General FAQs

Q: How Do I Change Majors?
A: Complete a Change of Major form and have it signed by your current department advisor and the new intended department advisor. Once completed, return it to the Registrar’s Office.

Q: How Do I Change My Last Name?
A: Present the Registrar’s Office with a copy of the official court document detailing the name change (naturalization certificate, marriage license, divorce papers, or legal change of name order). The Change of Name form is available in the Registrar’s Office or you can go online. (www.fmuniv.edu)

Q: How Do I Change My Address?
A: omplete a Change of Address form at the Registrar’s Office. This can also be done by mail. Indicate your name, new address, social security number, and sign the correspondence. This form is now available online at www.fmuniv.edu .

Q: Why Do I Need a Photo-ID for Everything?
A: We require a photo-ID as a means of protecting your records and preventing unlawful access to your academic information.

Q: How Do I Withdraw from the University?
A: Complete a Withdrawal Form available in the Registrar’s Office. You will need to secure signatures from all instructors from the current semester, the Academic Advisor, Student Accounts, Financial Aid Office, and Residential Life (For residential students only). Then return the form to the Registrar’s Office.

Q: If I Withdraw from the University, Can I Return?
A: Yes, when you withdraw from the University, you are doing so for a specific term. If you do not return within one academic year, you will have to reapply for readmission in the Admissions’ Office or submit a Non-Degree-Seeking Student form in the Registrar’s Office.

Grade FAQs

Q:How Do I Change My Grade?
A: A change of grade is initiated only by the course instructor. The Change of Grade form is submitted by the course instructor to the area Dean’s Office then to the Provost Office for approval. When approved, the form is sent to the Registrar’s Office where the change occurs. Change of Grade forms cannot be released to students.

Q:What Is an Incomplete Grade?
A: An incomplete grade is a temporary symbol given at the discretion of the instructor for work not completed due to serious interruption not caused by the student’s own negligence. To change an incomplete grade, a Change of Grade form is submitted by the course instructor to the area Dean’s Office for approval. When approved, the form is sent to the Registrar’s Office where it is processed.

Q:How Long Do I Have to Change an Incomplete Grade?
A: An incomplete must be made up as quickly as possible, but no later than one semester. Otherwise, it will automatically default to the grade of “F”. There is no extension for the one semester deadline. Do not re-register again for the course to make up the incomplete.

Students who have filed for graduation may not receive an “I” during the term in which they plan to graduate. If a grade of “I” is received, the student must reapply for graduation at the next scheduled application period.