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Registration After the Add-Drop Period

Add-drop/Late Registration

The late registration/Add-Drop period is the first week of semesterStudents may add and drop courses through the first week of classesTo accommodate this, the academic deanís office, major departments and student services offices will be open until 6 pm during the first week of classes.

Students registering for the first time this week must pay a late registration fee. Fees (tuition, program change, late registration, etc.) must be paid at the time of registrationOnly students formally registered may attend classes this week. Instructors must check their rosters right before class. Instructors should not admit students into classes whose names do not appear on their student rosters Students who do not appear on the instructorís roster must be instructed to leave that particular class.

As of the last day of add-drop, all registration is officially closed. All students planning to pursue coursework are expected to have added their courses and fully paid their tuition by the last day of the add-drop period. Only students formally registered may attend classes. Instructors must check their rosters before each class. Instructors will not admit students into class whose names do not appear on their class rosters. Students who do not appear on an instructorís roster will be instructed to leave that particular class.


The following guideline is only for extenuating circumstances. Deans may approve requests to register after the official late registration (add/drop) period only in rare cases.


After the add-drop period is over and under extenuating circumstances, a student may have a course added to their schedule within the second or third week of the semester by following these steps: an instructor must write a memo approving the late registration and include a valid reason for the schedule change*.  The department chair and school dean must also approve the change. The paperwork should be brought to the Registrar's Office in Feldman Center Room c158.  If applicable, special approval(s) must also be included.  Once the registration is processed, all fees (tuition, program change, late registration, etc.) must be paid immediately.

*Acceptable reasons for a course change outside of the add-drop period are traditionally administrative in nature. Acceptable reasons do not include a studentís inability to pay tuition on FITís due date.

For specific add/drop/withdrawal dates by semester, see  the Academic Calendar. 

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