Step 12: Register for Courses

Registration Windows

If you are a new undergraduate student, you will register for courses at the end of your New Student Orientation.

If you are a graduate student, you will be able to register for courses when the New Graduate Student Enrollment Appointment window is open. The University Registrar publishes these dates for each upcoming term in Enrollment Appointment Calendars.

Registration Holds

FSU uses ‘service indicators’ or ‘holds’ in your myFSU account to ensure that you complete certain tasks. Some holds will prevent you from registering for courses. You should make sure to complete the required tasks and have the holds removed before you attend your New Student Orientation or your Enrollment Appointment window opens.

Here are some common registration holds you will need to take care of as a new international student:

Center for Global Engagement Holds (Steps 6, 9 and 12)

INT: Online Orientation Session/s

INT: CGE Int’l Student Check-in

INT: Other Orientation Session

University Health Compliance Holds (Step 7)

RSH: Student Health Insurance

RHH: Immunization Clearance

Student Business Services Holds (click here for details)

CFR: Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

How to Register for Courses

The myFSU Student Central website contains many how-to guides, including those on how to search for and enroll in courses. You should work with your academic advisor or advising professor to select which courses you will take each term.

As an F-1 international student, you are responsible for ensuring that you maintain your F-1 status by enrolling in a full course load of study.

Late Registration

If you have not registered for any courses by the deadline posted in the Enrollment Appointment Calendar, you will be charged a $100 late registration fee. 

Drop/Add Registration

During the first four days of the semester, you will be able to drop and add courses to your schedule in your myFSU account. You will be charged tuition and fees for the courses in your schedule at the end of the Drop/Add period. If you request to drop a course after the Drop/Add period, you will still be responsible for paying tuition and fees for the dropped course.

Mandatory First Class Attendance Policy

If you do not attend the first class meeting of a course for which you are registered, you may be dropped from the course. This policy does not apply to any class added after the first official meeting of the course. It remains your responsibility to verify course drops and check that fees are adjusted.