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BACB Eligibility Requirements are changing:

BACB Eligibility Requirements are changing Jan. 1, 2027. We will be phasing in the new requirements for new MA students starting Spring 2025 and new Graduate Certificate students starting Summer 2025. All VCS courses will become 3 credits. If you cannot test before Jan. 1, 2027, bridging courses will be availible. You can review BACB changes here: March 2022 Newsletter.

Plans Of Study And General Advising

ABA Online students are not assigned advisors. The student services team will direct you to one of the Plans of Study below.  Plans of Study are based on your program and previous coursework at Florida Tech. Please select the Standard Plan of Assistant Behavior Analyst, Behavior Analyst, or Master's unless you have completed previous coursework with Florida Tech. 

Use the Downloadable version of your plan of study and your unofficial transcript or CAPP report in PAWS to determine if you are on track to graduate and when you should petition to graduate.  (Previous 4th edition Florida Tech students will need to use the CAPP report version.)

How to find your unofficial transcript: Unofficial Transcript

How to run a CAPP report: Petition to Graduate

Advising questions can be directed to ABA Online office via email at

Important Dates

Important Dates

For specific semester registration and start dates, as well as other deadlines, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s academic calendar. Choose the semester at the top of the page, and then scroll down to Behavior Analysis Online to see all relevant dates.

Plan of Study

 Plans of study are used by students to determine the courses they will register for each semester.  Students will select the Standard Plan of Study based on their admitted program. Semester 1 will be the first semester the student is admitted for (i.e. Spring, Summer, or Fall.) Students will follow the program plan exactly as indicated due to the compounding nature of the material. It is important to master the content in previous courses prior to advancing to the next course. Not following the Plan of Study can result in delay of graduation, repeating courses, or failure of a course.

Previous Florida Tech students who completed the 4th Edition Task List coursework have the option of completing a modified Plan of Study. Please review the options below and select the Plan of Study which best fits your criteria.

Note: *If you completed BEHP5011 more than five years ago, please use the standard plan for your program.

If you have a specific exception to the plan of study, please email us at

Plan of Study Cont.

Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate

Behavior Analyst Certificate

Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis Practice

If you have a specific exception to the plan of study, please email us at

Course Information

View Course Grid : Course Grid

Course Timeline Semester: Semesters are 15 weeks in duration.

15 weeks: (1 credit courses)

BEH 5076, BEH 5060, BEH 5061, BEH 5062, BEH 5063, BEH 5064, BEH 5065

Weeks 1- 11: (3 credit courses)

BEH 5041, BEH 5042, BEH 5043, BEH 5048, BEH 5049

Weeks 1-10: (1 credit course)

BEH 5040

Weeks 1-8: (1 credit course)

BEH 5021

Weeks 1-5: (1 credit courses)

BEH 5073, BEH 5074

Week 11: (0 credit course)


Weeks 11-15: (1 credit courses)

BEH 5044, BEH 5045, BEH 5046, BEH 5047, BEH 5050, BEH 5051, BEH 5020, BEH 5071, BEH 5072


Please note: The following courses do not have online meetings. All students will register for one section and the course(s) will be asynchronous.

BEH 5020, BEH 5040, BEH 5046, BEH 5060, BEH 5061, BEH 5062, BEH 5063, BEH 5063, BEH 5064, BEH 5065

Helpful Websites

University Catalog Course Descriptions: Look up a short description of each course. The course titles and course IDs are listed on your plan of study.

Behavior Analysis Class Schedule: View your online meeting options before you register. Please keep in mind the online meeting options are in the Eastern time zone.

Restricted Elective: Visit the Restricted Electives webpage for elective course details.

How To Register

Courses will have a  1 hour, weekly online meeting you will be required to attend. When registering for classes, the time listed will be your scheduled online meeting time.  Online meeting times are in EST (Eastern Standard Timezone). 

Schedule for classes can be found here: Behavior Analysis Class Schedule . ABA Online students should only register for courses with sections that start with "W" (i.e. W01, W05, W22, etc..)

  1. Log in to PAWS.
  2. Click on the Student tab.
  3. Click on the Registration tab.
  4. Click on Look up classes to add.
  5. Select Search by term (for example: Fall 2021).
  6. Select the appropriate school: Behavior Analysis
  7. Scroll to the course number, ex., 5041, and click View Selections.
  8. This will pull up the entire list of available online meeting sections.
  9. Select the one you'd like to attend for the duration of the course and add it by clicking the appropriate checkbox on the far left.
  10. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Register. 

Please note: it is important to register for all of the semester courses listed in your plan of study before the add/drop deadline each semester, including the courses that do not begin at the beginning of the semester. All changes to your schedule, including online meeting time changes, must be made before the add/drop deadline each semester.

Payment/Financial Information

The Office of Financial Aid can be reached via email at for any questions regarding FAFSA, loans, or financial aid.

The Office of Student Accounting can be reached via email at to help you with payments.

The Office of Account Management can be reached via email at for any questions regarding the Panther Payment Plan, payment due dates, etc.

Please review the for tuition. 

Note: Courses that are part of VCS certificate and the M.A. Behavior Analysis Practice degree program are at the certificate rate.

Changing your Major

If you applied for the incorrect program or want to change your major, please review the following processing options.

For major/program changes being requested, follow the below instructions:

Changing from:

  • Certificate → Master's
  • Master's→ Certificate
  • 4th/5th Transition Coursework→ Certificate/Master's
  • Certificate/Master's → 4th/5th Transition Coursework (Non-Matriculating Student)

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your application portal
  2. Click the blue link that says “graduate”
  3. Once in the portal click “request to change your major”
  4. Submit the request.
    •  students applying for change into the master’s program must upload a résumé to complete the application.

Changing from:

  • Certificate ⇄ Certificate
  • Certificate → “along the way” to master’s
    • “along the way”…students enrolled in the master’s program but want to get a certificate “along the way”

Follow these steps:

  1. Email the  Student Records department and request a Change Of Major form:
  2. Complete the PDF/hardcopy form
  3. Obtain the required signatures
  4. Return the form to the Student Records department for processing:

Changing from a Master’s to a Master’s or changing Education Centers/Sites:

  • Transition to another Master's degree program
  • Transition to or from on-campus

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to:
  2. Choose the PAWS link under the Registration Heading
  3. Login using your Tracks login credentials.
  4. Choose the Student tab, then Change of Major

Note: Students who have not be enrolled for two or more years must reapply for admission and cannot submit a Change of Major.

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