff so they may pursue their studies, research and career goals knowing their children are in a safe environment that promotes life-long learning. Visit childcare.fsu.edu to find out more information.

Student Veterans Center

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, will find detailed information at the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Office of Accessibility Services (OAS)

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) coordinates academic support services for qualified students with disabilities. To be eligible for services, you must have a diagnosed disability, provide appropriate documentation, request services, and register with OAS. You can request information by emailing oas@fsu.edu or by calling 850.644.9566 (voice) or 850.270.5370 (VRS). You can also register for services at the Office of Accessibility Services.

International Students

If you are an international student requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa you will be contacted by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE). They will assist you with the I-20 Application/DS-2019 process; detailed instructions will be sent to you via email upon your formal admission to Florida State University. Once you have obtained your I-20 or DS-2019, you will receive additional guidance on having your documents shipped to you. Please note that if you are transferring from another university, college, or U.S. high school you will need to complete the Transfer-In process, which will also be explained via email.

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.

You are encouraged to visit the International Student section of the CGE website to learn more. You may also contact their office at 850.644.1702 or CGE-NewStudents@fsu.edu. Please note that during peak processing times there may be a 1-2 day delay before you receive a response.

University & Academic Calendars

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


Admissions email: graduateadmissions@fsu.edu
Admissions phone: 850.644.6200
Admissions website: https://admissions.fsu.edu
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