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  • When can I start to register for the next semester?

    The Academic Calendar lists the dates of registration.

    To view your enrollment dates, login to Falcon Self-Service through the MyDaytonaState portal and go to the 'Enrollment' menu.

  • Do I need to see an Advisor before enrolling into classes?

    If you're new to Daytona State or return after more than a year the college requires that you meet with an Academic Advisor prior to registration.

    Each academic program is described in the college catalog with all course requirements indicated as well as the prerequisites. Each course is not necessarily offered every semester, so students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor who can help plan course selections.

  • How do I search for courses?

    If you're a current student, you would login to Falcon Self-Service and select 'Enroll by My Requirements' from the 'Enrollment' menu.

    If you are not currently admitted to the college, you can click 'Course Search' from the footer on any of our web pages. Select the term you'd like to search. You can then search by specific course subject, campus, or by sub-session. To view online courses only, select Online from the Campus drop down menu.

  • How do I enroll into classes through the web?

    Go to the MyDaytonaState portal and login to Falcon Self-Service. Once logged in, select 'Enrollment' from the menu. From there, select 'Enroll by My Requirement.'

    Dual Enrollment, GED, and ESOL students do not have access to enroll in classes online. Visit the Falcon Center on any campus for assistance.

  • How do I withdraw from a class?

    You can withdraw from a class up to the Withdraw Deadline indicated in the academic calendar.

    Dropping a class after the Drop/Add Period has ended is considered a withdrawal. Students will not be eligible for a tuition refund and must still pay any outstanding balances owed to the college.

    Financial Aid recipients are strongly advised to contact the Financial Aid office to be aware of any consequences before withdrawing from a course.

    To drop or withdraw from one or more courses, login to Falcon Self-Service. Go to 'Drop Classes' from the 'Enrollment' menu.

  • What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing?

    When you drop a class within the Add/Drop Period, you are entitled to a refund and neither a grade nor the class shows up on your transcript.

    When you withdraw from a class, you will lose the money you paid for the class, and the class will appear on your transcript with the grade of "W". A withdraw may impact how much you pay for classes in the future and can affect your current/future financial aid awards.

    Deadlines are published an the Academic Calendar.

  • What do I do if the class I want is closed?

    Once the class is filled, no additional students can be added. You can check back periodically to see if someone has chosen to drop the class or to see if another section has been added.

  • How long do I have to pay for classes? Do you have online classes? Is there a cost difference?

    Each time you enroll into a class you need to view your account balance and payment deadline on Falcon Self-Service. Go to 'What I Owe' from the 'Financials' menu.

    The college does not mail a tuition bill. In most cases students have 10 days to pay or defer the bill, but this shrinks to one day as the start date of classes gets closer.

    The college offers many classes online. Over 25% of students are taking at least one online class, with many other classes being offered on a 50/50 basis. There is an extra cost per-credit-hour for 100% online classes, called the Distance Learning Course Fee.

  • Where can I go for help with registration?

    Students can receive registration assistance in the Falcon Center on any campus or by emailing

  • How can I change my major?

    Students can meet with an Academic Advisor on-campus to change their major. 

  • How many hours are considered full time?

    The college reports enrollment on a semester basis.

    Full Time: 12 credits or more
    Three-Quarter Time: 9-11 credits
    Half-Time: 6-8 credits
    Less-Than-Half-Time: 6 credits or less

  • What is the maximum number of hours I can take each semester?

    Students are allowed to take 18 credits in full semester courses, and 9 credits in any one subsession (ex. Spring-A, Spring-B).

    In special cases, students with a 3.0 or higher grade point average may request special permission from Academic & Career Advising to take additional credits.

  • How do I login and access an online class?

    Students can access their online classes by logging into Falcon Online from the MyDaytonaState portal.

    Classes are available as of the first day of class indicated on your schedule.

  • How do I access Falcon Self-Service?

    For both current and former students, go to the MyDaytonaState portal to login to Falcon Self-Service.

    Enter your Username, which is your first name_last name (example: john_smith). If this is your first time logging in, then for your Password, enter the Default Password as indicated towards the bottom of the login screen (the letters "Dsc" + your birthdate in MMDDYY format + the last FIVE digits of your social security number = example: Dsc01018056789).

    Former students will not have access to enrollment. If you'd like to return to take classes here, you will need to reapply to the college.

  • Where do I go to print my schedule?

    To print a copy of your schedule, go to the MyDaytonaState portal and login to Falcon Self-Service. Your schedule is available from the 'Enrollment' menu.

  • Can I audit a class?

    You are allowed to audit a class (no grade or credit is given) to obtain a skill or knowledge that will not be used for graduation purposes. The cost is the same as when the course is taken for credit.

    You cannot audit a developmental class. Many times students who have been out of school for a long time will audit a class previously taken to refresh their knowledge.

    You need the instructor's permission to audit a class.

  • What is the census date for financial aid mean?

    The census date typically marks the end of the add/drop period for the semester. Dates are listed on the Academic Calendar.

    This is the date we take a "snapshot" of all students' enrollment to establish the "official enrollment" for reporting purposes and financial aid eligibility. Classes added to your schedule after this date cannot be calculated into your financial aid eligibility.