Office of the Registrar

Welcome!  Our staff is committed to quality customer service and to adhere to the law school mission of student outcome centeredness.

Contact Us

Our office is located in the Dean’s Suite on the third floor.  

(904) 256-1267
registraroffice@fcsl.edu

Registration Tools

Registration Tools – This link is activated closer to the time for registration

NOTE TO EXPECTED GRADUATES:  PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU COMPLETE A DEGREE AUDIT (see below) BEFORE YOUR LAST YEAR TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION. 

Degree Audit Checklist

The Degree Audit is used to determine the student’s progress toward completing the degree requirements necessary to earn the Juris Doctor degree. A student can track progress via the degree audit checklist.  Questions should be directed to registraroffice@fcsl.edu.

Links to Curriculum Requirements aka Degree Audit Checklists:

Spring 2016 Admits and After (90 credits)

Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 Admits  (90-93 credits)

Please use your unofficial transcript that can be accessed via your student portal along with the applicable checklist below to ensure that you are on track for graduation. You can access your unofficial transcript via your student portal by going to Academics, Degree Audit, under Reports there is a PDF titled Unoffical Transcript.

Did you know?

  • You can view, print or save an unofficial copy of your transcript by going to Academics > Unofficial Transcript via your student portal
  • You can pay any Registrar’s Office fee-based services with a credit card via the Request Payment Form
  • You can view all classes, open and closed, on the Student Portal via the Course Schedule

Graduation Eligibility

For eligibility requirements for participation in the annual Commencement Ceremony please see the official Policies and Procedures.

Eligibility requirements for a Juris Doctor Degree can be found in your Student Handbook.

In recognition of superior academic achievement, a Juris Doctor degree may be granted with special honors as follows:

  • Cum Laude: 3.25
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.50
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.75

Enrollment Verification

Enrollment or Degree Verification Letters – The National Student Clearinghouse is our authorized agent for providing enrollment verification for currently enrolled students and degree verification of our graduates. Please refer your lenders, credit card companies, etc. to the National Student Clearinghouse in the event that they have electronic access to the data.

The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:

  • Web: www.enrollmentverify.org
  • Mail: National Student Clearinghouse, 13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171

Current JD Seeking Students – You can print an Enrollment Verification from the student portal by going to the Academics tab, choosing Enrollment Verification, and click on Clearinghouse – https://mycampus.fcsl.edu/.

Former Students and Non-JD Seeking Students – You must submit a request via fax or in writing (written requests must bear your signature).  The letter will be forwarded to the address you have indicated.  For those students who still have a FCSL email address, you can request it with your FCSL email.

Transcript Requests

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

Cost is $5 per copy plus processing fees.

Please use our transcript ordering service accessible via the Student Clearinghouse to request your official transcript.

If you are requesting an official transcript for transfer purposes you will need to contact the Registrar’s Office for further instructions or refer to our Transfer Package request located on our Request Information section of our website.

UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

There is no charge for an unofficial transcript.

Current students 

An unofficial transcript can be accessed via the student portal under Academics and Unofficial Transcript.

Former students 

Former students who have access to your FCSL email account may request an unofficial copy of your transcript from our office via your FCSL email account. The request should be emailed to registraroffice@fcsl.edu.

Former students who do not have access to your FCSL email account may request an unofficial copy of your transcript by submitting a request bearing your signature.  The signed request can be scanned in and emailed to registraroffice@fcsl.edu or a signed request can be mailed to Florida Coastal School of Law, Office of the Registrar, 8787 Baypine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Please indicate if you would like for us to email your unofficial transcript (and provide the email address) or mail it (and provide the mailing address).

Other Requests

To request your academic information you will need to submit a request to the Registrar’s Office. Please send your inquiry to registraroffice@fcsl.edu via your FCSL email address only. We will only process requests submitted from your FCSL email address. If you no longer have a FCSL email address, please submit your request in writing or via fax to 904-680-7680.

  • Diploma Reorders are $15 each – Diplomas are not copies. They are actual diplomas that are ordered and printed based on the current format. Payment can be made via the Request Payment Form.
  • Transfer Packages are $15 per school – Transfer packages include a copy of your LSAT scores, an official transcript, a letter of good standing, and class rank letter.  You must contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain the form. Payment can be made via the Request Payment Form.
  • Class Rank Letters
  • Letter of Good Standing
  • Other letters related to your academic information

Undergraduate Transcript Policy – Transcripts from other institutions are the property of Florida Coastal School of Law and are not available for copying. The transcripts from other institutions are used for admissions purposes only. If you need a transcript, either official or unofficial, from an institution you previously attended, you must contact that institution. In addition, copies of transcripts from LSDAS reports will not be copied under any circumstances. 

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a Federal law which states (a) that a written institutional policy must be established and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records.  Click here to access your annual notification of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Auditing a Class

Mature persons with an adequate background of experience or study, who have special need for a limited acquaintance with a field of law, may be permitted to enroll in one or more classes upon application with an accompanying statement of their situation and needs. Unless the applicant seeks admission as a regular student, her/his status and privileges are those of an auditor, and he/she will not receive credit for attendance or work done.

Current students, FCSL graduates and others may audit courses at Florida Coastal.  Please choose the category below to access the policy applicable to you.

Current Student – Please complete an add/drop form and indicate in the comments section that you wish to audit the course.

Florida Coastal Graduates and non-graduates – Email admissions@fcsl.edu to request to audit a course.
FCSL Tuition and Fees

Class Ranking Policy

FCSL Grading Policies – For information about Coastal Law’s grading policies, please see Sections IV.C. and IV.D. of the Student Handbook.

FCSL Rankings – The goal of the FCSL ranking system is to rank together all those students who are likely to graduate in the same academic year.

Description of Cohorts:

F-T 1:  Includes all full-time first-year students, regardless of the number of credits taken.

F-T 2:  Includes all full-time students who are beyond their first academic year, but are not eligible to graduate in the upcoming year.
F-T 3:  Includes all full-time students who will be eligible to graduate in the current academic year (i.e., Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)
P-T 1:  Includes all first-year part-time students, regardless of the number of credits taken.  These students will not be ranked until they begin their second academic year of study.
P-T 2:  Includes all part-time students in their second academic year.
P-T 3:  Includes all part-time students who are beyond their second academic year, regardless of the number of credits, and who are not eligible to graduate in the upcoming year.   (Note: It is possible that a part-time student could remain in this cohort for more than one academic year.)
P-T 4: Includes all part-time students who will be completing graduation requirements in the upcoming academic year.

Cohort Groupings for Ranking Purpose – The following cohorts will be ranked together:

Group 1: All F-T 1 and P-T 2 will be ranked together. Students will remain in this category for one academic year (i.e., Fall 2014 – Spring 2015).

Group 2: All Fast Track Students, P-T 2, F-T 2 and P-T 3 will be ranked together.  It is possible for a student to remain in this category for more than one academic year because a student will remain in this category until he or she is eligible to graduate in the upcoming academic year.

Group 3: All F-T 3 and P-T 4 will be ranked together.  Although all students in this group will be ranked together after the Fall and Spring semesters, the official graduate ranking will not be completed until after the Spring grades are in.  A student who was eligible to graduate but did not satisfy the graduation requirements will remain in this group until he or she satisfactorily completes the graduation requirements.

Forms

Add/Drop
Change of Name
Change of Status
Employment Certification
Independent Study
Request Payment Form
Visiting/Study Abroad Form