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DROP/ADD WEEK-Current IMS Students with Holds

 • The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) Degree Program will have Drop/Add Week Walk-In Hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily due to high student volume. Academic advisors will not be taking appointments during the week of Monday, August 28 – Friday, September 1. Please consult the IMS Anouncements Module on the IMS Homepage for the latest information on Drop/Add procedures. We will be responding to email as time allows.

• You can view more information about your holds in Student Central:
a. Under “holds” click on details.
b. Click on the actual hold link.
c. Follow the instructions given to you about your hold and how to remove it.


1. If you have a Mapping Hold and you
a. Would like to stay in your current major, there will be a plan of action form and a hold release form you must sign before the hold can be removed.
Steps to have the hold removed:
i. Fill out the plan of action form.
ii. Submit the plan of action form to imsadvising@med.fsu.edu.
iii. You will be emailed the hold release form if your plan of action is approved.
b. Do not wish to stay in your current major:
i. Contact the department of the major you wish to change into to see if you qualify for a major change.
ii. If you are unable to change your major now, notify the IMS Degree Program at imsadvising@med.fsu.edu indicating your plan to change your major. You will have to sign a hold release form before the hold can be temporarily removed. (When you email us indicating your plan to change your major we will email you the release hold form to sign).

2. If you have an Academic Advising IMS Experiential Hours Hold, you have no Experiential Learning (EL) hours to enter into the IMS EL Database, and you
a. Would like to stay in your current major, there will be a plan of action form and a hold release form you must sign before the hold can be removed.
Steps to have the hold removed:
i. Use the guidelines to fill out the plan of action form indicating how you plan to meet the EL requirement.
ii. Submit the plan of action form to imsadvising@med.fsu.edu.
iii. You will be emailed the hold release form if your plan of action is approved.
b. Do not wish to stay in your current major:
i. Contact the department of the major you wish to change into to see if you qualify for a major change.
ii. If you are unable to change your major now, notify the IMS Degree Program at imsadvising@med.fsu.edu indicating your plan to change your major. You will have to sign a hold release form before the hold can be temporarily removed. (When you email us indicating your plan to change your major we will email you the release hold form to sign).

3. If you have an Academic Advising IMS Experiential Hours Hold, and you completed Experiential Learning (EL) hours during Summer 2017, you failed to enter them into the IMS EL Database, and you
a. Would like to stay in your current major, there will be a plan of action form and a hold release form you must sign before the hold can be removed. You will also be required to enter your EL hours into the IMS EL Database.
Steps to have the hold removed:
i. Use the guidelines to fill out the plan of action form indicating how you plan to meet the EL requirement.
ii. Submit the plan of action form to imsadvising@med.fsu.edu.
iii. Enter your Summer 2017 EL hours into the IMS Experiential Learning Database. If you do not have the link to the database, email imsadvising@med.fsu.edu and ask for it. Remember that going forward, hours will not be approved retroactively. An Experiential Learning form must be entered in advance of every activity you wish to count toward your Experiential Learning requirements by the appropriate deadline.
iv. You will be emailed the hold release form if your plan of action is approved and your EL hours have been entered and approved in the IMS Experiential Learning Database.

b. Do not wish to stay in your current major:
i. Contact the department of the major you wish to change into to see if you qualify for a major change.
ii. If you are unable to change your major now, notify the IMS Degree Program at imsadvising@med.fsu.edu indicating your plan to change your major. You will have to sign a hold release form before the hold can be temporarily removed. (When you email us indicating your plan to change your major we will email you the release hold form to sign).

4. If you have a Dean's Stop:
a. With Undergraduate Studies, contact Undergraduate Studies about your hold. 850-644-2451.
b. With the College of Medicine IMS Division, contact Lilly Lewis, Lilly.Lewis@med.fsu.edu about your experiential hours and/or seminars.