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The School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs, certificates, minors, and an approval program.
Courses and Registration
Course schedules are available here! Just select a semester to get started, and you can click on a course title to read the course description.
Whether you're a new or returning student, you can find all of your options for registration by visiting the Register for Classes page.
Total costs are payable at the time of registration, including tuition and applicable fees. An online program fee of $58 per credit must be added for anyone registering for a MS in Forensic Nursing, MS or Graduate Certificate in Applied Communication, or online SPED or READ course, as well as any courses required for the MEd in Middle School Education and for graduate History courses.
Payment for SGOCE courses must be made at the time of registration. You will not be mailed a bill. Failure to pay will result in you being dropped from your classes.
A special studies request form (PDF) is required for independent studies, practicums, theses, capstones, field studies, internships, directed studies, and research in science education. The completed form must be submitted to the appropriate dean’s office. Special studies are restricted to matriculated students.
Students wishing to drop ALL of their courses in a given semester must call the Registrar’s Office to do so. Students wishing to drop courses, but not ALL courses, may do so using Web4, or they may also call the Registrar’s office for assistance. Deadlines apply for withdrawals and/or refunds, and changes in course load may affect financial aid eligibility.
Policies and Forms
Academic policies for both undergraduate and graduate students may be found in the online Catalog. Once there, select the appropriate current Catalog, and then use the left-hand navigation to find the Academic Policies information. The current Catalogs (undergraduate and graduate) are found at the top of the drop-down list of catalogs on the top of the home page.
A student petition (PDF) is to be used by students for requests of exceptions to policy and academic regulation due to extenuating circumstances only. Submit completed petition forms to the appropriate dean’s office.
Fitchburg State University strives to meet the needs of our veterans by providing veterans services and information necessary to support their educational goals.
The Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library provides a full range of services to support our on-campus, distance learning and extended campus students.