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).

Coming Up 2014-2015

July 4 NO Classes, Campus is closed
July 15 Summer B & C Ends
August 16–19 Orientation & Registration for New and Transfer Students
August 20 Classes begin 8:00 AM
August 26 - 5:00 PM Final Day to Registrar, Add a course, or Change a course to Pass/Fail
August 26 - 5:00 PM Final Day to register for an Audit
September 17 Final Day to DROP an "A" course
October 7 "A" courses end
October 8 First day of "B" courses
October 13–17 Fall Break
October 20 Classes resume after Fall break
October 21 Final Day to DROP a "B" course
October 29 Advising for Spring Semester

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".

Important Dates

Course Schedules are now located on the FSC Portal.

INTERESTED IN VIEWING OUR COURSE OFFERINGS?

Try our course search  

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 athletic training or nursing, you must have the director of ATP or the Dean of Nursing signature.

If you are changing your major to marine biology, you must have Dr. Langford’s signature.

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.

Veteran

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Students who are supported financially by the Veterans Administration, Department of Veterans Benefits, are subject to Academic Performance Requirements.

For information regarding Veteran Education benefits please contact Peggy Roberts by email at proberts@flsouthern.edu or by phone at 863.680.4127.

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 Applications

See the Commencement Handbook for 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

Renee Beals

Renee Beals
Assistant Registrar
863.680.3992
mbeals@flsouthern.edu

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

 

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

 

photo Peggy Roberts
Administrative Assistant
863.680.3913
proberts@flsouthern.edu

 

photo Linda Horn
Transcript Clerk
863.680.3916
lhorn@flsouthern.edu

 

Shauna EnglishShauna English
Receptionist
863.680.3918
senglish@flsouthern.edu