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Guidelines for Students Registering for 8-Week Online Courses


Effective Date Mar 28, 2019
POC:
Chief Academic Officer
Effective Date:
November 30, 2018
Approved by:
Monica H. Baloga, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Acaemics and Provost

Undergraduate Student Guidelines

  • There is no limit on the overall number of online courses a campus student may complete while attending Florida Tech.
  • A technology fee of $75 per class fee will be charged at the time of registration.
  • Students are eligible for courses during the summer 1 and summer 2 terms based on advisor approval. No additional approvals are required. Students pay the current online tuition rate for summer courses only.
  • Online courses are included in credit hour limit for summer registration, probationary and conditionally readmitted students.
  • Fall and Spring registration requires approval from the student's advisor and the dean’s designee on the appropriate form.
  • Fall and Spring courses are part of flat rate tuition. The $75 technology fee still applies.
  • International students on a visa are restricted to one online class per semester.
  • Sponsored students are required to provide financial approval specifically for an online course.
  • The following justifications should be approved by the academic unit when considering online course requests for Fall and Spring semesters:
    • The course is required for graduation within the current academic year
    • Courses are not available on campus and determined to be academically appropriate by advisor
    • An internship or co-op requires the student to be off campus
    • Medical needs require the completion of online course(s)
    • ROTC students that need to stay on a 4-year track
    • Additional justifications may be considered only in extreme situations when no other solution can be found by the advisor and/or dean's designee, and the student will be greatly harmed

Graduate Student Guidelines

  • There is no limit on the overall number of online courses a campus student may complete while attending Florida Tech.
  • A technology fee of $75 per class fee will be charged at the time of registration.
  • Students pay the current tuition rate based on program of study/major.
  • Graduate students require individual approval by academic unit and Office of Online Learning.
  • Students in the international business or healthcare management MBA programs are pre-approved for online courses.