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Academic Deadlines


Fall 2018

Students are responsible for dropping any courses that are not needed by drop/add deadline. Courses left on your schedule after the drop/add deadline are fee liable.

Drop/Add Deadline with fee reimbursement:

  • August 30, 2018 (FSU Students)
  • August 31, 2018 (FAMU Students)

Course Drop/Withdrawal Deadline (any course not just one in engineering):

  • October 12, 2018 (seventh week course drop/withdrawal deadline)
  • November 9, 2018 (late course drop/withdrawal deadline)

Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy (Effective Fall 2017 Semester)

The Course Drop/Withdrawal policy at the College of Engineering is different from the policy used at either university. Undergraduate engineering students may “drop” (or withdraw) from any course in the current semester for any reason up-to and including the 7th week of classes. There may be financial aid, excess credit hours and other implications for dropping a course, so you should always contact with your academic advisor first. Engineering "Late Drop" period goes into effect after the 7th week and up-to the late drop deadline of each semester. Depending on your academic classification, there are restrictions on the number of times you will be permitted to “late drop” a course during this period.

They are as follows: all pre-engineering students and students classified as Lower Division by FSU are limited to a total of two (2) “late drops” only. Students who reach their “two late drops” limit will NOT be permitted another late drop until they enter their intended engineering major and for FSU students leave Lower Division. Students who are coded in a degree granting engineering major and are not classified as Lower Division for FSU students are permitted a grand total of three (3) “late drops” only.

No drops will be permitted after the “late drop” period except in documented cases of administrative error, death in the immediate family, personal illness, or military service obligation. The drop/withdrawal deadlines are posted on the College of Engineering webpage each semester and provided in an email sent to all students with engineering accounts. Students will be responsible for the grades they receive in all courses enrolled in the semester after the course drop/withdrawal deadline.

Review of retroactive course drop/withdrawal deadline: September 21, 2018

Did you do poorly in a course due to extenuating circumstances beyond your control? If so, you might consider applying for a retroactive course withdrawal. Please go to, or contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Student Services and Undergraduate Affairs, B-111, for more information. This will be your last opportunity to request a review of courses taken during the Fall 2017 Semester.

Final Exam Week: December 10 - December 14, 2018

Exam Schedule can be found on the engineering website,

Graduation Application Period: September 3-14, 2018

FAMU Students

This is the period to complete the Intent to Graduate Form (available in the Office of the Associate Dean for Student Services and Undergraduate Affairs, Room B111) and submit it to your advisor for review. After this step, you will need to complete an online application through iRattler by November 9, 2018. Visit for instructions on how to apply for graduation.

FSU Students

This is the period to apply for graduation online. Visit for instructions on how to apply for graduation.

Additional Information

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the prerequisites for any engineering course in which he or she is enrolled. Failure to satisfy course prerequisites may result in cancellation of your course enrollment at any time during the semester with no refund of tuition or fees. To avoid any fee liability, it is the student's responsibility to drop the course on or before the Drop/Add Deadlines listed above.