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Late Registration

The Late registration (Add-Drop) period is during the first week of a fall/spring semester, and the 1st & 2nd day of a winter/summer session.  Refer to the Academic Calendar for the late registration period for a specific semester/session.  

Students registering for the first time during the late registration period, must pay a late registration fee. Fees (tuition, program change, late registration, etc.) must be paid at the time of registration.  Only students formally registered may attend classes this week.  Instructors should run rosters before each class.  Instructors should not admit students into classes whose names do not appear on their student rosters.  

As of the last day of Add-Drop (Late Registration), 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 will 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 instructors 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. All approvals should be submitted to the Registrar's Office, for processing.  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 student's inability to pay tuition on FIT's due date.