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Computer Information Systems - Fall 2017 Registration Information

List of Computer Information Systems Fall 2017 Courses:


Orientation Day (New Students Only) Thursday, August 24, 2017
First Meeting Dates Friday, August 25th - Saturday, August 26th
Second Meeting Dates Friday, October 13th - Saturday, October 14th

Fall 2017 Schedule - First Meeting Dates

Parking Pass

Hotel Discounts/Rates

  1. Prior to selecting courses for your upcoming registration, please be sure to reference the curriculum specific for your program by starting here,, selecting your major, and then refer to the left side menu for  ‘Curriculum’; where you can view course descriptions and identify prerequisites.
  2. Navigate to the Schedule of Classes in order to locate specific course information: 
  3. Locate the five digit CRN (course reference number) within the schedule of classes. You will need to input this number into the registration system to register for class(es).
  4. Register for courses in your SharkLink account
    1. Choose Student Tab → Records & Academics → Course Information → Registration Add/Drop → Select a Term → Complete the Student Enrollment Agreement → Input CRN(s) into empty boxes → Select Submit Changes
  5. Verify your student schedule
    1. Student Tab → Registration → Student Detail Schedule
  6. Verify charges on your account
    1. Select Return to Menu at the top right hand corner of the page
    2. Select the link Tuition and Fee Assessment
    3. Tuition and Fees are due 30 days from the start of the term. Term dates can be viewed here

If you need to consult with your academic advisor about choosing classes, please schedule an individual (in-person or phone) appointment by emailing them with a few best days and times during regular business hours (Eastern Time – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday). 

Directed or Doctoral Research: Students who are ready to take Directed Research can request registration. As stated in the Graduate Catalog, students are recommended to have completed at least one year (two terms) of courses before taking Directed Research. Before requesting registration with the Doctoral/Directed Research Registration Request form, please contact the intended professor with the intended area of research. Note that students beginning fall 2014 and later take the course numbered 885 (Doctoral Research) rather than 898 (Directed Research).

Dissertation: Students will be registering for Doctoral Dissertation (901) in 8-credit blocks in lieu of Dissertation I and II to accumulate 24 credit hours. Those students will need approval from their academic advisor to register. Students in Continuing Dissertation may register themselves if they have dissertation advisors. Students without dissertation advisors must submit the Research Topic Worksheet to their Department Chair no later than July 1st.

To register for dissertation, identify the appropriate CRN from the table below and register for it through SharkLink as described above.

Doctoral Dissertation CISD 901 –23248 DISS 901 –23290 DISS 901 –23290 DISS 901 –23290 ISEC 901 -23292
Continuing Dissertation CISD 920 –23249 DISS 920 –23291 DCIS 920 –23250 DCTE 920 –23269

Students are expected to drop/withdraw themselves from courses in SharkLink. Students withdrawing from their last or only registered course within a given term or students experiencing other problems withdrawing themselves should contact their program advisor. If necessary, students may submit a withdrawal request in writing via postal mail or assigned NSU email account. Requests for withdrawals received after 11:59 PM EST on the withdrawal deadline date will not be accepted.

Failure to attend course(s) or participate in course activities during the first week of the term may result in automatic removal from courses. Beyond the first week of the term, it is the student's responsibility to communicate with the university if they wish to be removed from courses. Depending on the date of drop/withdrawal, the student may be eligible for a partial refund. Students who have not withdrawn on or before the withdrawal deadline date will receive letter grades that reflect their performance in the course(s). The program office will confirm receipt of withdrawal requests that are received by the withdrawal deadline date. When a withdrawal request has been confirmed, the transcript will show a grade of W for the course.

  • Drop/Add Period: August 21 - 27, 2017
  • 75% refund: Ends September 3, 2017                                  
  • 50% refund: Ends September 10, 2017                                  
  • 25% refund: Ends September 17, 2017
  • Last Day to Withdraw: November 19, 2017          
  • No Refunds after September 17, 2017
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