Academic Deadlines

Spring 2017

Complete information regarding the Spring 2017 FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Schedule can be found online at If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to

Drop/Add Deadline with fee reimbursement:

Students are responsible for dropping any courses that are not needed by drop/add deadline. Courses left on your schedule after the drop/add deadline are fee liable.

FAMU Students
January 11, 2017 (last day of drop/add — non-engineering courses)
January 12, 2017 (last day of drop/add — engineering courses)
FSU Students
January 12, 2017 (last day of drop/add — engineering and non-engineering courses)

Course Drop/Withdrawal Deadline (any course not just one in engineering):

  • February 24, 2017 (seventh week course drop/withdrawal deadline)
  • April 7, 2017 (late 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 and other implications dropping a course, so you should always contact your academic advisor first. After the end of 7th week deadline of each semester is considered the Engineering "Late Drop" Period. 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. They are as follows: (a) all pre-engineering students and those classified as Basic Division by FSU are limited to a total of two (2) "late drops" during their tenure in the pre-engineering or FSU Basic Division programs. 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 Basic Division. Students who are coded in a degree granting engineering major and are classified as IE (FSU only) are permitted an unlimited number of "late drops" between the 7th week and the late drop deadline.

Review of retroactive course drop/withdrawal deadline: February 3, 2017

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 (Quick Links/Grievance/Appeals Process), or contact the Office of Student Services, B-111, for more information. This will be your last opportunity to request a review of courses taken during the Spring 2016 Semester.

Final Exam Week: April 24-28, 2017

Exam Schedule can be found on the engineering website, > Quick Links (tab) > Final Exam Schedule

Graduation Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

FAMU Students
This is the deadline to complete the Intent to Graduate form which can be found here or pick up a paper form from the Office of Student Services, Room B111. Submit the Intent to Graduate form to your advisor for review. If you are eligible to graduate, your advisor will place the ETA (Eligible to Apply) service indicator in iRattler. After this step, you will need to complete an online application through iRattler by February 10, 2017 (visit the link below for instructions).
Visit FAMU Graduation Application for instructions on how to apply for graduation.
FSU Students
This is the deadline to apply for graduation online.
Visit MyFSU How To Apply to Graduate for instruction on how to apply.

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 Deadlines listed above.