2016-2017 Catalog

Registration

Registration information and procedures for college credit degree and certificate-seeking students are published online in the Web Registration Guide, posted on college bulletin boards and at CF.edu/advising. Priority registration dates (based on the number of earned credit hours) are posted on the MyCF Web portal as well as in the college calendar on page 6 of this catalog. In the case of courses beginning outside the regular academic semesters, posters, fliers and media announcements may be used to notify potential students. Each student, by registering, pledges acceptance of the rules and regulations of the college.

In accordance with Florida law and college policy, veteran or dependent students who are receiving GI Bill benefits are provided with the opportunity to register at the highest priority date each semester. At the College of Central Florida, this allows veteran or dependent students who are receiving GI Bill benefits the opportunity to register with the first window of students, which is normally reserved for students who have earned 40 or more credits. This will enable those who are utilizing GI Bill educational benefits to have greater access to available courses, thereby decreasing the number of excess hours taken by these students and reducing the time to graduation.

Orientation. Online orientation is required for all degree seeking and certificate students. Once orientation is completed, students will meet with their assigned advisor for registration.

Registering. Students may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours in fall and spring semesters, and 18 credit hours in summer (nine hours in Summer A and nine in Summer B). Students may request permission to exceed the maximum 18 credit hour registration limit through the petitions. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above is required to petition.

Nondegree-seeking and transient students must register in person and only during general registration. (See the college calendar for dates.)

Once a student is registered, he/she may request a student identification card and a parking decal (at no cost) at the campus Public Safety office.

Payment. Fees may be paid online by credit card via the MyCF Web Portal, in person at the Cashiers Office at the Ocala and Citrus campuses and the Levy Center administrative offices or by check via regular mail (as long as the payment is received prior to the fee due date).

Students receiving financial aid should go to the Financial Aid Office or veteran’s assistance should go to the Veterans Office first for processing of necessary paperwork. Students will be held in their registered classes provided fees are paid by the due date or they have been awarded financial aid.

Third party authorization — If all or part of a student's registration fees are being paid by an external agency (employer, Florida Prepaid Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, CareerSource, a government agency, etc.), the student must present a current form of authorization (letter, card, voucher, etc.) at the Cashiers Office by the fee payment deadline. This authorization must be for the current semester and indicate a specific dollar amount for fees and/or books. The student is responsible for any remaining balance. If the current authorization is not presented, the student's account will not be credited properly and the student may be removed from all courses and/or responsible to pay the fees.

Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan — Students who participate in the Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan must present a valid Florida Prepaid Identification card and a photo ID to a at the Cashiers Office each semester they register for classes as well as whenever they make a schedule change during the add/drop period of each semester. The card must apply to the appropriate academic year and be signed by the student. Students participating in this tuition plan are responsible for any amounts not covered by their plan , and any remaining balance must be paid by the fee due date on the student’s schedule. Keep a copy of the cashier’s receipt for verification should any questions arise.

Excess Hours Advisory Statement

s. 1009.286, F. S., establishes an "excess hour" surcharge for a student seeking a baccalaureate degree at a state university. It is critical that students, including those entering Florida colleges, are aware of the potential for additional course fees. Excess hours are defined as hours that go beyond 115 percent of the hours required for a baccalaureate degree program. For example, if the length of the program is 120 credit hours, the student may be subject to an excess hour surcharge for any credits attempted beyond 138 credit hours (115 x 120 percent).

All students whose educational plan may include a bachelor’s degree should make every effort to enroll in and successfully complete those courses that are required for their intended major on their first attempt. Florida college students intending to transfer to a state university should identify a major or "transfer program" early and be advised of admission requirements for that program, including the approved common prerequisites. Course withdrawals and/or repeats, as well as enrollment in courses nonessential to the intended major, may contribute to a potential excess hours surcharge.

Add/Drop and Withdrawal Periods

Courses may be added or dropped only during periods indicated in the college calendar. A student may withdraw from a class after the initial drop period, with no refund of fees. These withdrawals are permitted up to the last date to withdraw with a W. Withdrawals of this nature will result in a letter grade of W being placed on the student’s permanent record and will count as one attempt of this course. Students enrolled in courses that are not part of the college calendar, as published in the online catalog, should determine drop/withdrawal deadlines through the college’s Office of Admissions and Records, located in the Enrollment Services Center.