Registrar's Office

Registrar’s Office

 

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar

Our office handles many of your academic needs as a current student and alumnus of Florida Southern.

Whether you need to register for classes, browse the academic calendar, transfer course credits, order transcripts, or prepare for graduation, the staff is here to help you. Currently enrolled students register via the portal or attend registration (see below).

Fall 2016-2017

 
August 20-22 Orientation and Registration: New and Transfer Students
August 23 Classes Begin 8:00 a.m.
August 29 Final Day to register, add a course, change a course to Pass/Fail or Audit before 5:00 p.m. - THERE ARE NO TUITION OR FEE REFUNDS FOR COURSES DROPPED AFTER 5:00 p.m. on AUGUST 29, 2016.
September 20 Final Day to withdraw from an "A" course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 p.m.
October 10 "A" Courses End
October 12 Group Advising for the Spring Semester at 10:50 a.m. and First Day of "B" Courses
October 14 Midterm Grades Due
October 17-21 Fall Break
October 24 Classes Resume after Fall Break
October 25

Final Day to Add/Drop a "B" Course before 5:00 p.m.

November 4 Final Day to Withdraw from a Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 p.m. and Final Day to Withdraw from College before 5:00 p.m.
November 7 Students with 93 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 p.m.
November 10 Students with 60 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 p.m.
November 14 Students with 30 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 8:00 p.m.
November 16 Final Day to Withdraw from a "B" Course without Academic Penalty before 5:00 p.m.
November 17 Students with 1 or more earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 7:00 a.m. and Students with 0 earned hours may begin Portal Registration at 12:00 noon
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Recess
December 9 Final Day of Class
December 12-14 Final Exams
December 17 Commencement
  Spring Calendar information will be posted following Commencement

See Academic Calendar  

For evening program, graduate, and teacher workshop schedules and forms,
please refer to the Adult & Graduate Education Schedules.

Office of the Registrar

Our office handles registration for classes, academic calendar, transfer course credits, transcripts, and preparing for graduation as a current student or alumnus of Florida Southern.

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone: 863.680.4127
Fax: 863.680.4565
E-mail: registrar@flsouthern.edu

Find Us

We are located in the Thad Buckner Building. Campus map code "BB".

   

Course schedules now located on the FSC Portal ‚Äč

Forms

These forms are available in the Registrar's Office, or may be printed, completed, and returned to the Office.

Change Your Major

Some students enter Florida Southern with a clear academic direction. However, some students decide to change their major during their academic career.

To change your major and/or advisor, please download and complete an Advisor/Major Change form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

If you are changing your major to one of the following you will need to obtain approval from the faculty/dean listed:
BFA in Graphic Design - Professor S. Romero
BFA in Studio Art - Professor S. Romero
Dance - Professor E. LaSala 
Marine Biology - Dr. B. Franks
Music - Professor P. Parsche
Music Education - Professor P. Parsche
Music Management - Professor P. Parsche
Music Performance - Professor P. Parsche
Musical Theatre - Dr. C. Roll
Nursing - Dr. Linda Comer

Advising is an integral part of academic life at FSC. Upon arriving at FSC, each student is assigned to an advisor, who serves as a mentor to help the student develop a plan for success.

See a list of Majors & Career Tracks  

Transfer Credits to FSC

If you are taking credits outside of Florida Southern, all transcripts are due upon completion of the course work. The official transcripts must be mailed to the Office of the Registrar.

In order to be considered official, all transcripts must be sent directly from the other institution to FSC’s Office of Admissions (new students) or the Office of the Registrar (continuing students).

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

Transcripts must be received by the Registrar’s Office at least two weeks prior to graduation.

Graduation

Graduation

You are encouraged to schedule a graduation check when you’ve earned 75 credit hours. Just call 863.680.4127 or come by the our office to schedule your appointment.

Florida Southern holds two graduation ceremonies each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. (Summer and fall graduates participate in the fall Commencement.) To graduate, you must complete an Application for Graduation. Applications for Graduation can be accessed directly through your portal, go to the Student tab, and Advising Info.

Commencement instructions are distributed approximately two months prior to graduation. There is a graduation fee of $60.00. This covers academic costs associated with commencement including preparation of diplomas. This fee does not cover the purchase of caps and gowns. These are purchased directly from the bookstore.

Graduation Application

Log onto the FSC Portal to fill out the Graduation Application online.

Apply for Graduation


Graduation fees are paid on the FSC Portal as well.

See the Read the Commencement Handbook for more graduation details

Are you ready to graduate?

You must complete an Application for Graduation and submit it to the registrar’s office the semester prior to your final semester.

GRADUATING IN FALL

Your application must be received by April 15.

GRADUATING IN SPRING

Your application must be received by December 15.

GRADUATING IN SUMMER

Your application must be received by March 15.

To confirm receipt, please call 863.680.4127.

Transcripts

We offer online transcript ordering. Click below to access the site, taking you to our partner National Student Clearinghouse. Or you may submit a Transcript Request Form to the Office of the Registrar. Florida Southern charges a $7.50 fee per transcript.

Order Transcript Online

Office of the Registrar
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

Be sure to include:

  • Your full legal name (first, middle, last)
  • Your maiden name, if applicable
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your contact info (address, phone number, and email)
  • The last year you attended FSC (non-graduate); OR year of graduation from FSC
  • The address where you would like the transcript mailed
  • Your payment (Send check or money order). If you wish to pay by credit card, please call 863.680.4127.

There are six different delivery methods to choose when ordering online. If you select to have the transcript sent electronically, ensure the recipient will be able to accept it.

Please note: Florida Department of Education is not accepting electronic transcripts through National Student Clearinghouse, when ordering for FLDOE select by mail.

Meet Our Staff

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Sally Thissen
Registrar
863.680.4127
sthissen@flsouthern.edu

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Kara Johnson Receptionist
863-680-3918
kjohnson@flsouthern.edu

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Adrienne Sapp
Assistant to the Registrar
863.680.3915
asapp@flsouthern.edu

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Sterling Strader
Assistant to the Registrar
863.680.3917
sstrader@flsouthern.edu

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Lindsay Thibodaux
Registration and Advising Associate
863.680.5031
lthibodaux@flsouthern.edu

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Erin Musick Administrative Assistant
863.680.3913
emusick@flsouthern.edu

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Linda Horn
Transcript Clerk
863.680.3916
lhorn@flsouthern.edu

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Sandy Herring
Registration and Advising Associate
863.680.6277
sherring@flsouthern.edu