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Frequently Asked Questions

Before you Register for Classes
  1. Check your Enrollment Appointment
    • This is located on your my.fiu.edu account under self-service on the right side of the screen.
  2. Get Advised
    • If you need assistance in selecting your classes, you may set up an appointment to meet with your faculty advisor, the Academic Support program or the Associate Dean of Students.
  3. Clear holds
    • Holds or Outstanding balances to the university may delay your enrollment.
  4. Register early
  5. Know your financial status
      • Financial Aid recipients should ensure all your documents are submitted in a timely manner to avoid any delays in the disbursement of your aid.
      • For students without financial aid, make sure you pay your balance in full by the College of Law’s payment deadline listed on the Academic Calendar, or sign up for the payment plan and follow the University Student Financial’s deadlines to avoid late fees or cancellation of classes.
      • Questions should be addressed to the Financial Aid Office in RDB 1050 or call (305) 348-8006.

 

Adding/Dropping Classes Tutorial
  1. Students log into the MyFIU portal in order to register for courses.
  2. Go to the “Campus Solutions Self Service” area.
  3. Go to “Enrollment” and then “Enrollment: Add Classes.”
  4. Select Term and click Continue.
  5. Students are able to search for classes using the course number, course prefix, department, or class number. Select courses to add to the “Shopping Cart.” Adding courses to the Shopping Cart does not enroll you into the course(s).
  6. After all desired courses are added to the Shopping Cart, you must “Proceed to Step 2 of 3” on the Add page and then click on “Finish Enrolling.”

Use the tabs at the top of the Enrollment page to drop courses, swap courses, or view class schedules.  

 

Common Errors

Holds
Prior to registering for classes, students should review the holds on their account and follow the instructions detailed on the hold in order to have it removed. There are several holds that can prevent registration. These holds include, but are not limited to, academic advising, Past Due Account, Parking and Traffic, and Immunization.

Co-requisites/Prerequisites
A prerequisite is a course that must be completed successfully prior to enrolling in a subsequent or higher-level course.  Co-requisites are courses that must be taken during the same semester.

When you have not met the prerequisite(s) for a course, or when you attempt to enroll in a course without first enrolling in the co-requisites, you will encounter an error that will prevent your enrollment.

Department/Instructor Consent
Certain courses, including clinics, externships, competitions, and Board of Advocates require the permission of the professor or department before you will be enrolled by the Registrar.

Closed Course
If a course is closed, the capacity has been reached. Each classroom has a maximum occupancy, as determined by the Fire Marshall, and an override will not be honored if the maximum occupancy has been reached. Some classes also have a limited enrollment such as seminars, LSV III and Trial Advocacy. Contact the Registrar if you wish to be placed on a wait list for any course.

Class Number
A Reference Number or Class Number is a 5 digit number that identifies each course. It is unique to each single section of the course offering and changes every semester. Students can enroll using the class number alone or can search using the course subject (LAW) and the course catalog number.

Registration Limits
Students are not allowed to exceed the semester credit hour limit unless approved to do so. Students in either division (day and part-time) are allowed a one-time course overload which cannot exceed 18 credits. Students in the day division may also a request a one-time course underload. Full time law students can enroll for up to a maximum of 16 credits in fall and spring while part-time students enroll for up to 11 credits in fall and spring. Summer is limited to a maximum of 6 credits.

Class Schedules
Current students can view the upcoming semester course schedule online when it becomes available by logging into their MyFIU portal, visiting the website at https://law.fiu.edu/academics/registrar/ or you can view a semester course schedule at https://my.fiu.edu/, and select “Class Schedule” under the Panther Links box without having to log into MyFIU.

Enrollment Dates: these dates will be displayed under the Enrollment Date tab on the right side of the Student Center. One will refer to your specific priority time frame, the other to Open Enrollment Dates.

Enrollment Appointments: click on the dates to review your enrollment appointment.

Open Registration
Open registration is held immediately following the enrollment appointment period and continues during the first week of classes. Visiting students may register during this time frame.

Add/Drop Period
During the initial Add/Drop/Swap period (review the Academic Calendar https://law.fiu.edu/academics/registrar/academic-calendar/ for these dates), students may freely add, drop or swap courses without incurring either financial liability or having them appear on the permanent academic record. If a student decides to drop a course and has already paid for it, the Student Financial’s Office will be responsible for generating a refund or for using the credit to pay other balances owed. The dropped course will not show on the student’s transcript provided that the course was dropped within the Add/Drop period.

After the official Add/Drop period ends, any course you wish to withdraw from will remain on the transcript and you will be financially liable for it. If you wish to withdraw from a course due to exceptional circumstances after Add/Drop you must complete a Student Petition form with a full explanation. This will be considered by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Should it be approved, a WI fee liable grade will be processed and placed on your transcript. This grade carries no grade point average, but it will remain on your permanent record.

 

Updating Biographical Information

Change of Name
Change of Name forms are available at https://law.fiu.edu/academics/registrar/records-registration-forms/  or you may complete the form in the e-Form which can be found on the student center page in PantherSoft. You must provide or upload supporting documentation with the form.

Change of Address
Students should update their addresses, except for permanent or Sevis addresses, online in the MyFIU portal. To request a permanent address change fill out the e-Form in MyFIU. If you wish to complete a paper form for your permanent address you may find this at  https://law.fiu.edu/academics/registrar/records-registration-forms/ . When completed return it to the Registrar in RDB 2015.

 

Enrollment Verification

Enrollment Verifications will not be processed until after the Add/Drop period. The University sends enrollment data multiple times during a semester to the National Student Clearinghouse. This data is accessed directly by most lenders. If you need an immediate loan deferral letter or require proof of enrollment for other purposes, send your request to the Registrar’s Office via email to yffd@fiu.edu or ruedaa@fiu.edu and allow twenty-four hours for processing.

NOTE: You will need to check your student account for any Financial Holds. We are unable to process an enrollment verification if any financial holds are present on your account.

 

How to Request an Unofficial Transcript

Current Students:

  1. Log into the MYFIU student portal
  2. Refer to the “Academics” section
  3. Select “Transcript: Request Official” on the drop-down menu and follow the instructions.

FIU has contracted with Credentials Inc. to provide transcript order, printing, and delivery service.

 

How to Request an Official Transcript

Current Students:

  1. Log into the MYFIU student portal
  2. Refer to the “Academics” section
  3. Select “Transcript: Request Official” on the drop-down menu and follow the instructions.

Alumni and Former Students:

Order an Official at https://www.credentials-inc.com/CGI-BIN/dvcgitp.pgm?ALUMTRO009635  (no Panther ID number or password required).

If you are uncomfortable placing an order over the Internet, you can call Credentials Inc. at 847-716-3005 to place your transcript request. There is an additional operator surcharge for placing an order over the telephone.

 

Student Electronic Forms

You may now complete the following forms online in PantherSoft. Some of these will only be applicable to a particular program. You may access the e-forms on the right hand side of the student center page. Click the appropriate link and you see instructions on how to complete and submit the form with any attachments if necessary. To view the form(s) when you login to your my.fiu.edu account, you must have the Java plugin installed.

Hard copies of the forms are also available at https://law.fiu.edu/academics/registrar/records-registration-forms/ should you prefer to submit these in person to the Registrar’s Office, RDB 2015.

 

Assessment of Instructors

Students may review faculty evaluations from 2013-2014 to the present at https://opir.fiu.edu/faculty-evaluations.htm. Prior years are available at https://law.fiu.edu/students/student-assesment-instructors/ .