A registration hold has been placed on your record. In order to get it lifted, you must complete the 3 steps below:
- Meet with the department advisor for your intended major.
- Liberal Arts and Sciences majors: Find contact information
- Majors in all other colleges. Advising offices in other colleges.
- If there’s a second major you’re interested in, see that advisor as well.
- If you’re truly undecided, meet with an PROMISE advisor to narrow down your choices.
Students will actually be registering THEMSELVES after meeting with an PROMISE advisor.
Spring course options are available in the Schedule of Courses.
General Education Review
General Education (or gen-ed) is a package of courses that ensures that all students are exposed to other disciplines outside of their majors. Learn more about the different areas that make up the gen-ed package and the number of credit hours required in each by going to the General Education chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- The distribution within some of these areas can depend on the college in which your major is found.
- Gen-Ed courses and courses for the major are NOT mutually exclusive. In other words, some of the courses required for your major may fall into a gen-ed category.
Writing Requirement (a.k.a. Gordon Rule) Review
The Undergraduate Catalog explains in detail the expectations behind the Writing requirements.
- Writing courses also may overlap with major and gen-ed courses.
- You can’t take these courses S/U.
Grades & Grading Policies
Learn about grade point averages (GPA’s) and deficits, incomplete grades, calculating your GPA, repeat coursework, transfer coursework, and S/U grades from the UF Registrar’s “Grades and Grading Policies” page.
- Most colleges require a minimum grade of “C” in major courses.
- UF does NOT have grade forgiveness.
Dropping Courses & Withdrawals
Each semester, students need to be aware of at least two very important deadlines by which they can still make schedule changes. The first deadline is during the “drop/add” period, which refers to the first few days of a semester during which students can go on-line multiple times daily to adjust their schedules without penalty. The second is the “withdrawal” deadline, which refers to the last time in the semester when students can drop a course but will earn a “W” for it. Students are limited to two withdrawals in their first 60 hours attempted at UF and two withdrawals in their last 60 hours. For more on dropping courses, refer to the Dropping Courses and Withdrawals page.
- The drop/add and withdrawal dates are available on the Registrar’s website.
- After the drop/add period, you can no longer withdraw from a course online.
Identifying your Major
You will be required to declare your major, at the latest, during your third tracking term. If you remain uncertain about your major, here are some things to think about. Even if you are sure about your major now, consider the following suggestions anyway, just in case you change your mind:
- Consider your personal interests and also your aptitudes when choosing a major. Use your performance in your summer and fall tracking courses as an early guide to discover those areas in which you perform well and you enjoy.
- Research the potential major(s): talk with professors and advisors, visit the Career Connection Center, read the undergraduate catalog or “degree shop” on ONE.UF to learn about the required courses for the major across the entire semester-by-semester plan, etc.
- Experiment with introductory level critical tracking courses to reinforce your interest in the major(s).
- Review information on exploring majors.
Free Tutoring/Academic Success Services
- UF Counseling & Wellness Center
- Office for Academic Support (OAS)
- University Writing Program
- Teaching Center
Check out individual departmental web sites for potential tutoring services by subject.