Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar

Registration Details

Co/Prerequisite Courses

  • To ensure proper completion of prerequisite courses, any Melbourne campus undergraduate student who fails or receives an incomplete for a course that is a listed prerequisite for a course in which they register the following term, will have that course automatically dropped as soon as the incomplete or failing grade is posted to the student’s record.
  • The student should work with their advisor to update their program plan or request to retake the failed prerequisite.

Check the online Course Catalog for course descriptions and co⁄prerequisite requirements.

Co⁄prerequisites are checked by the BANNER student system. If you have successfully completed a course that is a listed corequisite of a course for which you are planning to register, you may request a waiver of the corerequisite by contacting the Registrar's Office by email to coreq@fit.edu.

To waive a co/prerequisite students must:

  1. Complete the Co/prerequisite Waiver Request form also available from your advisor or the Registration Center.
  2. Present the completed form to your faculty advisor for review. Your advisor will agree or disagree with your written justification and sign the form.
  3. Take the signed form to the academic unit offering the course to request approval of the waiver. If the waiver is approved, the academic unit head or designee of the academic unit offering the course will sign the waiver form.
  4. Bring the form to the Registration Center to officially enroll in the class.

Closed Classes

Certain classes may be closed at the time you register. If you want to enter a closed class, you must complete a Closed Class form, also available from the Registration Center or your academic unit. Take the form to the academic unit offering the course. If the academic unit approves, the academic unit head or designee will sign the form. Bring the signed form to the Registration Center within 24 hours or by 5 p.m. the next day to officially enroll in the course. Approved closed class forms are not valid after 5 p.m. the day after approval was obtained.

Class Schedule Changes

A Change in Registration Status form also available at the Registration Center is used for class adds and drops and for university withdrawal. A schedule change becomes official when a university Change in Registration Status form bearing the required signatures is processed by the Registration Center. Schedule changes may be made online through the first week of classes.

Adding and Dropping Classes

Beginning with Fall Semester 2019, classes may be added or dropped online or in the Registration Center through noon on Wednesday of the second week of instruction. Classes become official when validated and entered into the BANNER student system.

Registration for any course that is not listed on a Registration form or Change in Registration Status form that your faculty advisor signed is a violation of academic policy and could result in your registration being canceled at any time, either before or after the start of classes.

Required Signatures for Adding Classes

Advisor signature is required for undergraduate students when adding a course not previously approved in writing. Beginning noon on Wednesday of the second week of classes, the Change in Registration Status form must be signed by the respective faculty advisor, the academic unit head or program chair offering the course and the course instructor.

Dropping Classes

Failure to attend classes and/or verbal notification to faculty does not constitute an official class drop. Students who do not attend class and do not file the required paperwork according to university policy will receive a failing grade of F. Requests for retroactive removal of F grades for nonattendance are not granted.

Beginning with Fall Semester 2019, classes may be dropped online through noon on Wednesday of the second week of classes. After that date, class drops must be signed by the faculty advisor and processed at the Registration Center.

University Withdrawal

Students may officially withdraw from the university by completing Change in Registration Status form and an exit interview questionnaire in the Registrar's Office. Students receiving financial aid must check with the Office of Financial Aid to learn if and how the withdrawal will affect their financial aid status.