Skip to main content

This is your Donation message.

Graduate Enrollment Information

Please verify the accuracy of the following information found on the Application 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: Email is our official way of communicating with you. Our office and others on campus will email you important information. Please see that we always have your most up-to-date email address. To ensure receipt of our emails, include in your address book.

Residency Status: We determine your residency status by the residency declaration you submitted. If you have not submitted a residency form and believe you qualify for Florida residency for tuition purposes, you must complete the residency form online.

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

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.

Condition(s) of Admission

We have outlined your conditions of admission on the Application Status Check. If you do not meet the stated conditions, you should immediately contact the Office of Admissions. If you do not meet the conditions defined in the Application Status Check, your admission could be rescinded.

Activate Your FSUID

Your FSUID is a unique login ID that provides you with an official email account; access to the University network, Canvas, myFSU Portal, and course registration; and online access to fees and fee payments. To activate your permanent FSUID, visit the FSUID Activation page. For more details, view our FSUID How-To Guide.

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). To receive consideration for all types of aid, submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2017. Visit the Office of Financial Aid website to learn more.

  • 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. You can find information on graduate tuition rates and how to pay your fees on the Student Business Services website.

  • NOTE: Students receiving tuition waivers should know 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 on the Tuition and Fees page of their website. The budgets are only an estimate and do not reflect individual lifestyle choices.


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

  • NOTES:
    • 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 or call (850) 644-6200.

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.

Required Health Information

Healthcare Compliance Information: Your health history and immunization records must be up-to-date with the Health Compliance Office before you can register for classes. You can find the required forms on the University Health Services website.

Health Insurance: Florida State requires that full-time students 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 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. Learn more about the mandatory health insurance requirement and the costs associated with the University-sponsored plan at the Health Compliance website.

Health Insurance Subsidy: We provide qualified graduate students 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 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.


You must meet with your departmental/program advisor prior to registering for classes. For 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.


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.


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.

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.

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 website.

Student Disability Resource Center

The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) 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 the Center. You can request information by emailing or by calling 850.644.9566 (voice) or 850.644.8504 (TDD). You can also register for services at the Student Disability Resource Center's website.

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 you detailed information on how to complete the CFR. After 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.). Additionally, 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.

You can find additional information at the Center for Global Engagement's website. You may also contact the International Students Services Coordinator at 850.645.1424, or email

(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

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, on-campus parking, and obtaining a parking permit, please visit the Transportation & Parking Services website.

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:
Admissions phone: 850.644.6200
Admissions website:
Take a virtual tour: