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Academic Calendar & Deadlines

Spring 2021

January 6, 2021

Classes Begin. All classes will be taught remotely through Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. All spring semester face-to-face and hybrid classes scheduled to meet in-person will begin face-to-face instruction Tuesday, January 19, 2021.


January 11, 2021

FSU students. Last day to drop/add classes and have fees adjusted. Students are liable for all fees for courses remaining on their schedules at 11:59 p.m. Drop/Add ends at 11:59 p.m.

Please use the COE Course Drop/Add Request Form if you are trying to add a course that requires instructor/departmental permission (i.e. closed courses, pre-requisites not recognized, etc.). Once the form has been signed by the instructor and/or the Department Chair/Designee, the form can be emailed to studentsupport@eng.famu.fsu.edu or dropped off in COE Suite B111 (Student Services Office) to be processed.

Other academic forms (i.e. Time Conflict Override Form, etc.) can be found on https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/students/forms.

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 Deadline.


January 12, 2021

FAMU students. Last day to drop/add classes and have fees adjusted. Students are liable for all fees for courses remaining on their schedules at 11:59 p.m. Drop/Add ends at 11:59 p.m.

Please use the COE Course Drop/Add Request Form if you are trying to add a course that requires instructor/departmental permission (i.e. closed courses, pre-requisites not recognized, etc.). Once the form has been signed by the instructor and/or the Department Chair/Designee, the form can be emailed to studentsupport@eng.famu.fsu.edu or dropped off in COE Suite B111 (Student Services Office) to be processed.

Other academic forms (i.e. Time Conflict Override Form, etc.) can be found on https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/students/forms.

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 Deadline.


January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No Classes. University Administrative Offices closed.


January 13-29, 2021

Graduation application period.

FAMU students
This is the period to complete the Intent to Graduate Form and email it to your advisor for review. After this step, you will need to complete an online application through iRattler by March 19, 2021.
>> How to process the online application

FSU students
This is the period to apply for graduation online. Visit http://sc.my.fsu.edu/Students/How-To/Apply-to-Graduate for instructions on how to apply for graduation.


January 29, 2021

Review of retroactive course drop/withdrawal deadline.

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 https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/students/academic-appeals-process-and-procedures, or email studentsupport@eng.famu.fsu.edu, for more information. This will be your last opportunity to request a review of courses taken during the Spring 2020 Semester.


January 29, 2021

FSU students. Deadline to apply for Spring 2021 graduation. Visit http://sc.my.fsu.edu/Students/How-To/Apply-to-Graduate for instructions on how to apply for graduation.


February 16, 2021

Virtual STEM Career and Internship Fair. Classes will be held as usual.
>> https://career.fsu.edu/students/events/stem-career-internship-fair


February 19, 2021

Seventh week course drop/withdrawal deadline.

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 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 (see late drop deadline and policy below). Students are not permitted to drop a course if there are pending charges or imposed sanctions for an Academic Honor Policy violation.

Instructions on how to process course drop/withdrawal:

FAMU         FSU


March 19, 2021

Late course drop/withdrawal deadline.

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, or other extenuating circumstance. Students are not permitted to drop a course if there are pending charges or imposed sanctions for an Academic Honor Policy violation.

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.

Instructions on how to process course drop/withdrawal:

FAMU         FSU


March 19, 2021

FAMU students. Deadline to complete the online graduation application through iRattler. For instructions on how to process the online application.


April 19-23, 2021

Final Exam Week
>> Final Exam Schedule can be found on the engineering website.