A world-class, technology-rich research university with undergraduate teaching at its core, Florida Institute of Technology is focused on providing students with the skills it takes to succeed today, tomorrow and far into the future with an approach that combines high tech with the human touch.

What Students Need to Know ...

Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is highly valued in Florida Tech's online courses. The student must always submit work that represents original words or ideas. If any words or ideas are used that do not represent those original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant sources and provide a clear definition of the extent to which such sources were used.

Please see the full student hand book at http://www.fit.edu/studenthandbook/

Enrollment Verification

Florida Tech has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as the agent for all verifications of student enrollment and degrees for lenders or anyone requesting verification. This includes all loan deferments. Students can contact the Clearinghouse at service@studentclearinghouse.org, by telephone at 703-742-4200, or by fax at (703) 742-4239. Their hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. A direct link to the Clearinghouse for free enrollment verification is available from the PAWS Student Records Menu.

Special requests:
All requests that pertain to enrollment verification, such as, but not limited to, Insurance discounts, investigations, scholarship information, and anything of that nature can only be reviewed by the office of the registrar.

School Closure

Both Florida Tech and Bisk observe national holidays and students are not required to participate in classes on such days. In the case of an emergency closure of Florida Tech or Bisk, if classes are still able to operate, they will continue. In the rare case that the eLearning Platform is unavailable for maintenance reasons, classes will resume as quickly as possible and students should check www.floridatechonline.com regularly for updates.

If a natural disaster impacts the Melbourne, Florida area all students should check the Florida Tech website www.fit.edu or call (800) 888-4348 for updates.

In the event that a natural disaster occurs near the student’s residence they should contact Customer Service at: 1-800-280-9718 at the soonest opportunity and inform them of the situation. They will make the appropriate contact to instructors. Final decisions on the appropriate timeline to complete course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor.

Turnitin

Turnitin.com is service that Florida Tech uses that allows faculty to check student assignments for any improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases. Turnitin's comprehensive system lets Florida Tech faculty to quickly and effectively check student work. Results are based on an exhaustive search from both current and archived instances of the internet, student papers previously submitted to Turnitin, and commercial databases of journal articles and periodicals.

Contact Info

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

Departmental Contacts