nycdad, I emailed about registering for summer and fall at orientation, and I received an email that said that the info received via the group sessions about majors/with department reps would be about summer and fall, but that they would only be registering for summer???
Here was the exact wording
"You will only be registering for summer courses. You will register for your fall courses during the summer semester.
Florida State University
Office of New Student & Family Programs
Dean of Students Department
A4320 University Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2443
It was one of those "no-name" emails, with no person or personal email address to ask specific questions. We will be at preview tomorrow, and I will get D to try to clarify.
We have heard from students that there are times where students at the end of summer were able to move stuff into the closet of the room they would have for fall, but I do not know if this is only if your fall dorm was open for summer, or for certain dorms, or for certain years. We will try to get that info also.
cybermom--no problem. I didn't mean to say you were wrong.... I assumed they would be registering for both, but the wording on the info D received seemed rather vague... so I send an email a few weeks back, and was surprised at the response. Why would they come all the way up there to orient and register etc and not just do summer and fall? It sounds like a change, not sure why they wouldn't just do both. Will try tp get more info tomorrow.
Well I can tell you current students are registering right now for both summer and fall at the same time when their registration window opens up based on the number of completed credits ( unless you are in honors of course when you can register on the first day).
thank you all for your responses. it would seem that if they don't let the summer students register for fall courses it puts them at a disadvantage to those students starting in the fall in terms of course selection?
yes it does, but at the same time it was easier for me to pick classes for fall than it was for me for spring..basically because being a freshman in your second term allows you to basically pick anything you want but by spring semester you have to ensure you get all your freshman year requirements in.
OK. Storage: I spoke with a staff member in Housing, and she said that Maintenance makes available basement storage space at the end of summer term at either your summer dorm or your fall dorm. You can pack up 2-3 large boxes to store things like microwave, TV, bedding etc between summer and fall. Then when you are back at fall you retreive your boxes. The space will be either at the dorm you use for summer or the one you wlll use for fall, but there will be designated space available. Other students and staff said there were storage facilities nearby, but they weren't needed unless you were going abroad, or maybe if you accumulated alot of stuff by, say, senior year.
Re: registration. For some reason, summer students this year will only register for summer classes at orientation. Then, they will be able to register for fall when the registration window reopens in July. It sounded like this was one of the consequences of budget cuts. They want to see exactly what classes still have spaces available, what classes need more sections, etc. I specifically stated to the Academic Advising Office staff member that I thought that this put summer students at a disadvantage for fall. I guess in the past, summer students actually had an advantage over fall enrolled students. I mentioned that not all summer students are offered summer instead of fall. Some are very competative and apply straght away for fall. She did remind me that summmer students taking senior AP classes would have their results in time to register for Fall, and Fall students would not, and would be having to make more adjustments. She also said that for freshman, there were so many general requirements that the worst case scenerio was that maybe summer students would end up with a dreaded 8am class for fall. When she reviewed my D's status, and pointed out that with 6 dual enrollment credits, 6 summer C credits, and 3-7 AP hours, she would be a full semester ahead and have no problem getting what she needed and finishing up in 4 years without having to be back again for summer. She said that there would be lots of movement of freshman in and out of classes, and that once fall opened up while they were already there this summer, they would have advisors available, the ability to check daily for openings, etc. She said we would all be "just fine." I suspect she is right.
I am concerned as my son is interested in FIGS; They have limited space and no waiting list.
Sunny - Did Academic Advising give you the impression they were considering or "ranking " incoming summer students "lower" than Fall. My son choose to apply for summer and I believe with his grades/scores would have been admitted for Fall.
Al students should be able to register at orientation. I think it quite unfair summer students should be expected to take the leftover courses. That is what this sounds like to me. I guess I better call tomorrow.
BSM, the woman I spoke with did not say that they considered or ranked incoming freshman summer students "lower" than fall at all. But when she said that summer students would not be registering for Fall until registration reopens in early July, I said I thought that was what they were doing!!! She went on to tell me of some of the advantages, and I still voiced some displeasure. But for my D, I don't think it would make a huge difference, so I just expressed my thoughts to her and didn't press it.
What I don't really understand, it that current students are registering now, and then the window closes in late April until July 8th on the FSU site. So do they open the windows on the days of orientation? Or do all kids, summer and fall, "sign up" for classes but not actually register until July 8? Does the computer know on the orientation dates which students the window is open for?