Information for Campus Students Taking Online Courses

General Instructions

Florida Tech Online courses are available to Melbourne Campus undergraduate students during Summer 1 and Summer 2 (8-week) terms. Interested? Here’s how:

  1. Check our Projected Course Offerings before you meet with your advisor.
  2. After the schedule is posted on PAWS (see dates below) obtain your advisor’s signature on the form.
  3. Submit the form to the Registration Center.

Key dates this year:

*Summer 1 2017: May 1 – June 25,
Schedule posted February 23, Registration deadline is April 26

*Summer 2 2017: July 3 – August 27,
Schedule posted April 20, Registration deadline is June 28

* Denotes overlap with campus semester

Important Questions and Answers about taking Online 8-week courses 

What classes will be offered?
You can see our typical course offerings here. The actual course schedule is available at www.fit.edu/registrar/ 9 weeks prior to class.

Are online classes easier than face-to-face classes?
No. The learning objectives are the same as on-campus counterparts. The online format is challenging for some students. Discuss with your advisor whether online learning is right for you.

Who is my professor going to be?
For the online programs, you’ll register for the class, not the section. Students can locate instructor information in the course site on the first day of class.

Can I change sections?
No, sections are assigned by an automated administrative process, not through the drop/add process.

When do I get access to class?
You will receive an e-mail with your log-in information late in the week before class starts. You can access your class a 12:01am on the Monday when class starts.

Where do I log in for class?
You will log in through the Florida Tech Online website, www.floridatechonline.com. Select the Classroom Login link. Our online classroom is not delivered through Canvas.

Where do I get my books?
Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail sent to your my.fit.edu e-mail with instructions on how to purchase your books. They are not stocked by the Florida Tech campus bookstore.

Are there required meeting times?
Florida Tech Online classes are 100% online. There are no required meeting times, although there are assignment deadlines you must meet each week. You may also have scheduled meetings with the professor and group projects for which you’ll need to schedule study sessions.

Can I take this class from anywhere?
You need a reliable high-speed internet connection to participate in class. You will need access to a computer, as a mobile device is not sufficient for the full class experience.

Are there on campus meeting requirements?
No, all Florida Tech Online classes are 100% online.

What if I need to take an online class in the Spring or Fall?
If you are requesting a term other than Summer 1 or 2, you must include a justification for the exception. For these terms, Melbourne campus tuition rates apply.

Can international students take online classes?
In some cases, yes. Please check with ISSS office.

I’m in the Pro-Track program. Do I need to follow the same instructions?
Yes, please fill out the form and have your advisor sign it. Then submit it to the Registration Center. Pro-Track students take online classes as directed by their program of study, so the Spring and Fall courses are pre-approved for you.

How will the course be displayed on my transcript?
Your course will be listed in the same manner as your on-campus courses. The transcript will not indicate that the course was taken online, except through an internal code used by Florida Tech staff.

When will I receive my grade?
Grades will be available in PAWS the Wednesday after class ends.

Contact Info

Online Learning
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd Melbourne, Florida 32901
Email: onlinelearninginfo@fit.edu

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