Parent's Frequently Asked Questions
How does my incoming Stetson student know what to turn in, so he/she can register? The deposited student checklist on the Admissions page stetson.edu/accepted contains the links to the registration requirements listed below:1. Health History Form2. Immunization Form3. Personal Data and Advising Form4. First Year Success Tutorials Does my student need to take the math placement test to receive the registration PIN? Yes, ALL students MUST take the math placement assessment regardless of their major. The link to the assessment is as follows: The Student Success Tutorials are designed to teach students to register and to interpret which classes to take on the Degree Audit. Students should review the Success Tutorials and complete tutorials # 5 - 7 in addition to the required tutorials #1 - 4, if they are not sure which courses to register for. Please have them do the tutorials instead of your doing them for them. Ask them to walk you through parts of it, if you have questions. The information that they gain from these tutorials will teach them the skills they need to register each term, so it is important that they feel empowered in this process. How does my student know which math course to take? Students who are required to take a specific math course will see it on their Degree Audit. Students who do not see a specific math course on Degree Audit should take any "Q" course, which stands for Quantitative Reasoning, to meet the general education requirement. Instructions for searching for any general education courses including "Q" courses are in the Student Success Tutorials. It is not required to take a "Q" course during a student's first year in college. The "Q" course must be taken to graduate. Why does an error message come on the screen when my student tries to register for MATH 122Q? Students need to pay attention to pre-requisites for any course they try to register for. Even if the course appears on the students' Degree Audit, there are often pre-requisites. MATH 122Q has 3 pre-requisites. See the Student SuccessTutorials for more information. What are the submission deadlines for my student to receive the registration PIN? The next deadline is Monday, July 8th. Students with all necessary documents in by this date will receive their registration PIN on Friday, July 12th. After July 12th, Registration PINS will be sent out each Friday to students who have all documents in by the preceding Monday. My student took the Student Success Tutorials, but did not receive a registration PIN. Why? Student must pass the first four Student Success Tutorials by the published deadlines. They need to score 50/50 (100%) on the first tutorial and 90/100 (90%) on tutorials # 2 - 4. Do students in the School of Business Administration (SoBA) need to take the Information Technology (BSAN 100/101) Exemption Exam before classes begin? No, those exams will be taken during the first year on the Stetson Deland campus. Students will receive information about the dates and times throughout the fall semester. How can my student get his/her registration PIN? The Academic Advising Office sends the registration PIN to each student at his/her Stetson e-mail address. It is good to encourage your incoming student to get used to accessing their Stetson email account on a regular basis as this is how they will get important communications from faculty, about their finances etc.
How many classes must my student take to be full time? The Academic Advising Office registers students for their First Year Seminar (FSEM) and a course in the students' major for a total of 8 hours. The students may then register for two courses. Students in their first semester may take a maximum 16 hours -- except for music students who may be required to take 17 to 18 hours. Music students will be registered by the Advising Office. To be a full time student, students must take 12 hours.My student is an athlete; why does his/her class overlap with scheduled practice times? While we make every effort to schedule classes around an athlete's practice time, it is not always possible for a student to register for the necessary prerequisites or a course in a major that would allow the student to graduate in 4 years. My student dropped a class and now wants to take it, but it is full. What can she/he do? Students should not drop the course in the major unless they are positive seats are available to add into on "Look Up Classes." Students learn about this in the Student Success Tutorials. If a student drops a course and the class fills before he/she can register again, then the student cannot register for that specific course and section. How can my student change his/her major? To change a major prior to coming into Stetson, send an e-mail to Terri Richards, Enrollment Specialist, at email@example.com. Once you arrive at Stetson, you will go through your Dean's Office in order to change your major. When do we need to buy text books? Professors list required textbooks on the syllabus that is distributed the first day of class. Some faculty will also send the syllabus and assignments prior to the first day either through Stetson email or through Blackboard. Students can also check the bookstore's website before arriving on campus. They may purchase textbooks after the first class.
For more information, contact the Office of Career Development and Academic Advising at firstname.lastname@example.org or (386) 822-7315.