2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Students must comply with student load requirements as explained in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. Dates for early registration, registration, and late registration for fall, spring, and summer semesters are published in the University Academic Calendar. Students are required to register in accordance with this schedule.

Schedules of classes are available on the university’s web site (www.fmuniv.edu). Students are urged to study schedules carefully and, in conjunction with their advisors, plan courses of study on the official registration worksheet form. This form is available in the academic advisors’ offices.

Students currently enrolled will be charged a late registration fee if not registered early. Students have not completed registration until cleared by the University’s Business Office. Registration will be canceled if not completed by the established deadline.

Students will not be permitted to enroll after the end of the late registration period.

Course Cancellation

Course(s) may be canceled by school deans in the event of insufficient enrollment or lack of an instructor.

Add, Drop and Withdrawals

Courses may be added during the designated add period at the beginning of each semester. Students may neither register for nor add courses after this period. Courses may be dropped through the second week of the semester. (See appropriate date on the academic calendar.) Students may not drop a course after this period, but may only withdraw from the course or the University. Dropped courses are not reflected on the student’s transcripts.

Withdrawal from Courses

At the end of the drop period, students may withdraw from one or more courses during the withdrawal period indicated on the academic calendar. “WP” (Withdraw - Passing) or “WF” (Withdraw - Failing) will be given to reflect academic progress at the time of withdrawal.

Withdrawal from the University

Students may withdraw from the University as late as one week before the last week of classes. After this time, official documentation should support an emergency beyond the control of the student. An official withdrawal form must be executed during the term for which the student wishes to withdraw from the University. Students who wish to withdraw from the University should contact the Office of the Registrar for procedural information. The effective date of the withdrawal is the student’s last date of attendance according to faculty records. Failure to adhere to these procedures will result in a grade of “F” in all courses in which the student is registered.

A student who leaves the University without official notification due to extraordinary circumstances beyond the student’s control and receives failing grades may submit a written request for an academic retroactive withdrawal no later than one semester after the receipt of final term grades. Relevant documentation and a letter of explanation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. The withdrawal effective date will be the last day of classes of the term in question, according to the University’s Academic Calendar.

Students may also be administratively withdrawn from the University at any time by the Registrar upon recommendation by the Vice President for Student Affairs, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the President. Such withdrawals may be made for disciplinary reasons, or when students fail to meet financial obligations or academic regulations.

Students whose enrollment at Florida Memorial University is interrupted for more than one semester are required to submit applications for re-admission. The applications must be sent to the Office of Admissions. Students placed on academic suspension must remain in that status for one semester (fall or spring) before being considered for readmission. Students who voluntarily withdraw from the University for one or more academic years are required to apply for re-admission. Degree requirements stated in the University Academic Catalog for the academic year a student is readmitted must be satisfied.

Auditing a Course

Students may register to audit courses with the written approval of the instructor and the dean of the major school. Credit will not be granted for audited courses. Students are not required to prepare written assignments or to take examinations. A per credit hour fee for each course audited is assessed according to the current fee schedule.

Concurrent Enrollment at another University

Students may be allowed, under extenuating circumstances, to enroll in another regionally accredited institution for specified courses. Approval of the school dean and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is necessary. Failure to obtain approval will cause denial of credit. Further, students seeking concurrent enrollment are limited to the conditions of Florida Memorial University student credit load and grade requirement policies.

Transient Permit

Florida Memorial University - Students who enroll at other institutions with the intention of using credits earned toward graduation from Florida Memorial University must receive prior permission from the school dean and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students must complete a Transient Permit Form available from the Office of the Registrar.

Students may take courses only at other regionally accredited institutions. Only grades of “D” or better can be applied to Florida Memorial University transcripts. Courses in core English, mathematics, and reading, as well as major courses must have a grade of “C” or higher.

Other Institutions - Students from other institutions who enroll at Florida Memorial University should present approval from the home institution prior to registering for courses.

Classification of Students

Florida Memorial University classifies students by level and special status according to the number of hours completed.

Classifications by level are as follows:

  Freshman - 0 to 29 semester hours
  Sophomore - 30 to 59 semester hours
  Junior - 60 to 89 semester hours
  Senior - more than 89 semester hours

Students who are not enrolled in degree programs are classified as non-degree seeking students.